Madsen, lawmakers explain merits of four-day workweek bill

(May 23, 2023)

“We continually hear about the ‘brain drain’ and the ‘great resignation’ from area employers,” said state Rep. Chris Pielli, D-Chester. “On the other hand, we also hear from working folks who are burnt out and are desperately seeking a healthy work-life balance. Our economy must change and innovate to current economic conditions to continue to succeed. Read more


E-Blast: Legislative Updates & Senior Fair Recap

(May 03, 2023)

I want to thank the more than 100 folks who came to my Senior Fair last Thursday for taking the time to speak to me and my staff! It was my pleasure to partner with the West Chester Area Senior Center and all our wonderful vendors who provided great resources for the senior community in the greater West Chester area. Read more


State Rep. Pielli’s fishing & hunting license bill approved by Fish and Game Committee

(May 01, 2023)

“The cost savings to our valued active-duty military and disabled-veteran anglers and hunters would allow for more travel and increased opportunities to fish and hunt,” said Pielli, who is a retired Army veteran. “It could also help to attract more travel to the commonwealth from nonresident military sportsmen, resulting in a boost to our economy through the spending of additional sportsmen’s dollars here, a notion that has the full support of the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs.” Read more


State Rep. Pielli announces senior fair

(Apr 18, 2023)

“I want to ensure that the people of the 156th District are aware that their state government is working for them,” Pielli said. “These days, seniors need assistance for a lot of things. That’s why I am happy to provide them an opportunity to get in touch with people who are happy to help them with a variety of services.” Read more


Update on Recent Judiciary Hearings

(Mar 30, 2023)

Last week, I had the opportunity to speak with members of Ceasefire PA from all over the state who came to Harrisburg with a resounding message: The time to act on common-sense gun legislation is now. Read more


Pielli introduces Consumer Credit Protection Bill

(Mar 27, 2023)

“In today’s world, our data can be accessed from anywhere in the world in a split-second,” Pielli said. “As much as we should be focusing on protecting our data, we must also be prepared for the next big breach. The people of Pennsylvania deserve more. It’s time we held these agencies accountable for their mistakes.” Read more


Could A 4-Day, 32-Hour Work Week Come To Pennsylvania? These 3 Democrats Are Working On It

(Mar 20, 2023)

The proposal by Dauphin County Representative David Madsen and his colleagues Chris Pielli of Chester and Joshua Siegel of Lehigh is still in the planning phase, and has been created in response to Governor Shapiro’s ambitious goals of expanding the Pennsylvania workforce. Read more


Pielli announces more than $1 million in infrastructure grants

(Mar 17, 2023)

“We put our people and local municipalities first when we support these types of projects,” Pielli said. “Infrastructure affects all of us, so I am proud to see that the funding of these projects is and will remain a high priority.” Read more


Pielli appointed secretary of Pa. House Judiciary Committee

(Mar 06, 2023)

State Rep. Chris Pielli, D-Chester, has been appointed secretary of the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee. Pielli comes from a strong legal background, including practicing as an attorney for the Chester County Public Defender’s Office and for several other law firms. Read more


Pielli announces District Office Open House

(Mar 03, 2023)

WEST CHESTER, March 2 – State Rep. Chris Pielli, D-Chester, invites area residents to an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at his District Office on 121 West Miner St., Suite 1E, in West Chester. “I am so grateful to have spent my first three months in office in West Chester and in Harrisburg representing our communities in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives,” Pielli said. “It has been a privilege advocating for the issues we face here, whether it be ensuring civil rights, protecting our environment, helping our veterans or improving our infrastructure. I’m looking forward to meeting you and introducing you to my great staff, who has been working hard these past few months to provide important services to all of our constituents.” Make sure to RSVP by Sunday, March 19th by sending an email to or by calling 610-696-4990. Visitors can access free street parking available along Miner Street, and limited parking in the district office rear lot (reserved spaces marked 1E). Paid parking is available in the Miner Street parking lot at 209 West Miner St. and in the Chester County Justice Center parking garage at 220 West Market St. Pielli represents West Chester Borough, East Bradford and West Goshen Townships, along with most of East Goshen Township. Read more


Pielli secures $25,000 to support Havilah House in West Chester

(Feb 22, 2023)

State Rep. Chris Pielli, D-Chester, announced today that Justice Rain Inc. will receive $25,000 in state funding for its housing and addiction rehabilitation center, Havilah House, located in West Chester. Read more


State Rep. Pielli announces $6 million to replace lead water pipes in West Chester

(Jan 13, 2023)

WEST CHESTER, Jan. 13 – State Rep. Chris Pielli, D-Chester, announced today $6 million in funding has been awarded to replace approximately 450 lead or galvanized water service lines with at least 18,000 feet of new water service line in Aqua Pennsylvania’s West Chester service area. Pielli said replacing service lines made of materials prone to corrosion is necessary to prevent lead from seeping into residential drinking water. The new service lines will be comprised of safer modern materials. Aqua Pennsylvania , the water and wastewater utility that serves the region, will also use the funding to replace valves, meters, curb stops and shut offs. “This is a proactive initiative to ensure the safety of West Chester’s water supply,” Pielli said. “I’m grateful that Pennvest exists to support these types of efforts across the commonwealth.” The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, commonly known as Pennvest , is financing the project through a low-cost loan of approximately $6 million. The interest rate for the first five years of the 20-year loan is 1.74%, and 2.18% after that. Aqua plans to begin work on the project on March 18, with an anticipated completion date in March 2025. Aqua may also construct additional water mains, if deemed necessary during the service line replacement phase. Pennvest funds sewer, stormwater, and Read more


Pielli sworn in, begins first term as state representative

(Jan 04, 2023)

State Rep. Chris Pielli, D-Chester, took the oath of office at the state Capitol today to begin his first term representing the 156th District. Read more


McClinton applauds, welcomes newest members to House Democratic Caucus

(Dec 08, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 7 – To kick off the new legislative session, Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus Majority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, is welcoming the largest class of incoming legislators to the House Democratic Caucus in more than 15 years. “In January, the House Democratic Caucus will proudly swear in the largest and most diverse class of freshmen legislators in over a decade,” said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. “These public servants are already on the ground in their communities, talking to neighbors, and prepared to be their voices in Harrisburg next month. Without a doubt, they will strengthen our legislature with their diverse experience and perspectives.” House Democrats will welcome 26 new members from communities across the state; some from districts that have never before been represented by a Democrat. New members include: Anthony Bellmon (D-Phila.) : Bellmon served in Philadelphia Congressman Brendan F. Boyle’s office for eight years, solving housing, student loan and immigration issues. As senior adviser to the congressman, Anthony worked on Capitol Hill advancing policy issues to better the lives of children and working families. Lisa A. Borowski (D-Delaware) : Borowski formerly served as vice president of the Radnor Township School District’s school board, leading the way on crafting one of the Read more


Get quality health coverage at a low cost through Pennie

(Dec 01, 2022)

Pennsylvanians can enroll in 2023 health insurance coverage through Pennie now until Jan. 15, 2023. Last year, many Pennsylvanians enrolled in health insurance through a Pennie plan and paid lower monthly premiums due to premium subsidies included in the American Rescue Plan Act. The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act extended these subsidies until Jan. 1, 2026. Visit or the Pennie Customer Service Call Center at 1-844-844-8040. Read more


Need help heating your home? Apply to LIHEAP this winter.

(Dec 01, 2022)

Pennsylvanians in need of energy assistance are encouraged to apply to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for 2022-2023 winter heating season. To see if you qualify, view the table via the link above, and click here to apply online using COMPASS. A paper application can also be found here . Everyone should be able to keep warm during the coldest months of the year, and LIHEAP is a true security blanket for those who are in need. Read more


PA Treasury could be holding your unclaimed property

(Dec 01, 2022)

Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars of unclaimed property. It is estimated that roughly one in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property. Unclaimed property may include: Closed bank accounts Uncashed checks, including paychecks Lost stocks and bonds Contents of safe deposit boxes Proceeds from the demutualization of insurance companies Expired gift cards/gift certificates To find out if you have unclaimed property, search your name in the Unclaimed Property database at or call 1-800-222-2046. There is NO CHARGE to claim your unclaimed property. Read more


PennDOT is hiring for winter maintenance

(Dec 01, 2022)

PennDOT is currently hiring employees for the Winter Maintenance Program. Employees hired for the Winter Maintenance Program are critical to a safe winter season, and these temporary opportunities are an excellent pathway to a permanent career with PennDOT. For more information on how to apply, click here . Read more