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Rep. Veach Achieves 100% Voting Record

Posted on August 17, 2022

Representative Makes Every Vote of the 2022 Regular Session

HARTFORD For the second straight year, State Representative Donna Veach (R-30) has again achieved a perfect score for votes taken on the floor of the House of Representatives during the 2022 legislative session.

Each year, the House Clerk’s Office releases the data on members’ votes during the Regular Session and Representative Veach was present for all 264 votes taken during that time, one of only 62 lawmakers to receive a perfect score.

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A New Social Media Challenge is Encouraging Car Thefts

Posted on August 16, 2022

A new social media trend is resulting in a recent wave of vehicle thefts happening in Connecticut and across the country.

Kia and Hyundai vehicle owners are being urged to stay vigilant as a new social media challenge is encouraging individuals to steal vehicles using a phone charging cable and screwdriver.

The theft of these vehicles is possible due to the lack of an immobilizer. An immobilizer is a security device that doesn’t allow the car to be started unless the transponder or smart key is used.

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Posted on July 27, 2022

Today, I submitted a letter to the Department of Economic and Community Development commissioner in strong support of the Town of Berlin’s application for a $5,000 grant as part of the Supporting Arts Grant Program.

Our goal with this grant is to help the town facilitate and promote the arts, local artists, residents, and other enthusiasts from around the state by bringing that untapped vibrant energy to the Farmington Avenue area.

This grant will help to create an upswell of creativity, new

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Connecticut Small Business Boost Fund

Posted on July 27, 2022

Small businesses and nonprofit organizations with less than 100 full-time employees may be able to benefit from the newly created Connecticut Small Business Boost Fund. The program provides low interest non-forgivable loans to approved applicants between $5,000 and $500,000 (subject to eligibility).

Loans totaling less than $150,000 will have a 60-month repayment period while those totaling more than $150,000 will have a 72-month repayment period. These loans can be used for payroll, equipment, utilities

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Connecticut’s Overall Affordability is About to Get Worse

Posted on June 15, 2022

Connecticut’s overall affordability seems to get worse by the minute. For the trucking companies, farmers, and everyone in between who rely on diesel fuel to get from point A to point B, or purchases items brought to or through our state on a truck, it’s only going to get worse.

That’s because on July 1st, diesel prices are expected to increase another 9.1 cents per gallon. Combine that with a looming 17.5 cents per mile truck tax set to go into effect on January 1, 2023 and you have companies and

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Rep. Veach Supports Compromised Legislation to Address Juvenile Crime

Posted on April 29, 2022

HARTFORD—In a Republican-driven effort, State Representative Donna Veach supported compromise legislation aimed at curbing Connecticut’s juvenile crime crisis, laying a foundation for more work on improving public safety in communities where residents say they’ve felt threatened by a shocking escalation in the seriousness of crimes committed by young people.

“I feel that this bill is an equitable solution to the juvenile justice issues that have escalated throughout our state over the past two years,”

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Woody Williams Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Dedication

Posted on April 26, 2022

On Saturday, I had the extreme honor of being in attendance for the Woody Williams Gold Star Families Memorial Monument dedication at Berlin’s Veteran’s Memorial Park.

This monument will forever serve as a tribute to the Gold Star Families in Connecticut and a reminder to the sacrifices our veterans and their families have made in the name of the freedom.

People from all over our state and region will visit this site and remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. We honor you and are forever

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Testimony in Support for Meaningful Juvenile Crime Reforms and the Rights of Legal Gun Owners

Posted on March 14, 2022

Chairmen Winfield and Stafstrom, Vice Chairs Flexer and Blumenthal, Ranking Members Kissel and Fishbein, and Distinguished Members of the Judiciary Committee, I write to you today in strong support for meaningful juvenile crime reforms and the preservation of the rights of legal gun owners.

The passage of several bills within today’s agenda will have an important impact in implementing meaningful crime reforms and in protecting the rights of legal gun owners. Juvenile crime rates are rising at an

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State Reps Veach and Fusco Collect Valentine’s to Share with Local Veterans

Posted on February 14, 2022

HARTFORDState Representatives Donna Veach (R-Berlin) and John Fusco (R-Southington) teamed up with elementary school students in Berlin and Southington to provide local veterans with cards on Valentine’s Day.

Students from Southington Catholic School, South End, Kelly and Derynoski Elementary Schools in Southington and Griswold and Hubbard Elementary Schools in Berlin participated in the collection. The lawmakers were able to collect several hundred cards as a result of the incredible participation

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Rep. Veach Kicks Off New Session, Highlights Legislative Priorities

Posted on February 9, 2022

HARTFORD On Wednesday, State Representative Donna Veach (R-Berlin) joined her fellow Republican and Democrat colleagues  on the floor of the house, officially kicking off the 2022 legislative session.

One of Rep. Veach’s top priorities for this legislative session is to improve public safety.

“For almost a year, my Republican colleagues and I have done everything within our legislative powers to sit down at the table with our counterparts and try and address this issue,” Rep. Veach said. “Unfortunately,

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