Hanbidge earns appointment to Task Force on Child Pornography

(Sep 14, 2021)

“As a child advocate, I witnessed the incredible power of working with a diverse group of professionals and experts united in the goal of making sure every child is safe. I look forward to working with and learning from the other members of the task force to ensure that every child in the commonwealth is safe from exploitation and victimization." Read more

 

Sappey introduces resolution designating September as International Underground Railroad Month

(Sep 13, 2021)

“It’s critical to recognize the importance of the Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania’s history, not only for the sake of those who put their lives on the line so that all Americans could be free before the Civil War, but also to remember that in Pennsylvania the fight for the true freedom of all people is still being fought.” Read more

 

Women’s Health Caucus condemns Texas’ ban on abortion

(Sep 02, 2021)

Members of the Women’s Health Caucus said they want to remind Pennsylvanians that, while they are standing in solidarity with those negatively impacted by the new Texas law, abortion remains legal in Pennsylvania, and Gov. Wolf has guaranteed a veto if any restrictive legislation reaches his desk. Read more

 

Guenst highlights the importance of National Recovery Month 2021

(Sep 01, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Nancy Guenst talks with Pa. Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Jennifer Smith about National Recovery Month and getting rid of the stigma that surrounds addiction. Read more

 

Bullock, Hanbidge legislation to require masks for PA schools, daycare centers

(Aug 31, 2021)

According to the CDC, multiple studies have shown that transmission rates within school settings – when prevention strategies are in place – are typically lower than community transmission levels. Read more

 

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefit Programs Ending Sept. 4

(Aug 25, 2021)

Job search assistance and non-unemployment assistance is available to help those in need. Read more

 

Sanchez proposes only allowing PA ballot questions during bigger election turnout years

(Aug 20, 2021)

“Democracy works better when more people participate. This proposal brings better transparency to the process and will help ensure that the voices of more Pennsylvanians will be heard when it comes to constitutional changes that affect us all.” Read more

 

Ciresi introduces bill requiring local school board representation on charter boards

(Aug 19, 2021)

“The basis of good government — responsibility, efficiency and accountability — requires that we have an elected representative who represents the public interest and who can be called to account for how taxpayer money is being spent. My bill would ensure that happens.” Read more

 

Nelson: Emerging Tech Caucus Highlights Innovation

(Aug 11, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Napoleon Nelson and the Emerging Technologies Caucus visited Ben Franklin Technology PArtners in Philadelphia to learn about blockchain, robotics and other innovative technologies that are helping build transformative companies and communities across the commonwealth. Read more

 

Napoleon Nelson introduces blockchain technology bill package

(Aug 11, 2021)

The two proposals from Nelson – H.B. 1370 and H.R. 121 – would permit businesses in Pennsylvania to develop blockchain-based products in a controlled way, while exploring the regulatory environment in anticipation of future growth. Read more

 

Nelson: Attends D.C. Rally in Support of the For the People Act, Part 2

(Aug 03, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Napoleon Nelson visits Washington, D.C. for a rally to ensure that government officials remain accountable to the people. Read more

 

Nelson: Attends D.C. Rally in Support of the For the People Act, Part 1

(Aug 03, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Napoleon Nelson joins state legislators from across the nation in Washington, D.C. to push for critical voting rights protections. Nelson and others are calling on the U.S. Senate to delay its August recess and pass the For The People Act (HR.1/S.1), which would protect the right to vote. Read more

 

Ciresi’s office returns almost $150K in unclaimed property to constituents in 2020

(Jul 29, 2021)

“I am very proud of the work my office has done to proactively search for and locate unclaimed property for residents in our community,” Ciresi said. “These 81 claimants now are in possession of the $147,122.63 that is rightfully theirs thanks to the efforts of my office. This service is offered free of charge to all my constituents, so please contact my office if you think you have unclaimed property.” Read more

 

Guzman asks Biden, Harris to terminate ICE contract at Berks County Residential Center

(Jul 28, 2021)

Guzman said that the unprecedented move was needed because Harrisburg has been slow or ineffective in acting on behalf of families there. Guzman was joined in the letter by more than 50 state and local elected officials. Read more

 

Daley: Being an Organ Donor Saves Lives

(Jul 27, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley learns more about organ recovery and donation from the Center of Organ Recovery and Education. Pa. is lagging behind other states when it comes organ donations. She herself is an organ donor, and has learned that Pa. has a lot of excellent facilities for organ recovery and donation to help save lives. Read more

 

Nelson: Be an Organ Donor, Be a Hero

(Jul 27, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Napoleon Nelson learns more about the Center for Organ Recovery and Education and how organ donation saves lives. He says that organ donors are superheroes, and one organ donor can save up to eight lives and impact the lives of 75 individuals from tissue donations. Read more

 

Daley: State policy makers talk carbon sequestration in Pennsylvania

(Jul 23, 2021)

Pa state Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, attended a House Policy Committee hearing held at the at the Delaware River Port Authority to listen to experts about how Pennsylvania can advance carbon sequestration technology to fight air pollution. Read more

 

O’Mara’s and Southeast Delegation members’ calls for higher-quality care in PA nursing homes recognized by Wolf administration

(Jul 22, 2021)

HARRISBURG, July 22 – State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara, D-Delaware, and members of the PA House Democratic Caucus’ Southeast Delegation authored a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf in April detailing the need to increase nursing homes’ minimum direct care hours. On Wednesday, July 21, the governor and secretary of health included this measure in their proposed revisions to the state’s nursing home regulations. The legislators’ letter dated April 15, 2021, advocates for the Pennsylvania Department of Health to increase minimum direct care hours in long-term care facilities from 2.7 to 4.1. O’Mara added that skilled nursing facility regulations have not been updated in more than 20 years. “Residents of long-term care facilities are burdened by this antiquated minimum established by the commonwealth. By increasing the amount of care they receive each day, we can simultaneously address the high turnover rate and consistent understaffing of Pennsylvania’s nursing homes and work toward creating manageable workloads that deliver high-quality care to residents,” O’Mara said. Secretary of Health Alison Beam noted that this is the first in a series of five packages of proposed nursing home regulations. The Pennsylvania Department of Health plans to submit the final-form regulations once all five packages of updates move through the state’s regulatory review process. “The COVID-19 pandemic showed us how Read more

 

Daley joins SAFE Caucus to discuss rising gun violence instances

(Jul 22, 2021)

Daley and other members of the caucus believe that all types of violence can be reduced through adequate funding for mental health services, stronger tools for law enforcement, resources to curb the effects of addiction and illegal drugs, and other solutions that promote public safety. Read more

 

Bucks County legislators laud major investment in homelessness prevention

(Jul 20, 2021)

The Wolf administration announced today that nearly $1.5 million in Emergency Solutions Grant CARES Act funding is being awarded to assist Pennsylvanians experiencing homelessness and to prevent future homelessness across the commonwealth. Read more

 

Hanbidge earns appointment to Task Force on Child Pornography
Sep 14, 2021

Sappey introduces resolution designating September as International Underground Railroad Month
Sep 13, 2021

Women’s Health Caucus condemns Texas’ ban on abortion
Sep 02, 2021

Guenst highlights the importance of National Recovery Month 2021
Sep 01, 2021

Bullock, Hanbidge legislation to require masks for PA schools, daycare centers
Aug 31, 2021

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefit Programs Ending Sept. 4
Aug 25, 2021

Sanchez proposes only allowing PA ballot questions during bigger election turnout years
Aug 20, 2021

Ciresi introduces bill requiring local school board representation on charter boards
Aug 19, 2021

Nelson: Emerging Tech Caucus Highlights Innovation
Aug 11, 2021

Napoleon Nelson introduces blockchain technology bill package
Aug 11, 2021

Nelson: Attends D.C. Rally in Support of the For the People Act, Part 2
Aug 03, 2021

Nelson: Attends D.C. Rally in Support of the For the People Act, Part 1
Aug 03, 2021

Ciresi’s office returns almost $150K in unclaimed property to constituents in 2020
Jul 29, 2021

Guzman asks Biden, Harris to terminate ICE contract at Berks County Residential Center
Jul 28, 2021

Daley: Being an Organ Donor Saves Lives
Jul 27, 2021

Nelson: Be an Organ Donor, Be a Hero
Jul 27, 2021

Daley: State policy makers talk carbon sequestration in Pennsylvania
Jul 23, 2021

O’Mara’s and Southeast Delegation members’ calls for higher-quality care in PA nursing homes recognized by Wolf administration
Jul 22, 2021

Daley joins SAFE Caucus to discuss rising gun violence instances
Jul 22, 2021

Bucks County legislators laud major investment in homelessness prevention
Jul 20, 2021