Guzman to host Monday tour highlighting PA Rescue Plan proposed investments for downtowns

(May 06, 2021)

READING, May 6 – The media is invited to join Rep. Manny Guzman and the House Democratic Policy Committee for a tour of how the PA Rescue Plan would deliver for downtowns. The tour will begin at 1 p.m. Monday, May 10 at Reading City Hall, 815 Washington St., near the heart of Reading’s Keystone Opportunity Zone. Immediately following the tour at 2 p.m., the committee will host a media opportunity for press to discuss the PA Rescue Plan with legislators and participants. The PA Rescue Plan aims to ensure federal American Rescue Plan funding is invested for immediate impact and long-term success. Additional information about the plan is available at www.pahouse.com/parescueplan . READING, 6 de mayo – Se invita a los medios de comunicación a unirse al representante Manny Guzmán y al Democratic Policy Committee de la Cámara de Representantes para una gira sobre cómo el Plan de Rescate de Pennsylvania podría funcionar en los centros urbanos. El recorrido comenzará a la 1 p.m. el lunes 10 de mayo en Reading City Hall, 815 Washington St., cerca del corazón de la Zona de Oportunidades de Reading. Inmediatamente después de la gira a las 2 p.m., el comité presentará una oportunidad para que la prensa discuta el Plan de Rescate de la Pennsylvania con legisladores y participantes. El Plan de Rescate de PA tiene como objetivo garantizar que los fondos del Plan de Rescate Read more

 

Rep. Tina Davis: The Pa Rescue Plan protects our seniors

(May 03, 2021)

You shouldn’t have to work until you die. You should know there will come a time where you can take off those work shoes – boots, heels, sneakers or whatever – and put your feet up for a well-earned break. But, in today’s America, only about two-thirds of workers have access to any kind of a retirement plan. In today’s America only half of workers have access to nothing but 401(k) plans. The Pennsylvanian who invented the 401(k) created them to supplement a pension, not be a retired worker’s only support beyond Social Security. Except almost nobody has a pension anymore – just a 401(k) account that doesn’t seem to get any bigger while billionaires get richer every day. So, instead of retirement we see what are supposed to be “heartwarming” stories about people who should be taking a well-deserved rest forced back on the job, a 79-year-old and a 19-year-old wearing the same uniform and sharing a shift. Or we hear stories about seniors cutting pills in half to stretch their supply, and seniors forced to sell their homes because they can’t afford their property taxes, or because they need health care. It’s not right. We need to do better. The Pa Rescue Plan would help. Pennsylvania is getting billions of dollars from the federal government. This money isn’t supposed to be hidden away for a rainy day. COVID-19 is the worst “storm” we’ve faced in more than a century, and Read more

 

Sappey delivers town hall update on House legislative efforts

(Apr 30, 2021)

State Rep. Christina Sappey held an online town hall event Thursday to discuss state and local government matters with residents of the 158th Legislative District. Read more

 

Daley: PA Can Be A Technology Leader with #PARescuePlan

(Apr 27, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley says the Pennsylvania Rescue Plan would put money into the hands of small businesses in southeast PA and would help restore our economy. Read more

 

Sanchez: The PA Rescue Plan helps the local businesses hit hardest by COVID-19

(Apr 27, 2021)

We can Recover, Restore and Reimagine a better future with the PA Rescue Plan – and rebuild our economy from the ground up. Read more

 

Op-Ed: Shelve the theatrics and address real issues affecting Pa. women and children

(Apr 23, 2021)

Improving women’s health care doesn’t require news conferences designed to parrot tired and untrue talking points. To make a positive difference for all women and children of Pennsylvania, let’s instead focus our energy and attention on evidence-based policies that address bona fide issues and move Pennsylvania forward. Read more

 

Ciresi: PA Rescue Plan Will Lead to Good Paying Jobs

(Apr 22, 2021)

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

(Apr 21, 2021)

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

 

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

 

Ciresi Calls for Transparency and Disclosure

(Apr 08, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Joe Ciresi said when public dollars are spent on outside legal counsel in Harrisburg, taxpayers have the right to easily access this information. It's why he support s this basic principle of good government and transparency. Read more

 

Sanchez, Schlossberg aim to close LGBTQ+ Panic Defense loophole

(Apr 08, 2021)

While similar bills have been introduced in previous legislative sessions, the Sanchez/Schlossberg legislation would extend beyond the “gay” and “trans” terminology to include all members of this marginalized community by prohibiting the court system from allowing a defense of this nature in consideration of serious provocation or insanity. Read more

 

Ciresi grateful for announcement of Pottstown vaccination clinic

(Apr 07, 2021)

The new clinic in Pottstown opens at 9 a.m. Friday at Bethel Community Church of Pottstown, 575 N. Keim St., and will be open six days a week. Read more

 

Rep. Joe Ciresi: Pa. charter school law is old and broken — and it’s time we fix it

(Apr 05, 2021)

We can save taxpayers a quarter-billion dollars each year and make our current system better, and there’s a plan to do that — the Charter School Reform Act of 2021, H.B. 272. Read more

 

Reps. Rozzi, Gregory encourage survivors to show support for PA legislative action

(Mar 31, 2021)

For years, Reps. Jim Gregory and Mark Rozzi have worked together on a bipartisan compromise after previous efforts to pass similar legislation for a retroactive window for victims failed repeatedly. Read more

 

Webster: Today is Transgender Day of Visibility!

(Mar 31, 2021)

Transgender and gender nonconforming individuals experience daily discrimination and even violence for living their lives. Always be accepting, including, and understanding when advocating to protect all members of the LGBTQ+ community. Read more

 

Guzman to host Monday tour highlighting PA Rescue Plan proposed investments for downtowns
May 06, 2021

Rep. Tina Davis: The Pa Rescue Plan protects our seniors
May 03, 2021

Sappey delivers town hall update on House legislative efforts
Apr 30, 2021

Daley: PA Can Be A Technology Leader with #PARescuePlan
Apr 27, 2021

Sanchez: The PA Rescue Plan helps the local businesses hit hardest by COVID-19
Apr 27, 2021

Op-Ed: Shelve the theatrics and address real issues affecting Pa. women and children
Apr 23, 2021

Ciresi: PA Rescue Plan Will Lead to Good Paying Jobs
Apr 22, 2021

The PA Rescue Plan invests in technology and a healthier future
Apr 21, 2021

Amendment by Nelson helps protect taxpayers from fines, penalties
Apr 20, 2021

Nelson responds to guilty verdict in Derek Chauvin trial
Apr 20, 2021

Pedestrian safety at St. Joseph’s enhanced by PennDOT funding, Daley and Cephas announce
Apr 20, 2021

Ciresi: Time is now to commit to Reading-to-Philadelphia rail service restoration
Apr 14, 2021

BioTech Innovation Organization, Pfizer share vaccine efficacy, role in COVID-19 recovery
Apr 12, 2021

Kim, Parker to lead Monday’s Policy Committee hearing on crushing COVID-19
Apr 09, 2021

Ciresi Calls for Transparency and Disclosure
Apr 08, 2021

Sanchez, Schlossberg aim to close LGBTQ+ Panic Defense loophole
Apr 08, 2021

Ciresi grateful for announcement of Pottstown vaccination clinic
Apr 07, 2021

Rep. Joe Ciresi: Pa. charter school law is old and broken — and it’s time we fix it
Apr 05, 2021

Reps. Rozzi, Gregory encourage survivors to show support for PA legislative action
Mar 31, 2021

Webster: Today is Transgender Day of Visibility!
Mar 31, 2021