Bipartisan bill to end child marriage in Pa. sent to governor

(Apr 29, 2020)

HARRISBURG, April 29 – State Reps. Jesse Topper, R-Bedford/Fulton/Franklin, and Perry Warren, D-Bucks, announced that their legislation, which would prohibit marriage before the age of 18, unanimously passed the House today and is now on its way to the governor’s desk. “Simply put, House Bill 360 is a child protection measure. Child marriage typically involves a teenage girl, whose life hasn’t even begun, being forced or coerced into marrying an older man,” Topper said. “Some of the many stories I’ve heard from survivors of child marriage involve these girls becoming victims a second time. In these instances, they are modern day slaves in the human trafficking trade.” “With the abolition of child marriage, Pennsylvania is safeguarding its children,” Warren said. “This bill will help ensure the long-term health of children and improve their health and educational and job opportunities.” Warren added, “I am deeply gratified that my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in both chambers came together to protect Pennsylvania’s children, and special thanks to Representative Topper and Senator John Sabatina who worked so hard to raise awareness of this child protection issue in the legislature and throughout state.” Topper said studies have shown that a child who marries before 18 is often not in control of the decision, and a child under Read more

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES: Bucks County

(Mar 31, 2020)

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Warren introduces anti-hoarding legislation during the COVID-19 pandemic

(Mar 30, 2020)

YARDLEY, March 30 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, has introduced legislation that would discourage hoarding by limiting the return of grocery items during the current state of emergency declared in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “People have come together in a profound spirit of generosity and community during this time of crisis. Still, shortages of certain products have been reported, and this bill would discourage those who might try to make money off of a vulnerable population’s need for basic necessities by hoarding and selling them at exorbitant prices—products ranging from toilet paper and cleaning items to baby formula and diapers.” According to Warren, hoarders could buy up products while “hedging their investment” by returning unsold items to the store for a refund or credit if the shortage abates or when the crisis ends. Warren’s bill seeks to protect residents from shortages of basic necessities, and prevent the return and possible resale of items that could carry the COVID-19 virus on their surfaces. “The resale of returned items that could carry COVID-19 puts both grocery store workers and consumers at risk of being exposed to the virus,” Warren said. Warren noted that similar legislation has passed in the New Jersey General Assembly. The legislation would give grocery stores the sole discretion of accepting returned items that may have been unsafe or otherwise Read more

 

COVID-19 Updates

(Mar 24, 2020)

COVID-19 Updates Read more

 

Bucks County lawmakers announce $306,254 grant for criminal justice diversion programs for opioid use disorder

(Feb 18, 2020)

State Reps. Perry Warren and John Galloway announced the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs will award a $306,254 grant for the implementation of new criminal justice diversion programs and the expansion of existing programs in Bucks County for individuals with opioid use disorder. Read more

 

Warren honors Council Rock North state champion Amelia Honer

(Feb 03, 2020)

State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, honored Council Rock North High School junior Amelia Honer in the state Capitol and House chamber Monday. Read more

 

Warren to host outreach event detailing REAL ID, census jobs on Tuesday, Feb. 11

(Jan 28, 2020)

State Rep. Perry Warren announced he will host an outreach event to explain what residents need to know about REAL ID, and he and his staff will provide information on U.S. Census Bureau jobs. Warren’s outreach event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the Lower Makefield Community Center, 1550 Oxford Valley Road, Yardley. Read more

 

Galloway, Warren announce grants for STEM education in Bucks County

(Jan 17, 2020)

State Reps. John Galloway and Perry Warren announced PAsmart targeted grants have been approved for Pennsbury and Bristol Borough school districts Friday to expand computer science classes and teacher training in Bucks County. The grants are one component of the PAsmart initiative to improve computer science and STEM – or science, technology, engineering and mathematics – education. Read more

 

Reps. Dawkins, Hohenstein and Warren announce $28K grant to combat sexual assault at Holy Family University

(Jan 17, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 17 – State Reps. Jason Dawkins, D-Phila., Joe Hohenstein, D-Phila., and Perry Warren, D-Bucks, announced Friday that Holy Family University has been awarded a $28,952 grant to help combat campus sexual assault through the state’s It’s On Us campaign. “When we send our children to college to get an education, neither we nor they should be in fear for their safety,” Dawkins said. “But the reality is that about 11% of all students experience rape or sexual assault. That is unacceptable, and we all have a responsibility to our children to change that statistic. This It’s On Us grant funding will help us to make a difference.” The grant awarded to Holy Family University, which is located in Philadelphia with a satellite campus in Newtown, Bucks County, was one of 36 It’s On Us grants totaling more than $996,000 awarded across the state. “This grant – and the other grants announced around the state – will better prepare university students, faculty and staff on how to report sexual violence and what programs exist to help victims,” Warren said. “Sexual violence is a life-changing event, so it’s of the utmost importance for our colleges and universities to help students, faculty and staff understand how to deal with these crimes and protect our students.” The Philadelphia campus of the University is split between Read more

 

Skyrocketing drug costs subject of new legislation

(Jan 13, 2020)

One-in-two Pennsylvanians struggle to afford health care -- and with continued federal inaction -- state House Democrats unveiled a bill Monday that would have life-saving implications around the state. Read more

 

Newtown/Yardley Winter 2019-20

(Jan 10, 2020)

State Rep. Perry Warren's Newtown/Yardley newsletter for winter 2019-20. Read more

 

SEPTA Key Senior ID Cards expiring in 2020 will be extended for 12 months

(Dec 26, 2019)

SEPTA is providing a one-year extension of all SEPTA Key Senior ID Cards expiring in the 2020 calendar year. Read more

 

Morrisville Fall 2019

(Dec 01, 2019)

State Rep. Perry Warren's Fall Newsletter for Morrisville. Read more

 

State lawmakers announce $68,000 grant for Pennsbury School District

(Nov 20, 2019)

State Reps. John Galloway and Perry Warren and state Sen. Steve Santarsiero announced a $68,000 grant for Pennsbury School District that will allow Pennsbury to convert eight diesel-powered school buses to run on propane. Read more

 

Warren joined by Newtown’s Christine Edmonds to increase awareness for pancreatic cancer

(Nov 19, 2019)

State Rep. Perry Warren welcomed Newtown Borough’s Christine Edmonds in the House chamber Tuesday for a vote on a resolution to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer. Read more

 

Rep. Warren, Sen. Santarsiero announce $375,000 in grants for Newtown Township

(Nov 12, 2019)

State Rep. Perry Warren and state Sen. Steve Santarsiero announced a pair of grants totaling $375,000 Tuesday to fund projects in Newtown Township to extend its trail network and improve the safety for pedestrians and bicyclists along the multi-use trail along Lower Dolington Road. Read more

 

Lawmakers welcome Pennsbury youth baseball teams to Capitol, House chamber

(Oct 22, 2019)

State Reps. Perry Warren and John Galloway and state Sen. Steve Santarsiero welcomed a pair of local youth baseball teams to the state Capitol and House floor Tuesday. Read more

 

Warren congratulates Pennsbury 8U baseball team

(Oct 22, 2019)

State Rep. Perry Warren introduces the Pennsbury Athletic Association Falcons 8U baseball team to the House floor on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. The team won the Cal Ripken World Series championship. Read more

 

Warren congratulates Pennsbury 12U baseball team

(Oct 22, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Perry Warren introduces the Pennsbury Athletic Association 12U baseball team to the House floor on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. The players have played alongside each other for years, winning two state championships and four district championships during their time together. Read more

 

Warren to host Health and Safety Fair in November in Morrisville

(Oct 21, 2019)

State Rep. Perry Warren will host his Health and Safety Fair from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4 at Morrisville High School, 550 W. Palmer St. in Morrisville. Read more

 

Bipartisan bill to end child marriage in Pa. sent to governor
Apr 29, 2020

COMMUNITY RESOURCES: Bucks County
Mar 31, 2020

Warren introduces anti-hoarding legislation during the COVID-19 pandemic
Mar 30, 2020

COVID-19 Updates
Mar 24, 2020

Bucks County lawmakers announce $306,254 grant for criminal justice diversion programs for opioid use disorder
Feb 18, 2020

Warren honors Council Rock North state champion Amelia Honer
Feb 03, 2020

Warren to host outreach event detailing REAL ID, census jobs on Tuesday, Feb. 11
Jan 28, 2020

Galloway, Warren announce grants for STEM education in Bucks County
Jan 17, 2020

Reps. Dawkins, Hohenstein and Warren announce $28K grant to combat sexual assault at Holy Family University
Jan 17, 2020

Skyrocketing drug costs subject of new legislation
Jan 13, 2020

Newtown/Yardley Winter 2019-20
Jan 10, 2020

SEPTA Key Senior ID Cards expiring in 2020 will be extended for 12 months
Dec 26, 2019

Morrisville Fall 2019
Dec 01, 2019

State lawmakers announce $68,000 grant for Pennsbury School District
Nov 20, 2019

Warren joined by Newtown’s Christine Edmonds to increase awareness for pancreatic cancer
Nov 19, 2019

Rep. Warren, Sen. Santarsiero announce $375,000 in grants for Newtown Township
Nov 12, 2019

Lawmakers welcome Pennsbury youth baseball teams to Capitol, House chamber
Oct 22, 2019

Warren congratulates Pennsbury 8U baseball team
Oct 22, 2019

Warren congratulates Pennsbury 12U baseball team
Oct 22, 2019

Warren to host Health and Safety Fair in November in Morrisville
Oct 21, 2019