Boback, Pickett, Fritz to Co-Host Gun Law Seminar May 5

Apr. 14, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – In their continuing effort to better inform the public regarding Pennsylvania’s firearms laws, Reps. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) and Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) are co-hosting a Gun Law Seminar in Laceyville on Thursday, May 5. The free event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Black Walnut American Legion, 328 Route 6 Road. Doors will open to attendees at 5:30 p.m.

Boback’s Bill to Help Foster Youth Find Permanency Advances

Apr. 12, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – A bill sponsored by Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) seeking to assist older foster children in Pennsylvania in finding more permanent family connections was unanimously approved by the House Children and Youth Committee on Monday.

Boback’s Bill to Rename Highway in Memory of Rep. George Hasay Passes House

Mar. 30, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) is the prime sponsor of legislation to rename a portion of U.S. Route 11 in Luzerne County in memory of the late Rep. George Hasay. House Bill 2068 passed unanimously in the House of Representatives today and will next be considered by the Senate.

Federal COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Available, Says Boback

Mar. 30, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania residents who incurred funeral expenses for a COVID-19-related death are encouraged to apply for federal assistance to help ease the financial burden brought on by the pandemic, said Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming).

DMVA to Host Virtual Veteran Town Hall on March 16, Says Boback

Mar. 04, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) will host the first in a five-part series of virtual Veteran Town Halls on Wednesday, March 16, from 5-6:30 p.m., according to Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming). The topic will be veteran suicide prevention, with a focus on the support and resources available to veterans throughout the Commonwealth.

Boback and Committee Review Military-Related Programs

Mar. 03, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, on Wednesday led an informational meeting to review three programs over which the committee has oversight.

Boback Leads Hearing on Pennsylvania’s EMS Crisis

Mar. 02, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, on Tuesday convened a public hearing to examine Pennsylvania’s emergency medical services (EMS) crisis.

Boback and Committee to Review Military-Related Programs

Feb. 28, 2022 /

WHAT: Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will lead an informational meeting to review various programs over which the committee has oversight.

Boback to Lead Hearing on EMS Crisis

Feb. 25, 2022 /

WHAT: Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will convene a public hearing regarding Pennsylvania’s emergency medical services (EMS) crisis. The committee will hear testimony focusing on recruitment and retention of personnel, financial needs, billing constraints, hospital emergency room protocols, local government support initiatives and COVID-19 challenges to the EMS system.

Boback Welcomes New Committee Member

Feb. 16, 2022 /

Boback Welcomes New Committee Member

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), majority chairman of the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, recently welcomed its newest member, Rep. Thom Welby (D-Lackawanna). Boback and Welby have worked together in the past to benefit veterans and she looks forward to sharing his expertise with the committee.

Boback Announces First Responder Grants

Feb. 10, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Twenty-five fire and emergency medical services (EMS) organizations in the 117th Legislative District were awarded more than $331,000 in funding support through the 2021-22 Pennsylvania Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program, Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) announced today.

Boback’s Bill to Establish Purple Star School Program Passed by House

Feb. 07, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation to establish the Purple Star School Program in Pennsylvania, sponsored by Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, advanced to the Senate after its unanimous passage in the House of Representatives today.