News Releases

Jan

17

2019

January 17, 2019

 

Senator John Gordner offers remarks commemorating the 100th anniversary of Violet Oakley’s completion of the murals in the Senate chamber.     [Read More]

Jan

09

2019

January 09, 2019

 

Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) and Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) were joined by advocates for a press conference in the Capitol on Wednesday to unveil the Buyer Beware Act, joint pieces of legislation in the House and Senate to increase penalties on criminals convicted of certain human trafficking offenses     [Read More]

Jan

08

2019

January 08, 2019

Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) and Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) will unveil legislation to strengthen penalties in certain human trafficking criminal cases to go after the motive of this heinous crime: Those who pay money for sexual acts with victims of human trafficking, Wednesday, January 9 at 11 a.m. in the Capitol Media Center.   [Read More]

Jan

08

2019

January 08, 2019

Senator David Argall (R-29) and Senator Kim Ward (R-39) have been appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) to leadership positions within the Senate Republican Caucus.   [Read More]

Jan

08

2019

January 08, 2019

An Op-Ed by Senator Argall: Citizens throughout the country watched in horror earlier this year as a gunman claimed the lives of 17 students in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.   [Read More]

Jan

07

2019

January 07, 2019

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) today announced the Republican Chairs for each of the 22 Senate Standing Committees for the 2019-2020 legislative session.   [Read More]

Jan

03

2019

January 03, 2019

Senator Don White (R-Indiana) is drafting legislation that will hold women who knowingly and willingly use illegal drugs while pregnant accountable for the abuse of the children. Listen   [Read More]

Jan

02

2019

January 02, 2019

State Senators Tom Killion and Andy Dinniman announced today that they have introduced a comprehensive legislative package aimed at reforming Pennsylvania’s pipeline regulatory process to improve safety at schools and in local neighborhoods and communities.   [Read More]

Jan

01

2019

January 01, 2019

Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) was sworn into office today to represent the residents of the 28th Senatorial District, which is comprised of most of York County.   [Read More]

Jan

01

2019

January 01, 2019

 

Today at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, State Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) was sworn in as President Pro Tempore of the Pennsylvania Senate for 2019.   [Read More]

Jan

01

2019

January 01, 2019

Senator Judy Ward (R-30) officially took the oath of office today to begin serving her first term representing residents of Blair, Huntingdon, Franklin, Fulton and Cumberland counties in the Pennsylvania Senate.   [Read More]

Dec

21

2018

December 21, 2018

Senators Scott Martin (R-13) and Ryan Aument (R-36) will introduce legislation to give each municipality in Pennsylvania the option whether to allow video gaming terminals (VGTs) at truck stops within its borders.   [Read More]

Dec

20

2018

December 20, 2018

A new law cracking down on habitual DUI offenders will go into effect on Sunday, according to Senator Scott Martin (R-13).   [Read More]

Nov

29

2018

November 29, 2018

The committee held 10 separate roundtable discussions at the request of members of our caucus over the summer and fall.   [Read More]

Nov

29

2018

November 29, 2018

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-28), Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and House Majority Leader-elect Brian Cutler (R-101) issued the following statement about Governor Wolf’s Executive Order creating a state Redistricting Reform Commission:   [Read More]

Nov

29

2018

November 29, 2018

 

Senators Ryan Aument (R-36) and John Yudichak (D-14) along with Representatives Becky Corbin (R-155) and Rob Matzie (D-16), who co-chair the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s bipartisan Nuclear Energy Caucus (NEC), today released the “Bicameral Nuclear Energy Caucus Report” detailing the nuclear energy industry’s contributions to Pennsylvania’s communities, economy, and environment.   [Read More]