As state legislators, we recognize the impact the prescription drug epidemic is having across the Pennsylvania. Heroin and opioids don’t discriminate. They are killing mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, children who are black and white, those who are living in rural and urban communities; and these drugs are leaving devastating impacts on too many families. This isn’t a partisan issues — it’s a Pennsylvania issues and we are working together to find the best way to move people from addiction to recovery.


Leading Pennsylvania from Addiction to Recovery


“Ensuring every Pennsylvanian has access to high quality prevention and treatment of the disease of drug and alcohol addiction (substance abuse).”



  1. 24/7 availability of emergency detox & treatment facilities
  2. Staffing levels of DDAP
  3. Availability and access to long term rehabilitation facilities
  4. Insurance Coverage addendum for oversight by DDAP
  5. Loan Forgiveness
  6. Prevention programs/outreach/methods/strategies for statewide implementation


  • Lobbying legislation packages that support the mission & goals of the PA HOPE Caucus
  • Regional public policy meetings on Prescription Drugs to maximize promotion and awareness of Caucus and its mission/goals: Philadelphia (SE) | York (SC) | Pittsburgh (WPA) | Wilkes Barre (NEPA) | Westmoreland (SWPA)
  • Meetings will focus on Prescription Drugs and their impact (good, bad and otherwise) on patients, doctors, the medical community, families and neighborhoods in PA and nationwide.
  • Press conference & advocacy day @ Capitol (Sept. 2016): “Day of Hope”



Sen. Gene Yaw (Chair)
Sen. Jay Costa (Chair)
Sen. Ryan Aument
Sen. Camera Bartolotta
Sen. John Blake
Sen. Lisa Boscola
Sen. Pat Browne

Sen. Michele Brooks
Sen. Larry Farnese
Sen. Wayne Fontana
Sen. Scott Hutchinson
Sen. Tom Killion
Sen. Daylin Leach

Sen. Bob Mensch
Sen. Mario Scavello
Sen. Judy Schwank
Sen. Mario Stefano
Sen. Christine Tartaglione

Sen. Elder Vogel
Sen. Kim Ward


Rep. Aaron Kaufer (Chair)
Rep. Ed Gainey (Chair)
Rep. Stephen Barrar
Rep. Karen Boback
Rep. Kevin Boyle
Rep. Tim Brigg
Rep. Rosemary Brown
Rep. Vanessa Brown
Rep. Carolyn Comitta
Rep. Dom Costa
Rep. Paul Costa
Rep. Jim Cox
Rep. Tina Davis
Rep. Gary Day
Rep. Mary Jo Daley
Rep Margo Davidson
Rep. Madeleine Dean
Rep. Pam Delissio
Rep. Frank Dermody

Rep. Gene DiGirolamo
Rep. Maria Donatucci
Rep. Michael Driscoll
Rep. Garth Everrett
Rep. Dan Frankel
Rep. Frank Farry
Rep. John Galloway
Rep. Marcia Hahn
Rep. Jordan Harris
Rep. Carol Hill-Evans
Rep. Lee James
Rep. Warren Kampf
Rep. Steve Kinsey
Rep. Kate Klunk
Rep. Bill Kortz
Rep. Leanne Kreuger-Braneky
Rep. Mark Longietti
Rep. Ryan Mackenzie
Rep. Maureen Madden

Rep. John Maher
Rep. Tim Mahoney
Rep. Robert Matzie
Rep. Ron Marsico
Rep. Kurt Masser
Rep. Tom Mehaffie
Rep. Dan McNeill*
Rep. Jeanne McNeill
Rep. Dan Miller
Rep. Thomas Murt
Rep. Ed Neilson
Rep. Eric Nelson
Rep. Tedd Nesbit
Rep. Donna Oberlander
Rep. Michael O’Brien
Rep. Jason Ortitay
Rep. Jack Rader
Rep. Harry Readshaw
Rep. Eric Roe

Rep Jim Roebuck
Rep. Mark Rozzi
Rep. Stan Saylor
Rep. Lynda Schlegel-Culver
Rep. Paul Schemel
Rep Mike Schlossberg
Rep. Peter Schweyer
Rep. Brian Sims
Rep. Pam Snyder
Rep. Mike Sturla
Rep. Marcy Toepel
Rep. Tarah Toohil
Rep. Judy Ward
Rep. Ryan Warner
Rep. Perry Warren
Rep. Kathy Watson
Rep. Jake Wheatley
Rep. Jeff Wheeland
Rep. Rosita Youngblood

*Posthumous Membership as a Member of the PA HOPE Caucus