Williams discusses importance of unions

(Oct 04, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Dan Williams participated in a House Democratic Policy hearing to discuss workforce development and the importance of unions. He explained the critical role organized labor plays in protecting the rights of workers and the rights of workers to organize. Read more

 

Southeastern PA lawmakers: Pennsylvania must join RGGI states now

(Oct 03, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 3 – A plan to finally add Pennsylvania to the Northeast’s carbon trading market is being met with praise from state lawmakers in southeastern Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Wolf this morning announced that his administration will put its weight behind adding the commonwealth to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the nation’s first competitive carbon-credit market to incentivize clean emissions across the northeast states’ energy-industry sector. Companies that innovate and produce clean energy will keep credits in the market, which are ante’d by all participants and lost by those that fail to meet modern benchmarks on pollution. “I applaud Governor Wolf for his leadership,” said state Rep. Carolyn Comitta, D-Chester. “We must take strong action to stop climate change and shape a healthy future for our children. Joining RGGI positions Pennsylvania to protect our children’s future while strengthening our economy.” Comitta is one of 31 early sponsors of House legislation that backstops the governor’s order. “It’s time that Pennsylvania steps up to become a leader in fighting climate change and grow our economy through this partnership with neighboring states,” said state Rep. Margo Davidson, D-Delaware, chair of the House Southeast Democratic Delegation. “RGGI is a win for the environment, our neighbors and families and our economy.” Read more

 

Williams works to help most vulnerable

(Sep 25, 2019)

After Pennsylvania’s General Assistance Program ended, Pa. state Rep. Dan Williams is joining a new effort to create emergency relief for Pennsylvania's most vulnerable citizens. He explains why this help is critical to families across the commonwealth. Read more

 

Williams applauds grant extension for Domestic Violence Center of Chester County

(Sep 16, 2019)

The funding helps the Domestic Violence Center provide services to survivors of domestic violence, including their children. Read more

 

Williams works to help foster children

(Sep 12, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Dan Williams joined the House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss the need to address Pennsylvania's foster care system. He explains the action needed to help keep families together in a safe environment. Read more

 

Williams remembers 9/11 victims

(Sep 12, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Dan Williams says we must continue to remember the lives lost on September 11, 2001, and honor them for their valor and sacrifice. Read more

 

Voting made easier: absentee ballots

(Sep 11, 2019)

This quickens the application process and makes it more accessible for thousands of voters. Read more

 

Williams: Concern for emergency responders

(Sep 06, 2019)

Pa. state Representative Dan Williams took part in emergency responder training exercises to help understand the challenges of the job. Read more

 

Williams flies mission with PA Air Guard

(Sep 06, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Dan Williams joined members of the 171st Air Refueling Wing as they flew an air-to-air refueling mission out of their facility near Pittsburgh. As a member of the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee, Williams explains why he works on legislation that gives the Guard the tools they need to succeed. Read more

 

Rep. Williams announces state investment for Chester County airport

(Aug 28, 2019)

“Investing in infrastructure is critical to our community’s economic revitalization,” Williams said. “My thanks to Governor Wolf and PennDOT for this grant to improve Chester County Airport and for committing to our commonwealth’s growth and restoration for all Pennsylvanians. These funds will help the airport complete expansions and improvements that fuel economic development in the area.” Read more

 

8/12/19 – Fair Education Funding – Coatesville

(Aug 15, 2019)

Materials from a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing hosted by State Rep. Dan Williams. Read more

 

Williams Hosts Hearing On Fair Education Funding

(Aug 13, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Dan Williams hosted the House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss fair education funding across the commonwealth. He explains why this issue is critical for children and taxpayers. Read more

 

Rep. Williams, Policy Committee discuss fair education funding

(Aug 12, 2019)

Williams requested the hearing to discuss ways to improve the allocation of educating funds for school districts throughout Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Williams Supports Sustainable Energy

(Jul 26, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Dan Williams joined the House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss the importance of sustainable energy. He explains how these resources help ensure the health and well-being of communities across the commonwealth. Read more

 

Williams Impressed with New Ideas to End Gun Violence

(Jul 25, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Dan Williams was impressed with the new ideas and resources that were discussed by the House Democratic Policy Committee at a public hearing on treating gun violence as a public health crisis. Read more

 

Miss my Telephone Town Hall? Click to listen to the discussion

(Jul 17, 2019)

Find out what your friends and neighbors had to say on the issues that matter to our community. Read more

 

Chester County receives $3.08 million in PHARE funding to support affordable housing

(Jul 12, 2019)

HARRISBURG, July 12 – Chester County’s Democratic state Reps. Carolyn Comitta, Kristine Howard, Melissa Shusterman, Dan Williams, Christina Sappey and Danielle Friel Otten announced that housing programs in Chester County will receive $3.08 million through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement fund. The PHARE fund is managed by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, and funds are sourced from Marcellus shale fees, realty transfer taxes and the national housing trust fund. Awardees within Comitta’s legislative district will receive the following: Housing Authority of the County of Chester’s Locust Court Windows: $100,000 Charles A Melton Arts & Education Center; Melton Center Expanded Services Program: $200,000 Melton Center Apartments (LIHTC); The NRP Group LLC: $875,000 Safe Harbor of Chester County, Inc.: $150,000 Housing Locator Program through the Housing Authority of the County of Chester: $100,000 Friends Association for Care & Protection of Children’s Homeless Prevention Program $75,000 Gaudenzia Concord Place: $50,000 Chester County Department of Community Development’s Decade to Doorways System Prioritization and Realignment: $350,000 “I am absolutely thrilled to see state funds directed to such incredible programs in our community. These funds will allow our local organizations to continue providing their critical services, as well as expand in order to Read more

 

Why I Voted for an Imperfect Budget

(Jul 02, 2019)

When running for office, I promised to serve the public with honesty and integrity. This was not just campaign rhetoric. I take that commitment seriously. This was my first time voting on Pennsylvania’s budget and it required a difficult decision. Admittedly, this budget is riddled with missed opportunities, but there are also positive aspects that benefit residents throughout the commonwealth. It was important to consider both. One missed opportunity is raising Pennsylvania’s minimum wage. Everyone deserves to earn a living wage as soon as possible, and it can be done through stand-alone legislation. That is why I signed on early to House Bill 1215 – legislation that would immediately raise the minimum wage to $12/hour, provide gradual yearly increases to $15/hour, and further link automatic increases to the regional Consumer Price Index. This is an effective and sensible measure to aid hardworking Pennsylvanians and assist them in averting the grasp of poverty. I agree we need to do more and I’m proud to support this measure. Some have claimed they couldn’t vote for this budget because it didn’t include funding for the General Assistance Program. In 2012, then-Gov. Corbett dismantled this program, which helped residents in extreme need (people with long-term disabilities, fleeing domestic abuse victims, and veterans injured during service) afford the bare necessities like toiletries and transportation. Governor Wolf kept Read more

 

Williams supports new auto shop opening in Coatesville

(Jun 26, 2019)

COATESVILLE, June 26 – State Rep. Dan Williams, D-Chester, attended the ribbon-cutting of a Coatesville auto store on Saturday, June 22. America’s Finest Automotive Concepts, LLC is open for business on East Lincoln Highway. Store owner Jose Colón is a Coatesville native and has worked in the automotive industry for the last nine years. “I will always support my constituents for chasing their dreams and contributing to our community,” Williams said. “Local businesses are an asset to our community and I’m proud to support my constituents on their entrepreneurial endeavors. I was honored to attend this ceremonial ribbon-cutting and to be a part of Mr. Colón’s special day. I wish him nothing but the best.” ### Read more

 

Bishop Shanahan STEM team places first in Governor’s annual STEM competition

(Jun 18, 2019)

COATESVILLE, June 17 – Students from Bishop Shanahan High School’s STEM team won the grand champion title at Gov. Wolf’s STEM Competition this year. The theme was “Improving Pennsylvania through STEM.” The team of seven students won the overall medical category by creating a portable, life-saving device that improves the success rate of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. This prototype earned Bishop Shanahan’s STEM team first place out of 26 student teams from across Pennsylvania. The challenge was to address the needs of Pennsylvanians while utilizing their STEM-related knowledge and skills. On Wednesday, June 12, Williams welcomed the Bishop Shanahan STEM team into the House chamber to be recognized for their accomplishment. “To see the innovation and dedication these students gave to building a life-saving device is truly remarkable. Our future is in good hands with these bright minds. I’m so pleased that my House colleagues joined me in recognizing these fine students and thank Governor Wolf and Senator Dinniman for taking time out of their day to congratulate them as well,” Williams said. ### Read more