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01/17/2018
WARRINGTON – After serving the residents of the 144th District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for 17 years, Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th) announced today that she will complete her current legislative term on Nov. 30. She will not seek re-election in 2018.
12/05/2017
WHAT: The House Children and Youth Committee, led by Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), will hear from experts at Penn State University (PSU) on the university’s Child Maltreatment Solutions Network and its Center for Healthy Children, which is a national center for child maltreatment research funded by a $7.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
12/01/2017
WHAT: The House Children and Youth Committee, led by Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), will welcome Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, who will brief the committee on his office’s special report on Pennsylvania’s struggling child welfare system. The “State of the Child” special report is an 80-page critical assessment based on a year-long review of the child welfare system. The report contains seven general observations and 17 recommendations for improvements. The auditor general’s report builds on the examinations of the system that the Children and Youth Committee has focused on in public hearings in recent years.
11/27/2017
HILLTOWN – Residents of the 144th District in Bucks County who are in need of assistance with federal government-related issues can stop by Rep. Kathy Watson’s (R-Bucks/144th) Hilltown district office on Tuesday, Dec. 12, to meet with a representative from Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick’s staff.
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.