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HARRISBURG—Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) will host an Emergency Responders and Military Opportunities Day to give high school and college students, as well as those seeking new employment options, the chance to learn more about careers in the military or as a first responder. The event is being co-hosted by Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Montgomery).
HARRISBURG—The AHA Foundation, a human rights organization founded by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, today endorsed legislation sponsored by Rep. Tom Murt (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) to criminalize the act of female genital mutilation (FGM).
WHAT: Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery) will host a press conference on his legislation to make female genital mutilation illegal in Pennsylvania. Murt will be joined by George Zarubin, executive director of the AHA Foundation. The AHA Foundation was founded by human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) is reminding veterans who served during the Vietnam War that they are eligible to receive a commemorative lapel pin acknowledging their sacrifice.
HARRISBURG—A grant requested by Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) to fight pollution of the Pennypack Creek Watershed has been approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).
BLUE BELL – Working to ensure veterans have the support and services they need, area lawmakers are joining together to host a Veterans Expo on Monday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon in College Hall at Montgomery County Community College.
HARRISBURG– Legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) that would impose a severance tax on natural gas extracted in Pennsylvania has passed the House Finance Committee. It will now move to the whole House for consideration.
WHAT: Reps. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) and Madeleine Dean (D-Montgomery) will host an Overdose Awareness Walk and Hope Expo to draw attention to the growing crisis of opioid addiction in the community. The Overdose Awareness Walk will start at Hatboro Baptist Church, proceed south on York Road to Horsham Road, cross York Road and return north on York Road back to the church. The Expo will take place on the church grounds from 1-4 p.m.
HARRISBURG—Reps. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) and Stephen Kinsey (D-Philadelphia) have introduced legislation, House Bill 1809, prohibiting the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) on children across the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) will host a road dedication to honor a local veteran who gave his life serving during the Vietnam War.
HARRISBURG-- Reps. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) and Madeleine Dean (D-Montgomery) will co-host an Overdose Awareness Walk and Hope Expo to draw attention to the growing crisis of drug addiction in the community.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) will host a community meeting to discuss how stress affects teenagers, symptoms of depression, what is considered a crisis and the warning signs of suicide. Topics will also include bullying and how bullying leads to stress and anxiety.
HARRISBURG—Legislation introduced by Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery) to change the standards used to help families intervene when someone with a mental illness is too sick to seek treatment has passed the House. Murt’s bill is designed to encourage a more effective use of outpatient services.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) will host a Military Family Information Day to connect local military families and veterans with resources available to them.