Barrar to Host Holiday Observance Honoring Service, Sacrifices of Veterans, Active Duty Military Personnel

Dec. 05, 2019 /

Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, in conjunction with the central Pennsylvania chapters of Gold Star Mothers of America and Blue Star Mothers of America, and Wreaths Across America, will hold an event at the state Capitol in honor of U.S. military veterans and active duty personnel. The event is held annually, just prior to holiday wreath-laying activities at military cemeteries across the country. It aims to remember, honor and teach each generation of Americans about the duty and sacrifices of the men and women who serve and have served in our nation’s military.

Barrar Announces He Will Retire at End of Current Term

Nov. 20, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – It is bittersweet to announce my intentions to retire from the General Assembly at the end of my term in November of 2020 and I will not run for another term as a member in the General Assembly.

Barrar, Killion Hosting Veterans Appreciation Breakfast in Glen Mills

Oct. 29, 2019 /

WHAT: Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) and Sen. Tom Killion (R-Chester/Delaware) are co-hosting a veteran’s appreciation breakfast this Saturday in Glen Mills. The event, which is free to all area veterans and their spouses, will feature a choice of three seatings – 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.

Navy Secretary in Harrisburg for Naming of Newest Navy Warship

Oct. 10, 2019 /

Navy Secretary in Harrisburg for Naming of Newest Navy Warship

HARRISBURG – This morning Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee (VAEP), joined House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and other members of the VAEP committee in welcoming U.S. Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer and Dr. Peter Navarro, assistant to the president and director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, to the state Capitol.

Committee to Vote on Bills to Aid Volunteer Fire, EMS Service Providers

Sep. 23, 2019 /

WHAT: Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness (VAEP) Committee, will hold a voting meeting at the state Capitol to consider a package of bills to benefit volunteer fire and ambulance companies and help in the recruitment, retention and care of first responders. Many of the bills under consideration stem from recommendations from a study by the SR6 Commission, which aims to ensure the viability of volunteer fire and EMS services in the Commonwealth.

Barrar’s Landmark Legislation Offering College Education to PA National Guard Families Signed into Law

Jul. 01, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Representing a win for Pennsylvania National Guard members and their families, landmark legislation drafted by Reps. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) and Chris Sainato (D-Lawrence) was signed into law. It offers a free college education that can be shared with the member’s spouse and/or child in exchange for a Pennsylvania National Guard member’s six-year reenlistment.

Barrar and Committees to Receive Veterans Service Officer Program Update

Jun. 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.

Lawmakers to Dedicate Vans to Provide Transportation for Vets

Jun. 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.