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06/30/2017
WHAT: Bucks County resident Mae Krier, one of the nation’s first Rosie the Riveters, will be one of the featured guests aboard Rep. Kathy Watson’s (R-Bucks) entry for this year’ Tri-Municipal Fourth of July Parade in New Britain. Krier, a resident of Bristol Township, was one of the first women to join the manufacturing sector during World War II. Dubbed “Rosie the Riveter,” she and other women like her joined the workforce to ensure that the U.S. military had the materials needed to win the war and ensure that U.S. economy rebounded after the Depression. The parade entry also thanks all women who have served our country – whether in military uniform or by joining the workforce – from World War II through today.
06/28/2017
HARRISBURG – In response to ongoing water contamination issues in Bucks County communities, Reps. Bernie O’Neill (R-Warminster) and Katharine Watson (R-Warrington) today introduced legislation to help expedite state and federal assistance to municipalities with contaminated drinking water supplies.
06/26/2017
NEW BRITAIN TWP. – Bucks County resident Mae Krier, one of the nation’s first Rosie the Riveters, will be one of the featured guests aboard Rep. Kathy Watson’s (R-Bucks) parade entry for this year’s Tri-Municipal Fourth of July Parade in New Britain.
06/16/2017
HARRISBURG – Nearly 200,000 children in Pennsylvania live with their grandparents, and more than 88,000 youth are being raised by them, and the House Children and Youth Committee held a hearing on Wednesday to learn about the challenges faced by this growing group and efforts to help them, said Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), chairman of the committee.
06/13/2017
WHAT: The House Children and Youth Committee, led by Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), will hold a hearing on the issues of grandparents who are raising grandchildren and the challenges those grandparents face in that situation.
05/22/2017
WHAT: The House Children and Youth Committee, led by Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), will consider House Bill 200, sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne), which would add post-partum depression as a qualifying at-risk condition for early intervention services under the Early Intervention Services System Act.
05/08/2017
HARRISBURG – Tax-free savings accounts aimed at helping people with disabilities save money for future care and services are now available through the Pennsylvania Treasury, Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th) announced today.
04/26/2017
HARRISBURG – In continuing its efforts to raise awareness of the opioid epidemic’s impact on children and infants, the House Children and Youth Committee today heard from a range of medical experts and state officials on current programs and services to treat mothers addicted to opioids and babies born dependent on the drug, said Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), committee chairman.
04/25/2017
WHAT: The House Children and Youth Committee will hold a public hearing on the opioid abuse epidemic’s impact on infants and children. This is the first hearing on the subject for the 2017-18 session and will focus on the medical effects of children born dependent on opioids.
04/05/2017
HARRISBURG – As a way to help address the growing number of babies born addicted to opioids and to better protect children living in homes with addicted parents, the House unanimously endorsed a proposal today to establish a task force to study the impact of the crisis on infants and young children, said Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), sponsor of the proposal.
03/22/2017
HARRISBURG – To help bring greater attention and more protections to the silent, forgotten victims of the state’s ongoing opioid epidemic, legislation to establish a task force to study the impact of the crisis on infants and young children today was unanimously reported out of the House Children and Youth Committee, said Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), sponsor of the proposal and chairman of the committee.
03/21/2017
WHAT: The House Children and Youth Committee will consider House Bill 235 authored by its chairman, Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), to establish a task force on the opioid abuse epidemic’s impact on children. The legislation also would outline the duties and responsibilities of such task force, which is modeled after the Task Force on Child Protection.
03/16/2017
Package includes measures to help place children in loving homes
03/03/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), chairman of the House Children and Youth Committee, today said she is pleased additional attention is being directed to the critical issue of caseworker retention and training in county Children and Youth Services agencies at the county level.
02/14/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th) today announced that forms for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program for the 2016 tax year are now available at her district offices in Warrington and Hilltown.