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11/14/2017
WHAT: The House Children and Youth Committee, led by Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), will hold an informational meeting about parental alienation syndrome, which is the psychological manipulation of a child by one parent in order to alienate the child from the other parent during and following a divorce.
10/23/2017
WARRINGTON – State Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th House District) and Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-Bucks/10th Senatorial District) will welcome senior citizens, their family members and caregivers at their Senior Expo on Friday, Nov. 3, at Delaware Valley University.
10/18/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th) today issued the following statement after she cast a “no” vote on House Bill 542, legislation that would close the budget deficit by a record level of borrowing against the Tobacco Settlement Fund:
10/06/2017
HARRISBURG – A group of southeastern Pennsylvania lawmakers is saying enough is enough when it comes to the ongoing budget stalemate.
10/05/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th) issued the following statement regarding an unsuccessful attempt to bring a discharge resolution on a severance tax proposal to the House floor:
09/14/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), chairman of the House Children and Youth Committee, today thanked Auditor General Eugene DePasquale for being a partner in helping to further protect children in Pennsylvania.
08/11/2017
HARRISBURG – To help ensure that babies who are born dependent on controlled substances are safely cared for and receive critical medical and developmental services, Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th) is introducing legislation in the state House that would close a loophole in the reporting of such cases to proper authorities.
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.