House Democratic Members of Speaker's Workgroup Issue Statement on Efforts to End House Gridlock

(Jan 25, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 25 – State Reps. Tim Briggs, D-Montgomery, Morgan Cephas, D-Phila., and Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, issued the following statement on the progress of the Speaker’s Workgroup to Move Pennsylvania Forward, who are tasked with finding a bipartisan agreement to end gridlock in the House: "This bipartisan workgroup is committed to prioritizing seeking justice for child sexual abuse survivors and drafting appropriate operating rules for the Special Session and regular session. “The workgroup members have met frequently with serious and honest conversations, but we have not yet agreed to, and should not agree to, anything until we have public input. That's why we look forward to the Speaker's upcoming statewide listening sessions .” The first listening session will take place today, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. in the Simmons Auditorium at the Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business in Pittsburgh. Read more

 

Schlossberg, Schweyer, Siegel comment on Browne appointment

(Jan 12, 2023)

“The people of Allentown, the Lehigh Valley and Pennsylvania will all benefit from Gov.-elect Shapiro's appointment of former Senator Browne." Read more

 

Schweyer Promotes Live Session Week Wrap-Ups

(Jan 11, 2023)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer provides a recap of this week's House session activity and encourages everyone to check out his upcoming Facebook Live broadcasts at the conclusion of each session week. Read more

 

Rep. Schweyer's 2023 Capitol Scenes Calendar

(Jan 11, 2023)

There’s a digital calendar available featuring scenes from the state Capitol throughout the year. Read more

 

Schweyer’s office hosting veterans outreach Jan. 20

(Jan 06, 2023)

ALLENTOWN, Jan. 6 – Area veterans, who may not be aware of the services or benefits available to them or their families, are encouraged to participate in state Rep. Peter Schweyer’s monthly support program at his district office in Allentown. “Veterans are entitled to benefits for their service and dedication to our country and there may be some which they may not know about,” said Schweyer, D-Lehigh. “This is a great opportunity for area veterans to learn about these benefits and receive assistance in the application process. My office is pleased to offer this outreach every month.” A representative from the American Legion will be available for in-person appointments from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at Schweyer’s district office, 1501 Lehigh St., Suite 206. The representative will be able to discuss pensions and other compensation, as well as education, health care and death benefits. Legion membership is not required; however, anyone interested in speaking with the adviser should schedule appointments by contacting Schweyer’s office at 610-791-6270. Read more

 

Schweyer sworn in to serve Allentown, Emmaus, Salisbury Township

(Jan 03, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer took the oath of office in the state Capitol today to serve the new 134th Legislative District in Lehigh County. Today’s ceremony marked the beginning of the 2023-24 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Schweyer’s fifth term as legislator. “The new year and the new legislative session mean a fresh start to overcome our challenges and focus on the issues important to the people of Pennsylvania,” said Schweyer, D-Lehigh. “I will focus on the basics, like creating family-sustaining jobs, ensuring access to health care, and fighting to keep our neighborhoods safe. And, as always, my top priority is ensuring that the students of the Allentown, East Penn and Salisbury school districts have the resources they need to succeed. “I am looking forward to working with Governor-Elect Shapiro, Lt. Governor-Elect Davis and the vastly-changed state House to create meaningful policies that will benefit working-class families throughout the Lehigh Valley.” Schweyer’s committee assignments for the 2023-24 session will be announced later this month. His office can be reached at 610-791-6270, by email at RepSchweyer@pahouse.net , and constituents are also encouraged to follow him on social media on Facebook and Twitter @RepSchweyer. The new 134th Legislative District includes portions of the city of Allentown [Wards 2 and 3, Ward 11 (Districts 1 and 3), Ward 12, Read more

 

Schweyer’s office hosting veterans outreach Dec. 16

(Dec 05, 2022)

ALLENTOWN, Dec. 5 – Area veterans, who may not be aware of the services or benefits available to them or their families, are encouraged to participate in state Rep. Peter Schweyer’s monthly support program at his district office in Allentown. “The men and women who protect our freedom selflessly give so much, and this is a great way to give back to them for their service,” said Schweyer, D-Lehigh. “Our veterans deserve every benefit entitled to them, and my office is pleased to offer this outreach every month.” A representative from the American Legion will be available for in-person appointments from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 at Schweyer’s district office, 1501 Lehigh St., Suite 206. The representative will be able to discuss pensions and other compensation, as well as education, health care and death benefits. Legion membership is not required; however, anyone interested in speaking with the adviser should schedule appointments by contacting Schweyer’s office at 610-791-6270. Read more

 

Starbucks workers in Whitehall join national union wave. Vote set for Friday.

(Dec 01, 2022)

The event was attended by state Reps. Jeanne McNeill and Peter Schweyer, Allentown Mayor Andrew Tuerk and workers with the United Automobile Workers union at Mack Trucks. Read more

 

Marcon Properties, LLC, to purchase former Allentown Metal Works site

(Dec 01, 2022)

State Rep. Peter Schweyer says public funds are vital for this kind of project and will pay off in the long run, with good-paying local jobs. Read more

 

Whitehall Starbucks employees join call for unionization; vote set for Friday

(Nov 29, 2022)

“Workers have a fundamental right to be able to have a level of input on their working conditions, on their salaries, on their benefits packages, and they need to know they’re going to be supported by folks who are out in the community,” Schweyer said. Read more

 

Employees at Starbucks in Whitehall Twp. to vote on unionizing this week

(Nov 29, 2022)

"We're seeing a real renaissance in the Lehigh Valley and across the United States in the labor movement," said Rep. Schweyer. Read more

 

Schweyer Highlights Priorities for New Legislative Session

(Nov 22, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer highlights his priorities for the upcoming legislative session with a focus on increased education funding, helping our veterans and seniors, and investing in critical infrastructure projects like road and bridge repairs. Read more

 

News Release: Schweyer to hold next monthly veterans outreach Nov. 18

(Nov 07, 2022)

ALLENTOWN, Nov. 7 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer is alerting area veterans that his office will host its next monthly veterans outreach program on Nov. 18. A veterans outreach specialist from the American Legion will be in Schweyer’s office – 1501 Lehigh St., Suite 206 – from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 to discuss programs and services available for veterans and their families and provide assistance as well in the application process. According to Schweyer, the specialist will also be available to discuss pensions, other forms of compensation, educational opportunities, health care and benefits. Legion membership is not required to take advantage of the help. Those interested in meeting with the adviser must schedule an appointment through Schweyer’s office at 610-791-6270. Read more

 

Local business leaders, lawmakers discuss bipartisan corporate tax cut

(Nov 03, 2022)

"Whereas we might come from this at different angles, our goal was the same: to make sure we have a competitive business climate here," Schweyer said, "so that all of our residents are able to get a good job." Read more

 

Browne, Schweyer, Schlossberg: Allentown projects to receive $7.5 million in RACP funding

(Oct 26, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 26 – State Reps. Peter Schweyer and Mike Schlossberg and State Sen. Pat Browne today announced state funding totaling $7.5 million has been secured for several Allentown improvement projects. “These projects will benefit those who live in and visit Allentown and the greater Lehigh Valley,” said Schweyer, D-Lehigh. “With this funding, these organizations, which I am proud to partner with and support, can make repairs or improvements to continue their vital work of making our community a great place and boosting the local economy.” “The funding awarded today is very exciting for our region to improving early education, higher education and improving the quality of life,” said Schlossberg, D-Lehigh. “I would like to thank Senator Pat Browne and my colleagues who have come together and worked very hard to allow these improvement projects to become a reality.” “The role LCCC’s Donley Center has played in providing access to high-quality education options to our city’s young adults cannot be overstated,” said Browne, Senate Appropriations Committee chairman. “Our economy relies upon a skilled workforce to remain competitive in the 21st century economy. I am proud to work with my colleagues, Representative Schlossberg and Representative Schweyer, to ensure that LCCC has the resources necessary to keep our region’s workforce on the cutting edge.” According to the Read more

 

Schweyer hosting monthly veterans outreach Oct. 21

(Oct 07, 2022)

ALLENTOWN, Oct. 7 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer today announced his office will host its next monthly veterans outreach program on Oct. 21. A veterans outreach specialist from the American Legion will be in Schweyer’s office – 1501 Lehigh St., Suite 206 – from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 to discuss programs and services available for veterans and their families, as well as the application process for the different services. According to Schweyer, the specialist will also be available to discuss pensions, other forms of compensation, educational opportunities, health care and benefits. Legion membership is not required to take advantage of the help. Those interested in meeting with the adviser must schedule an appointment through Schweyer’s office at 610-791-6270. Read more

 

Schlossberg, Schweyer to host Sept. 16 town hall on PA Marijuana Pardon Project

(Sep 12, 2022)

ALLENTOWN, Sept. 12 – State Reps. Mike Schlossberg and Peter Schweyer will host a town hall with Pennsylvania Board of Pardons Secretary Celeste Trusty this Friday, Sept. 16 to discuss the new Pennsylvania Marijuana Pardon Project. The lawmakers said the event – which starts at 3 p.m. at Resurrected Life Community Church at 144 N. 9th St. – will provide residents and community members with a chance to learn about the pardon project and ask questions. “The Pennsylvania Marijuana Pardon Project offers people convicted of extremely low-profile marijuana offenses the opportunity to move on with their lives,” said Schlossberg, D-Lehigh. “I am thrilled to work with Representative Schweyer, Mayor Tuerk and Lt. Governor Fetterman’s staff to make this event possible.” “Responsible recreational marijuana should be legal in Pennsylvania,” said Schweyer, D-Lehigh. “But until that day comes, we should stop punishing people for using cannabis when it is legal just on the other side of the Delaware River. I’m proud to help host this event so that many people in our region can clear their names and move on with their lives.” “Too many people are burdened with a criminal record for something most of us don’t even think should be illegal,” Trusty said. “We are so excited to help as many people as possible get on their way to a clear record through the PA Marijuana Pardon Project. The Read more

 

Gov. Wolf Visits Allentown’s Volunteers of America Children’s Center to Highlight Major Investments in Early Childhood Education, Child Care

(Sep 09, 2022)

“Early educational opportunities are such an important piece of future success in school. Thank you, Governor Wolf, for continually recognizing the value of investing in our children’s future,” said Rep. Peter Schweyer. Read more

 

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House Democratic Members of Speaker's Workgroup Issue Statement on Efforts to End House Gridlock
Jan 25, 2023

Schlossberg, Schweyer, Siegel comment on Browne appointment
Jan 12, 2023

Schweyer Promotes Live Session Week Wrap-Ups
Jan 11, 2023

Rep. Schweyer's 2023 Capitol Scenes Calendar
Jan 11, 2023

Schweyer’s office hosting veterans outreach Jan. 20
Jan 06, 2023

Schweyer sworn in to serve Allentown, Emmaus, Salisbury Township
Jan 03, 2023

Schweyer’s office hosting veterans outreach Dec. 16
Dec 05, 2022

Starbucks workers in Whitehall join national union wave. Vote set for Friday.
Dec 01, 2022

Marcon Properties, LLC, to purchase former Allentown Metal Works site
Dec 01, 2022

Whitehall Starbucks employees join call for unionization; vote set for Friday
Nov 29, 2022

Employees at Starbucks in Whitehall Twp. to vote on unionizing this week
Nov 29, 2022

Schweyer Highlights Priorities for New Legislative Session
Nov 22, 2022

News Release: Schweyer to hold next monthly veterans outreach Nov. 18
Nov 07, 2022

Local business leaders, lawmakers discuss bipartisan corporate tax cut
Nov 03, 2022

Browne, Schweyer, Schlossberg: Allentown projects to receive $7.5 million in RACP funding
Oct 26, 2022

Schweyer hosting monthly veterans outreach Oct. 21
Oct 07, 2022

Schlossberg, Schweyer to host Sept. 16 town hall on PA Marijuana Pardon Project
Sep 12, 2022

Gov. Wolf Visits Allentown’s Volunteers of America Children’s Center to Highlight Major Investments in Early Childhood Education, Child Care
Sep 09, 2022

Fall 2022 Newsletter
Sep 08, 2022

Summer 2022 Newsletter
Sep 08, 2022