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Snyder announces 2019 office hours, locations in effect Jan. 1

Harris names deputy whips for 2019-20 legislative session

(Jan 09, 2019)

State Rep. Jordan Harris, D-Phila., today named Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, Rep. Pam DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, and Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene, as deputy whips for the 2019-20 legislative session. Read more

 

Proudly representing you

(Jan 03, 2019)

This week, I began my fourth, two-year term proudly representing the 50th Legislative District. Read more

 

Snyder sworn in for fourth term in state House

(Jan 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 1 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, today was sworn into office for her fourth two-year term representing the 50 th Legislative District. “It’s the beginning of a new year and also the beginning of a new session. I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to best represent my district and my constituents’ needs,” Snyder said. “There is a lot of work to be done, but I’m confident my fellow legislators and I – from both sides of the aisle – will work in unison to advance the interests of all residents across the commonwealth.” Snyder is already fast at work, noting she plans to continue her hardline approach of bringing her constituents and other underserved and unserved rural communities access to high-speed broadband internet service. During the 2017-18 legislative session, Snyder and then-state representative and current state Sen.-elect Kristin Phillips-Hill, R-York, formed the Broadband Caucus. Snyder said they plan to make this a bicameral caucus, spearheaded in the Senate by Phillips-Hill and Snyder at the helm in the House. She already has circulated 10 pieces of legislation to House members for co-sponsorship. The bills include allowing farmers’ markets and roadside farm stands the opportunity to post signs along state roadways that advertise the sale of fresh produce; establishing early voting in Pennsylvania; implementing real estate tax deductions Read more

 

Over $230,000 in tax credits to aid Brownsville barge company, Centerville food bank - and more!

(Dec 21, 2018)

As you know, I’ve spoken publicly in the past about the importance of ensuring the safety of corrections officers in state prisons. I even introduced legislation – now law – that allows all corrections officers to carry pepper spray. Read more

 

Snyder announces 2019 office hours, locations in effect Jan. 1

(Dec 18, 2018)

CARMICHAELS, Dec. 18 – To provide convenient constituent access across the sprawling 50 th Legislative District, state Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, has announced her 2019 office hours and locations, which take effect Jan. 1. All-day access will continue from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Snyder’s Carmichaels and Waynesburg offices, and be offered for the same time frame in her Brownsville office Wednesday and Thursday. Snyder will operate once-a-month, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. outreaches in two locations: Masontown the fourth Tuesday, and Fredericktown the third Tuesday. “Nothing is more important to an elected official than being accessible to the people we serve, and we believe that our 2019 office configuration satisfies that goal,” Snyder said. “This is a very strong effort to match our staffing resources with demonstrated patterns of constituent need. It positions us to best serve everyone starting January 1.” The detailed list of office addresses, phone numbers, days and hours is: Carmichaels Office 104 S. Market St. Carmichaels, Pa. 15320 724-966-8953 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Waynesburg Office 93 E. High St. Waynesburg, Pa. 15370 724-627-8683 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Brownsville Office 113 Thornton Road Brownsville, Pa. 15417 724-785-8477 Every Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Read more

 

Snyder: Over $230,000 in tax credits to aid Brownsville barge company, Centerville food bank

(Dec 17, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 17 – A barge production company in Brownsville and a Centerville food bank today were the recipients of a combined $232,500 in tax credits, announced state Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington. Heartland Fabrication LLC was awarded $150,000 for expansion efforts at its Brownsville-based location. The awarded tax credits will create nearly 50 jobs and allow for the retention of 189 existing full-time manufacturing jobs in Fayette County. The Greater Washington County Food Bank, located in Centerville, received $82,500 in tax credits. The tax credits will assist in the purchase of mid-sized delivery trucks, which will help deliver food to those in need. “I’m happy to announce the tax credits awarded today to Heartland Fabrication LLC and the Greater Washington County Food Bank,” Snyder said. “Both entities have the best interest of the 50 th Legislative District in mind, and these tax credits will allow them to successfully implement their plans to best serve our community.” The tax credit program, managed by the state Department of Community and Economic Development, provides the credits to businesses that donate capital to support projects that address neighborhood and community problems, including affordable housing, veteran’s initiatives, crime prevention education, job training and long-term community revitalization. Read more

 

Grant to fund services, advocacy for abuse victims in Greene, Fayette, Washington counties -- and more!

(Dec 14, 2018)

I’m happy to announce that two Child Advocacy Centers located in Fayette and Washington counties this week were awarded $47,000 in state funding by the Child Advocacy Board of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. Read more

 

Snyder: Grants to fund services, advocacy for abuse victims in Greene, Fayette and Washington counties

(Dec 13, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 13 – Two Child Advocacy Centers located in Fayette and Washington counties today each were awarded the maximum $47,000 in state funding by the Child Advocacy Board of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, according to state Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington. “I’m excited to announce funding that will play a crucial role in helping the commonwealth further protect at-risk children in our community,” Snyder said. “Sexual abuse is no laughing matter, especially when children are involved. So, it’s reassuring to know that these centers, which continue to serve as a safety net for at-risk children, have received the proper funding needed so that they can help as many children as possible.” The funding will be used to provide continued access to high-quality services for suspected child abuse victims. Funding also will be used to support the positions of forensic interviewer, outreach liaison and intake coordinator. The grant money comes from the Children’s Advocacy Center Funds through Act 28 of 2014, which highlighted the importance of Children’s Advocacy Centers and established a dedicated funding stream for CACs and training of mandated reporters. Centers were eligible to receive up to $47,000. Sto-Rox Neighborhood Health Council Inc. requested the funding for the Fayette and Washington CACs. In addition to helping children from those counties, both centers provide Read more

 

Grant to fund new training equipment for county tech institute -- and more!

(Dec 07, 2018)

I'm delighted to report that Fayette County Career & Technical Institute has been awarded a $48,329 grant for training equipment upgrades. Read more

 

Rep. Snyder's 2019 Capitol Scenes Calendar

(Dec 03, 2018)

Click on the link above to download Rep. Snyder's 2019 Capitol Scenes Calendar. Read more

 

Snyder: Grant of nearly $50,000 will help fund training equipment upgrades at Fayette County Career & Technical Institute

(Nov 29, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 29 – Students at the Fayette County Career & Technical Institute will benefit from upgraded training equipment thanks to a $48,329 grant from the state Department of Education, state Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, announced today. “I’m delighted about this grant,” Snyder said. “The funding will help ensure that area students who are preparing to meet the demands of today’s workforce will be training on equipment that meets the latest industry standards.” Snyder noted that the grant will help fund the purchase of – heating, air conditioning and refrigeration training equipment; automotive engine training equipment, including a gearbox cutaway, disc and drum brakes, a real axle cutaway, and electronics; and an automotive air conditioning training system. “Investments of this kind produce returns on so many levels,” Snyder said. “On one level, we’re ensuring that area students receive the training they need to get good jobs in the community. On a broader scale, we’re ensuring that the state’s workforce remains strong and competitive and that workers stay and raise families here and give back to the economy. Everyone benefits.” Snyder noted that the grant is part of a package of $1.2 million in competitive grants awarded to 38 career and technical centers and area vocational technical education schools statewide. The Read more

 

Fighting hunger this holiday season

(Nov 21, 2018)

With the holidays upon us, I want to remind everyone that the commonwealth offers some excellent resources to help families who may be struggling with food insecurity. Check out these links to: a list of food banks by county ; an interactive map of food pantries ; a list of state food programs ; a program through which hunters can share extra venison ; and ideas for fighting hunger in your community . If you don’t need help but want to volunteer your time or resources, you’ll find plenty of opportunities in the links above. This holiday season, let’s work together to make sure everyone has blessings to count. Read more

 

More than words; how Pennsylvania supports veterans

(Nov 08, 2018)

As Veterans Day nears, I wanted to share information on programs that benefit veterans and their families. To those from Greene, Fayette and Washington Counties who have bravely served our country, thank you and Happy Veterans Day. Read more

 

Heating aid via LIHEAP now open

(Nov 05, 2018)

The 2018-2019 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program – LIHEAP – is accepting applications for heating assistance grants. LIHEAP offers cash grants of $200 to $1,000 that are sent directly to the utility company to defray heating costs for eligible households, and crisis benefits of up to $600 for households in immediate danger of being without heat. Remember: These are grants and do not have to be repaid. This season’s income guidelines for both LIHEAP cash and crisis grants are $18,210 for an individual, $24,690 for couples and increases for each additional person in the household. Please click here for more LIHEAP information. Please consider visiting my office if you need help filing a LIHEAP application. Besides my office, LIHEAP information is available by: Contacting local County Assistance offices by phone or in person. Calling the LIHEAP Client Helpline at 1-866-857-7095 or PA Relay at 711 for the hearing impaired. Applying online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us . Read more

 

PACENET expansion -- and more!

(Oct 26, 2018)

Thousands of seniors in Greene, Fayette and Washington counties, join other seniors across the commonwealth in now being eligible for prescription assistance.A new law increases seniors’ access to the state’s prescription drug assistance program (PACENET) by raising the program’s income limits to keep pace with rising costs. The law increases the maximum income limit for PACENET to $27,500 for individuals and $35,500 for married couples.In addition, the new law allows pharmacists to fill partial prescriptions so PACE/PACENET participants’ refills can be synchronized for the same day.Because of this expansion, it’s estimated that an additional 17,000 seniors will now be eligible for PACENET.Facts on Fighting OpioidsOur communities have been hit especially hard by the opioid crisis.That’s why I worked with my colleagues to pass bills that would make a difference in our communities. There’s still more work to do, and the extent of the crisis isn’t confined to just the individual victim of addiction or overdose, as family members, neighbors, friends and even colleagues witness the devastation- However, the changes are working and families are better able to receive the help they need to via these new laws. Read more

 

10/18/18 – Decline of Volunteer Firefighters – Richeyville

(Oct 19, 2018)

Materials from House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing hosted by State Rep. Pam Snyder. Read more

 

Securing $1 million for job training at UMWACC

(Oct 19, 2018)

It is my pleasure to announce a $1 million grant was awarded to the United Mine Workers of America Career Centers, Inc., in order to provide job training in the technology field at the facility.From mechanical engineering to robotics, electronics, and computer and telecommunications and design, all will be taught through mechatronics. The center has partnered with the Community College of Allegheny County to offer a 400-hour certificate program in those fields.As you know, workforce development and re-training is important and obtaining sustaining jobs is imperative for our families to thrive. The $1 million grant from the state Department of Community and Economic Development follows the announcement earlier this year of a $3 million state grant to assist the UMWACC with construction costs for renovation of its facility. That award came through the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.Discussing the decline of volunteer firefightersIn order to help combat the drop in firefighting volunteer participation, I hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on Thursday in Richeyville. We discussed the sharp decline in the number of volunteer firefighters and what might be done to reverse that trend.We heard from local fire department officials on how their ranks are dwindling and how we can change that. I’m truly appreciative to volunteer firefighters and the significant role they play, particularly in rural areas. Read more

 

Snyder, Policy Committee examine decline in volunteer firefighters

(Oct 18, 2018)

RICHEYVILLE, Oct. 18 – The sharp decline in the number of volunteer firefighters was discussed at a public hearing held today by the House Democratic Policy Committee and hosted by state Rep. Pam Snyder. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, brought the committee and its chairman, state Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, to the Richeyville Volunteer Fire Company Hall. They heard testimony from local fire department officials on how their ranks are dwindling and what might be done to reverse that trend. “For decades, volunteer firefighters have formed the strong backbone of our area’s emergency response system,” Snyder said. “We can’t afford to have that spine weakened to the point where the ability to fight fires and respond to accidents becomes spotty. Today, we gathered information on the scope of the problem, which will be useful as we help craft the state’s response in terms of law and policy.” Sturla, who commended Snyder for keeping this issue on the radar, said, “Coming from a rural district, Representative Snyder is acutely aware of the importance of volunteer firefighters, whose work not only provides a vital service but also alleviates the burden on local taxpayers.” In addition to Bruce Trego, the acting Pennsylvania state fire commissioner, testifiers included: Jeff Marshall, chief, Waynesburg-Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Co.; Scott Dolan, chief, Hiller Volunteer Fire Co.; Mark Giovanelli, first Read more

 

Snyder: $1 million grant to provide job training opportunities at United Mine Workers of America Career Centers Inc.

(Oct 15, 2018)

CARMICHAELS, Oct. 15 – With the goal of providing job training that leads to careers with higher pay and advancement opportunity, state Rep. Pam Snyder today lauded the state’s $1 million grant to the United Mine Workers of America Career Centers Inc. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the grant will allow for additional training at the UMWACC’s facility in Prosperity, Greene County, in the in-demand fields of advanced manufacturing and mechatronics. The center has partnered with the Community College of Allegheny County to offer a 400-hour certificate program in those fields. Mechatronics is a technology that combines mechanical engineering, robotics, electronics, and computer and telecommunications to design, build and operate products. “This grant is wonderful news, as it continues the state’s investment into jobs of the future in the 50 th Legislative District,” Snyder said. “Workforce development and the re-training of displaced workers so they can again obtain family-sustaining jobs is of paramount importance. Today, the administration has helped make that happen.” Snyder said the $1 million grant from the state Department of Community and Economic Development follows the announcement earlier this year of a $3 million state grant to assist the UMWACC with construction costs for renovation of its facility. That award came through the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. Read more

 

Snyder to host Policy Committee hearing on decline of volunteer firefighters Thursday in Richeyville

(Oct 15, 2018)

CARMICHAELS, Oct. 15 – State Rep. Pam Snyder will host a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on the sharp decline in the number of volunteer firefighters at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Richeyville Volunteer Fire Co. Hall, 14 Firehall Road, Richeyville, 15358 . Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, will be joined by House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, and other committee members. They will hear testimony from state and local officials about the seriousness of this problem and what might be done to rectify it. The current hearing agenda is: 2 p.m. Welcome and opening remarks 2:10 p.m. Bruce Trego , acting Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner 2:40 p.m. Panel of local volunteer fire companies: Jeff Marshall , chief, Waynesburg-Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Co. Scott Dolan , chief, Hiller Volunteer Fire Co. Mark Giovanelli , first assistant chief, East Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Co. Craig Baily , president, Carmichaels-Cumberland Township Volunteer Fire Co. 3:30 p.m. Closing remarks The media and public are invited to attend. Read more

 

Harris names deputy whips for 2019-20 legislative session
Jan 09, 2019

Proudly representing you
Jan 03, 2019

Snyder sworn in for fourth term in state House
Jan 01, 2019

Over $230,000 in tax credits to aid Brownsville barge company, Centerville food bank - and more!
Dec 21, 2018

Snyder announces 2019 office hours, locations in effect Jan. 1
Dec 18, 2018

Snyder: Over $230,000 in tax credits to aid Brownsville barge company, Centerville food bank
Dec 17, 2018

Grant to fund services, advocacy for abuse victims in Greene, Fayette, Washington counties -- and more!
Dec 14, 2018

Snyder: Grants to fund services, advocacy for abuse victims in Greene, Fayette and Washington counties
Dec 13, 2018

Grant to fund new training equipment for county tech institute -- and more!
Dec 07, 2018

Rep. Snyder's 2019 Capitol Scenes Calendar
Dec 03, 2018

Snyder: Grant of nearly $50,000 will help fund training equipment upgrades at Fayette County Career & Technical Institute
Nov 29, 2018

Fighting hunger this holiday season
Nov 21, 2018

More than words; how Pennsylvania supports veterans
Nov 08, 2018

Heating aid via LIHEAP now open
Nov 05, 2018

PACENET expansion -- and more!
Oct 26, 2018

10/18/18 – Decline of Volunteer Firefighters – Richeyville
Oct 19, 2018

Securing $1 million for job training at UMWACC
Oct 19, 2018

Snyder, Policy Committee examine decline in volunteer firefighters
Oct 18, 2018

Snyder: $1 million grant to provide job training opportunities at United Mine Workers of America Career Centers Inc.
Oct 15, 2018

Snyder to host Policy Committee hearing on decline of volunteer firefighters Thursday in Richeyville
Oct 15, 2018