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 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 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.

Bill Updating Family Caregiver Support Act Signed into Law

Jun. 11, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) announced that House Bill 464 was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf today as Act 20 of 2021. The new law expands the criteria of the Family Caregiver Support Program to mirror federal eligibility standards.

‘For Those Who Served’ Package of Bills Gains Traction in the House, Aims to Assist Veterans

Jun. 09, 2021 /

‘For Those Who Served’ Package of Bills Gains Traction in the House, Aims to Assist Veterans

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 and other House members, along with Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), stand in support of the ‘For Those Who Served’ package of bills aimed at assisting veterans and their families.

‘For Those Who Served’ Press Conference

Jun. 08, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will be holding a press conference on the ‘For Those Who Served’ 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. Other legislation seeks to further improve state veterans oversight boards.

‘For Those Who Served’ Press Conference

Jun. 04, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will be holding a press conference on the ‘For Those Who Served’ package of bills running on the House floor this week.

‘Duty to Report Disappearance of a Child’ Bill Passes Judiciary Committee, Says Boback

Jun. 01, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) announced the passage of her legislation by the House Judiciary Committee that would require a report about a missing child be made within 24 hours after his or her whereabouts became unknown. The bill does offer protection for guardians who have a legitimate reason to believe the child is safe with someone else.

‘For Those Who Served’ Package of Bills Unanimously Passes House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee

May. 25, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, announced the unanimous passage of a package of bills that seeks to focus on assisting veterans and their families by increasing state funding and enhancing state veterans’ programs. Additional legislation seeks to further improve state veterans oversight boards.

“Who’s Really Lying” Lawmakers Ask

Apr. 23, 2021 /

HARRISBURG - The Wolf administration now admits some medical supplies stored at the state Farm Show Complex have been destroyed as claimed by state lawmakers this week.