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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.
02/09/2017
HARRISBURG – Six fire and ambulance companies serving the 144th District in Bucks County will share nearly $73,000 in grants funded by state gaming proceeds, Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th) said today.
02/07/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th) issued the following statement after the governor released his budget proposal for the 2017-18 fiscal year.
02/06/2017
HARRISBURG – Committed to opening up more loving homes for children, the House Children and Youth Committee, led by Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), today reported out a series of bills designed to reform the adoption process in Pennsylvania.
02/03/2017
WHAT: The House Children and Youth Committee will consider six bills to designed to reform the adoption process in Pennsylvania. House Bills 57 and 58, sponsored by Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks), would streamline and expedite the procedures for terminating parental rights, and shorten the period in which a birth parent can revoke his/her consent; House Bill 59, sponsored by Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams), would allow adoptive families to appeal the amount of an adoption subsidy provided by local authorities; House Bill 61, sponsored by Rep. Harry Lewis (R-Chester), would make it easier for parents who are incarcerated to relinquish their parental rights by allowing correctional staff to witness the individual’s consent to adoption; and House Bills 62 and 63, sponsored by Rep. Dan Miller (D-Allegheny), would eliminate the hearing currently required to confirm parental consent, and refine the definition of “intermediary” to include a licensed attorney or social worker.
01/12/2017
HARRISBURG – High school seniors can now apply for a Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship to help cover the costs of higher education, Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th) announced today.
01/06/2017
HARRISBURG – As the heroin and opioid epidemic continues to plague communities and devastate families across the state, Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), who was re-appointed Thursday by the Speaker of the House as chairman of the House Children and Youth Committee, said that the committee will work aggressively this session to ensure that the needs of affected children are addressed.
11/15/2016
CHALFONT – Nearly 160 veterans of the Vietnam War era were honored Nov. 10 at a special ceremony hosted by Sen. Charles McIlhinney (R-Bucks/10th) and Reps. Katharine Watson (R-Bucks/144th) and Bernie O’Neill (R-Bucks/29th) at Byers Choice in Chalfont. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the start of the war.
11/09/2016
WHAT: Reps. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th) and Bernie O’Neill (R-Bucks/29th), together with Sen. Chuck McIlhinney, will hold a Vietnam Veterans’ Commemorative Ceremony to recognize and honor the Vietnam War Era Veterans of the 10th Senatorial District for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States. The program is part of the commemoration the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.
11/01/2016
HARRISBURG – The state’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now accepting applications for home heating assistance grants, Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th) said today.
10/26/2016
HARRISBURG – Adults who were adopted as children in Pennsylvania are just one step away from being able to obtain their original birth information under legislation currently on its way to the governor, said Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), a leading co-sponsor of the measure.
10/07/2016
WARRINGTON – State Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th House District) and Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-Bucks/10th Senatorial District) announce that their Senior Expo will again be held at Delaware Valley University on Friday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
09/29/2016
HARRISBURG – The impact of the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania is not only affecting babies born dependent on the powerful substance but also on the child welfare system, members of the House Children and Youth Committee learned during a public hearing at the state Capitol on Wednesday, said Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), chairman of the committee.
09/26/2016
WHAT: The House Children and Youth Committee, led by Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), will hold a public hearing to examine the impact of the devastating opioid and heroin epidemic on infants and children.
09/20/2016
WHAT: The House Children and Youth Committee will consider three more bills to reform the adoption process in Pennsylvania. House Bill 1525, sponsored by Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks), would streamline and expedite the procedures for terminating parental rights; House Bill 1528, sponsored by Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams), would allow adoptive families to appeal to the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services the amount of an adoption subsidy provided by local authorities; and House Bill 1530, sponsored by Rep. Harry Lewis (R-Chester), would make it easier for parents who are incarcerated to relinquish their parental rights by allowing correctional staff to witness the individual’s consent to adoption.