Senator Mensch’s Harrisburg Highlights

Dear Friends,

Below are some important Harrisburg updates that may be helpful to you.

This week, there was little action in the House and the Senate, as both chambers look ahead to the final weeks of the 2019-2020 session and begin to focus on the priorities for the remaining months.

On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman and State Senator Dan Laughlin held a press conference in Erie to discuss the need for the proposed Family Care Act and its potential benefits for working Pennsylvanians who have a disability or have family members with a disability. You can watch the press conference here.

On Thursday, the Senate Majority Policy Committee held a hearing on Strengthening Hate Crime Laws in the Commonwealth. Testifiers included district attorneys, disability rights advocates, LGBTQ advocate, the Pennsylvania Youth Congress, and other community activist groups.

Finally, over on the House side, members of the House Majority unveiled a pro-job, recovery-focused legislative package designed to achieve a better normal. The initiative, “Commonwealth’s COVID Comeback,” would rebound the economy by incentivizing manufacturing with no new taxes or fees.

I also wanted to be sure to mention and upcoming event that I am hosting. On October 29, from 10:30am to 11:30am, I will be hosting an informational session to help individuals learn about what life can be like for people living with dementia and how to help them integrate with the community. A representative from Dementia Friends Pennsylvania will deliver a free one-hour information session to attendees. Registration is required, and you can register on my website.

If you’re interested, you can sign up to receive my newsletters that contain the most up to date information on statewide and local issues on my website,  You can also keep an eye on my website for news releases, email me with questions or concerns, or find contact information for my district offices which you can get in touch with if you need anything.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office at 215-541-2388.