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Ciresi: PA Rescue Plan Will Lead to Good Paying Jobs

(20 hours ago)

Pa. state Rep. Joe Ciresi highlights the benefits of the House Democrats’ PA Rescue Plan, from expanding healthcare access, to job training opportunities and improved telehealth capabilities. Read more

The PA Rescue Plan invests in technology and a healthier future

(1 day ago)

Our Pennsylvania Rescue Plan invests in technology, including making sure the commonwealth grows our already robust biotechnology research industry into a global leader. Read more

Amendment by Nelson helps protect taxpayers from fines, penalties

(Apr 20, 2021)

PA state Rep. Napoleon Nelson, who previously served as a tax collector, offered an amendment to H.B. 430 that helps protect taxpayers from harsh fines and penalties. The measure passed with strong bipartisan support (194-7). Read more

Nelson responds to guilty verdict in Derek Chauvin trial

(Apr 20, 2021)

Regardless of today’s verdict – which, in my opinion, was the right one and the only reasonable conclusion – the country has a long way to go before we can talk about equal treatment under the law. Read more

Pedestrian safety at St. Joseph’s enhanced by PennDOT funding, Daley and Cephas announce

(Apr 20, 2021)

"We need to find a safer and more efficient way for our students, faculty and staff to cross City Avenue, and this project wouldn’t be possible without PennDOT’s partnership.” Read more

Rulemaking to protect people’s health and safety is latest target of Republican majority power grab

(Apr 20, 2021)

The notion that regulatory policy should be based on the number of regulations that exist rather than on the public purpose of those regulations is foolish, if not dangerous. Adding this cost to the state budget and to government while programs and services to help people hang in the balance shows us exactly where Republican majority priorities lie. Read more

14 hearings were pretense for voter suppression laws

(Apr 15, 2021)

State Government Committee Republican members continue false claims, show contempt for Pa.’s local election officials. Read more

Ciresi: Time is now to commit to Reading-to-Philadelphia rail service restoration

(Apr 14, 2021)

The “excuse” train has terminated its run. Let’s get this done and enhance the vitality of our region. Read more

BioTech Innovation Organization, Pfizer share vaccine efficacy, role in COVID-19 recovery

(Apr 12, 2021)

HARRISBURG, April 12 – As Pennsylvania expands vaccine eligibility, the House Democratic Policy Committee heard from the manufacturers tirelessly working to develop safe and effective vaccines for global use. At a Policy Committee hearing today, testifiers included representatives from Biotechnology Innovation Organization and Pfizer, who provided details on the technology behind the development of the COVID-19 vaccines and how the United States can reach herd immunity. Chairman Ryan Bizzarro and state Reps. Patty Kim and Darisha Parker facilitated the hearing, where Amy Walker, director of Infectious Diseases Policy for Biotechnology Innovation Organization and Lisa Coen, senior director, Vaccine Public Affairs with Pfizer, shared insight into the science behind the creation of COVID-19 vaccines, ongoing research, development and trials. Walker shared that five presidents, both Democratic and Republican, have been vaccinated, highlighting that the vaccines have received bipartisan support. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to have conversations based on science and fact. These vaccines will save lives and I encourage everyone eligible and interested to take the advice of scientists and medical professionals and help put this pandemic behind us,” Bizzarro implored. “It is important for us to hear this testimony today, especially for my constituents,” Parker said. “Communities of color have battled COVID extra Read more

Kim, Parker to lead Monday’s Policy Committee hearing on crushing COVID-19

(Apr 09, 2021)

HARRISBURG, April 9 – The committee will hear from the biotech industry and COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers at a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing hosted by state Reps. Patty Kim and Darisha Parker. The hearing will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 12 . The media and public are invited to watch online at www.pahouse.com/policy or on the committee’s Facebook page--@PADemPolicy. Media inquiries may be submitted via email to policy@pahouse.net . Chairman Ryan Bizzarro, Vice Chair Mary Isaacson and members of the House Democratic Policy Committee will join Kim and Parker to discuss how supply is catching up with demand and how vaccine distribution is meeting the needs of Pennsylvanians seeking vaccination. Additional hearing information will be available by clicking here or visiting www.pahouse.com/policycommittee . Read more