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06/12/2019
HARRISBURG – The House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness (VAEP) Committee unanimously supported legislation drafted by Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) that would urge the federal government to make the resiliency of the country’s infrastructure a priority.
06/11/2019
WHAT: Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will hold a committee meeting to vote on four bills:
06/07/2019
WHAT: Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will conduct an informational hearing to hear an update regarding the Act 66 of 2007 Veterans Service Officer Program, which assists veterans with their federal VA claims.
06/03/2019
WHAT: Seven vans will be dedicated during the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Van Transportation “Drive-Away” ceremony. The program provides free transportation to Veterans Affairs medical facilities for veterans’ VA health care appointments. The vans are driven by DAV volunteers.
05/30/2019
MEDIA – At a public hearing held today by Rep. Steve Barrar, chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness (VAEP) Committee, testifiers highlighted both the regulations designed to make pipelines a safe way to transport product and the need to have an emergency response plan in the event of a leak.
05/29/2019
WHAT: Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will conduct a hearing on the public safety aspects of gas pipeline systems.
05/13/2019
HARRISBURG – Legislation drafted by Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) that would offer a free college education in exchange for a Pennsylvania National Guard member’s six-year reenlistment received unanimous support from the full House today. The education could be shared with the member’s spouse and/or child.
05/10/2019
Recently, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced that the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) received billions of dollars over the years from the Motor License Fund (MLF) for providing safety as part of its mission.
05/08/2019
HARRISBURG – The House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness (VAEP) Committee unanimously supported legislation drafted by Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) that would establish the Keystone State Challenge Academy Fund in the state Treasury, making it eligible to receive state funding.
05/06/2019
WHAT: Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will hold a committee meeting to vote on three bills:
04/30/2019
HARRISBURG – The House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness (VAEP) Committee unanimously supported legislation drafted by Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) that would award a free college education to the spouse or a child of a Pennsylvania National Guard member who reenlists for another six years.
04/29/2019
GLEN MILLS – Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) is hosting a REAL ID informational session on Thursday, May 16, from 6-8 p.m. at Garnet Valley Middle School auditorium, 601 Smithbridge Road, Glen Mills.
04/26/2019
WHAT: Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will hold a committee meeting to vote on House Bill 1324. The bill, which Barrar co-sponsored with Rep. Chris Sainato (D-Lawrence), would create the College Tuition Grant Program for the spouse or children of Pennsylvania National Guard members who reenlist for an additional six years.
04/08/2019
HARRISBURG – To ensure that Commonwealth residents continue to receive emergency assistance and that services are continually enhanced, the House unanimously supported legislation drafted by Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) that would provide for a sunset reauthorization of the Commonwealth’s 911 system under Title 35.
04/02/2019
HARRISBURG – Recruitment and retention in military and emergency responder communities continue to be the focus of conversations facilitated by Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) and the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee.