Stephens in the News

It is an honor to work for you and the residents of our district and I take great pride in representing you in Harrisburg. I am aware of the challenges that face our state and I am dedicated to facing those challenges so that together, we can make our communities the best that they can be. As a
way for you to keep up with the work that is happening on your behalf, check the stories listed
below, and as always, feel free to contact me for more information about any state-related matter.
Out of a varied wish list of gun reform measures in Pennsylvania, a proposed “red flag” law seems to have the most political momentum at the moment.
Pennsylvania lawmakers and gun control advocates rallied at the statehouse Wednesday evening just a few days after mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (ABC7) — New developments in an exclusive 7 On Your Side investigation into the disturbing video at a dairy farm in Pennsylvania that supplied milk to Nestle.
Pennsylvania lawmakers and regulators say they’re frustrated with the EPA’s lack of urgency to address PFAS chemicals impacting communities in southeast Pennsylvania. But the state is having trouble getting its own regulations in place, and some say there are actions the DEP could already be taking.
The state House of Representatives on Wednesday completed work on its response to the four recommendations made by last year’s grand jury report on child sexual abuse by clergy in Catholic dioceses.
A bill from state Rep. Todd Stephens would temporarily confiscate firearms owned by people in extreme emotional crisis.
Lawmakers said Thursday’s action was a start, but more action was needed.
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The acting director of the Environmental Protection Agency was in Philadelphia on Thursday to announce what’s being billed as the "first-ever, comprehensive national plan" to address contaminants in drinking water, especially around military bases like the Horsham Airbase. Critics say it’s a start, but a lot more needs to be done.
Background checks for ammunition sales. A lifetime gun ownership ban on anyone convicted of domestic violence. A sales limit of one gun per person per month.
Across the state in Pittsburgh on Monday, hundreds of pro-gun protesters — many of whom were armed — gathered to loudly oppose bills inspired by a massacre at a synagogue just a few miles away.
Pennsylvania is developing plans to address PFAS — chemicals found in watersheds outside Philly — while others urge more research.
Plans for a Korean War Memorial and Peace Park have gotten a big boost, thanks to a state grant announced by several local lawmakers Thursday.
HORSHAM, Pa. (WPVI) -- Parents in the Upper Dublin School District are being asked to send their children to school with bottled water, and one state representative is calling for school officials to do more.
The Horsham dog park hosted an anniversary party for Libre’s Law, an animal cruelty bill passed last year that strengthens the state’s animal abuse laws.
When those with extensive experience or expertise address an issue in which they are highly familiar, it behooves us to listen.