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.

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.

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.

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.