email from PA Sen. Katie Muth (D-44), 8/20/19
While some legislators were rushing to pass the budget in order to make sure that their summer vacation plans were not ruined, I was fighting for the most vulnerable among us.
Work ethic is what got me here and there are too many people depending on Harrisburg to get its act together to go on vacation. This summer I have been hard at work drafting legislation and meeting with constituents in preparation for a late-September return to Harrisburg.
The past 7 months have been very eye-opening. The reality is that there are not enough people in Harrisburg fighting for the greater good of people. Transactional morality reigns supreme in the Capitol, and this past budget cycle we saw that people in power would rather settle for cowardly comprises and strip away programs and services that lift people up.
I won’t back down. I will keep fighting for economic freedom, tax fairness, victims’ rights, affordable healthcare, and environmental protections. In short, I will keep fighting for legislation that will improve the lives of the hardworking Pennsylvanians that put me into office.