Briggs sworn in for seventh term representing 149th District

(Jan 05, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 5 – State Rep. Tim Briggs was sworn in today at the state Capitol to begin his seventh term representing the 149 th District in Montgomery County. “It’s an honor to continue to represent the 149 th District, and I’m eager to dig back in for another legislative session working on issues that matter to members of my community,” said Briggs, D-Montgomery. “The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated many problems that we needed to address even before the health crisis began – the need for affordable quality health care, equitable education funding, and an economy that works for everyone. It’s also critical that we address the impacts of the pandemic and get help to the frontline workers, small businesses, and others who have been hit the hardest.” Briggs has been reappointed to serve as Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, which reviews all legislation relating to aspects of the civil and criminal court systems, law enforcement and corrections . Briggs continues to prioritize constituent service. His staff has worked remotely during the pandemic, available by phone and email, and helped many residents with unemployment compensation and other pandemic-related issues. His office remains available by phone at 610-768-3135 or email at RepBriggs@pahouse.net . “My staff and I can help navigate a number of state-related issues, and it’s my goal to remain Read more

 

Krueger sworn in to continue representing the 161st District

(Jan 05, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 5 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger was sworn in today for another term as representative for the 161st Legislative District in Delaware County. “We begin a new legislative session faced with the devastation to our humanity, to our communities, and to our economy wrought by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With a renewed commitment to the well-being of our families, our friends, and our neighbors, I am honored to continue to work and fight for help for those who need it, including small businesses, frontline workers and emergency responders,” said Krueger. Krueger, who was first elected in a special election in August 2015, said she will continue to work to protect access to health care, stand up for clean air and water, and support fire and emergency services. In addition, her district office remains available to help residents of the 161st with state-related issues and services, including home heating, children’s health insurance, prescription drug and property tax/rent rebate assistance. “In the past year, my staff helped 1,080 people with unemployment compensation complications, attempted to close a total of 13,101 constituent service cases, and directed countless residents and small business owners to resources,” Krueger said. “We know the past year has been hard and we remain ready to help by phone or email, or in-person by appointment.” Read more

 

Warren takes oath for 2021-22 Pa. House term

(Jan 05, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 5 – State Rep. Perry Warren took the oath of office at the state Capitol today to begin his third term representing the 31st District in Bucks County The noon swearing-in ceremony marked the beginning of the 2021-22 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Washington County Judge Brandon Neuman, a former House member, administered the oath of office. Warren said he will focus on COVID-19 relief; child protection in custody cases (Kayden’s Law); economic development and job creation; infrastructure; community safety; and environmental protection in the new term. He will receive committee assignments later in the month. “All levels of government are being challenged to be creative, versatile and knowledgeable in order to provide services and relief to our residents and communities facing the pandemic,” Warren said. “I’m honored that the people of the 31 st District chose me as their advocate during this period. I will continue to use my life and legislative experience and relationships on both sides of the aisle to represent and support our residents and communities.” The 31 st District consists of Lower Makefield Township, Morrisville Borough Wards 1, 2 and 3, Newtown Borough, Newtown Township and Yardley Borough. Warren said his office can help with a variety of state-related services, including prescription drug and property tax/rent rebate assistance, and can help Read more

 

Sanchez sworn in to begin second term as state representative

(Jan 05, 2021)

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, among the priorities Sanchez said he will focus on in the new term are ensuring accessible and affordable health care for all and economic recovery, as well as social justice, including the demand for action for gun safety, and protecting citizen rights when it comes to equality and the environment. Read more

 

Webster sworn in to begin second term as state representative

(Jan 05, 2021)

Among the priorities Webster said he will focus on in the new term are addressing the economic issues impacting Pennsylvania and proposing legislation that would improve the legislative process. Read more

 

Nelson sworn in to begin first term as state representative

(Jan 05, 2021)

Among the priorities Nelson said he will focus on in his first term are fighting for sound and equitable public education, reforming the tax code to help low- and fixed-income residents and small businesses, justice and health reforms to remove disparities in outcomes, and building strong, sustainable, welcoming communities for everyone. Read more

 

Ciresi sworn in to begin second term as state representative

(Jan 05, 2021)

Among the priorities Ciresi said he will focus on in the new term are relief for small businesses and restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic, restoring passenger train service to Royersford and Pottstown, enacting education reform, and fighting for property tax relief. Read more

 

Daley appointed Democratic chair of Tourism & Recreational Development Committee

(Jan 05, 2021)

“The spread of the deadly coronavirus has burdened our museums, our sports and entertainment venues, our recreation and travel industries, and so much more. I view this appointment as a challenge to ensure that these vital areas remain vibrant and ready for an eventual return to normalcy, as I, for one, am so much looking forward to life after the COVID-19 pandemic.” Read more

 

Reps. Briggs, Daley announce grant for Lower Merion Conservancy

(Dec 30, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 30 – State Reps. Tim Briggs and Mary Jo Daley, both D-Montgomery, announced that Lower Merion Conservancy was awarded a state grant to support green stormwater infrastructure projects. The $184,960 Growing Greener grant will support Lower Merion Conservancy’s Growing Greener Streets project, which aims to work with private property owners to install residential-scale green stormwater infrastructure. Twenty-five property owners have already signed on and more will be recruited. “This funding will help protect our waterways. I’m pleased to see this grant awarded to Lower Merion Conservancy to help private property owners undertake this work and ultimately inspire others to make environmentally friendly changes as well,” Briggs said. “It’s encouraging to know that many private property owners have already signed up for this project to improve stormwater management and keep pollutants out of our streams and rivers. I look forward to seeing this work take shape in Narberth and Lower Merion Township. Protecting our waterways is an investment in our community’s future, and I appreciate Lower Merion Conservancy’s efforts to help us live greener,” said Daley. Growing Greener grants are awarded through the Department of Environmental Protection to support watershed restoration and protection projects, among other work. Read more

 

Sanchez announces $500K grant for Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership project

(Dec 30, 2020)

ABINGTON, Dec. 30 – State Rep. Ben Sanchez announced that Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership was awarded a $543,250 state grant to support a stormwater management project. The Growing Greener grant will go toward the Jenkintown Creek Restoration: Alverthorpe Park Stormwater Management Project, which includes installing a new subsurface stormwater basin to intercept the existing storm system and manage a 17-acre contributing drainage area. “Taking care of our local waterways is critical for our environment and for our community as a whole,” said Sanchez, D-Montgomery. “I’m pleased to help with this continued investment in the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership to support clean, healthy waterways in our community and beyond.” Growing Greener grants are awarded through the Department of Environmental Protection to support watershed restoration and protection projects, among other work. Read more

 

Delaware County elected officials laud $1.5M grant to strengthen 911 system

(Dec 29, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 29 – State representatives and senators from Delaware County applauded a $1.5 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program award to strengthen the county’s 911 system. Through bipartisan efforts, elected officials helped secure grants to benefit more than 560,000 Pennsylvanians and help Delaware County’s first responders. This project will strengthen the security and reliability of the county’s public safety communication system. This includes 24 tower upgrades to provide acceptable county-wide communication coverage, shelter structures, an ice bridge, grounding, electric, HVAC, core work additions and 911 center equipment to communicate effectively in emergency situations with citizens, first responders and with surrounding counties in southeastern Pennsylvania. “Calling 911 and receiving a timely response has been an issue for years throughout Delaware County,” House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Delaware/Phila., said. “Thankfully, this funding will help streamline our communications system to ensure that residents in crisis can quickly receive help and support. I’m proud to see lawmakers from both the House and Senate, Democrat and Republican, come together for the safety of the people we represent.” “I’ve heard from many constituents about frustrations they’ve experienced with calling 911 since 2016,” Read more

 

Nelson teams with high school civics class, other state reps to discuss prison oversight and the legislative process

(Dec 22, 2020)

“My first bill, which I plan to introduce soon, will focus on reforming the prison oversight structure for Class 2-A counties like Montgomery and Delaware,” Nelson said. “Knowing that this will be an opportunity for me and my team to learn the ropes, I thought why not engage our students in this real-world learning process? That is exactly what the Project-Based Learning program is meant to do.” Read more

 

Rep. Sanchez, Sen. Haywood Present $3.9 Million Check to Aqua Pennsylvania for Clean Water

(Dec 22, 2020)

“As somebody who lives in this community with my wife and three children, plus countless other family, friends and neighbors, securing this funding for PFAS remediation at North Hills was a significant accomplishment.” Read more

 

Daley: Why I wear my mask

(Dec 21, 2020)

I just am not interested in sacrificing the time I have put in staying masked, socially distant and with very clean hands to COVID-19. I am sticking with the public health experts because, as they see it, the best that can happen is we all commit to wearing our masks, we get COVID-19 under control and, combined with vaccinations, we return to relative normalcy once again. Read more

 

Reps. Ciresi, Davis reintroduce legislation to provide financial relief to local bars, restaurants

(Dec 18, 2020)

The bill will utilize funding from Pennsylvania’s Rainy Day Fund “because these restaurants are in need of help now, and the consequences of our state will be much worse if they go under,” Ciresi said. There will be a cap on assistance to ensure as many local businesses as possible are helped. Read more

 

Ciresi: Show your support for our frontline healthcare workers and our restaurant industry this holiday season with gift cards

(Dec 14, 2020)

“A lot of these frontline workers don’t have time to eat,” Ciresi said. “These gift cards will help support those nurses, doctors, hospital workers, and others in the medical community, while providing needed revenue to the mom and pop restaurants and bars that are struggling under the most recent closure orders.” Read more

 

Warren reintroduces legislation in the 2021-22 session

(Dec 09, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 9 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, is reintroducing several bills from the 2019-20 legislative session for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ 2021-22 session. “In the new session, I’m reintroducing legislation that would safeguard people’s finances, ensure adults’ and children’s health and safety, and protect the environment,” Warren said. “My legislation aims to make Pennsylvania more prosperous, safer and healthier for all.” Warren said that he intends to space the reintroduction of the bills out over the next several months, and he is working with legislative staff on revisions to other bills. Among the bills he is reintroducing now are: Formerly H.B. 328, the “ Flood Insurance Premium Assistance Task Force ” legislation would seek to reduce rising flood insurance premiums by issuing recommendations regarding potential programs that provide premium discounts or incentivize local governments to support flood mitigation efforts, and implement any necessary changes to state statute or policy regarding the administration of flood insurance. House Bill 328 passed the House unanimously in 2019, but was not voted on in the Senate. Formerly H.B. 1608, the “ Water Bottle Filling Stations ” legislation would help protect our environment and enhance hygiene by curbing the production and use of water bottles through the requirement that newly Read more

 

Sanchez announces $60K grant for Abington-Jenkintown Connections project

(Dec 08, 2020)

“This project will create connections between public transit, schools, parks, businesses and neighborhoods, enhancing the safety and recreational opportunities for the areas served,” said Sanchez, whose 153rd Legislative District includes Abington Township. “In addition to improving transportation quality and walkability throughout the area, this project will be improving stormwater management systems to help reduce the impact of potential flooding in our area.” Read more

 

Davis: Revitalization project invests in new jobs for Bucks County

(Dec 04, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 4 – State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks today announced vital state support for the U.S. Steel Fairless Hills revitalization project. The project will redevelop the 1,811-acre former industrial site into a diverse business park as part of a Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOZ) established through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. “Bucks County is a great place to do business – we have a strong workforce, excellent schools, and we’re a short drive to one third of the nation’s population – and more employers than ever are looking to move here,” Davis said. “That’s why I advocated for the Fairless Hills KOZ – to attract more employers to create jobs with family-sustaining wages and benefits. Jobs created at Fairless Hills lead to even more downstream jobs in supporting businesses and industries and helps make our area an even better place to live and work.” The KOZ was established through Act 114/HB 2536, the fiscal code bill enacted as part of the final state budget in November. Read more

 

Daley announces Highlands Mansion preservation through recently passed and signed legislation

(Dec 03, 2020)

“Diligent work by many people who have been involved over a long period of time has paid off, as the HHS now has oversight of this wonderful property located right here in the 148th,” Daley said. “This transfer ensures the preservation of the Highlands Mansion and Gardens, allowing our community to treasure this space for years to come.” Read more

 

Briggs sworn in for seventh term representing 149th District
Jan 05, 2021

Krueger sworn in to continue representing the 161st District
Jan 05, 2021

Warren takes oath for 2021-22 Pa. House term
Jan 05, 2021

Sanchez sworn in to begin second term as state representative
Jan 05, 2021

Webster sworn in to begin second term as state representative
Jan 05, 2021

Nelson sworn in to begin first term as state representative
Jan 05, 2021

Ciresi sworn in to begin second term as state representative
Jan 05, 2021

Daley appointed Democratic chair of Tourism & Recreational Development Committee
Jan 05, 2021

Reps. Briggs, Daley announce grant for Lower Merion Conservancy
Dec 30, 2020

Sanchez announces $500K grant for Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership project
Dec 30, 2020

Delaware County elected officials laud $1.5M grant to strengthen 911 system
Dec 29, 2020

Nelson teams with high school civics class, other state reps to discuss prison oversight and the legislative process
Dec 22, 2020

Rep. Sanchez, Sen. Haywood Present $3.9 Million Check to Aqua Pennsylvania for Clean Water
Dec 22, 2020

Daley: Why I wear my mask
Dec 21, 2020

Reps. Ciresi, Davis reintroduce legislation to provide financial relief to local bars, restaurants
Dec 18, 2020

Ciresi: Show your support for our frontline healthcare workers and our restaurant industry this holiday season with gift cards
Dec 14, 2020

Warren reintroduces legislation in the 2021-22 session
Dec 09, 2020

Sanchez announces $60K grant for Abington-Jenkintown Connections project
Dec 08, 2020

Davis: Revitalization project invests in new jobs for Bucks County
Dec 04, 2020

Daley announces Highlands Mansion preservation through recently passed and signed legislation
Dec 03, 2020