Schweyer, Schlossberg, McNeill, and Siegel applaud funding for community projects

(May 21, 2024)

State Reps. Peter Schweyer, Michael Schlossberg, Jeanne McNeill, and Josh Siegel today announced that $177,623 in Local Share Account Program grants have been approved for projects throughout Lehigh County. Read more

 

Lehigh Valley state lawmakers confirm NIZ assessment

(May 15, 2024)

“This report confirms what anyone who has been to downtown Allentown recently already knows: the NIZ has made a measurable and undeniable positive impact on the community." Read more

 

Lehigh Valley lawmakers issue statement on Volvo Group’s heavy-duty truck plant announcement

(Apr 11, 2024)

Our region has seen this play out before with Mack Trucks (albeit under different ownership) and people understandably are worried. Rest assured, we will continue our conversations with Volvo Group and the United Auto Workers to ensure the preservation of the LVO Plant for generations to come. Read more

 

Schlossberg votes to expand ban on handheld devices while driving

(Apr 10, 2024)

“I know we live in a world of rapid communication, but keeping our roads safe is a critical responsibility and I am glad Pennsylvania is finally moving to take these steps," Schlossberg said. Read more

 

1st of its kind Pa. pet insurance bill approved without so much as a bark

(Apr 09, 2024)

The bill, H.B. 660, aims to protect consumers who purchase pet insurance to address emergency medical costs should any arise. It now goes to the state Senate for consideration. Read more

 

House passes Schlossberg pet insurance bill

(Apr 08, 2024)

“Pennsylvania offers consumer protections for a variety of insurance policies, whether it be health, life, homeowner or auto,” Schlossberg said. “Pet insurance provides valuable coverage, and consumers deserve to know what is in their policies, what care their pets will receive and the true costs.” Read more

 

Schweyer, Schlossberg, Siegel, Miller and Allentown SD superintendent applaud education funding grants

(Apr 02, 2024)

State Reps. Peter Schweyer, Mike Schlossberg and Josh Siegel, and Sen. Nick Miller announced today new funding totaling $2.2 million in education funding grants heading to the Allentown School District. Read more

 

State Reps. Schweyer, Schlossberg, Siegel and McNeill applaud community safety grants

(Mar 28, 2024)

State Reps. Peter Schweyer, Mike Schlossberg, Josh Siegel and Jeanne McNeill announced today new funding totaling more than $2,13 million in two violence intervention grants is heading to the two organizations that serve their communities. Read more

 

Schlossberg and Khan Offer Opening Prayer

(Mar 27, 2024)

Embracing an opportunity to highlight common values and ideals, PA state Reps. Tarik Khan and Mike Schlossberg deliver the opening prayer for the #PAHouse, borrowed from the holy books of Judaism and Islam! Read more

 

Winter 2024 Newsletter

(Feb 20, 2024)

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Schlossberg likes Shapiro’s proposed investments in education, mental health, mass transit

(Feb 06, 2024)

"I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House and Senate to do our part to unlock student potential throughout Pennsylvania with what could be history-altering commitment to public education,” said Schlossberg. Read more

 

Schlossberg: PennDOT grant will improve safety at Hamilton Blvd./Lincoln Ave. intersection

(Jan 31, 2024)

"This particular project is one step in a major effort to make traveling Hamilton Boulevard safer for everyone,” said Schlossberg. Read more

 

Schlossberg welcomes PA Supreme Court health care decision

(Jan 30, 2024)

“Pennsylvania’s Medical Medicaid abortion ban serves no reasonable health care purpose. It is punitive. It is discriminatory. It is elitist. Abortion is health care and such care should be available regardless of economic means," Schlossberg said. Read more

 

House Education Committee convenes two-day hearing to address mental health in schools

(Jan 17, 2024)

I’m thrilled that Chairman Schweyer is holding these hearings. The rise in mental illness – combined with the chronic lack of investment in mental health – means that we need to do more. No more empty words or promises. Let’s fund mental health treatment options in our schools. Read more

 

Schlossberg: BEF Commission report builds on Level Up proposal for permanent solution

(Jan 11, 2024)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 11 – Today, Pennsylvania’s Basic Education Funding Commission delivered a report recommending significant investments to close the gaps between schools and deliver property tax relief to homeowners shouldering the largest burdens. State Rep. Mike Schlossberg released the following statement: “The majority report approved by the commission recognizes what my Level Up proposals attempted to resolve: Pennsylvania’s poorest school districts need more support from the Commonwealth to better serve our students. With an antiquated school funding system that relies on local property taxes to pay for education, districts with lower property values are always going to struggle to fulfill their obligations. It results in higher property taxes for homeowners and small businesses and short-changes students. By increasing the state’s share of funding to those struggling districts, allocating resources to new school construction, and providing property tax relief for homeowners, we can set a stronger, new course for Pennsylvania’s students. Level Up took a few big steps in addressing those issues, but it was never a permanent solution. Implementing this report IS the permanent solution. “I would like to take a moment to thank Education Committee chair Representative Pete Schweyer for his work and leadership on behalf of the House. With Senator Nick Miller also on the commission, the Read more

 

2024 Capitol Scenes Calendar

(Jan 08, 2024)

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PA House Democrats Deliver: Safer, healthier, more equitable communities

(Dec 29, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 29 – As the House majority in 2023, the Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus advanced measures to keep communities safer, healthier and make them better places to live for all residents. First, House Democrats championed legislation to strengthen public safety, including keeping 911 services operational, making Pennsylvania roadways safer for drivers and pedestrians, and recruiting more law enforcement professionals. 911 Centers serve residents and first responders 24/7/365 -- often during times of emergency. When funding for 911 Centers was at risk, House Democrats fought for a plan to secure funding to enable them to continue to serve the public and make improvements to the 911 system. Communities across Pennsylvania are struggling to fill police officer positions , but a plan introduced by Rep. Dan Williams, D-Chester, will update some outdated standards used to assess applicants that have made recruiting municipal police officers more difficult and imbalanced statewide. “Vacancies in local police departments hurt our communities and put us all at risk,” Williams said. “This measure will give our local police departments a tool to help solve their vacancies but is only a piece of the puzzle as we need to do more.” This comes after an announcement earlier this year that the Pennsylvania State Police was removing its college credit requirement on a trial basis to attract more Read more

 

Lehigh legislators, officials applaud law to add judge to Court of Common Pleas

(Dec 20, 2023)

Based on court statistics, Lehigh has some of the highest caseloads among similar counties but has as many as five fewer judges comparatively. Read more

 

LVHN Planning Merge With Jefferson Health Network

(Dec 20, 2023)

Both state Reps. Mike Schlossberg and Peter Schweyer of Lehigh County promised to continue communication with LVHN to ensure continued quality care and job security. Read more

 

Schweyer, Schlossberg, Siegel, and Miller announce over $7.1 million in state grants

(Dec 19, 2023)

State Reps. Peter Schweyer, Mike Schlossberg, and Josh Siegel along with state Sen. Nick Miller today announced a total of over $7.1 million was awarded to 13 projects throughout Lehigh County by the Commonwealth Financing Authority. Read more

 

Schweyer, Schlossberg, McNeill, and Siegel applaud funding for community projects
May 21, 2024

Lehigh Valley state lawmakers confirm NIZ assessment
May 15, 2024

Lehigh Valley lawmakers issue statement on Volvo Group’s heavy-duty truck plant announcement
Apr 11, 2024

Schlossberg votes to expand ban on handheld devices while driving
Apr 10, 2024

1st of its kind Pa. pet insurance bill approved without so much as a bark
Apr 09, 2024

House passes Schlossberg pet insurance bill
Apr 08, 2024

Schweyer, Schlossberg, Siegel, Miller and Allentown SD superintendent applaud education funding grants
Apr 02, 2024

State Reps. Schweyer, Schlossberg, Siegel and McNeill applaud community safety grants
Mar 28, 2024

Schlossberg and Khan Offer Opening Prayer
Mar 27, 2024

Winter 2024 Newsletter
Feb 20, 2024

Schlossberg likes Shapiro’s proposed investments in education, mental health, mass transit
Feb 06, 2024

Schlossberg: PennDOT grant will improve safety at Hamilton Blvd./Lincoln Ave. intersection
Jan 31, 2024

Schlossberg welcomes PA Supreme Court health care decision
Jan 30, 2024

House Education Committee convenes two-day hearing to address mental health in schools
Jan 17, 2024

Schlossberg: BEF Commission report builds on Level Up proposal for permanent solution
Jan 11, 2024

2024 Capitol Scenes Calendar
Jan 08, 2024

PA House Democrats Deliver: Safer, healthier, more equitable communities
Dec 29, 2023

Lehigh legislators, officials applaud law to add judge to Court of Common Pleas
Dec 20, 2023

LVHN Planning Merge With Jefferson Health Network
Dec 20, 2023

Schweyer, Schlossberg, Siegel, and Miller announce over $7.1 million in state grants
Dec 19, 2023