Simmons: More than $1.3 Million in COVID-19 Safety Grants Now Available to Local School Districts

Jun. 17, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) today announced that school entities in the 131st Legislative District are set to receive more than $1.3 million in federal funds for School Health and Safety Grants to address needs related to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Applications are due by Tuesday, June 30; money must be expended by Oct. 30.

Simmons: Help is on the Way for PA Small Businesses

Mar. 18, 2020 /

COOPERSBURG – Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) today announced the creation of an emergency response fund to aid Pennsylvania small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The newly created Small Business First Fund will have $61 million available for business assistance.

School Districts Receive Safety Grants, Simmons Says

Feb. 26, 2020 /

HARRISBURG — Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) today announced the School Safety and Security Committee has awarded $200,000 in School Safety and Security Grants to school districts in the 131st Legislative District, including East Penn, Salisbury, Saucon Valley, Southern Lehigh and Upper Perkiomen.

Simmons to Offer Free Assistance to Area Veterans on Feb. 7

Jan. 22, 2020 /

COOPERSBURG – Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) is hosting special hours at his district office in Coopersburg on Friday, Feb. 7, for area veterans and their families to receive assistance regarding programs and benefits. Simmons offers this free service the first Friday of each month. Appointments are required.

Simmons’ Right-to-Know Bill Advances to Senate

Jan. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation that would empower local and state agencies to charge fees when responding to Right-to-Know requests for a commercial purpose was passed by the House of Representatives this week and will next be considered by the Senate, according to Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton), prime sponsor of the bill.

Simmons to Offer Free Assistance to Area Veterans on Jan. 3

Dec. 20, 2019 /

COOPERSBURG – Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) is hosting special hours at his district office in Coopersburg on Friday, Jan. 3, for area veterans and their families to receive assistance regarding programs and benefits. Simmons offers this free service the first Friday of each month.

Simmons Announces $500K Grant to Lehigh County Nature Conservancy

Nov. 21, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Working to preserve the natural heritage of the 131st Legislative District, Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) announced today that the Wildlands Conservancy in Lehigh County received a state grant of $500,000 from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).

Simmons to Offer Free Assistance to Area Veterans on Dec. 6

Nov. 20, 2019 /

COOPERSBURG – Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) is hosting special hours at his district office in Coopersburg on Friday, Dec. 6, for area veterans and their families to receive assistance regarding programs and benefits. Simmons offers this free service the first Friday of each month.

Simmons, Browne Secure Funding for Upper Saucon Township Project

Nov. 12, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – A project in Upper Saucon Township has been awarded funding through the Multimodal Transportation Fund by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) at its meeting today according to Representative Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh, Northampton and Montgomery) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Senator Pat Browne (R-Lehigh), who collaborated to secure the grant.

Dowling and Simmons Bill to Provide Transparency for Voters

Oct. 29, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – To provide greater transparency for voters, state Reps. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) and Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) drafted legislation to eliminate the ability for all candidates for public office to cross-file their nomination petitions.

Reps. Dowling and Simmons to Unveil Legislation to Provide Transparency for Voters

Oct. 28, 2019 /

WHAT: State legislators will detail and answer questions about a bill that would eliminate the ability for all candidates for public office to cross-file their nomination petitions. Currently, the Pennsylvania Election Code of 1937 allows candidates seeking to run for school board, county court of Common Pleas and district judges to file nomination petitions for multiple political parties that have become hyper partisan.

Simmons to Host Concealed Carry Seminar on Oct. 24

Sep. 30, 2019 /

RED HILL – In his continuing effort to better inform area gun owners regarding Pennsylvania’s firearms laws, Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) is hosting a Concealed Carry Seminar on Thursday, Oct 24.

Simmons to Offer Free Assistance to Area Veterans on Oct. 4

Sep. 27, 2019 /

COOPERSBURG – Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) is hosting special hours at his district office in Coopersburg on Friday, Oct. 4, for area veterans and their families to receive assistance regarding programs and benefits. Simmons offers this free service the first Friday of each month.