News Releases

Nov

24

2021

November 24, 2021

Senator Scott Martin (R-13), along with Senators Kristen Phillips-Hill (R-28), Pat Stefano (R-32) and Judy Ward (R-30) recently introduced a constitutional amendment designed to limit overreach from the executive branch after emergency declarations expire.  [Read More]

Nov

22

2021

November 22, 2021

Selected by the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee to conduct the election investigation, Envoy Sage, LLC will host a media call Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.  The call line will be open at 12:45 p.m. to register  [Read More]

Nov

17

2021

November 17, 2021

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte) and Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland) issued the following statement today after a Commonwealth Court ruling paved the way for Governor Wolf’s school mask mandate to potentially end December 4:  [Read More]

Nov

17

2021

November 17, 2021

Senator Camera Bartolotta’s (R-46) bill to allow farmers to use a Class A, B or C driver’s license when operating farm vehicles with a combined weight of more than 26,000 pounds on roadways was signed into law today.  [Read More]

Nov

17

2021

November 17, 2021

What started as a conversation and concept with his state senator and state representative more than three years ago, an initiative championed by Spring Grove resident and retired U.S. Army Sgt. Harold Redding is now law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Nov

16

2021

November 16, 2021

Sen. Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-37), Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, offered the following statement on the House of Representative’s passage of Senate Bill 382:  [Read More]

Nov

12

2021

November 12, 2021

The State Senate (November 10) gave final approval of legislation aimed at interjecting greater efficiency and transparency into Pennsylvania’s Campaign Finance reporting system, according to Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne (R-Lehigh), who authored the bill.  [Read More]

Nov

11

2021

November 11, 2021

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte) and Representative Jesse Topper (R-Bedford) criticized the Wolf Administration today for its latest legal maneuver to lock parents out of the decision-making process on school mask mandates.  [Read More]

Nov

10

2021

November 10, 2021

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte) and Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland) applauded a Commonwealth Court ruling today that voids the Acting Secretary of Health’s school mask mandate, which returns health and safety decisions to parents and school boards:  [Read More]

Nov

10

2021

November 10, 2021

Legislation sponsored by State Senator John Yudichak (I-Luzerne/Carbon) that would create a $5 million guaranteed loan program for veteran-owned businesses passed the Senate by a unanimous vote today.  [Read More]

Nov

09

2021

November 09, 2021

The Senate voted to return the right to bear arms to the people of Pennsylvania by reinforcing state law prohibiting municipalities from regulating firearms and ensuring those legally allowed to own a gun can carry it openly or concealed, without needing a permit.  [Read More]

Nov

09

2021

November 09, 2021

Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35), announced today that his legislation to defend the Second Amendment rights of Pennsylvanians was approved by the Senate.   [Read More]

Nov

09

2021

November 09, 2021

Today the Senate approved legislation authored by Senator John DiSanto (Dauphin/Perry) to advance small business tax reform that will help move Pennsylvania out of a pandemic economy and create jobs for Pennsylvanians.  [Read More]

Nov

09

2021

November 09, 2021

The Senate State Government Committee unanimously advanced a measure sponsored by Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) that would require the Commonwealth to look at a proposed contractor’s performance in other states as part of a comprehensive grading process prior to awarding bids. Listen   [Read More]

Nov

08

2021

November 08, 2021

The Senate unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32) that would clarify the Veterans Preference Law to include veterans who served honorably but were discharged with a disability before completing their initial obligation.  [Read More]

Nov

08

2021

November 08, 2021

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-83) will hold a press conference on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, beginning at 2PM in the State Capitol Media Center (East Wing), to announce legislation that will regulate and establish an additional tax on video skill games in the Commonwealth.   [Read More]

Oct

29

2021

October 29, 2021

A tax credit program created by lawmakers last year helped the state land a new $6 billion investment in northeastern Pennsylvania, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte).  [Read More]

Oct

27

2021

October 27, 2021

Senators Gene Yaw (R-23) and Joe Pittman (R-41) commented today on recent statements made by Attorney General Josh Shapiro in opposition to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI):  [Read More]

Oct

27

2021

October 27, 2021

Legislation ensuring that state residents have options when it comes to fuel availability was approved today by the state Senate, according to prime sponsor Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).  [Read More]

Oct

27

2021

October 27, 2021

After receiving support from the General Assembly, legislation sponsored by Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46) allowing farmers to use a Class A, B or C driver’s license when operating farm vehicles with a combined weight of more than 26,000 pounds on roadways is poised for enactment.  [Read More]

Oct

27

2021

October 27, 2021

The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee advanced a measure today that would call on U.S. Congress to oppose any effort by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Biden Administration from looking into private financial banking transactions.  [Read More]

Oct

27

2021

October 27, 2021

A measure sponsored by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) celebrating U.S. leadership in producing hydrogen and the fuel cells that utilize it was unanimously approved by the state Senate.   [Read More]

Oct

27

2021

October 27, 2021

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania’s Board of Directors will release a report on the housing boom that occurred in rural Pennsylvania counties during the COVID-19 pandemic Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 11 am in the Main Capitol Rotunda. |   [Read More]

Oct

26

2021

October 26, 2021

The Senate today approved legislation that promotes telemedicine as a way to overcome barriers to quality patient care created by distance and reduce the costs of those services, according to the bill’s prime sponsor, Sen. Elder Vogel (R-Beaver).   [Read More]

Oct

26

2021

October 26, 2021

Legislation introduced by Senator John Yudichak (I-Luzerne/Carbon) and Senator Marty Flynn (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) in honor of a fallen Scranton police officer, John Wilding, received bipartisan support today, after being amended on the Senate floor and receiving a vote of 36-14 on final passage.  [Read More]