News Releases

Feb

24

2020

February 24, 2020

Senator Tom Killion (R-Chester and Delaware) introduced legislation designed to end congressional gerrymandering in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Feb

18

2020

February 18, 2020

Senator Ryan P. Aument (R-36) introduced two bills today to ease the strain of the student loan debt crisis on current students and graduates, while emphasizing the importance of personal responsibility and protecting taxpayers. Listen   [Read More]

Feb

18

2020

February 18, 2020

The federal government is offering millions of dollars to promote the development of innovative cleaner coal technologies and Senator Joe Pittman wants Pennsylvania to aggressively go after that funding.   [Read More]

Feb

14

2020

February 14, 2020

Shortly after I took office representing the 48th Senatorial District, I had an opportunity learn more about an important industry that impacts many so folks in my district – horse racing.   [Read More]

Feb

14

2020

February 14, 2020

A new law will require insurance companies to cover medications and treatments prescribed to patients facing Stage IV metastatic cancer, according to Senator Judy Ward (R-30), who sponsored a companion bill in the Senate.   [Read More]

Feb

12

2020

February 12, 2020

We have been fortunate to have Joe’s steady hand at the helm of the Senate, providing critical leadership under circumstances that often were far from perfect.   [Read More]

Feb

12

2020

February 12, 2020

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) today announced his retirement from the Pennsylvania Senate at the end of his 5th term in office.   [Read More]

Feb

12

2020

February 12, 2020

State Senators John Yudichak (I-14), Lisa Baker (R-20), Scott Hutchinson (R-21) and Michele Brooks (R-50) released the following statement regarding Governor Wolf’s veto of Senate Bill 906   [Read More]

Feb

10

2020

February 10, 2020

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) have announced new changes to Senate Republican Leadership senior staff.    [Read More]

Feb

07

2020

February 07, 2020

Senator Scott Martin (R-13) today criticized Governor Wolf today for cutting funding for a key school safety grant program on the same day that he sent a letter to lawmakers detailing the impact of school shootings on students, teachers and parents.   [Read More]

Feb

07

2020

February 07, 2020

The Erie Times-News Editorial Board recently published an opinion piece on the Erie Community College application before the Pennsylvania State Board of Education.  I fully agree with the statement included by an Erie civil rights leader who said, “We need a bridge to get our young people there. We need access to a low-cost, quality education.”   [Read More]

Feb

05

2020

February 05, 2020

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) creating First-Time Homebuyers Savings Accounts in Pennsylvania was approved by the Senate today. Listen   [Read More]

Feb

05

2020

February 05, 2020

A new measure signed into law today by Governor Tom Wolf would place significant penalties on criminals who solicit or advertise the sexual services of victims of human trafficking, according to the bill’s prime sponsor, Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York).   [Read More]

Feb

04

2020

February 04, 2020

Responding to Governor Wolf’s budget address today, Senate Republican leaders said they are encouraged that the proposal does not include broad-based tax increases.     [Read More]

Feb

04

2020

February 04, 2020

The Senate of Pennsylvania gave final approval to a bill sponsored by Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) today that would improve oversight of prescriptions to reduce the risk of opioid abuse.   [Read More]

Feb

03

2020

February 03, 2020

Critical members of volunteer fire companies, ambulance corps and rescue squads who are injured in the line of duty would qualify for workers’ compensation coverage under a bill approved by the Senate today, according to the bill’s sponsors, Senators Scott Martin (R-Lancaster) and Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York).  Listen   [Read More]

Feb

03

2020

February 03, 2020

After the budget address, a news conference with members of Senate and House Republican leadership to discuss the Governor’s budget proposal for the 2020-2021 fiscal year 2nd Floor Rotunda, Outside Lt. Governor's Office.     [Read More]

Jan

30

2020

January 30, 2020

Senator Dave Arnold (R-48) has been named to five Senate committees by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25).   [Read More]

Jan

30

2020

January 30, 2020

News Conference Announcing Community Recovery & Reinvestment Legislation |     [Read More]

Jan

29

2020

January 29, 2020

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and the Senate Transportation Committee held a joint public hearing today in Harrisburg to hear testimony on the potential impacts of Pennsylvania’s participation in the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI), according to committee chairs Gene Yaw (R-23) and Kim Ward (R-39), respectively.   [Read More]

Jan

29

2020

January 29, 2020

Last January, I was asked to serve as Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee.   [Read More]

Jan

29

2020

January 29, 2020

Pennsylvanians could play a more prominent role in future Presidential primary elections under a bill approved by the Senate today, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27), who authored the bill.     [Read More]

Jan

29

2020

January 29, 2020

State Senator Dave Arnold (R-48) took the oath of office to begin his first term as a Pennsylvania state senator at a ceremony at the State Capitol in Harrisburg today.     [Read More]

Jan

29

2020

January 29, 2020

The State Senate passed Deana’s Law, groundbreaking legislation sponsored by Senator Tom Killion (R-Chester & Delaware), requiring the use of innovative technology to combat drunk driving and named in memory of DUI homicide victim Deana Eckman.   [Read More]

Jan

28

2020

January 28, 2020

Two bills to improve the operation of local governments moved closer to becoming law this week, according to Senator Scott Martin (R-13).   [Read More]