News Releases

Sep

20

2018

September 20, 2018

The Senate and House Majority Policy Committees will host former United States Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) for a public briefing focusing on welfare reform at the state Capitol next week.   [Read More]

Sep

19

2018

September 19, 2018

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) issued the following statement regarding the passing of Steve MacNett.   [Read More]

Sep

18

2018

September 18, 2018

A new state program will offer grants totaling $5 million to support Pennsylvania’s struggling dairy industry, according to Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Chairman Elder Vogel (R-47).   [Read More]

Sep

12

2018

September 12, 2018

Pennsylvania middle and high school students are encouraged to share their perspectives on improving school safety by participating in the second annual “Talk To Your State Senator” statewide video competition.   [Read More]

Sep

12

2018

September 12, 2018

Senators Scott Martin (R-13) and Ryan P. Aument (R-36) and Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-43) announced a proposal today that would utilize new technology to prevent homebound students from falling behind in their studies.   [Read More]

Sep

10

2018

September 10, 2018

Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) is encouraging local schools to apply now to receive funding through a new grant program dedicated to improving school safety.   [Read More]

Aug

20

2018

August 20, 2018

Rural hospitals are critical to the health, safety and economic viability of residents and communities throughout much of Pennsylvania, but many are struggling to keep the doors open. With more than 30 rural hospitals currently at risk of closure, Senate Health and Human Services Committee Chair Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20) is joining with Rep. Tina Pickett (R-110th) and the state Department of Health (DOH) to offer innovative ways to continue providing quality health care. Listen   [Read More]

Aug

14

2018

August 14, 2018

Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) will host a public hearing tomorrow with the Center for Rural Pennsylvania to gather more information on Medication Assisted Treatment services, Pennsylvania drug courts, and reemployment opportunities for people battling addiction to heroin and opioids.     [Read More]

Aug

13

2018

August 13, 2018

The Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee and the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee will hold a joint public hearing at the State Fire Academy, 1150 Riverside Drive, Lewistown, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 14, to receive an update on the progress of the Resolution 6 Commission, according to committee chairmen Senator Randy Vulakovich and Representative Steve Barrar.   [Read More]

Aug

09

2018

August 09, 2018

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania, chaired by State Senator Gene Yaw, will hold a public hearing in Ebensburg on Wednesday, August 15 to gather more information on Medication Assisted Treatment services, Pennsylvania drug courts, and reemployment opportunities for people battling addiction to heroin and opioids. Senator Yaw Audio Senator Langerholc Audio   [Read More]

Jul

31

2018

July 31, 2018

The Senate Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks), will hold a roundtable discussion to review school safety efforts with local and state officials on Monday, August 6.   [Read More]

Jul

30

2018

July 30, 2018

The Senate adopted a resolution sponsored by Senator Tom Killion (R-9) declaring Tuesday, July 31, 2018 as “Heatstroke Prevention Day” in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

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