Schweyer calls for investigation into arrest

(Mar 03, 2020)

HARRISBURG, March 3 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, issued the following statement regarding the arrest of Franklin Urrutia-Cordon. Read more


Schweyer Discusses Allentown's Aging School Buildings

(Mar 02, 2020)

At a state budget hearing with the Department of Education, Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer discusses the need to invest in Allentown's aging school buildings and also address charter school reform. Read more


Schweyer Discusses Charter School Reform

(Mar 02, 2020)

During a state budget hearing with the Department of Education, Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer asks how proposed charter school reforms will impact school districts like Allentown with a high concentration of charter schools. Read more


School safety grant awarded to Allentown city schools

(Feb 26, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 26 – Allentown School District will undertake additional school safety improvements thanks in part to a $45,000 state grant that was approved today, announced state Reps. Mike Schlossberg and Peter Schweyer. Read more


Schweyer: It’s About Jobs and Making Sure the Lehigh Valley Gets its Fair Share

(Feb 25, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer shares his opinions after listening to officials testify on transportation, general services and liquor control during budget hearings in Harrisburg. Read more


Schweyer: Lehigh Valley Highway Funding Not Matching Growth

(Feb 25, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer questions acting Department of Transportation Secretary Yassmin Gramian about a change in transportation improvement funding that’s impacting the Lehigh Valley. Read more


Schweyer Concerned About Underfunding Local Health Bureaus

(Feb 25, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer questions Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine during state budget hearings about the funding levels for local health bureaus. Read more


Schweyer to hold consumer protection event March 3 at his district office

(Feb 25, 2020)

Allentown, Feb. 25 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, will be partnering with Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s Bureau of Consumer Protection division for a fraud, identity theft and scams event next week at his district office. The free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 at 1501 Lehigh St., Suite 206, Allentown. The public is invited to attend. “Each year, millions of Americans fall victim to identity theft and scams and it’s important that everyone knows how to identify a scam and prevent thieves from acquiring your money or personal information,” Schweyer said. Schweyer encourages everyone to attend and learn how to protect themselves from the various phone, mail and digital scams, how to protect themselves online, and even gather financing tips to avoid being taken advantage of on big purchases, like used cars. Read more


Bloomberg Daily Environment Report 7-26-17

(Feb 24, 2020)

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Schweyer: Firearms Background Checks Save Lives

(Feb 20, 2020)

During a Pa. House Appropriations Budget Hearing, state Rep. Peter Schweyer discusses the importance of funding the PICS background check system to keep firearms out of the hands of those who shouldn't have them. Read more


Schweyer: Veterans, Voting & Raising The Wage Are Top Budget Priorities

(Feb 19, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer continues working to create a budget that reflects the needs of all Pennsylvanians. From providing resources to veterans and raising the minimum wage to protecting elections, he discussed the biggest takeaways from today’s budget hearings. Read more


Schweyer Fighting for Senior Health Care Needs

(Feb 19, 2020)

During the first of several budget hearings in Harrisburg, state Rep. Peter Schweyer questions the Pennsylvania Department of Aging on how to keep the PACE/PACENET programs afloat if court challenges to the Affordable Care Act are successful. Schweyer also pushes for expanded health care funding for the unique needs of our state's aging LGBTQ population. Read more


Schweyer Fights For Budget That Puts People First

(Feb 19, 2020)

As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer participated in the first of a series of public hearings regarding the state budget. He explained why the hearings are critical in the budget process. Read more


Schweyer Celebrates the Dominican Republic's Independence

(Feb 06, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer participated in a Dominican Independence Day celebration at the capitol. Read more


Rep. Schweyer lauds investments in education, workforce development in 2020-2021 state budget proposal

(Feb 04, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 4 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, released the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal for the 2020-21 fiscal year: “Governor Wolf delivered a budget that was both bold and still grounded in real, achievable policy goals and initiatives. He and I were elected in the same year, and this was by far his best address. “The budget will continue our much-needed investments in public education by increasing funding by approximately $125 million in both basic education and special education funding. More importantly, he is addressing the incredible cost of charter schools. All in all, the Allentown School District would see a $6.7 million financial benefit in both new dollars and cost savings. This would be a tremendous boost to our district. “This is in addition to his plans to expand access to pre-K and an ambitious plan to make college accessible to thousands of Pennsylvania students. “This budget continues our fight to increase our worst-in-the-nation minimum wage, invests in job training programs and protects our LGBTQ citizens from workplace discrimination. “Lastly, I was heartened to hear Governor Wolf talk so passionately about the scourge of gun violence while proposing meaningful gun safety plans. “I look forward to diving into the details of the budget proposal during the Appropriations Committee hearings in the coming weeks and helping Read more


Pa. Treasury could be holding your unclaimed property

(Jan 01, 2016)

Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars of unclaimed property. It is estimated that roughly one in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property. Read more