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Rep. Veach Honors Two Veterans from the Greatest Generation

Posted on October 18, 2021


Recently Rep. Veach was invited to attend the Golden Kielbasa Veterans Open and dinner to recognize Seaman William “Willie” J. D’Amato and Corporal Eugene “Gene” Polaske, two of Connecticut’s veterans of the Greatest Generation. After the state’s largest veteran’s charity golf event, Rep. Veach had the honored D’Amato and Polaske with legislative citations in recognition of their service to our country.

These brave men each joined their respective branch of the military during a time of extreme conflict.

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Rep. Veach to Host Listening Forum on Juvenile Crime

Posted on October 7, 2021


Forum Designed to Hear from Residents and Discuss Meaningful Solutions

BERLIN Towns and cities throughout the state have been affected by the rise in automobile thefts, valuables stolen from motor vehicles, and other property related crimes committed mostly by juveniles. For many homeowners and property owners, these crimes are personal with many feeling like their voices aren’t being heard. This forum is an opportunity to listen to them, hear their concerns, experiences, and answer any questions

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Rep. Veach Votes ‘No’ on Marijuana Cites Bill Needs More Work and Public Input

Posted on June 17, 2021


HARTFORD During Wednesday’s Special Session of the House of Representatives, State Representative Donna Veach (R-30) voted against a proposal to legalize marijuana for purchase and personal use due to various concerns she had with the bill as written.

“Despite more than 7 hours of debate on the House floor and increased concerns from my colleagues about the need to spend more time on a bill of this magnitude before a final vote, it was decided we’d move forward anyway,” Rep. Veach said. “It is

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Southington Delegation Welcomes Connecticut’s Kid Governor

Posted on June 8, 2021


Front Row (L-R): Sandra Chavez (Oshana Elementary Teacher); State Representative Donna Veach (R-30); Reese Naughton (CT Kid Governor); State Representative Liz Linehan (D-103) Back Row (L-R): State Senator Robert C. Sampson (R-16);  State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80); Patrick Naughton (father); Allyson Naughton (mother); State Representative John Fusco (R-81) posed for a photo after the introduction on the House Floor.

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Conservative Caucus Blasts Democrats for Automatically Erasing Hate Crime Convictions

Posted on June 6, 2021


HARTFORD – The Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) Conservative Caucus today blasted Democrats for voting to automatically erase hate crimes from the records of convicted felons, weakening the Judicial system and making Connecticut less safe with passage of their “Clean Slate” legislation.

“Democrats have a very one-sided, progressive agenda that runs roughshod over the regular people of our state who need and deserve balanced, reasonable legislation that they are not currently getting,” Rep. Kimberly

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State Rep. Veach Calls for House Democrats to Address Juvenile Car Thefts

Posted on June 3, 2021


During a House debate, Republicans proposed an amendment aimed at addressing the drastic increase in juvenile car thefts across the state.
“Unfortunately for the residents of Connecticut when it came to enacting change many of our colleagues on the other side of the aisle (all but 4) chose the status quo,” Rep. Veach said. “Many lawmakers still refuse to believe this issue needs addressed and would rather study it than actually do something about it.”

Rep. Veach Comments on House Bill to Remove Local Zoning

Posted on May 21, 2021


For over four hours, the house debated, HB-6107, AN ACT CONCERNING THE REORGANIZATION OF THE ZONING ENABLING ACT AND THE PROMOTION OF MUNICIPAL COMPLIANCE.

“This proposal takes much of the local zoning control away from our towns and instead implements a one size fits all approach,” Rep. Veach said.

Bill to Expedite Essential Services to Victims of Domestic Violence Moves Forward

Posted on March 26, 2021


HARTFORD A House Republican initiative co-sponsored by State Representative Donna Veach (R-30) to provide immediate services to victims of domestic violence has received a favorable report from members Human Services Committee.

The bill, HB-6520, An Act Concerning the Provision of Temporary State Services to Victims of Domestic Violence, would accelerate essential services to victims of domestic violence by providing an immediate 90 days of temporary relief benefits for programs like Supplemental

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Rep. Veach Supports Bill to Provide Legislative Oversight of Relief Funds

Posted on March 17, 2021


HARTFORD – State Representative Donna Veach (R-30) has co-sponsored a bill proposal that would provide legislative oversight into any relief funds provided by the federal government through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Per HB-6555, An Act Concerning Legislative Oversight and Approval of COVID-19 Relief Funds, the governor shall provide his recommended allocations as part of this plan to the General Assembly for their approval and/or modifications prior to their dispersal. Additionally, these

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Rep. Veach Supports Measure to Expedite Essential Services to Victims of Domestic Violence

Posted on March 5, 2021


HARTFORD – State Representative Donna Veach (R-30) has co-sponsored an initiative to accelerate the ability of victims of domestic violence to receive state assistance by excluding the abuser’s income from the eligibility requirements necessary to receive them.

The proposal, HB-6520, An Act Concerning the Provision of Temporary State Services to Victims of Domestic Violence, would provide 90 days of temporary benefits for programs like SNAP and Care-4-Kids to victims of domestic violence regardless

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