News Releases

Nov

28

2022

November 28, 2022

On November 30, 2022, I will have served 30 years in the Pennsylvania State House and State Senate.  It has been an honor of a lifetime to serve the citizens of the 109th Legislative District and the 27th Senatorial District.  [Read More]

Nov

23

2022

November 23, 2022

The Pennsylvania Senate today announced it was prepared to take the next steps in the impeachment process of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner following the House of Representatives’ 107-85 vote to impeach Krasner earlier this month.  [Read More]

Nov

18

2022

November 18, 2022

As part of the new Senate Republican Caucus leadership team for the 2023-24 legislative session, today, Senator Lisa Baker (R-20) was appointed by Interim Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39) to serve as the Senate Majority Caucus Administrator.  [Read More]

Nov

18

2022

November 18, 2022

As part of the new Senate Republican Caucus leadership team for the 2023-24 legislative session, Sen. Dan Laughlin (R-49) was appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39) to serve as the Chairman of the Senate Majority Policy Committee.  [Read More]

Nov

15

2022

November 15, 2022

Senate Republicans today elected their leadership team for the 2023-24 legislative session.  [Read More]

Nov

14

2022

November 14, 2022

Pennsylvania Senate Republicans will hold a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 15 to announce their new leadership team for the 2023-24 legislative session.   [Read More]

Nov

10

2022

November 10, 2022

A bill clarifying license plate obstruction violations became law last week to prevent criminalizing thousands of drivers overnight, said Sen. Scott Martin (R-13).  [Read More]

Nov

10

2022

November 10, 2022

A bill refining an existing law that allows the compensation of student athletes for the use of their name, image or likeness (NIL) became law last week, said Sen. Scott Martin (R-13).  [Read More]

Nov

10

2022

November 10, 2022

Legislation that will give educational credits to dentists who volunteer at free clinics and charity events became law last week, said Sen. Scott Martin (R-13).  [Read More]

Nov

09

2022

November 09, 2022

Pennsylvania voters returned a solid Republican majority to the state Senate in Tuesday’s General Election, re-electing all Republican incumbents and sending five new Republican senators to Harrisburg.  [Read More]

Nov

04

2022

November 04, 2022

Deployments present military families with a number of challenges.  A loophole preventing spouses from collecting unemployment is no longer one of them, as a result of a new law advanced by Senator Lisa Baker (R-20).  [Read More]

Nov

04

2022

November 04, 2022

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman and Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward today sent the following letter to Acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman.  [Read More]

Nov

04

2022

November 04, 2022

Legislation aimed at ensuring landowners are afforded a clear and distinct assessment of royalties paid to them through lease agreements with oil and natural gas operators has been signed by Governor Tom Wolf, according to prime sponsor Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).  [Read More]

Nov

04

2022

November 04, 2022

Pennsylvania made a significant advancement in its fight against the opioid crisis this week when the Overdose Mapping Act became law, said Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33).  [Read More]

Nov

04

2022

November 04, 2022

The governor signed legislation this week enacting the “Blue Lights Law” in Pennsylvania, Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) said.  [Read More]

Nov

04

2022

November 04, 2022

Sen. Dan Laughlin’s legislation, Senate Bill 431, making it easier for hunters to obtain antlerless deer hunting licenses has been signed into law by the governor.  [Read More]

Nov

03

2022

November 03, 2022

Sens. Devlin Robinson (R-37) and Chris Gebhard’s (R-48) bill improving enforcement of the construction industry’s use of the federal E-Verify system was included in House Bill 2648, now Act 141 of 2022, and was signed into law today.  [Read More]

Nov

03

2022

November 03, 2022

Sen. Devlin Robinson’s (R-37) bill to modernize the commission overseeing 200 miles of Pittsburgh region waterways was signed into law today.  [Read More]

Nov

03

2022

November 03, 2022

Sen. Devlin Robinson’s (R-37) bill honoring Pennsylvania veterans who have served in both Afghanistan and Iraq with the opportunity to apply for a special license plate was signed into law as part of Act 112 of 2022.  [Read More]

Nov

03

2022

November 03, 2022

Sen. Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35), chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, announced today that his legislation was signed into law, creating a level playing field for commercial vehicles powered by electric.  [Read More]

Nov

03

2022

November 03, 2022

Legislation that will reduce the waiting time for Pennsylvanians to get refills of their prescription eyedrops has been signed into law, said bill sponsor Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41).  [Read More]

Nov

01

2022

November 01, 2022

Legislation aimed at ensuring landowners are afforded a clear and distinct assessment of royalties paid to them through lease agreements with oil and natural gas operators heads to the governor’s desk, said prime sponsor Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).  [Read More]

Oct

28

2022

October 28, 2022

A bill refining an existing law that allows the compensation of student athletes for the use of their name, image or likeness (NIL) was sent to the Governor’s desk earlier this week, said Sen. Scott Martin (R-13).  [Read More]

Oct

28

2022

October 28, 2022

Legislation sponsored by Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) advanced out of the House this week (Oct. 26). Senate Bill 731 would provide protections for annuitants who are donors to a charity that provides for Charitable Gift Annuities.  [Read More]

Oct

27

2022

October 27, 2022

The House this week (Oct. 26) approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) to provide a pathway for Valley Forge Military Academy and College cadets to commission early into the Pennsylvania Army National Guard as an U.S. Officer in the Army.  [Read More]