HARRISBURG – Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) announced today that her vision screening legislation (House Bill 1342) now advances to the governor’s desk for his signature after receiving unanimous support from both the House and Senate.
MONROE COUNTY – Reps. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) and Jack Rader (R-Monroe) announced that the Monroe Career and Technical Institute (MCTI) received a $14,800 state grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to help provide area students more career-enhancing opportunities in high-demand occupations.
EAST STROUDSBURG – Seeking to continue prioritizing the safety and well-being of students and staff, Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) announced that school districts in the 189th Legislative District, which include Delaware Valley, Pleasant Valley, East Stroudsburg Area, Stroudsburg Area and Pocono Mountain school districts, are ELIGIBLE to receive a grand total of $860,276 in COVID-19 health and safety funding. Each school district must apply for this funding.
EAST STROUDSBURG – This week, state Rep. Rosemary M. Brown’s (R-Monroe/Pike) husband, Joe Brown, tested positive for COVID-19. Upon the development of symptoms, the immediate Brown family has quarantined and is consulting with their family doctor regularly. Brown’s husband remains the only family member symptomatic.
EAST STROUDSBURG – After receiving continued complaints regarding the garbage and litter being left on the sides of the road in Monroe County, Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) will be hosting a Community Clean-Up Day on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
HARRISBURG – With only a short time before the 2019-20 legislative session comes to a close, Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) is proud to announce that her school board email legislation (House Bill 703) will advance to the governor’s desk for approval and her pediatric vision screening bill (House Bill 1342) passed the full House.
EAST STROUDSBURG – With Pennsylvania first responder companies suffering heavy financial losses due to COVID-19, Reps. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike), Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) and Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) announced today that first responder companies located in Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna and Wayne counties collectively will receive more than $1 million in state grants from the Office of the State Fire Commissioner to help counter these losses.
WHAT: To help local residents, especially seniors, prepare for the inevitable flu season, Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) has partnered with Rite Aid and will be hosting a flu shot event.
EAST STROUDSBURG – Fall has begun, which means that flu season is not far behind. To help local residents, especially seniors, prepare for the inevitable flu season, Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) has partnered with Rite Aid and will be hosting a flu shot event on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at her district office parking lot, 143 Seven Bridge Road, East Stroudsburg. Flu vaccines provided are free of charge for attendees.
PIKE COUNTY – Today, the governor again vetoed another bipartisan piece of legislation, House Bill 2787, showing his complete disregard for the rights our local school officials have to make and enforce their own decisions regarding district sports and extracurricular activities. Reps. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) and Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) gave the following statements, expressing their disappointment.
EAST STROUDSBURG - With many more people taking advantage of the summer weather and outdoors, State Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike), Monroe County Coroner Tom Yanac, Pocono Mountain Visitor’s Bureau (PMVB) President and CEO Chris Barrett, and Public Affairs Specialist Kathleen Sandt of the National Park Service at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (DWGNRA) came together to enhance the importance of wearing a life jacket, especially on the Delaware River.
HARRISBURG – Responding to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association’s (PIAA) and the governor’s decision to prohibit spectators from attending any fall sports games for the upcoming school year, State Representative Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) is speaking out and has joined over 60 House Republicans in sending a letter requesting them to reverse or modify their rulings. Brown provided the following statement on this matter.
HARRISBURG – Due to the ongoing crisis, there has been a severe national shortage of blood donations. These donations are vital for hospitals and trauma centers’ effectiveness. To help combat this shortage, Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) today partnered with the American Red Cross and sponsored a local blood drive at RGB Plaza in East Stroudsburg.
WHAT: Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R- Monroe/Pike) is sponsoring a local blood drive to help combat the ongoing blood shortages due to COVID-19.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) joined House members in passing HB1841 and HB1910, legislation focused on reshaping law enforcement practices and strengthening police-community relations across the Commonwealth. This legislative package received bipartisan support and now goes to the Senate for consideration.
MONROE COUNTY – Reps. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike), Jack Rader (R- Monroe) and Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) and Sens. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) and Mario Scavello (R-Monroe/Northampton) sent a letter to the Wolf Administration urging the governor to move Monroe and Pike counties into the yellow phase of the governor’s reopening plan.
HARRISBURG –With most citizens focused COVID-19, Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) wanted to highlight and bring awareness to Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. Currently, Brown is sponsoring House Resolution 760, which designates May 2020 as Lyme and Tick-borne Disease Awareness Month in Pennsylvania, and the House is expected to vote on the resolution this week. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted primarily by ticks and is caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi.
EAST STROUDSBURG – Working in coordination with local businesses and township officials, Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) has sent Gov. Tom Wolf, Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine and Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin a letter which includes documents and “real world” examples from many business owners in her district illustrating how they plan to open safely to protect their customers and employees.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) will introduce legislation to extend the taxfiling deadlines for Pennsylvanians who pay school property taxes. The bill is co-sponsored by Reps. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Pike/Monroe) and Steven R. Malagari (D-Montgomery).
EAST STROUDSBURG – After witnessing how short-term rentals may have or could have contributed to the vast spread of COVID-19, especially in northeastern Pennsylvania, Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) has drafted legislation aimed at ensuring short-term rental operations would temporarily cease after the governor declares a disaster declaration for the Commonwealth.