Rep. O'Mara's March 2022 print newsletter

(Mar 21, 2022)

Rep. O'Mara's March 2022 print newsletter including information on grant money brought home, reapportionment, upcoming events and more. Read more

 

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (March 11): Pennsylvania and Delco stand with Ukraine

(Mar 11, 2022)

As the conflict in Ukraine continues unfolding, it’s important that we all show our support for the people of Ukraine in any way we can. Read more

 

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (Feb. 25): Recognizing our community's emergency responders

(Feb 25, 2022)

In a few of my past e-mails, I’ve mentioned a 24-year-old Springfield resident, Gregory, who is in urgent need of a kidney donor. Gregory has been diagnosed with end-stage renal failure, membranous nephropathy and undergoes dialysis seven days and seven nights a week. Read more

 

Policy discussion: Construction workers and unemployment compensation

(Feb 15, 2022)

During a hearing of the House Democratic Policy Committee Monday, lawmakers explored the challenges Pennsylvania’s unemployment compensation system had for construction workers and how the legislature can work with the Department of Labor & Industry to make the process better and easier to navigate. Read more

 

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (Feb. 11): Budget season begins in Harrisburg

(Feb 11, 2022)

Budget season officially commenced this week in Harrisburg. Read more

 

O’Mara announces nearly $83,000 in grants for local emergency responders

(Feb 11, 2022)

SPRINGFIELD, Feb. 11 – State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara, D-Delaware, announced seven area fire and EMS companies have been awarded grants through the Office of the State Fire Commissioner. “It’s always rewarding to see the state prioritize our emergency responders. They show up during times of crisis and help people overcome some of the scariest, darkest moments of their lives,” O’Mara said. “This funding will help them not only effectively do their jobs, but I hope also serve as a thank you for all that they do.” Local grants were awarded as follows: Springfield Fire Co.: $15,000. Broomall Fire Co.: $15,000. Radnor Fire Co. of Wayne: $15,000. Radnor Fire Co. of Wayne (EMS): $8,325. Morton Rutledge Fire Co.: $13,000. Marple Township Ambulance Corps.: 8,325. Villanova Emergency Medical Services: $8,325. The grants can be used for facility upgrades, equipment, debt reduction, training, education and public outreach, recruitment and retention, construction savings accounts, overtime costs associated with backfilling positions while firefighters are attending training (career departments only), and revenue loss due to COVID-19 impacts. “In addition to these grants, we also just passed separate legislation this week to distribute $25 million in American Rescue Plan dollars to emergency services companies throughout the commonwealth,” O’Mara said. Read more

 

O’Mara applauds governor’s proposed 2022-23 state budget

(Feb 08, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 8 – State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara applauded Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed 2022-23 state budget, saying it makes important investments in Pennsylvania’s future. “This budget would invest in education at all levels, including funding that would help our students most in need, would raise the minimum wage to ensure hard-working Pennsylvanians can support their families and would increase support for individuals with disabilities and other vulnerable populations,” O’Mara said. “ The governor’s proposal would also invest in programs critical to protecting our environment, while preparing Pennsylvania’s workers and communities for the transition to cleaner energy. This proposal – which doesn’t raise taxes – sets us on the right track as we work to finalize a budget in the coming months.” The proposed budget, announced today, includes $1 million for the Hunger-Free Campus Initiative, a new grant program to fight food insecurity at colleges and universities – which O’Mara has introduced legislation to create . “ Far too many college students in Pennsylvania are food insecure, and the ongoing pandemic has only exacerbated the problem. I’m pleased that the governor recognizes the need to alleviate this burden so that students’ basic needs are met, and they are able to focus on their education,” said O’Mara, D-Delaware. Read more

 

Miss my latest Tele-Town Hall? Catch up on the discussion here.

(Feb 04, 2022)

Find out what our friends and neighbors had to say about the issues that matter in Delco. Read more

 

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (Jan. 28): General Assembly moves legislation to help PA hospitals

(Jan 28, 2022)

I’m proud to share that in the first month of 2022, the General Assembly came together and passed a bill to provide financial aid to hospitals. Read more

 

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (Jan. 14): Redistricting update from Harrisburg

(Jan 14, 2022)

Monday, Jan. 10, was the Pennsylvania House’s first voting session day of 2022. One topic that emerged at the forefront was redistricting, specifically because of House Bill 2207. Read more

 

We can cut utility bills and help the planet by setting appliance efficiency standards in Pennsylvania

(Jan 06, 2022)

As we entered the colder winter months, energy costs across Pennsylvania increased for most customers, including some who saw a 50% hike. This is due to the fact that eight Pennsylvanian utility companies, including PPL Electric Utilities, raised the cost of energy for residential and business customers. These increases ranged from around 6% to 50%, depending on where you live and your energy supplier. However, there is a commonsense solution that can help utility customers reduce the pain of price hikes: promoting energy-efficiency policies to ensure Pennsylvania’s businesses and consumers have access to the most energy-efficient appliances on the market. Not only does this help lower energy costs and save consumer dollars, but energy-efficient appliances also help us reduce pollution and protect the planet. There are dozens of product types sold in Pennsylvania and the United States today that fall into this category. By setting appliance efficiency standards in Pennsylvania, we can get rid of the energy hogs and ensure that every time Pennsylvanians buy a new appliance that it uses energy as efficiently as possible. While not the most glamorous of issues, appliance efficiency standards can make a big dent in our utility bill by helping us reduce energy burdens on Pennsylvanian households. That is why we’ve brought together a group of bipartisan legislators to sponsor and introduce House Bill 1185 and Senate Bill 601 , which would set minimum Read more

 

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (Dec. 30): My year in review working for you

(Dec 30, 2021)

I hope that everyone had a happy, healthy and safe holiday! Sadly, I am recovering from the flu, but I was blessed to spend time at home with Brad and Ladybug. Read more

 

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (Dec. 17): Legislature passes broadband accessibility bill during last session week of the year

(Dec 17, 2021)

I’ve been keeping very busy celebrating the holiday season all around our community! Read more

 

Lawmakers, doctors announce efforts to improve access to fertility care in PA

(Dec 14, 2021)

This bill is important because it would address the inability of thousands of people across the state to start a family,” Rep. Jennifer O’Mara said. “In vitro fertilization is too expensive for many people to afford out of pocket and should be covered by insurance like other medically necessary treatments." Read more

 

Rep. O'Mara's December 2021 print newsletter

(Dec 10, 2021)

Rep. O'Mara's winter 2021 newsletter including information on grants recently awarded to the district, COVID-19 vaccine updates, redistricting and more. Read more

 

Delaware County elected officials applaud $4.6 million in funding for county’s 911 system

(Dec 07, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 6– State representatives and senators from Delaware County announced today a $4,561,000 Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program award to improve the county’s aging 911 system. Through bipartisan and bicameral efforts, elected officials helped secure funding to benefit more than 560,000 Pennsylvanians and help Delaware County’s first responders. This project will redevelop existing sites and add additional sites to ensure no loss of communication. It includes 24 tower upgrades to provide acceptable county-wide communication coverage, shelter structures, ice bridge, grounding, electric, HVAC, core work additions, and 911 center equipment to communicate effectively in emergency situations with citizens and first responders, as well as with surrounding counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania. “This strategic investment in Delaware County’s emergency response infrastructure will ensure that communities like Darby and Yeadon will be better positioned to respond when our neighbors need help and keep the community safe,” said House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Delaware/Phila. “Upgrading Delco’s 911 system was an initiative that received bipartisan support from lawmakers throughout the county. This project serves as a great example of what we can accomplish when we work together – we were able to bring over $4 million home,” said Rep. Jennifer O’Mara, who Read more

 

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (Dec. 3): Celebrating the holidays in Delco

(Dec 03, 2021)

Happy December! The holiday season is officially upon us, and our community offers endless ways to celebrate. Read more

 

O’Mara applauds $15K grant awarded to volunteer fire company

(Nov 22, 2021)

BROOMALL, Nov. 22 – State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara, D-Delaware, congratulated Broomall Fire Company for being selected to receive a $15,000 grant to go toward water rescue equipment and training. Funding comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and will help the volunteer department purchase dry suits. Dry suits help firefighters respond to standing and swift water rescues, as their typical gear is not suitable for these situations. Funding will also help cover training from a certified water rescue training provider. “As the daughter of a Philadelphia firefighter, ensuring that first responders have all the tools they need to effectively do their jobs and assist people in crisis is one of my top priorities as a legislator,” O’Mara said. “I know this grant will be a huge help to Broomall Fire Company and strengthen their capabilities to respond to people impacted by flooding. This will be especially beneficial to residents who live along Darby Creek and need emergency services after a major storm.” “Over the past several years Broomall Fire Company has seen a significant rise in calls to rescue people stranded in their cars or homes as a result of rising water during significant weather events. We lack the proper protective equipment to safely execute this type of rescue,” Jim Capuzzi, president of Broomall Fire Co., said. Read more

 

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (Nov. 19): Delco's Season of Giving

(Nov 19, 2021)

With the season of giving quickly approaching, my office will provide two opportunities for anyone interested in helping a neighbor in need. Read more

 

O’Mara announces $1.44M in grants awarded to Springfield

(Nov 19, 2021)

SPRINGFIELD, Nov. 19 – State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara, D-Delaware, today announced that Springfield Township received two grants totaling $1.44 million from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development that will go toward construction expenses for a mixed-use development and watershed restoration. One grant for $1.36 million will help cover costs associated with creating the main access driveway for The Estates at Coventry Woods at the intersection of State and Weymouth Roads. This roadway will feature two exit lanes, left turn lane and a two-phase traffic signal. This project will also widen State Road to install turning lanes into the development, provide a traffic adaptive signal system along State Road from North Rolling Road and Meetinghouse Lane, and improve the dilapidated bus shelter by the proposed access driveway. “While the Estates at Coventry Woods will help bolster our local economy, I’m mainly excited to see this funding finally deliver the repairs that State Road has needed for years,” O’Mara said. “It’s rewarding to have these state dollars working for Delaware County and helping improve our community’s infrastructure.” The second grant worth $75,000 will benefit Crum Creek watershed. Funding will go toward restoration efforts of Whiskey Run, including clearing and grubbing, erosion and sediment control, ground stabilization, Read more

 

Rep. O'Mara's March 2022 print newsletter
Mar 21, 2022

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (March 11): Pennsylvania and Delco stand with Ukraine
Mar 11, 2022

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (Feb. 25): Recognizing our community's emergency responders
Feb 25, 2022

Policy discussion: Construction workers and unemployment compensation
Feb 15, 2022

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (Feb. 11): Budget season begins in Harrisburg
Feb 11, 2022

O’Mara announces nearly $83,000 in grants for local emergency responders
Feb 11, 2022

O’Mara applauds governor’s proposed 2022-23 state budget
Feb 08, 2022

Miss my latest Tele-Town Hall? Catch up on the discussion here.
Feb 04, 2022

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (Jan. 28): General Assembly moves legislation to help PA hospitals
Jan 28, 2022

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (Jan. 14): Redistricting update from Harrisburg
Jan 14, 2022

We can cut utility bills and help the planet by setting appliance efficiency standards in Pennsylvania
Jan 06, 2022

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (Dec. 30): My year in review working for you
Dec 30, 2021

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (Dec. 17): Legislature passes broadband accessibility bill during last session week of the year
Dec 17, 2021

Lawmakers, doctors announce efforts to improve access to fertility care in PA
Dec 14, 2021

Rep. O'Mara's December 2021 print newsletter
Dec 10, 2021

Delaware County elected officials applaud $4.6 million in funding for county’s 911 system
Dec 07, 2021

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (Dec. 3): Celebrating the holidays in Delco
Dec 03, 2021

O’Mara applauds $15K grant awarded to volunteer fire company
Nov 22, 2021

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (Nov. 19): Delco's Season of Giving
Nov 19, 2021

O’Mara announces $1.44M in grants awarded to Springfield
Nov 19, 2021