News Releases

Jun

01

2020

June 01, 2020

Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, House Speaker Mike Turzai, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman and House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler issued the following statement in response to Gov. Wolf’s Election Day executive order:   [Read More]

May

29

2020

May 29, 2020

Legislation amending Act 537, the PA Sewage Facilities Act, to allow for the expanded use of alternate on-lot sewage systems for planning purposes throughout the Commonwealth passed the full House of Representatives Thursday, 136-66, according to prime sponsor Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

May

28

2020

May 28, 2020

Facing an uncertain economic future and working to address the devastating impact of COVID-19, the Senate today set a course for recovery by approving a $25.8 billion interim budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21, according to Senate Republicans leaders.     [Read More]

May

28

2020

May 28, 2020

News Conference at 4:30 with Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne on Passage of Interim State Budget and CARES Funding Distribution Plan     [Read More]

May

28

2020

May 28, 2020

Earlier today, the House Insurance Committee unanimously approved Senate Bill 595 introduced by State Senator Bob Mensch (R-24). Senate Bill 595 would require insurance coverage for MRI’s and Ultrasounds for women with dense breast tissue.    [Read More]

May

28

2020

May 28, 2020

A program to help military families who have fallen on hard times is one step closer to becoming a permanent benefit available to Pennsylvania’s service men and women according to Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20), who serves on the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee. Listen   [Read More]

May

27

2020

May 27, 2020

The State Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) that would require employers who have a certified safety committee as part of their workers’ compensation program to include information about the risks associated with the use of opioids.   [Read More]

May

27

2020

May 27, 2020

Chaired by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee took action on several measures today that would bring fiscal transparency to state government.   [Read More]

May

26

2020

May 26, 2020

VIDEO: Pennsylvania Senate Session for Tuesday, May 26, 2020     [Read More]

May

25

2020

May 25, 2020

May

19

2020

May 19, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) issued the following statement about Gov. Wolf’s veto of a bipartisan bill reopening real estate in Pennsylvania then subsequent solo action to allow it:   [Read More]

May

19

2020

May 19, 2020

Cases of strangulation would be considered as a crime of violence in sentencing for subsequent crimes and in child custody proceedings under a bill sent to the governor on Monday, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Judy Ward (R-30).   [Read More]

May

19

2020

May 19, 2020

Senate Republican leaders today condemned Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of bills that would have provided county governments more control over letting residents return to work and allowed more employers to resume operations under state and federal safety guidelines.   [Read More]

May

18

2020

May 18, 2020

The House Health Committee approved legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) on Monday that would allow frontline healthcare workers to omit their last name from work badges due to privacy reasons.   [Read More]

May

18

2020

May 18, 2020

Senate Republican leaders today called on Gov. Tom Wolf to sign legislation giving county governments more control over letting residents return to work and allowing more employers to resume operations under state and federal safety guidelines.   [Read More]

May

18

2020

May 18, 2020

VIDEO: Pennsylvania Senate Session for Monday, May 18, 2020     [Read More]

May

18

2020

May 18, 2020

A new law authored by Senator Judy Ward (R-30) will expand Pennsylvanians’ access to psychology services by allowing telepsychological practice across state lines.   [Read More]

May

15

2020

May 15, 2020

A group of Republican state senators are introducing legislation for a constitutional amendment that will provide equal distribution of power among the three branches of government during emergency disaster declarations.   [Read More]

May

14

2020

May 14, 2020

Senators Mike Regan (R-31), Doug Mastriano (R-33) and Judy Ward (R-30) held a press conference in response to Shep’s Barber Shop in Enola receiving a cease and desist threat from Governor Wolf’s administration.     [Read More]

May

13

2020

May 13, 2020

VIDEO: Pennsylvania Senate Session for Wednesday, May 13, 2020     [Read More]

May

13

2020

May 13, 2020

With the number of positive COVID-19 cases steadily decreasing on a daily basis and medical experts testifying that communities can safely meet the challenges of the new reality, the Senate today (May 13) approved a four-bill package that would give county governments more control over reopening their local economies and provide waivers from the Governor’s closure order for a variety of businesses -- if they can operate in a manner that protects employees and customers, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34).   [Read More]

May

13

2020

May 13, 2020

The Senate Transportation Committee held a hearing on Tuesday, May 12 with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (Turnpike) that uncovered over $1 billion in revenue losses to the state’s transportation system.   [Read More]

May

12

2020

May 12, 2020

Two Senate committees will hold a public hearing on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. to hear testimony from county officials about efforts to begin to reopen safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as from medical experts who are treating our most vulnerable senior population and researching the virus COVID-19.   [Read More]

May

12

2020

May 12, 2020

Legislation passed by the Senate today will provide vital funding to nursing homes, personal care facilities and other senior citizens’ programs impacted by COVID-19 and allow them to continue providing essential services for the state’s most vulnerable population, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34).   [Read More]

May

12

2020

May 12, 2020

Today, the Senate unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Senator Mike Regan (R-31) that would promote Veterans Courts in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]