Barrar Sworn in to 11th Term in House of Representatives
HARRISBURG – Rep. Stephen E. Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) took the oath of office this week to begin his 11th term representing the people of the 160th District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Barrar will continue as the majority chairman for the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, which oversees legislation dealing with veterans’ issues, disaster relief, homeland security, fire and emergency services matters, and the readiness of the Pennsylvania National Guard.

“During my time in office, I have had the true pleasure of connecting with many heroic men and women who have fought for our country. Their sacrifices – made to preserve our beloved way of life here in America – are unparalleled, and I am grateful to dedicate my efforts to their needs,” Barrar said.

In the upcoming session, Barrar is eager to cultivate relationships by working with his colleagues in the House and the Senate, as well as with the new administration’s state agencies which his committee oversees. He also has a number of goals for the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, including drafting and passing legislation to:

  • Modernize the Title 35 Emergency Management Code.
  • Require insurers to reimburse for services provided when an individual receives emergency treatment from an ambulance but is not transported to the hospital.
  • Create two military decorations that can be given to veterans and their supporters for exemplary service to the Commonwealth.
“I am also looking forward to working with members of the House and Senate, as well as emergency services personnel, on a package of bills to aid in the recruitment and retention of Pennsylvania firefighters,” Barrar said. “This is a top priority as fewer men and women are helping their communities in this way.”

More information about Barrar is available at or

Representative Stephen E. Barrar
160th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Alison Evans
717.260.6206 /

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