News Releases

Sep

17

2021

September 17, 2021

Legislative Reapportionment Commission | Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 | Watch Live  [Read More]

Sep

17

2021

September 17, 2021

Legislative Reapportionment Commission | Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. | Irvis Building, Room 515 | Watch Live  [Read More]

Sep

17

2021

September 17, 2021

Majority Leader Kim Ward will host a media-only call this Monday at 2:00 p.m.   [Read More]

Sep

15

2021

September 15, 2021

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-34) released the following statement today after supporting the issuance of subpoenas for critical information from the Pennsylvania Department of State as part of the ongoing investigation in the state’s election system:  [Read More]

Sep

13

2021

September 13, 2021

A proposed constitutional amendment by State Senators Scott Martin (R-13), Kristen Phillips-Hill (R-28), Pat Stefano (R-32) and Judy Ward (R-30) will allow voters to have the final say in how executive branch powers can be exercised without an active emergency declaration.   [Read More]

Sep

13

2021

September 13, 2021

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-34) issued the following statement in reaction to Governor Wolf’s statement regarding his recall of Acting Secretary of State Degraffenreid:  [Read More]

Sep

10

2021

September 10, 2021

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte) issued the following statement today regarding the beginning of the investigation into our election system and the refusal of the Department of State to participate:  [Read More]

Sep

09

2021

September 09, 2021

The Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania General Assembly—President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Centre/Mifflin/Juniata/Huntingdon), Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland), and House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin)—wrote a letter joined by Senate Health and Human Services Chairman Michele Brooks (R-Crawford/Erie/Mercer/Warren) and House Health Committee Chairman Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) to Gov. Tom Wolf and Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam seeking more specific COVID-19 data from the Wolf administration. Read Letter  [Read More]

Sep

02

2021

September 02, 2021

The Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee has created a special webpage for Pennsylvania residents to submit sworn testimony regarding problems they have personally experienced with the state’s election system, according to Committee Chair Senator Cris Dush (R-Jefferson).  [Read More]

Sep

02

2021

September 02, 2021

The commission charged with reviewing proposed state regulations and rules today (September 1) approved a regulation that would implement the Governor’s unilateral mandate that Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), according to Senators Gene Yaw and Joe Pittman.  [Read More]

Sep

01

2021

September 01, 2021

Senator Joe Pittman today urged the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) to disapprove a regulation that would impose the Governor’s mandate that Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).   [Read More]

Sep

01

2021

September 01, 2021

Delivering on the promise of greater transparency in state government, Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte) announced today that Senate expense reports are now available to the public online.  [Read More]

Sep

01

2021

September 01, 2021

The Senate Republican Caucus submitted a letter to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission prior to its September 1 meeting detailing objections to a proposed regulation that would implement the Governor’s mandate that Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Read Letter  [Read More]

Aug

31

2021

August 31, 2021

Parental control over masking decisions in school is the foundation of a bill introduced by Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) and Senator Judy Ward (R-30).  [Read More]

Aug

31

2021

August 31, 2021

HARRISBURG – Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland) issued the following statement today regarding Gov. Wolf’s announcement mandating masks for K-12 schools and childcare facilities. “The best approach to protecting the health and safety of Pennsylvanians from the COVID-19 delta variant is a personal and local decision not a government decision. COVID-19 is not going […]  [Read More]

Aug

31

2021

August 31, 2021

The Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) will meet at 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 1, in Harrisburg to consider the Governor’s mandate that Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), according to Senator Joe Pittman.   [Read More]

Aug

31

2021

August 31, 2021

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte) issued the following statement today in reaction to the Wolf Administration’s school masking mandate:  [Read More]

Aug

30

2021

August 30, 2021

Legislation drafted by Senator Pat Stefano (R-32) to bring additional transparency and accountability to government by amending the Sunshine Act took effect on Sunday, Aug. 29.   [Read More]

Aug

30

2021

August 30, 2021

In the near future, State Senator Ryan Aument (R-36) intends to introduce legislation that would create a universal Education Savings Account (ESA) for parents and students to utilize during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  [Read More]

Aug

27

2021

August 27, 2021

Bridge Dedication Ceremony Petty Officer Stephen “Turbo” Toboz, Jr. | Saturday, August 28 | 1:00 p.m. | First Island Bridge Pavilion | State Route 1002, Castanea Township, Clinton County |   [Read More]

Aug

26

2021

August 26, 2021

Continuing their unwavering commitment to safe and productive classrooms and childcare settings, the highest-ranking members of the state legislature informed Gov. Wolf of their intentions to continue allow school districts and local leaders the authority to make mitigation and safety decisions without statewide interventions.  [Read More]

Aug

24

2021

August 24, 2021

People living with disabilities often face tremendous challenges. One is striking the right balance between paying for day-to-day needs and saving for larger expenses while not saving so much that they become ineligible for critical benefits.  [Read More]

Aug

23

2021

August 23, 2021

For nearly a year, our Commonwealth has been tied in knots by doubts surrounding recent elections.  [Read More]

Aug

20

2021

August 20, 2021

“The people of Pennsylvania are experiencing a crisis of confidence in our elections, and I take my newfound responsibility to conduct an election integrity investigation very seriously.  [Read More]

Aug

20

2021

August 20, 2021