Congress seeks to spend more than $100 million to rid ‘forever chemicals’ from firefighters’ protective gear

(Aug 02, 2023)

My legislation would require any manufacturer of firefighters’ jackets, pants, helmets, and respiratory equipment to include warning labels on products that contain PFOS or PFOA, two types of forever chemicals, and explain why the gear contains the chemicals. Read more


E-BLAST: Funding for NASD Summer Meal Program!

(Jul 28, 2023)

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E-BLAST: Upcoming Senior Septa ID Card Clinics!

(Jul 14, 2023)

Check out this week's email blast to find out more about my FREE Septa Senior Ride Free Card Clinics this month and other upcoming events throughout the district! Read more


Free Days at Elmwood Park Zoo

(Jul 12, 2023)

Come out to Elmwood Park Zoo for free admission for Norristown residents. Read more


Community Conversation - Covanta Waste to Energy Plant

(Jul 12, 2023)

Rep. Scott to host a community conversation about the Covanta Waste to Energy Plant in Plymouth Meeting. Read more


Scott releases statement on PA state budget

(Jul 06, 2023)

HARRISBURG, July 6 – State Rep. Greg Scott, D- Montgomery, issued the following statement regarding his vote to support the 2023-24 state budget that will head to the desk of Gov. Josh Shapiro. “We have passed a significant investment in K-12 education funding, which will help to provide relief to our underfunded schools,” Scott said. “I’m happy that our school districts will see a boost from the budget’s $617 million increase for Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts. We have the money to help our students succeed, regardless of where they live, and they are worth the investment.” Scott said state funding for the school districts he represents are set at the following amounts: Colonial Area School District - $7,039,010 (8.5% increase). Norristown School District - $31,953,809 (18.5% increase). “This bill will invest significant money in the recently minted Whole Home Repair Program, in solving the Black maternal health crisis, in uplifting historically disadvantaged small businesses, in sickle cell research, in the Pennsylvania Prison Society, in establishing the Indigent Defense Advisory Committee and in overall violence intervention and prevention programs.” Scott said. “The budget is not perfect; they never are, but it does make significant investments in the state’s most important resource: people. Budgets are statements of values and House Democrats showed that we value Read more


E-BLAST: Updates from Harrisburg, raising the Minimum Wage and I-95 Reopening

(Jun 26, 2023)

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Infrastructure, Housing, and Safety Funding Opportunities

(Jun 20, 2023)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Support Families of Child Abuse Victims Who May Apply: Non-profits that specialize in providing service for child abuse victims in Pennsylvania. Use: Implementation of a research or evidence-based trauma training to support non-offending caregivers of child abuse victims. Funds: $250,000 in federal Children’s Justice Act funds. Application Deadline: July 6, 2023 More information: PCCD Website Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: PA START/STOP Project Who May Apply: Any private non-profit agency, any private for-profit agency, public agency, or unit of local government. Use: The PA START/STOP campaigns aim to increase awareness of the dangers of Opioid abuse, as well as to provide resources to assist parents and caregivers in promoting healthy behaviors among youth to prevent substance use in the first place. Funds: $900,000 in federal State Opioid Response funds. Application Deadline: July 10, 2023 More information: PCCD Website Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Who May Apply: Local, county, and tribal governments, transit agencies, schools, school districts, nonprofits, and small Metropolitan Planning Organizations. Use: Transportation alternatives, including on- and Read more


Elmwood Park Zoo Health Awareness Event

(Jun 20, 2023)

Please RSVP for free entry into Elmwood Park Zoo on July 10, 2023. All you have to do is sign up to join my office staff and me for a day of fun and learning. We'll have information about healthy living, SEPTA Senior Passes, Property Tax/Rent and Rebate Program, and more. Read more


E-BLAST: Updates from Harrisburg and more!

(Jun 16, 2023)

Updates from Harrisburg, I-95 closure updates, upcoming events and more! Read more


E-BLAST: Busy Month in Harrisburg!

(Jun 09, 2023)

As the June 30th budget deadline approaches, June is a particularly busy month in the House. Read more


Gov. Josh Shapiro stresses importance of free breakfast for school children during visit to Colonial School District

(Jun 05, 2023)

Governor, education secretary highlight projected budgetary funding for school meals Read more


Scott announces series of Property Tax/ Rent Rebate Program Clinics throughout June

(Jun 02, 2023)

NORRISTOWN, JUNE 2 – State Rep. Greg Scott, D- Montgomery, announced today a series of free Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program clinics that his office will hold in Montgomery County throughout June. “I am bringing my office services around the 54th district to help everyone who is eligible get cash rebates to help offset some of the cost of property taxes and rent,” Scott said. “The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is a fantastic program, particularly for so many of our seniors, and we want as many people from across the district to apply as possible before the June 30 deadline." The series of Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program clinics will be held at the following times, dates and locations: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 6, Conshohocken Community Center (at the Fellowship House), 515 Harry St., Conshohocken. 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 12, Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 15, Conshohocken Free Library, 301 Fayette St., Conshohocken. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 22, Norristown District Office, 1019 W. Main St., Norristown. The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is available to eligible Pennsylvanians 65 and older, widows and widowers 50 and older, and people with disabilities 18 and older. The current annual income limit is $35,000 for homeowners and $15,000 for renters, with half of Social Security income excluded. Spouses, personal representatives or Read more


E-BLAST: NEW Housing Resources on my Website, Property Tax Clinics, and Events

(Jun 02, 2023)

My website,, now has a dedicated page for the plethora of housing and rental resources you may need for housing assistance. Read more


Fairness Act passes PA House

(May 02, 2023)

HARRISBURG, May 2 – Today, the Fairness Act (H.B. 300) passed out of the Pennsylvania House and is headed to the Senate for a future vote. Below is a quote that can be attributed to the co-prime sponsors of this bill: Reps. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila; Jessica Benham, Dan Frankel and La’Tasha D. Mayes, all D-Allegheny; Ismail Smith-Wade-El, D-Lancaster; and Greg Scott, D-Montgomery. “Today is a historic day, as we take a critical step to make Pennsylvania fairer. The Fairness Act is as simple as it is substantive. H.B. 300 would protect LGBTQ+ Pennsylvanians from facing discrimination and allow all individuals in the commonwealth to file complaints with the PA Human Relations Commission. “Now, we call on the Senate to quickly consider and pass this legislation and send it to Governor Shapiro’s desk.” Read more


PA LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus holds rally for Fairness Act

(Apr 26, 2023)

HARRISBURG, April 26 – Today, the PA House LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus, chaired by state Reps. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., and Jessica Benham, D-Allegheny, held a rally on the PA Capitol steps in Harrisburg promoting the Fairness Act (H.B. 300), anti-discrimination legislation currently moving through the state House. House Bill 300 would prohibit discrimination in PA based on sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression. On Monday, the bill was voted out of the House Judiciary Committee and is headed for an eventual vote by the full House. Today’s rally saw a huge turnout of legislators, advocates and the public. Kenyatta and Benham were joined by the other co-prime sponsors of H.B. 300, state Reps. Dan Frankel and Latasha D. Mayes, both D-Allegheny; Ismail Smith-Wade-El, D-Lancaster; and Greg Scott, D-Montgomery; to speak on their bill. “Pennsylvania is better when it’s fairer. Passing the Fairness Act is the right thing to do for our families, our commonwealth and for our economy. This legislation was first introduced 22 years ago -- leaving committee once before -- and never receiving a full vote,” Kenyatta said. “It’s time for that to change. Pennsylvanians are good and decent people. They know every single one of us should be treated with dignity and respect. We have a chance to deliver on that basic principle and we will.” “The Fairness Act is as Read more


‘Fairness Act’ reported out of House Judiciary Committee

(Apr 24, 2023)

HARRISBURG, April 24 – Today, The Fairness Act (H.B. 300) was voted out of the House Judiciary Committee 12-9 and will now head to the House floor for a vote. Prime sponsors of the bill, state Reps. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila; Jessica Benham, Dan Frankel and Latasha D. Mayes, all D-Allegheny; Ismail Smith-Wade-El, D-Lancaster; and Greg Scott, D-Montgomery; issued the following statement following the Judiciary Committee vote. “The Fairness Act has been in the works for years and never received fair consideration. With today’s vote in the Judiciary Committee, we took a huge step toward making Pennsylvania fairer for our LGBTQ+ residents. “As H.B. 300 heads to the house floor for a vote, we are ready to defend the rights of LGBTQ+ Pennsylvanians. “Most Pennsylvanians believe what we believe; Pennsylvania is better when it’s fairer. We hope our colleagues in the House can see eye to eye with us and most Pennsylvanians, so they can meet this monumental moment for our commonwealth and pass H.B 300 out of the House and to the Senate.” Read more


Upcoming Events

(Apr 24, 2023)

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Roundtable examines negative impact of selling public water systems

(Apr 20, 2023)

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, April 20 – The House Majority Policy Committee hosted a tour and roundtable today to discuss how Pennsylvania residents are negatively impacted when public water authorities are sold to for-profit companies, including rate hikes with little to no service improvements. The committee discussed the potential sale and fallout for residents from legal proceedings regarding the sale of Chester Water Authority, including its holding of about 2,000 acres of land. “The sale of this public water authority is bad news for any resident of Pennsylvania who values their ability to access clean water and open green spaces,” said state Rep. Carol Kazeem, who hosted the event and represents portions of Delaware County – including the city of Chester. “For the more than 200,000 paying customers of Chester Water Authority, this sale could result in skyrocketing rate hikes. People who enjoy the outdoors can also expect access to the 2,000 acres of land currently owned by Chester Water Authority to change dramatically – including access for boaters, hikers and anglers. The bottom line is the only one who benefits from this sale is the for-profit company trying to purchase Chester Water Authority.” The city of Chester’s sale of CWA to Essential Utilities , which also does business as Aqua America, is currently held up in court awaiting potential arguments before the state Supreme Read more


Rep. Scott to attend first ever Conshy GreenFest

(Apr 20, 2023)

CONSHOHOCKEN, April 20 – State Rep. Greg Scott, D-Montgomery, said he will attend the first-ever Conshy GreenFest, hosted by the Conshohocken Environmental Advisory Council from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22 at the Conshohocken Community Center at the Fellowship House, located at 515 Harry St. “The purpose of the Conshy GreenFest is for people of all ages to explore key environmental topics including composting, green energy, climate change, ecofriendly gardening and landscaping, and others,” Scott said. “Educating the community on these issues and offering E-waste recycling drop-off protects the integrity of the future of our environment.” According to Scott, there will be an e-waste recycling point during the event for small items only, including old computers, cell phones and other electronic devices. Residents also can take part in fun exhibits and interactive learning opportunities on composting, tree planting, native plants, renewable energy, electric cars and bikes, and many more. Scott and his office staff will be there to assist with any legislative questions and constituent services, including SEPTA Key Cards, energy services and more. More information is available on the event page or by contacting Scott’s office at 484-685-3494. Read more