Boback Honors Pennsylvania Wing of Civil Air Patrol on 80th Anniversary

Nov. 15, 2021 /

Boback Honors Pennsylvania Wing of Civil Air Patrol on 80th Anniversary

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, today welcomed the Pennsylvania Wing of the Civil Air Patrol to the Capitol in Harrisburg to recognize its 80th anniversary.

Boback Welcomes Civil Air Patrol to Capitol for 80th Anniversary

Nov. 12, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will lead a press conference to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Civil Air Patrol and swear in the next legislative squadron.

Boback Joins House Members to Offer Details of Support for Veterans Bill Package

Nov. 08, 2021 /

Boback Joins House Members to Offer Details of Support for Veterans Bill Package

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, joined by members of the committee, Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and Adjutant General Mark Schindler, today stand in support of veterans across the Commonwealth by announcing a Veterans Day package of bills running in the House of Representatives this week.

House Members to Offer Details of Support for Veterans Bill Package

Nov. 05, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will lead a press conference on the Veterans Day package of bills running on the House floor this week. The bills focus on assisting veterans and their families by increasing state funding and enhancing state veterans’ programs.

Boback Conducts Public Hearing on Restructuring of DMVA and Veterans Programs

Oct. 21, 2021 /

Boback Conducts Public Hearing on Restructuring of DMVA and Veterans Programs

TUNKHANNOCK – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee conducted a public hearing on Tuesday morning highlighting the potential restructuring of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) and certain programs that the department administers.

Boback Announces Drive-Through Veterans Expo at Luzerne County Fairgrounds

Oct. 20, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, announces a first-ever drive-through Veterans Expo to be held on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Luzerne County Fairgrounds in Dallas.

House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee to Hold Public Hearing

Oct. 18, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will be holding a public hearing on restructuring the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and the programs the department administers. The hearing will cover House Bills 910, 1691, 1815, 1938, 1953, 1963 and 1964.

House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee to Hold Voting Meeting

Oct. 05, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will be holding a voting meeting on House Bills 397, 1451 and 1612; and Senate Bills 248 and 550. These bills focus on assisting and honoring veterans, first responders and their families through property tax credit measures, expansion to the Emergency and Law Enforcement Personnel Death Benefits Act and group life insurance to members of the PA National Guard, when activated for 30 or more days.

Boback Holds Joint Veterans Service Officer Day at the Capitol

Sep. 07, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, announces Veterans Service Officer Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in coordination with the House and Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees.

Vets Affairs Committees Press Conference to Highlight Veterans Service Officer Day

Sep. 07, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, in coordination with the House and Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees, will be holding a press conference to highlight the free services Veterans Service Officers provide to Pennsylvania veterans.

Boback Announces Patriot Day Ceremony

Sep. 03, 2021 /

TUNKHANNOCK – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), in conjunction with the Tunkhannock Area School District is hosting a Patriot Day ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001.

Luzerne County Legislators Announces Nearly $23 Million in LSA Funding for 2019-20 Projects

Jul. 20, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – In a continued effort to support economic development and projects to improve the quality of life for citizens throughout Luzerne County, Reps. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) and Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) along with Sens. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming), John Gordner (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Montour/Northumberland/Snyder) and John Yudichak (I-Carbon/Luzerne) announced today the funding of 2019 and 2020 Local Share Account (LSA) projects totaling nearly $23 million.

Boback Bill Amending Flood Plain Management Act Becomes Law

Jul. 15, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) announces the enactment of Act 70 of 2021, that includes her House Bill 1598, which amends the Flood Plain Management Act by placing the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) as the lead agency for the program.

Boback Announces Veterans Assistance Appointments

Jul. 14, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) welcomes veterans assistance appointments back into her district offices in Dallas and Tunkhannock from the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans.

Boback Holds Joint Hearing on Veterans Home Care, COVID-19 Mitigation Protocol

Jun. 17, 2021 /

Boback Holds Joint Hearing on Veterans Home Care, COVID-19 Mitigation Protocol

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, held a joint public hearing on Thursday with the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee on veterans home care and COVID-19 mitigation protocols.