• Crayola's Solar Farm

    I'd like to commend and congratulate Crayola on the opening of a brand-new 15 acre solar farm at their world headquarters. Joining with two other Pennsylvania companies, UGI Energy Services Inc. of Reading and PPL Corporation of Allentown, Crayola is helping Pennsylvania manufacturing go green with the help o... … 

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  • Preventing Child Abuse

    Child abuse is an unspeakable tragedy whenever it occurs. I recently wrote an op-ed in the York Daily Record, in response to an editorial about the need for additional work to prevent child abuse and improve the lives of children in Pennsylvania. Every community struggles with the scourge of child abuse, ... … 

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  • Making Understanding Health Insurance Simpler

    One consistent theme that I have heard from Pennsylvanians in our conversations about health insurance is how confusing it can be to find the right plan. It's challenging to understand what options are available, and it’s even harder to determine how plans compare on benefits, price, and other... … 

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  • Rally at the Rotunda

    On Monday, I joined Governor Ed Rendell and representatives from the Pennsylvania School Funding Campaign for a rally on the steps of the State Capitol Building rotunda. At the Parents' Rally for Education, parents and students alike spoke of the importance of maintaining adequate funding levels for... … 

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  • Bringing Accountability and Transparency to Wall Street

    On Monday, I held a field hearing on financial regulation and reform entitled "Bringing Accountability and Transparency to Wall Street." As the Senate continues to debate the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 (S. 3217), I wanted to make sure I heard from people and small businesse... … 

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  • Home Heating Equipment Rebate Program

    Starting April 21, 2010, residents of Pennsylvania will be eligible to receive rebates for the purchase of qualifying high efficiency home heating equipment. Qualifying products will be non-electric ENERGY STAR-qualified water heaters, furnaces, and boilers. Leanr more at Read More

  • Expanding Access to High Quality Early Childhood Education

    On Monday, I held a Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Field Hearing on Partnering to Prepare: Expanding Access to High Quality Early Childhood Education because I believe every parent, regardless of income, should have access to high quality pre-kindergarten for their children. I intr... … 

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