Senate Returning to Session to Legislate Safe Re-opening of the PA Economy

(HARRISBURG) – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) announced today the Senate plans to return to session this week to consider legislation that will provide a safe path for re-opening the state’s economy.

“The Senate plans to return to Session this week to adopt legislation that will put forth a fair and responsible process to re-open businesses across our Commonwealth.

“Throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency we have endeavored to work together in a bi-partisan manner to do what is in the best interest of our Commonwealth.  Unfortunately, it has become abundantly clear that the Governor’s waiver process for employers to remain open during this time has been extremely flawed and lacks transparency. 

“We must keep our communities safe while also helping workers get back to their jobs. The decisions of how to successfully implement plans to re-open our economy will rest with the legislature of Pennsylvania and not with liberal governors from other states.”