Committee to Vote on Veterans’ Preference Bill

Sep. 15, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will hold a voting meeting to consider Senate Bill 952, which would clarify and modernize Pennsylvania’s Veterans’ Preference Law, and House Bill 980, which would add the Navy Club of the United States of America as a voting member of the Pennsylvania State Veterans Commission.

House Committee Advances Bills to Help and Honor Veterans, Remember the Sacrifices of Sept. 11

Sep. 02, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Services Committee, held a voting meeting Tuesday and advanced legislation to help veterans and their families make a smooth adjustment to civilian life after their military service. The committee also approved a bill to establish a 911 Day of Remembrance and a resolution recognizing September 2020 as “Military Service-Related Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania.

Barrar Dissents on Renewing Emergency Order

Jun. 08, 2020 /

HARRISBURG - Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), who has served on the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Council for 10 years, voted against renewing Gov. Tom Wolf’s 90-day COVID-19 disaster declaration at a council meeting on Friday. The disaster declaration was to expire on June 4.

Barrar Votes to Declare Emergency in Counties Under Siege by Violent Protesters

Jun. 01, 2020 /

HARRISBURG—Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Delaware) today announced that the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Council has voted to issue a disaster emergency declaration to allow Gov. Tom Wolf to use his authority to provide all necessary assistance to municipalities responding to violent protests in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg.

Committee to Consider Ending PA Disaster Declaration, Says Barrar

May. 20, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will hold a voting meeting tomorrow to consider several measures including House resolutions honoring veterans, EMS providers, the American Red Cross and the 75th anniversary of VJ Day. The committee will also take up a concurrent resolution terminating Pennsylvania’s disaster emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

PA National Guard Working to Protect Veterans from COVID-19

May. 14, 2020 /

HARRISBURG ? Chairman Stephen Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee (VAEP), held an informational meeting this week to update the committee on the role and readiness status of Pennsylvania’s National Guard in the statewide effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

House Committee to Explore Impact of COVID-19 on PA Veterans, Says Barrar

May. 06, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will hold an informational meeting on the effects of COVID-19 on Pennsylvania Veterans Homes, the Pennsylvania National Guard and its mission status. Because the Capitol remains closed to visitors during the statewide emergency, the meeting will be held virtually with public access via LIVE webstreaming.

Bill to Help Emergency Responders, National Guard on Way to Governor’s Desk, Barrar Says

Apr. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG - On Tuesday, the House voted unanimously to approve a bill co-sponsored by Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) that will relax staffing requirements for Basic Life Support Services across Pennsylvania and provide compensation and disability benefits related to COVID-19 to certain emergency responders and Pennsylvania National Guard personnel. The bill is now on its way to the governor’s desk.

Farry to Hold Public Hearing on Bill to Better Coordinate Fire, EMS Services

Feb. 14, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks) will hold a public hearing of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee (VAEP) to hear testimony on House Bill 1819. The bill would establish a Pennsylvania State Fire Commission to coordinate resources and services for fire and emergency services providers in the Commonwealth in accordance with the S.R. 6 Commission report.

Barrar Honored by Civil Air Patrol

Jan. 15, 2020 /

Barrar Honored by Civil Air Patrol

HARRISBURG – Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Delaware/Chester) was awarded the Civil Air Patrol’s highest non-valor award Tuesday at the state Capitol.

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.