May. 23, 2024

Capitol Report
The latest news from the State Capitol
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I am Here to Serve You

Earlier this week, I was sworn in to represent you, the residents of the 139th Legislative District. Standing on the House Floor, taking the oath, is a humbling experience. I do not take for granted the confidence you have in me by electing me to represent you. I shared my thoughts about the ceremony here, and you can also watch the ceremony in its entirety.
Doing My Part to Advance Voter ID

My very first act as your state representative was to sign the discharge resolution to get House Bill 891 out of the House State Government Committee. The bill would allow voters to decide if the Pennsylvania Constitution should be amended to require identification each time someone exercises their right to vote. Currently, identification is only required the first time you vote in a new location.

I’m proud to add my signature to this petition and stand with my colleagues to get this issue before the voters. Trust in our election system is vital to the integrity of the process. It’s time we deliver this commonsense reform to Pennsylvanians.

My signature brings the total number of signatures to 101, 100 Republicans and one Democrat. According to House operating rules, for a discharge petition to be in order 25 members from each caucus must sign the petition, regardless of the total number of signees.
Come See Us!

You might recognize these friendly faces if you ever stopped in to visit the Hawley District Office. Gina, Jill, Cathy and I are here to help. Stay tuned for more details on our upcoming Open House in July!
District Happenings

Congratulations to Lacawac Sanctuary Field Station & Environmental Education Center on the opening of its William E. Chatlos Environmental Education Center. I was honored to present a joint congratulatory plaque. Thank you to the Board of Trustees and staff at the sanctuary for this spectacular new educational center.

Recently, it was my honor to throw out the first pitch for Pioneer Little League's Opening Day at Sterling Township Park. The day concluded with a game featuring little leaguers with local firemen, police, EMS and state troopers.
Remember the Fallen This Memorial Day

Monday, May 27, is Memorial Day – a day set aside to honor the more than 1.1 million Americans who have died in wars which the United States entered.

Please take a moment this weekend to remember these men and women who sacrificed their lives for us and for our country and consider participating in Memorial Day events in your community.

For more information about Memorial Day and its history, click here.
Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Memorial Day

PennDOT driver license and photo centers will be closed Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website, Services include driver’s license, photo ID and vehicle registration renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; driver license and vehicle registration restoration letters; ability to pay driver license or vehicle insurance restoration fee; driver license and photo ID duplicates; and driver exam scheduling. There are no additional fees for using online services.