Schlossberg Fighting to End Nuisance Fireworks

(Mar 19, 2021)

Lehigh Valley lawmakers have had enough of random nights sounding like the Fourth of July. Read more

 

Schlossberg Celebrates New Ambulance with Allentown Officials

(Mar 12, 2021)

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - State and local officials revealed a new EMS ambulance in Allentown Friday. Read more

 

Schlossberg congratulates Sons of Israel on $25K grant

(Mar 10, 2021)

HARRISBURG, March 10 – Congregation Sons of Israel, located on West Tilghman Street in Allentown, today was awarded a $25,000 state grant, according to Rep. Mike Schlossberg. Read more

 

Schlossberg optimistic about plan to get teachers vaccinated

(Mar 03, 2021)

HARRISBURG, March 3 – State Rep. Mike Schlossberg is optimistic about today’s announcement by Gov. Tom Wolf that Pennsylvania teachers will be added to the state’s vaccine distribution plan, but also is encouraging him to include all school personnel. Read more

 

Schlossberg leads discussion on key role paraprofessionals have in Pa. Education services

(Feb 18, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 18 – The House Democratic Policy Committee and state Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Allentown, hosted a roundtable discussion today on the crucial role paraprofessionals play in student success and what the state can do to support those efforts. “These professionals help ensure students receive a quality educational experience and have the resources needed to overcome any obstacles or difficulties they are facing. It was an important discussion on how we can better support them at the state level. Today’s hearing further highlighted the need for education dollars to go through a fair and equitable education formula,” Policy Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro said. Schlossberg added, “Paraprofessionals play an integral role in serving our students and community. They help students living with disabilities, disadvantaged students, those living with homelessness and more overcome those challenges. We have an obligation to provide a quality education for all students and their role in that process is absolutely essential. I look forward to further exploring meaningful ways we can provide the funding and support needed to cultivate future generations of empowered individuals who know they can overcome their challenges, achieve their dreams and make meaningful contributions to their communities." Roundtable participants included Dr. Lucretia Brown, deputy superintendent at the Allentown School District; Elizabeth Moyer, president Read more

 

House Democratic Policy Committee to hear about school paraprofessional needs

(Feb 17, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 17 -- After hearing concerns faced by local education support staff, Pennsylvania state Rep. Mike Schlossberg requested a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to find out more about what role the legislature could play in assisting, recruiting, and retaining these essential employees. The hearing will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 and can be viewed online at www.PaHouse.com/policy or the Policy Committee’s Facebook page, @PADemPolicy . The media and public are encouraged to attend. Media inquiries may be submitted via email to policy@pahouse.net . Schlossberg, along with Chairman Ryan Bizzarro and members of the House Democratic Policy Committee will discuss how the COVID-19 crisis pushed school districts into unknown territory and the challenges that arose and how to best support the support staff essential to every school day, especially for Pennsylvania’s neediest students. Ensuring a quality education for children is enshrined in Pennsylvania’s constitution and is a core issue for Bizzarro and the Policy Committee. You can read more about the committee’s focus and efforts here . Read more

 

Schlossberg responds to governor’s budget proposal

(Feb 03, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 3 – State Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, issued the following statement regarding the 2021-22 state budget proposal announced today by Gov. Tom Wolf. Read more

 

House Democrats demand accountability for Republican election lies

(Jan 13, 2021)

Citing the dangerous lies spread by some Republicans in the General Assembly regarding the 2020 election, House Democratic leaders today released the following statement demanding accountability and responsibility as the nation moves forward:“What we saw last week was nothing short of an attempted coup, instigated not only by the president of the United States but by Republican enablers at all levels of government. Words matter, and the falsehoods, misrepresentations and seditious rantings we’ve heard from some Republican members of the General Assembly can’t go unchallenged. Our nation can’t heal without consequences for the first invasion of the United States Capitol since the War of 1812. Read more

 

House Democrats pledge ‘People over Partisanship’ in 2021-22 session

(Jan 05, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 5 -- The PA House Democratic Caucus leadership team issued a joint statement today as state legislators formally began the 2021-22 Legislative Session: “With 202 members of the House of Representatives due to be sworn in, we celebrate the diversity of our great state and reflect on the shared values common to almost all Pennsylvanians. Yet we also mourn the tragic loss of Representative Mike Reese, whose sudden passing reminded all of us how precious life is. “The importance of the top priorities that House Democrats have consistently promoted -- good jobs with fair pay, quality schools, affordable housing, accessible health care, a safe environment and protection of democracy -- are being highlighted and tested in many ways during this devastating pandemic. “We see the beginning of this new legislative session as a chance to elevate people over partisanship and make gains toward these common goals in all of Pennsylvania’s unique communities – east and west, large and small, urban, suburban and rural. “Democrats in the House hope that our Republican partners will work with us to help people stay in jobs, get back to work and go to school safely; equip healthcare workers properly to battle this pandemic; ensure Pennsylvanians are not evicted from their homes in the middle of a public health crisis; and send targeted relief to the many businesses ravaged by this pandemic. Read more

 

Schlossberg responds to latest coronavirus mitigation efforts

(Dec 10, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 10 – State Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s latest mitigation efforts to control the spread of COVID-19:“This is tragic. It is also necessary. Read more

 

Schweyer, Schlossberg announce over $1.7M awarded to local criminal justice and victims’ programs

(Dec 09, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 9 – State Reps. Peter Schweyer and Mike Schlossberg, both D-Lehigh, today announced state funding totaling $1.73 million has been awarded to several local organizations to improve programs which support criminal justice and victims of abuse programs. “These programs go beyond keeping our communities safe,” Schweyer said. “They provide support and comfort to victims of abuse, young and old, every day. This funding ensures these unfortunate victims will have access to these services when they need them.” "This is another critical investment for the people of Allentown," Schlossberg said. "I am pleased the PCCD acknowledged the hard work and dedication of these organizations and this money will help them continue to have the staff and the resources needed to continue improving our criminal justive system and supporting victims of abuse." The grants awarded Wednesday in Lehigh County include: Lehigh County Chief Executive Officer, $741,623 to help fund operations at Lehigh County Victim/Witness Unit; and $125,000 for the Lehigh County STOP Violence Against Women Program. Crime Victims Council of Lehigh Valley, $239,570 for the Victims of Juvenile Offenders Program. Lehigh Valley Hospital Inc., $46,992 to strengthen the John Van Brakle Child Advocacy Center’s support of child victims of sexual and physical abuse. Lehigh County Probation, $573,536 to Read more

 

Senior 2020 Newsletter

(Dec 03, 2020)

Read my Capitol Update to Seniors 2020 Read more

 

Schweyer, Schlossberg announce state grants to support local museum and historical society

(Dec 02, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 2 – State Reps. Peter Schweyer and Mike Schlossberg, both D-Lehigh, today announced two state grants totaling $46,942 were awarded to two local organizations to continue their educational and historical endeavors. The lawmakers said the funding will be shared by the following organizations: The DaVinci Science Center - $40,000. Lehigh County Historical Society - $6,942. “ Allentown is fortunate to have educational, scientific and historical programs, that both residents and visitors can readily experience at our local museums,” Schweyer said. “DaVinci and the Lehigh County Historical Society offer some hands on learning and I am pleased these funds are coming back to our district to support these museums for future generations to enjoy.” "It's not every day you get to help organizations that benefit puppies, kittens, children and education,” Schlossberg said. “But DaVinci and LCHS are two fantastic groups that help thousands of lives, including those with two and four legs. I was happy to lend my support to these efforts." The funding is part of a package of nearly $2 million in grants awarded to 155 museums and county historical societies statewide under the Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program. Administered by PHMC, the program’s goal is to strengthen the commonwealth’s Read more

 

State lawmakers call for end to family deportations from Berks ICE facility

(Dec 02, 2020)

Legislators ask for release of families, children in face of COVID pandemic, unsanitary conditions Read more

 

House Democrats elect leaders for upcoming legislative session

(Nov 12, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 12 – The 90 members of the House Democratic Caucus who won election last week to serve during the 2021-22 session today chose their caucus leaders. Due to the high risk of Covid-19 transmission a number of lawmakers participated in the meeting virtually. Read more

 

Let’s be patient; Make sure every vote counts

(Nov 05, 2020)

As of this writing, there are approximately 750,000 Pennsylvania votes that need to be counted. That is more than 750,000 Pennsylvanians who lawfully casted their vote and deserve to be heard. Counting every citizen’s legal, timely vote is imperative. As workers securely make progress on tallying the results, we must be patient. This process may take several days, but the integrity and sanctity of the vote in our state must be maintained. Last Fall, in a bipartisan showing, the Pennsylvania General Assembly agreed to allow for mail-in ballots. Since then, House Democrats have made many efforts to help clarify any confusion about the process and give local election boards the tools needed to securely and expeditiously process votes cast by mail. Unfortunately, our Republican colleagues chose political gamesmanship over a genuine effort to ensure a smooth election. Their inaction failed to allow for the early processing of ballots received – as 32 other states permit-- and, in turn, why there is a delay in knowing the outcome of this election. The ambiguity in the law did not address their local official’s concerns; nor does it protect every Pennsylvanian’s constitutional right to vote and our obligation to make sure those votes are counted. Now, more than ever, we must ensure that we uphold the freedoms guaranteed in our state and nation’s constitution. In these unprecedented times, the voters must have the final say, not the candidates or Read more

 

Fall 2020 Newsletter

(Sep 17, 2020)

Rep. Schlossberg latest newsletter Read more

 

Schlossberg announces more than $144K in relief funding

(Sep 15, 2020)

State Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, today announced a combined total of more than $144,000 in relief funding was awarded to two cultural organizations in Allentown through the COVID-19 Cultural and Museum Preservation Grant program for cultural organizations and museums to offset lost revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

 

House Democrats fight to keep renters, homeowners Safe at Home

(Aug 31, 2020)

The House Democratic Housing Working Group announced a package of bills to protect people across Pennsylvania as the state’s moratorium on evictions and foreclosures expires Read more

 

Schlossberg mental health bill to help first responders heads to governor

(Jul 15, 2020)

HARRISBURG, July 15 -- Bipartisan legislation introduced by state Reps. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, and Frank Farry, R-Bucks, that would establish an emergency responder mental wellness and stress management program in Pennsylvania is headed to the governor’s desk. Read more

 

Schlossberg Fighting to End Nuisance Fireworks
Mar 19, 2021

Schlossberg Celebrates New Ambulance with Allentown Officials
Mar 12, 2021

Schlossberg congratulates Sons of Israel on $25K grant
Mar 10, 2021

Schlossberg optimistic about plan to get teachers vaccinated
Mar 03, 2021

Schlossberg leads discussion on key role paraprofessionals have in Pa. Education services
Feb 18, 2021

House Democratic Policy Committee to hear about school paraprofessional needs
Feb 17, 2021

Schlossberg responds to governor’s budget proposal
Feb 03, 2021

House Democrats demand accountability for Republican election lies
Jan 13, 2021

House Democrats pledge ‘People over Partisanship’ in 2021-22 session
Jan 05, 2021

Schlossberg responds to latest coronavirus mitigation efforts
Dec 10, 2020

Schweyer, Schlossberg announce over $1.7M awarded to local criminal justice and victims’ programs
Dec 09, 2020

Senior 2020 Newsletter
Dec 03, 2020

Schweyer, Schlossberg announce state grants to support local museum and historical society
Dec 02, 2020

State lawmakers call for end to family deportations from Berks ICE facility
Dec 02, 2020

House Democrats elect leaders for upcoming legislative session
Nov 12, 2020

Let’s be patient; Make sure every vote counts
Nov 05, 2020

Fall 2020 Newsletter
Sep 17, 2020

Schlossberg announces more than $144K in relief funding
Sep 15, 2020

House Democrats fight to keep renters, homeowners Safe at Home
Aug 31, 2020

Schlossberg mental health bill to help first responders heads to governor
Jul 15, 2020