Schweyer: Enough is Enough!

(May 26, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer is calling on the House Republicans to bring stalled gun reform legislation to a vote in the wake of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Texas. A parent of children in the Allentown School District, he is pushing for the legislature to advance the bills before Tuesday’s tragedy happens again. Read more


Policy hearing discusses ATVs and dirt bikes terrorizing PA streets

(May 03, 2022)

Lawmakers from across Pennsylvania attended a hearing today about ATV riders and dirt bike enthusiasts taking to the streets, terrorizing law-abiding traffic, and threatening their own safety and anyone in their path. Read more


Pennsylvania lawmakers consider increased penalties to address ATV and dirt bikes that are ‘terrorizing’ streets

(May 03, 2022)

Schweyer, who represents the Lehigh Valley, said he’s confident that the policy hearing will increase interest in sponsoring a bill to tackle illegal ATV and dirt bike use. Read more


Lehigh lawmakers to introduce bill to de-criminalize helpful spouses

(Apr 28, 2022)

In response to Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin’s announcement that he will have detectives monitor both in person and via video the county's ballot drop boxes to make sure voters are returning only their ballot, Reps. Mike Schlossberg, Peter Schweyer and Jeanne McNeill are taking action. Read more


Allentown middle school receives $7K donation for new wrestling mats

(Apr 28, 2022)

South Mountain Middle School received a $7,000 donation Thursday to buy new wrestling mats. The funding was spearheaded by State Rep. Peter Schweyer. Read more


Policy hearing explores cash bail in PA

(Apr 27, 2022)

During a PA House Democratic Policy Committee hearing today in Harrisburg, lawmakers explored cash bail in Pennsylvania and what eliminating it here would do to address systemic business and community issues. State Reps. Summer Lee and Peter Schweyer held the hearing at this morning at the state Capitol in Harrisburg. Read more


Schweyer lauds $12 million in state investments to improve Allentown

(Apr 25, 2022)

ALLENTOWN, April 25 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer was instrumental in bringing $12 million in state funding back to the city of Allentown for three critical development projects that will boost jobs and improve the quality of life for city residents and workers. “These projects will go toward community building, job security and the revitalization of Allentown. They will contribute to the betterment of our community, whether by educating the young minds of tomorrow or by providing safer and easier access to quality health care or redeveloping sites to increase the local economy,” said Schweyer, D-Lehigh. “I’d also like to thank Governor Wolf for recognizing Allentown’s need for the new DaVinci Science Center, which just recently broke ground for the new facility, by authorizing the funding.” Schweyer said the funding, made possible through the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Program will benefit the following projects: The Da Vinci Science Center – received $10 million to construct a 67,300-square-foot science center which will be home to more than 30,000 square feet of STEM-based interactive exhibits, an 8,600-square-foot STEAM Learning Center, a 150-seat demonstration theater, a grand courtyard and exhibit space, and other amenities for visitors. St. Luke’s Hospital – received $1 million to connect the Sigal Center with the St. Luke's Parking Garage next to it. Parking garage improvements Read more


Schweyer: Prioritize the Fair Funding Formula!

(Apr 13, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer believes that the #PaHouse should act now and fully implement the #FairFundingFormula. He encourages parents from across the Lehigh Valley and beyond to call the GOP majority and insist public education get the attention it deserves this budget season. Read more


Winter 2022 Newsletter

(Apr 11, 2022)

As we begin a new year with new challenges, let’s lookback at the work my team and I accomplished last yearand provide you with some valuable information aboutstate government-related services that you may findhelpful. Read more


Schweyer’s office to hold monthly veterans outreach April 22

(Apr 04, 2022)

ALLENTOWN, April 4 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, is alerting local veterans that in observance of Good Friday on April 15, his monthly support program will be held the following Friday, April 22, 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. The veterans outreach program will resume on the third Friday of the month in May. 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


Schweyer: Budget Proposal is a Win for the Valley

(Mar 11, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer provides a recap of the final day of House Appropriations Committee budget hearings, calling this year’s budget proposal “good for the Lehigh Valley and Commonwealth." Read more


Schweyer: Level Up Funding Means Better Resources for Our Students

(Mar 07, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer joined Governor Tom Wolf at William Allen High School in Allentown to discuss how Level Up funding would benefit students and teachers alike. Schweyer says this funding would prevent massive budget cuts and give Allentown students an equal opportunity to succeed. Read more


Schweyer: We're Here to Serve You!

(Mar 04, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer invites you to contact his office to help get the most out of state government programs and services. Schweyer is also working hard in Harrisburg to raise the minimum wage, train our workforce for the jobs of tomorrow, and ensure Allentown get its fair share of school funding. Read more


Schweyer Explains the Budget Process

(Feb 22, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, summarizes the state budget process from conception to reality and highlights his role in making sure Allentown receives its fair share of funding for programs and services. Read more


Schweyer: Budget Hearings Kick Off in Harrisburg

(Feb 15, 2022)

As Budget Hearings kick off in Harrisburg, Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer highlights today's discussions and is confident revenue projections will hit the mark to match Governor Wolf's budget proposals. Read more


Schweyer Community Conversation on the Allentown SPARK Program

(Feb 11, 2022)

In this Community Conversation, Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer joins Dana Yurgoski and Dan Diaz to discuss the Allentown Small Business SPARK Program, a collaboration between the City of Allentown and the Small Business Development Center at Lehigh University to provide technical assistance grants to Allentown businesses recovering from the impact of COVID-19. Read more


Schweyer encouraged by Gov. Wolf’s budget address

(Feb 09, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 9 – Following Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2022-23 budget address, state Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, issued the following statement. “Governor Wolf and I came to Harrisburg in the same year with a common vision to reform the way our state funds education. We both recognized that our public schools – especial urban ones like Allentown – were woefully underfunded, that Pre-K education was inaccessible for far too many families, and that our community colleges and state schools needed support if they were going to thrive in the future. “In the seven budgets since we were inaugurated, the state has made a significant investment in education in every level, and our kids and families are in a better position for future success. "Today, Governor Wolf has chosen to dramatically up the stakes and invest a tremendous amount of new funding in our schools.” If enacted, the Allentown School District would receive more than $70 million in additional funding for basic ($66.5 million) and special ($3.8 million) education. For East Penn School District, that’s nearly $5 million (Basic: $3.9 million; Special: $792,976 ) more and Salisbury School District would receive over $1 million (Basic: $882,437; Special: $165,076) more. This investment would help ensure every child has access to quality education and a chance to succeed. Schweyer said he was also encouraged by the governor’s proposals to raise the Read more


Burgos to host Dominican Independence Day Event  

(Feb 04, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 4 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., will host a Dominican Independence Day celebration event news conference at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7 in the Main Capitol Rotunda. Burgos will be joined by state Reps. Manuel Guzman, D-Berks, and Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh. “In the United States, it is important that we recognize Dominican Independence Day,” Burgos said. “The Dominican population is growing, and we must acknowledge Dominican history and celebrate it.” “As we prepare to celebrate the 178th anniversary of Dominican Independence, let us be reminded of the struggles and sacrifices countless individuals made to gain independence, and the perpetual fight of the Dominican Republic’s citizens to retain their freedom,” said Guzman. “Now more than ever is a time to reflect and remind ourselves how important it is to continuously fight to ensure future generations have the privilege to live, work, and grow in an independent country.” "Our Dominican community is a beautiful one filled with amazing families, entrepreneurs and community leaders," said Schweyer. "I couldn’t be happier living in Allentown with our rich cultural diversity and am so very honored to join in this beautiful celebration of the Dominican heritage." The representatives will be honoring Dr. Cynthia Mona, first Dominican and woman to serve as City Council president in Allentown; and Johanna Read more


Allentown School District Receives Funding for School Safety

(Jan 26, 2022)

The Allentown School District received nearly $50,000 in state grants that will allow the district to upgrade equipment and teach students conflict resolution skills. NBC10’s Steven Fisher has the details Read more


Schweyer announces $44,727 for school safety for Allentown School District

(Jan 24, 2022)

ALLENTOWN, Jan. 24 – The Allentown School District will be able to enhance school safety initiatives from state grants totaling $44,727, state Rep. Peter Schweyer announced today. “As an ASD parent, nothing is more important to me personally than ensuring that our students and teachers have a safe learning environment,” said Schweyer, D-Lehigh. “I am pleased to see this funding awarded so our schools will have the tools and training programs necessary to keep children and staff safe.” Schweyer said the funding is part of the 2021-22 Safe Schools Targeted Grants Program administered by the state Department of Education. The grants awarded to the Allentown School district include a $24,727 equipment grant and a $20,000 program grant. The grants are part of a package of $8 million in competitive grants awarded statewide. More information on the specific awardees and amounts is available here . Read more