ALLENTOWN, June 2 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, is alerting local veterans that in observation of the Juneteenth holiday, on Friday, June 16, his monthly support program will be held the following Friday, June 23 at his district office in Allentown. A representative from the American Legion will be available for appointments at Schweyer’s district office, 1501 Lehigh St., Suite 206. Appointments are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The service officer will be available to assist veterans and their families with benefits and services available to them. The representative also will be available to discuss pensions and other compensation, as well as education, health care and death benefits. Legion membership is not required; however, anyone interested in speaking with the adviser should schedule appointments by contacting Schweyer’s office at 610-791-6270. Read more
Listen to what our friends & neighbors had to say about the issues that matter in the Lehigh Valley. Read more
Attendees included Afterschool Caucus member Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, and House Education Chairman Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh. Read more
“The governor knows where we stand on it,” Rep. Schweyer said. “My leadership knows where we stand on it. We've all been extremely vocal on it. I think there's a very strong likelihood that Level Up will be included in the final budget proposal.” Read more
Pa. state Rep. Pete Schweyer congratulates the Lehigh Valley Humane Society and his colleague, Rep. Jeanne McNeill for their work to end animal cruelty in the Commonwealth and beyond. Read more
ALLENTOWN, May 25 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer will be hosting a telephone town hall meeting with constituents of the 134th Legislative District at 7 p.m. next Thursday, June 1. “As both a legislator and advocate for residents, it is absolutely vital I hear from my neighbors all of their concerns and issues within the district and in state government,” said Schweyer, D-Lehigh. “I strongly encourage everyone to participate because in addition to directly connecting with your state representative, I’ll also provide updates on what’s happening in Harrisburg and how it impacts our community.” Residents of the district will automatically receive a call at the start of the meeting. Those who wish to participate or just listen in can simply stay on the line. The meeting will consist of a live legislative update touching on the major issues impacting the district and Harrisburg, as well as a question-and-answer period. Questions may be directed to Schweyer’s office by calling 610-791-6270 or emailing RepSchweyer@pahouse.net . Read more
With these measures, we can make education more affordable and help dependents of our military families continue their college education here in Pennsylvania. Read more
“Every parent knows the value of structured, after-school activities in providing our kids with an opportunity to grow as people. P4P Boxing provides another important opportunity to our kids to interact with adults who will provide mentorship and teach life skills like discipline and teamwork, all while learning a great sport,” Schweyer said. Read more
Rep. Miller talks with Rep. Schweyer about his district, his plans as majority chair of the Education Committee, and his legislative priorities for the year ahead. Read more
ALLENTOWN, May 10 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, is alerting local veterans his monthly support program will be held on Friday, May 19 at his district office in Allentown. A representative from the American Legion will be available for appointments at Schweyer’s district office, 1501 Lehigh St., Suite 206. Appointments are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A service officer will be available to assist veterans and their families with benefits and services available to them. The representative also will be available to discuss pensions and other compensation, as well as education, health care and death benefits. Legion membership is not required; however, anyone interested in speaking with the adviser should schedule appointments by contacting Schweyer’s office at 610-791-6270. Read more
Peter Schweyer, the chair for the House Majority Education Committee says, “So the hope is and the goal is to create a series of new laws that will provide significant financial oversight, significant tuition constraint, and a whole host of other policies that will help make sure that our cyber charters are doing right by our kids and doing right by our taxpayers.” Read more
House Democrats want to make sure we do our small part to repay the sacrifice of our servicemembers and their families. We can start by doing everything we can to make it easier for families of our men and women in uniform to afford the education they need for a better future. Read more
Rep. Schweyer says the rapid growth of charter institutions has outpaced their original intention in Pennsylvania's 30-year-old old charter law. Read more
Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer, Chair of the House Education Committee, highlights three important bills that passed the House this week regarding the Pa. Teacher Pipeline Scholarship Program, a tutoring program for K-12 students, and the Grow Our Own Educators program. Schweyer says these bills would help address teacher and paraprofessional shortages across the Commonwealth. Read more
Pa. state Rep. Pete Schweyer, Chair of the House Education Committee, discusses his appointment to the Basic Education Funding Commission and the important work ahead to ensure all students in Pennsylvania receive a quality education. Read more
There are many facets to Pennsylvania’s education crisis and it will require many bills to address them all and bring meaningful solutions for every student and teacher in the commonwealth. Read more
“We’re not generating enough teachers that come from our various communities, whether from a rural part of the commonwealth, suburban part of the commonwealth or an urban area like the city of Allentown,” said House Education Committee Chairman Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh County, in support of the bill. Read more
Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer joined Senator Judy Schwank to promote legislation they are sponsoring that would allow DACA recipients to become certified teachers. With teacher shortages on the rise, it only make sense to help schools and the Pennsylvania economy by allowing DACA recipients to become certified. Read more
Rep. Peter Schweyer (D-Lehigh), Majority Chair of the House Education Committee, said he plans to consider the bills. Read more
Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer, Chairman of the House Education Committee, speaks at a Capitol press conference on the importance of literacy in Pa., particularly with children. Read more
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