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McIlhinney Resolution Recognizes Efforts of Amputees 

The Senate passed a resolution today that recognizes the efforts of Pennsylvanians who have been affected by limb loss, according to the resolution’s sponsor, Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10). 

The resolution designates April 2017 as Limb Loss Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. The designation is part of a nationwide movement to raise awareness of the struggles faced by people affected by limb loss. 

“Even the most advanced prosthetic devices require numerous adjustments and frequent replacements, and the…

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McIlhinney’s District Office to Participate in Local Charitable Food Effort 

Sen. Chuck McIlhinney’s (R-10) district office in Doylestown will serve as a collection point for donations as part of a charitable food program sponsored by the United Way of Bucks County and the Bucks County Opportunity Council. 

Local residents are encouraged to drop off non-perishable food items, such as canned goods, granola bars, pasta, rice and cereal, as well as any produce that does not require refrigeration, such as apples, citrus fruits, potatoes and onions. 

Donations will be accepted now…

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Senate Sends McIlhinney’s Copayment Protection Measure to the Governor 

A bill that would protect consumers against paying multiple copayments for physical therapy, chiropractic and occupational therapy services was approved by the Senate today and sent to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.
 
Senate Bill 487, sponsored by Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10), prohibits health insurance policies from charging a consumer more than one copayment amount per visit. The bill would also prevent policies from depleting more than one visit for services provided on a given date.
 
“The…Read more

McIlhinney Comments on Veto of Liquor Privatization Bill 

Senate Law and Justice Committee Chairman Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) issued the following statement today in response to Governor Wolf’s veto of legislation to privatize the sale of liquor and wine in Pennsylvania:
 
“Governor Wolf’s veto of House Bill 466 is a serious blow to the ongoing efforts to privatize the sale of wine and liquor in Pennsylvania. Although many lawmakers and state residents support the idea of getting the state out of the liquor business, the governor’s strong opposition to this concept…Read more

Senate Approves Measure Allowing Direct Wine Shipments to Consumers 

Consumers could order a wider variety of wines for direct shipment to their home as part of legislation approved by the Senate today, according to Senate Law and Justice Committee Chairman Chuck McIlhinney (R-10).
 
House Bill 189 would allow all wineries to apply for a license to deliver wine directly to customers. Shippers would be required to verify the customer’s age and mark packaging to indicate its contents.
 
Under current law, out-of-state wineries may obtain a direct shipper's permit through the…Read more

Senate Passes McIlhinney’s Copayment Protection Measure 

Consumers would be protected against paying multiple copayments for physical therapy, chiropractic and occupational therapy services under a bill approved by the Senate today. 

Senate Bill 487, sponsored by Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10), would prevent health insurance policies from charging a consumer more than one copayment amount per visit. The bill would also prohibit policies from depleting more than one visit for services provided on a given date.
 
“The use of multiple copayments shifts the financial…Read more

High School Seniors, College Students Can File FAFSA Now 


A Message from Senator Chuck McIlhinney (R-10)
 
"Many local residents who call or stop by my office are interested in learning more about financial assistance for college. Given the rising cost of tuition and other college expenses, a solid financial aid plan is an essential component of earning a degree. Students who plan to attend college in the fall can file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) now to get a head start on financial planning for the 2015-16 school year. 

The FAFSA form is…Read more

Heating Assistance Program Applications Being Accepted 

Pennsylvania’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) grant program has begun accepting applications, according to Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-Bucks and Montgomery). 

LIHEAP provides grants to help low-income families pay heating bills during the winter months. LIHEAP also offers crisis grants for families that experience heating emergencies, such as a broken furnace, fuel shortage or utility termination.
 
The program is targeted to individuals and families earning less than 150 percent of the federal…Read more

Senator McIlhinney Receives Humanitarian Award 

Senator Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) was named a recipient of the Ted Lindeman Outreach Foundation 2014 Humanitarian Award.

The Humanitarian Award honors individuals who live and work in the Greater Philadelphia area who have made a significant humanitarian contribution to their local communities. The Ted Lindeman Outreach Foundation is a non-profit group created to help young families who face the death of a spouse.

"The Ted Lindeman Outreach Foundation provides an incredible service to our communities by…Read more

McIlhinney, Watson to Host Senior Expo in Doylestown 

Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) and Rep. Kathy Watson (R-144) will host a Senior Expo on Friday at the Delaware Valley College campus in Doylestown from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. 

The event is free and open to the public. Exhibitors from local, state and federal agencies will be available to provide information on programs available to benefit area seniors. Door prizes and free health screenings will also be offered.

Rite Aid will also offer free flu shots for seniors during the event. Seniors will need to present a…Read more