Your View: Pa. lawmakers have duty to prevent gun violence

(Jun 09, 2022)

As Americans, we cannot turn a blind eye to gun violence. We must address this crisis of gun violence that has destroyed so many innocent lives by comprehensively addressing the issue and enacting common sense gun safety measures. Read more

 

Pa. House bill hikes cost of birth, death certificates to fight veteran suicides

(Jun 09, 2022)

The bill, sponsored by Democratic state Rep. Peter Schweyer, would hike the fee for birth and death certificates by $2 to establish a permanent funding source for a grant program aiding organizations that are working to reduce suicide deaths among veterans. Read more

 

State House makes progress on reining in abusive use of fireworks

(Jun 08, 2022)

Responding to the many concerns they have heard from local residents, Lehigh Valley lawmakers today voted to put some sensible restrictions on the use of consumer fireworks. Read more

 

Schweyer: Veteran Support Systems

(Jun 08, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer wants to work with the Pa. House Republican Caucus to support veterans. His father was a Vietnam veteran and taken from him much too soon as a result of his battles with addiction. He's working to invest in veteran support programs to help those struggling with PTSD and substance abuse disorder as a result of their service. Read more

 

Confiscate illegally operated ATVs and dirt bikes? Pa. bill would allow cities — including Allentown — to seize them as contraband

(Jun 07, 2022)

Schlossberg said it was “about giving law enforcement the tools they need” to make streets safe. Schweyer said, “Ultimately, the goal is to be able to seize these vehicles when they’re being used in a manner that is unsafe.” Read more

 

Calls for action on gun control grow after wave of mass shootings

(Jun 06, 2022)

"We can't get our arms around something that is literally killing America's children on a daily and weekly basis. It is shameful. It is the great shame of our generation," said Rep. Schweyer. Read more

 

Next monthly veterans outreach June 17 at Schweyer’s office

(Jun 03, 2022)

ALLENTOWN, June 3 – 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 next monthly support program at his district office in Allentown. A representative from the American Legion will be available for in-person appointments from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 17 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. The representative is available for appointments on the third Friday of every month . “We need to ensure our veterans have the care and support they need following their service to our country,” Schweyer said. “This is a great opportunity for veterans to learn about all of the available benefits and programs and receive assistance with the application process.” 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. Masks are required and CDC guidelines must be followed during the appointment. Read more

 

Lehigh Valley officials, leaders call for increased child care and early education funding to address worker shortage

(May 27, 2022)

“The workforce marketplace has changed dramatically,” said State Rep. Peter Schweyer at the talk, noting the impacts of the pandemic on the economy. “We have to be competitive, and we have to acknowledge that it’s the commonwealth’s responsibility to do that.” Read more

 

Schweyer: Enough is Enough!

(May 26, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer is calling on the House Republicans to bring stalled gun reform legislation to a vote in the wake of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Texas. A parent of children in the Allentown School District, he is pushing for the legislature to advance the bills before Tuesday’s tragedy happens again. Read more

 

Policy hearing discusses ATVs and dirt bikes terrorizing PA streets

(May 03, 2022)

Lawmakers from across Pennsylvania attended a hearing today about ATV riders and dirt bike enthusiasts taking to the streets, terrorizing law-abiding traffic, and threatening their own safety and anyone in their path. Read more

 

Pennsylvania lawmakers consider increased penalties to address ATV and dirt bikes that are ‘terrorizing’ streets

(May 03, 2022)

Schweyer, who represents the Lehigh Valley, said he’s confident that the policy hearing will increase interest in sponsoring a bill to tackle illegal ATV and dirt bike use. Read more

 

Lehigh lawmakers to introduce bill to de-criminalize helpful spouses

(Apr 28, 2022)

In response to Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin’s announcement that he will have detectives monitor both in person and via video the county's ballot drop boxes to make sure voters are returning only their ballot, Reps. Mike Schlossberg, Peter Schweyer and Jeanne McNeill are taking action. Read more

 

Allentown middle school receives $7K donation for new wrestling mats

(Apr 28, 2022)

South Mountain Middle School received a $7,000 donation Thursday to buy new wrestling mats. The funding was spearheaded by State Rep. Peter Schweyer. Read more

 

Policy hearing explores cash bail in PA

(Apr 27, 2022)

During a PA House Democratic Policy Committee hearing today in Harrisburg, lawmakers explored cash bail in Pennsylvania and what eliminating it here would do to address systemic business and community issues. State Reps. Summer Lee and Peter Schweyer held the hearing at this morning at the state Capitol in Harrisburg. Read more

 

Schweyer lauds $12 million in state investments to improve Allentown

(Apr 25, 2022)

ALLENTOWN, April 25 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer was instrumental in bringing $12 million in state funding back to the city of Allentown for three critical development projects that will boost jobs and improve the quality of life for city residents and workers. “These projects will go toward community building, job security and the revitalization of Allentown. They will contribute to the betterment of our community, whether by educating the young minds of tomorrow or by providing safer and easier access to quality health care or redeveloping sites to increase the local economy,” said Schweyer, D-Lehigh. “I’d also like to thank Governor Wolf for recognizing Allentown’s need for the new DaVinci Science Center, which just recently broke ground for the new facility, by authorizing the funding.” Schweyer said the funding, made possible through the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Program will benefit the following projects: The Da Vinci Science Center – received $10 million to construct a 67,300-square-foot science center which will be home to more than 30,000 square feet of STEM-based interactive exhibits, an 8,600-square-foot STEAM Learning Center, a 150-seat demonstration theater, a grand courtyard and exhibit space, and other amenities for visitors. St. Luke’s Hospital – received $1 million to connect the Sigal Center with the St. Luke's Parking Garage next to it. Parking garage improvements Read more

 

Schweyer: Prioritize the Fair Funding Formula!

(Apr 13, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer believes that the #PaHouse should act now and fully implement the #FairFundingFormula. He encourages parents from across the Lehigh Valley and beyond to call the GOP majority and insist public education get the attention it deserves this budget season. Read more

 

Winter 2022 Newsletter

(Apr 11, 2022)

As we begin a new year with new challenges, let’s lookback at the work my team and I accomplished last yearand provide you with some valuable information aboutstate government-related services that you may findhelpful. Read more

 

Schweyer’s office to hold monthly veterans outreach April 22

(Apr 04, 2022)

ALLENTOWN, April 4 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, is alerting local veterans that in observance of Good Friday on April 15, his monthly support program will be held the following Friday, April 22, at his district office in Allentown. A representative from the American Legion will be available for appointments at Schweyer’s district office, 1501 Lehigh St., Suite 206. Appointments are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A service officer will be available to assist veterans and their families with benefits and services available to them. The representative also will be available to discuss pensions and other compensation, as well as education, health care and death benefits. The veterans outreach program will resume on the third Friday of the month in May. 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: Budget Proposal is a Win for the Valley

(Mar 11, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer provides a recap of the final day of House Appropriations Committee budget hearings, calling this year’s budget proposal “good for the Lehigh Valley and Commonwealth." Read more

 

Schweyer: Level Up Funding Means Better Resources for Our Students

(Mar 07, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer joined Governor Tom Wolf at William Allen High School in Allentown to discuss how Level Up funding would benefit students and teachers alike. Schweyer says this funding would prevent massive budget cuts and give Allentown students an equal opportunity to succeed. Read more

 

Your View: Pa. lawmakers have duty to prevent gun violence
Jun 09, 2022

Pa. House bill hikes cost of birth, death certificates to fight veteran suicides
Jun 09, 2022

State House makes progress on reining in abusive use of fireworks
Jun 08, 2022

Schweyer: Veteran Support Systems
Jun 08, 2022

Confiscate illegally operated ATVs and dirt bikes? Pa. bill would allow cities — including Allentown — to seize them as contraband
Jun 07, 2022

Calls for action on gun control grow after wave of mass shootings
Jun 06, 2022

Next monthly veterans outreach June 17 at Schweyer’s office
Jun 03, 2022

Lehigh Valley officials, leaders call for increased child care and early education funding to address worker shortage
May 27, 2022

Schweyer: Enough is Enough!
May 26, 2022

Policy hearing discusses ATVs and dirt bikes terrorizing PA streets
May 03, 2022

Pennsylvania lawmakers consider increased penalties to address ATV and dirt bikes that are ‘terrorizing’ streets
May 03, 2022

Lehigh lawmakers to introduce bill to de-criminalize helpful spouses
Apr 28, 2022

Allentown middle school receives $7K donation for new wrestling mats
Apr 28, 2022

Policy hearing explores cash bail in PA
Apr 27, 2022

Schweyer lauds $12 million in state investments to improve Allentown
Apr 25, 2022

Schweyer: Prioritize the Fair Funding Formula!
Apr 13, 2022

Winter 2022 Newsletter
Apr 11, 2022

Schweyer’s office to hold monthly veterans outreach April 22
Apr 04, 2022

Schweyer: Budget Proposal is a Win for the Valley
Mar 11, 2022

Schweyer: Level Up Funding Means Better Resources for Our Students
Mar 07, 2022