E-Blast: SEPTA Sign Up Events, Justice for Women on Medicaid & More!

(1 day ago)

Senator Carolyn Comitta and I are hosting a Senior SEPTA pass signup event on March 6! Join us from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Tredyffrin Public Library. All residents 65+ are welcome to sign up for this FREE travel benefit. To apply, please bring a valid photo ID with your current address. No appointment is necessary. Read more

 

2024 Winter Newsletter

(Feb 02, 2024)

Greetings neighbors! I am thrilled to announce that 2023 was an incredibly successful year for the 157th Legislative District. Read more

 

Grants available as of Tuesday, Jan. 30

(Jan 30, 2024)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Environmental Protection: Small Business Advantage Grant Who May Apply: For-profit businesses registered to do business in Pennsylvania with 100 or fewer full time equivalent employees. Use: To install equipment/material resulting in energy efficiency improvements or pollution prevent, natural resource or energy conservation, reduction of environmental contamination from air emissions and water effluents, or to develop and apply environmental improvement technologies and methods. Funds: DEP expects to award approximately $1 million in grants. Application Deadline: March 22, 2024, or until program funds are exhausted. More information: DEP Website Department of Health: WalkWorks Grant Who May Apply: Municipalities and metropolitan and rural planning organizations. Use: Funds will be available to applicants to assist with the development of a plan, which will identify and prioritize projects related to modes of active transportation with an emphasis on walking, biking, using a wheelchair, and public transit. Funds: Funding will depend on the number of applications received and the amounts requested. Application Deadline: March 22, 2024 More information: DOH Website Liquor Control Board: Reducing Underage Drinking and Dangerous Drinking Grant Who May Apply: School districts, including trade and technical schools, institutions of higher education, municipal representatives, nonprofit and for-profit Read more

 

Shusterman celebrates more than $4 million in 2023 grants

(Jan 25, 2024)

“By securing over $4 million in 2023, we’re providing the necessary resources to help the people of the 157th District solve problems and plan for the future,” Shusterman said. “All aspects of our community will see improvements. Infrastructure, local businesses, parks, schools, seniors, and the people of the 157th Legislative District and Pennsylvania will benefit from this great use of state funds. I hope to deliver even more in 2024!” Read more

 

E-Blast: Coffee and Conversation, Legislative Updates & More!

(Jan 22, 2024)

COFFEE TALK IS BACK! Join me for coffee & one-on-one conversation at Tredyffrin Public Library on Friday, January 26 from 10 a.m.-11:30 am! Bring your state government questions, grab a PA coloring book for the kids, sign up for a Senior SEPTA pass, & learn about the services my office can provide for you! Read more

 

State lawmakers roll out legislation to facilitate safe abortion access

(Jan 22, 2024)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 22 – Today, on the 51st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Roe v. Wade , state Rep. Tarik Khan, D-Philadelphia, hosted a news conference at the state Capitol announcing the introduction of legislation regarding abortion rights. Rep. Khan was joined by fellow legislators and abortion-rights advocates. The legislation aims to remove unnecessary obstacles to safe abortion access by eliminating the requirement that abortion facilities meet the same regulations as ambulatory surgical centers. It would also remove the excessive mandate that abortion providers maintain admitting privileges or have transfer agreements at hospitals, which only blocks access to care. The legislators who have also prime-sponsored Khan’s bill are state Reps. La'Tasha D. Mayes, D-Allegheny; Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery; Mary Issacson, D-Phila.; Gina H. Curry, D-Delaware; Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester; Danielle Friel Otten, D-Chester; Tara Probst, D-Monroe/Pike; Heather Boyd, D-Delaware; Liz Hanbidge, D-Montgomery; Leanne Krueger, D-Delaware; and Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Philadelphia. "As a nurse, I know that restrictive abortion laws do not lower abortion rates — they just make them less safe," Khan said. "We must remove any unnecessary requirements from facilities that provide this care. Our bill increases access to safe abortion by increasing people's access to safe abortion Read more

 

Shusterman announces $212,824 in nature and recreation grants

(Jan 17, 2024)

"I'm excited to announce these grants have been awarded to deserving projects in the 157th Legislative District,” Shusterman said. Young people in our community spearheaded the idea for a bike park, which will add an additional form of recreation in Mill Road Park. By locating the bike park so that it is accessible via the Chester Valley Trail, we hope to encourage bike ridership and promote accessibility." Read more

 

PA Gov. Josh Shapiro celebrates child care tax credit during Chester County visit

(Jan 12, 2024)

State Rep. Melissa Shusterman and Rep. Tina Davis championed the tax credit bill. Shusterman said she attended the YMCA as a child and said that the credit would cut the financial burden of raising a family. She referred to it as a lifeline.“It took a coalition working hard… to push this through,” Shusterman said.With pandemic-era federal aid to childcare providers ending on Sept. 30 and 3,000 childcare programs in danger of closing, Shusterman believes the credit will help address a looming childcare crisis. Read more

 

Shusterman applauds final passage of bipartisan state budget

(Dec 14, 2023)

It’s truly an honor to have legislation I sponsored signed into law, especially since it will put more money back into the pockets of nearly a quarter million families and enable parents to return to the workforce. This is a historic investment in Pennsylvania families, and both sides of the aisle agree that it is the right thing to do. Read more

 

Shusterman touts Childcare & Dependent Care Tax Credit expansion

(Dec 14, 2023)

“Here in the Commonwealth, quality childcare for one child averages over $12,000 a year and is often more than that in many parts of the state,” Shusterman said. “Employers need workers, and working families need child care they can afford. In collaboration with Representative Tina Davis of Bucks County, I’m proud to have worked on legislation for this tax credit that was included in our Commonwealth’s Fiscal Code bill. And I applaud the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry’s president & CEO, Laura Manion, who really spearheaded this message for 2023.” Read more

 

E-Blast: Legislative Updates, Election Ballot Changes & More!

(Dec 08, 2023)

A constituent in my district was going through a messy divorce because her ex-husband had the means to manipulate our legal system. Through an extraordinary number of court filings, court dates, and legal fees, he continued to harass his former partner. Read more

 

E-Blast: Veteran's Breakfast Recap, Legislative Updates & More!

(Nov 17, 2023)

Thank you to everyone who made my Annual Veterans’ breakfast at the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge a huge success! Read more

 

House clears legislation to further protect abortion access

(Nov 15, 2023)

Women in our country are afraid. Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, an alarming number of states have enacted total or near total bans on abortion because of this decision. While we cannot prevent other states from criminalizing abortion, what we can do is protect individuals seeking and providing reproductive healthcare services here in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Read more

 

State lawmakers highlight bills to end youth homelessness

(Nov 15, 2023)

“We cannot expect to take the next step in ending youth homelessness until we fully understand what many of our students are experiencing,” Rep. Melissa Shusterman said. “My bill would create a pilot program for students experiencing homelessness so we can learn how to better assist and support them.” Read more

 

E-Blast: Veteran's Breakfast, Shredding Event Recap & More!

(Nov 01, 2023)

Thank you to everyone who came out for my fall shredding event! Grey skies and drizzle didn’t stop our eager shredders, who also generously gave over $200 and 557 pounds of food to the Chester County Food Bank! Read more

 

Press Conference: Pollution From Gas-Powered Lawn Equipment

(Oct 31, 2023)

During a press conference with PennEnvironment, Pa. state Rep. Melissa Shusterman proposes a taskforce that will work with lawncare industry stakeholders and scientists to develop financial incentives to phase out gas-powered equipment without impacting businesses and jobs. Read more

 

Shusterman invites veterans to attend her annual breakfast Nov. 9

(Oct 26, 2023)

“I am pleased to be able to host my annual veterans’ breakfast for yet another year,” Shusterman said. “This event is close to my heart, as it presents an opportunity to express my gratitude for our service members and the significant role that veterans play in our community. I hope attendees can take advantage of the opportunity to reconnect with old friends, make new ones and share experiences, while enjoying the stories, resources and services we can provide for our veterans.” Read more

 

E-Blast: Veteran's Breakfast, Footlighters Theater & More!

(Oct 20, 2023)

Veterans are invited to my Annual Veteran’s Breakfast at the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge on Thursday, November 9th from 9 - 11:30 AM. Read more

 

Animal Protection Caucus lauds passage of updates to PA’s Dog Law

(Oct 19, 2023)

Members of the bipartisan, bicameral Animal Protection Caucus applauded the final passage of a bill that will help bolster Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement (BDLE). Read more

 

E-Blast: SEPTA Sign Up Events, Justice for Women on Medicaid & More!
1 day ago

2024 Winter Newsletter
Feb 02, 2024

Grants available as of Tuesday, Jan. 30
Jan 30, 2024

Shusterman celebrates more than $4 million in 2023 grants
Jan 25, 2024

E-Blast: Coffee and Conversation, Legislative Updates & More!
Jan 22, 2024

State lawmakers roll out legislation to facilitate safe abortion access
Jan 22, 2024

Shusterman announces $212,824 in nature and recreation grants
Jan 17, 2024

PA Gov. Josh Shapiro celebrates child care tax credit during Chester County visit
Jan 12, 2024

Shusterman applauds final passage of bipartisan state budget
Dec 14, 2023

Shusterman touts Childcare & Dependent Care Tax Credit expansion
Dec 14, 2023

E-Blast: Legislative Updates, Election Ballot Changes & More!
Dec 08, 2023

Senior, Agricultural, Arts, Environmental, Public Safety, and Redevelopment Grant Opportunities
Dec 07, 2023

E-Blast: Veteran's Breakfast Recap, Legislative Updates & More!
Nov 17, 2023

House clears legislation to further protect abortion access
Nov 15, 2023

State lawmakers highlight bills to end youth homelessness
Nov 15, 2023

E-Blast: Veteran's Breakfast, Shredding Event Recap & More!
Nov 01, 2023

Press Conference: Pollution From Gas-Powered Lawn Equipment
Oct 31, 2023

Shusterman invites veterans to attend her annual breakfast Nov. 9
Oct 26, 2023

E-Blast: Veteran's Breakfast, Footlighters Theater & More!
Oct 20, 2023

Animal Protection Caucus lauds passage of updates to PA’s Dog Law
Oct 19, 2023