News Releases

Feb

14

2019

February 14, 2019

Senate Republican leaders said they appreciate the recent vote by the state Supreme Court to delay action on voiding a successful medical malpractice reform that has kept doctors’ offices open in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Feb

14

2019

February 14, 2019

State Senators John DiSanto (R-15) and Michele Brooks (R-50) have reintroduced bills to put the brakes on excessive state regulations.   [Read More]

Feb

14

2019

February 14, 2019

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Chairman Elder Vogel (R-47) issued the following statement in response to the new proposals Governor Wolf presented today to support Pennsylvania farmers:   [Read More]

Feb

14

2019

February 14, 2019

Saying Pennsylvania must do more to end gun violence, Senator Tom Killion introduced legislation today that would temporarily remove guns from individuals who are a danger to themselves or others.   [Read More]

Feb

11

2019

February 11, 2019

Senators Scott Martin (R-13) and David G. Argall (R-29) will introduce a bill in the near future that will create commonsense work requirements for able-bodied Medicaid recipients.   [Read More]

Feb

08

2019

February 08, 2019

 

JOINT HEARING - Senate & House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committees | February 11, 2019 | Irvis Office Building, Room G-50 |     [Read More]

Feb

07

2019

February 07, 2019

Sen. Kim Ward (R-39) has introduced legislation to require offenders convicted of any sex trafficking-related offenses to register with the Megan’s Law sex offender registry.   [Read More]

Feb

06

2019

February 06, 2019

A larger number of disabled veterans could qualify for a disabled veteran license plate under legislation approved by the Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Judy Ward (R-30).   [Read More]

Feb

06

2019

February 06, 2019

The state Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee on Monday approved a measure to give property owners more options for managing their preserved farmland, according to the bill’s sponsor Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23). Listen   [Read More]

Feb

05

2019

February 05, 2019

The Senate Game & Fisheries Committee today approved legislation that would empower the Pennsylvania Game Commission to allow Sunday hunting, according to Senator Dan Laughlin, committee chairman and prime sponsor of the bill.   [Read More]

Feb

05

2019

February 05, 2019

 

Sen. Lisa Baker, R-20th, offered remarks on the floor of the Senate today on Senate Resolution 20. Listen   [Read More]

Feb

05

2019

February 05, 2019

Following Governor Wolf’s budget address, Senate Republican leaders said they will continue their push for a fiscally responsible budget that controls spending, holds the line on new taxes and continues to invest in education and job-creation. Listen   [Read More]

Feb

04

2019

February 04, 2019

The Senate Game & Fisheries Committee will consider a measure on Tuesday (February 5) that would empower the Pennsylvania Game Committee to allow Sunday hunting, according to Senator Dan Laughlin, committee chairman and prime sponsor of the bill.   [Read More]

Feb

04

2019

February 04, 2019

 

Legislation introduced by State Senator John DiSanto (R-15) to ensure that public employees who commit job-related felonies are stripped of their taxpayer-funded pension was unanimously approved today by the Senate and now goes to the House of Representatives for consideration.     [Read More]

Feb

04

2019

February 04, 2019

Senate Game and Fisheries Committee | Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. | Off the Floor   [Read More]

Feb

04

2019

February 04, 2019

 

A bipartisan group of lawmakers from the Senate and the House of Representatives joined with advocates, medical experts and families affected by pediatric cancer at the state Capitol today to highlight efforts to combat childhood cancers, according to Senator Scott Martin (R-13).     [Read More]