Shusterman invites residents to coffee talk

(Sep 15, 2023)

“After the success of this event over the summer, I am excited to give the people of the 157th District another opportunity to ask state government questions and voice their legislative concerns,” Shusterman said. Read more

 

2023 Fall Newsletter

(Sep 05, 2023)

In only six months, the House passed more than 100 BIPARTISAN bills focused on important issues that affect all Pennsylvanians. From guaranteeing the right to organize, improving workplace protections, raising the minimum wage, to investing in our schools, funding mental health services, and improving community safety, House Democrats are committed to working for you! Read more

 

Shusterman touts Elmwood Park animal rescue efforts

(Aug 11, 2023)

"Over 80% of the animals at Elmwood Zoo were rescued and would not survive on their own,” Shusterman said. “These exhibits are valuable tools for education and species survival. The next generation of veterinarians might be inspired by Elmwood today. That's why I am proud that the legislative Animal Protection Caucus works with these organizations that focus on rescue and rehabilitation to ensure they have resources to continue their important work." Read more

 

Shusterman supports local wildlife rehabilitation efforts

(Aug 08, 2023)

"It's important to preserve our woodlands so that animals can remain in their own habitat,” Shusterman said. “Many people don't know what to do if they see an injured animal in their backyard, and they can accidentally cause unintentional harm. That's why public education is so important for wildlife survival." Read more

 

Shusterman comments on women’s health care announcement by Shapiro administration

(Aug 04, 2023)

“I am grateful to Governor Shapiro and Secretary Arkoosh for working to ensure taxpayer funds are used for women’s health care in the commonwealth,” Shusterman said. “I have been concerned for some time about the deceptive practices of these crisis pregnancy centers and alarmed even more so that taxpayer dollars were being utilized to mislead women. When 1 out of 6 babies in PA are born to a parent who has not received adequate prenatal care, knowing that none of these state-funded Real Alternative centers were providing prenatal care, was deeply troubling. Soon, the tax dollars of PA’s hardworking citizens are going to be used for appropriate women’s health care.” Read more

 

State Rep. Shusterman invites residents to coffee talk

(Jul 31, 2023)

“After spending a lot of the early summer on the House floor, I am excited to get back to the people of the 157th District,” Shusterman said. “Now is the perfect time to reconnect with my constituents, hear their concerns, and inform them of all the services my District Office can offer.” Read more

 

E-Blast: Coffee Talk, White House Visit, T/E Jewish Connection, Meet Our Summer Interns & More

(Jul 21, 2023)

Join me for coffee and conversation at Easttown Library from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 11! Bring your state government questions, grab a PA coloring book for the kids, and learn about the many services my office can provide for you! Read more

 

Shusterman discusses child care at White House

(Jul 20, 2023)

“I have always been committed to helping working families,” Shusterman said. “It was an honor to join my fellow state Rep. Jennifer O’Mara and state Sen. Judy Schwank to discuss child care with legislators from all four corners of the United States. It is reassuring to know that state legislators, trying to help families move forward, have the support at the highest level of our government.” Read more

 

Infrastructure, Housing, Transportation, and Safety Funding Opportunities

(Jul 05, 2023)

Below are several grant programs that are currently open for applications. PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Historical & Museum Commission: Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program Who May Apply: Museums that are in Pennsylvania with annual operating budgets exceeding $100,000 (excluding capital and in-kind services) and at least one full-time professional staff person and that are not supported by other state agency funding programs and official County Historical Societies designated as the official historical society for the county. Use: The goal of this program is to strengthen Pennsylvania’s museums and allow applicants to determine how to use funds for operating expenses. Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to, salaries, benefits, insurance, food service, travel, professional development, marketing, and equipment. Funds: Grant awards range from $2,500 to $65,000. Application Deadline: November 7, 2023 More information: PHMC Website Department of Community and Economic Development: Pennsylvania Strategic Investments to Enhance Sites (PA SITES) Program Who May Apply: Municipality, Economic Development Organization, Redevelopment Authorities, Municipal Authorities, Industrial Development Agencies. For-profit businesses are not eligible to apply for the PA SITES Program. However, an eligible applicant may apply for a site owned and controlled by the Read more

 

2023 Summer Newsletter

(Jun 20, 2023)

Majority Matters! It has been 12 very long years since Democrats had control of the PA House and we are not wasting a minute to pass meaningful legislation for Pennsylvania residents. Read more

 

E-Blast: Legislative Updates, Veteran's BBQ, Conestoga Winners, & more!

(Jun 16, 2023)

Congratulations to the Conestoga High School Robotics Team 6121C for their impressive win at the Eastern PA State Skills Competition and advancement to the VEX Robotics World Championship! Congratulations are also in order for the Conestoga Boys Tennis Team and the Girls Swimming team on their state championships! Read more

 

E-Blast: Legislative Updates, Veteran's BBQ, Movie Night, & more!

(May 26, 2023)

Veterans, friends, and family are ALL WELCOME to my Annual Veteran’s BBQ at Wilson Farm Park Pavilion on Saturday, July 8th from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Read more

 

Shusterman’s Second Stage Loan Program bill passes House

(May 25, 2023)

“I am proud to be a part of a legislature that wants to see our state economy flourish, our local businesses grow, and to see more sustainable jobs created and remain here in the Commonwealth.” Read more

 

Shusterman’s family law arbitration bill passes House

(May 22, 2023)

“I am extremely grateful to have the full support of my colleagues from both sides of the House,” Shusterman said. “I thank Representative Kate Klunk for championing this bipartisan legislation during the last House session. Families settling legal disputes already have a tough time. We can help take the sting out of those proceedings by providing families more options to come to the best resolution that works for them, and House Bill 917 does just that.” Read more

 

Dire situation: PA needs to expand access to contraceptives

(May 12, 2023)

“For almost a year, the Policy Committee has heard from experts across the state detailing the negative aftershocks created by the Jackson vs. Dobbs decision,” said House Majority Policy Deputy Vice Chair Melissa Shusterman, who represents portions of Chester County. “We’ve not only heard how health systems in western Pennsylvania are overwhelmed for demand of services, but we also heard the very real concerns from medical professionals on how the next generation of doctors and staff will be educated and trained in performing life-saving procedures if access and rights to reproductive health care is further restricted.” Read more

 

Roundtable highlights work by Family Promise to support families

(May 10, 2023)

“One of the most important aspects we discussed was the fact Family Promise does not just provide food, services or housing,” said Rep. Melissa Shusterman, who serves as the committee’s deputy vice chair. “When so many families are only one emergency away from needing assistance, Family Promise provides something just as important as services – which is dignity and a pathway to a better life.” Read more

 

Policy roundtable explores link between historical preservation and economic development

(May 09, 2023)

The House Majority Policy Committee convened a roundtable discussion in Montgomery County Tuesday morning to explore how historical preservation can increase tourism and drive economic development. Read more

 

E-Blast: Shredding Event Recap, Summer Internship, Legislative Updates & More!

(May 05, 2023)

Thanks to you, my shredding and canned food drive event was a HUGE success! Nearly 200 people turned up to say hello, recycle their documents, and drop off food items for the Chester County Food Bank. Read more

 

Workforce Development, Infrastructure, and Housing Funding Opportunities

(May 02, 2023)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: DEI in the Building and Construction Trades Grant (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Organizations that serve as sponsors or intermediaries of Registered Apprenticeship and/or Pre-Apprenticeship in the building and construction trades. Use : To develop diverse talent pipelines and reach underrepresented populations within the building and construction trades. Funds : $1 million in total program funding. Application Deadline : April 26, 2023 More Information : Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT): Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Program (Funding Source: State, Federal, & Private Funding) Who May Apply : Private companies. Use : To develop innovative ways to deliver transportation projects across a variety of modes including roads, bridges, rail, aviation, and ports. Funds : Varies by award. Application Deadline : April 30, 2023 More Information : Click on https://www.penndot.pa.gov/ProjectAndPrograms/p3forpa/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: Youth Reentry Grant (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Read more

 

Shusterman’s family law arbitration bill approved by Judiciary Committee

(Apr 25, 2023)

House Bill 917 would introduce the Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act, which would provide families with a voluntary and private process for resolving disputes with the help of an arbitrator. Read more

 

Shusterman invites residents to coffee talk
Sep 15, 2023

2023 Fall Newsletter
Sep 05, 2023

Shusterman touts Elmwood Park animal rescue efforts
Aug 11, 2023

Shusterman supports local wildlife rehabilitation efforts
Aug 08, 2023

Shusterman comments on women’s health care announcement by Shapiro administration
Aug 04, 2023

State Rep. Shusterman invites residents to coffee talk
Jul 31, 2023

E-Blast: Coffee Talk, White House Visit, T/E Jewish Connection, Meet Our Summer Interns & More
Jul 21, 2023

Shusterman discusses child care at White House
Jul 20, 2023

Infrastructure, Housing, Transportation, and Safety Funding Opportunities
Jul 05, 2023

2023 Summer Newsletter
Jun 20, 2023

E-Blast: Legislative Updates, Veteran's BBQ, Conestoga Winners, & more!
Jun 16, 2023

E-Blast: Legislative Updates, Veteran's BBQ, Movie Night, & more!
May 26, 2023

Shusterman’s Second Stage Loan Program bill passes House
May 25, 2023

Shusterman’s family law arbitration bill passes House
May 22, 2023

Dire situation: PA needs to expand access to contraceptives
May 12, 2023

Roundtable highlights work by Family Promise to support families
May 10, 2023

Policy roundtable explores link between historical preservation and economic development
May 09, 2023

E-Blast: Shredding Event Recap, Summer Internship, Legislative Updates & More!
May 05, 2023

Workforce Development, Infrastructure, and Housing Funding Opportunities
May 02, 2023

Shusterman’s family law arbitration bill approved by Judiciary Committee
Apr 25, 2023