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E-mail:  mtobash@pahousegop.com

District Office
988 East Main Street
Suite A
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
Phone: 570-385-8235
Toll-free: 855-271-9384
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4 pm

Williamstown District Office
Borough Building
200 S. West St., Williamstown
Phone: 717-647-7208
Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 8:30 am to 4 pm

Capitol Office
4B East Wing
PO Box 202125
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2125
Phone: 717-260-6148

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Pennsylvania Manufacturing Week
9/28/2017
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A quick look at what’s happening in Harrisburg
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Pennsylvania Manufacturing Week
In an effort to continue to build positive perceptions about manufacturing, draw attention to the variety of careers available and highlight the industry’s contributions to our economy, Sept. 30-Oct. 6 has been designated as Pennsylvania Manufacturing Week. Throughout the week, manufacturers and partners across the state will host events to provide students and families an inside look at what modern manufacturing looks like. Click here for more information and event details.

I helped to spearhead a measure in the House, Act 6 of 2017, to allow career and technical students to demonstrate proficiency on exams developed by the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute in lieu of demonstrating proficiency on a Keystone Exam. Act 6 of 2017 gives them greater flexibility in meeting high school graduation requirements so they can be ready to enter the workforce.
 

Tree Stand Safety Tips
Statewide archery season begins this Saturday, Sept. 30, and with that I want to share a few tree stand safety tips. Archers should wear a full-body fall restraint, remain connected at all times, inspect their equipment before each use, read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions, let someone know where they will be hunting and when they plan to return. Watch the PA Game Commission’s webinar recording of “Tree Stand Falls- The Underestimated Risk” for more safety information. Good luck to all our Pennsylvania hunters and remember, safety first.
                                    

Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day
President Donald Trump proclaimed Sept. 24 as Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day in the United States to honor and extend deepest gratitude to the families of military service members who gave their last full measure of devotion to our country. Click here to read the full proclamation. One of the most difficult things a parent could ever experience is to lose a child. These Gold Star Mothers and families lost loved ones who paid the ultimate price for our nation’s freedom – they are national heroes. We remember these men and women, as well as their families every single day. And we thank our current men and women in uniform, our veterans and their families for their service to our nation.
 

The First Fall Foliage Reports Are In
Did you know that Pennsylvania has a longer and more varied fall foliage season than any other state in the nation – or anywhere in the world?! Pennsylvania’s location between 40 degrees and 42 degrees North latitude and its varied topography from sea level on the coastal plan to more than 3,000 feet in the Laurel Highlands supports 134 species of trees and many more shrubs and vines that contribute to the display of autumn color. And though the weather for the first week of fall has felt more like summer in Pennsylvania, it is officially now fall. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources recently released its first fall foliage report, which shows the percent of full color from this week and beyond. Click the report to find out where PA’s fall colors are out in full force, and plan your leaf-peeping excursion.
                                    

Preventing Illegals from Using Welfare Benefits
To help prevent the fraudulent use of public assistance benefits, the House passed legislation this week to further crack down on welfare fraud by requiring proper documentation of citizenship and residency when applying for local and state benefits.

Under House Bill 1095, individuals who apply for benefits directly must provide an acceptable form of identification, or an affidavit certifying their citizenship. The bill would not change any eligibility criteria for the receipt of public benefits. It merely would update Pennsylvania law to ensure compliance with federal law. The bill would also prohibit individuals from possessing multiple ACCESS cards. Any person who violates this prohibition would be charged with a third-degree felony. House Bill 1095 now goes to the state Senate.
 

Contact Us
***PLEASE NOTE OUR OFFICE HOURS HAVE CHANGED***
Schuylkill Haven District Office

988 E. Main St., Suite A
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
570-385-8235
Beginning Monday, Sept. 11, the Schuylkill Haven office will be open Mondays-Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Williamstown District Office
Borough Building, 200 S. West St., Williamstown
717-647-7208
The hours at the Williamstown office are as follows: Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Satellite Office Hours
Pine Grove - American Legion

42 S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove
By appointment only.

Gratz Community Center
125 N. Center St., Gratz
By appointment only. Call 570-385-8235 or 717-647-7208 to confirm date and time.

Tri-Valley Public Library
633 East Main St., Hegins
First and third Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon.
Call 570-385-8235 or 717-647-7208 to confirm date and time.

Northern Dauphin Human Services Building
295 State Drive, Elizabethville
Fourth Wednesday of the month from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
Call 570-385-8235 or 717-647-7208 to confirm date and time.

Tower City - Municipal Building
(Mayor’s office)

219 E. Colliery Ave., Tower City
By appointment only. Call 570-385-8235 to schedule.
 
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Office Locations
988 Route 61 South, East Main Street, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972 | Phone (toll free) (855) 271-9384
Borough Building, 200 S. West St., Williamstown, PA  Phone (717) 647-7208
4B East Wing, Harrisburg, PA 17120-2147 
Email: mtobash@pahousegop.com
TTY: 855-282-0614 
 
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