News Releases

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2021

March 22, 2021

Senators noted the importance of properly implementing the Local Resource Manufacturing Tax Credit program, which was created by the General Assembly last year to provide incentives for manufacturers to invest in Pennsylvania communities.  [Read More]

Mar

22

2021

March 22, 2021

The House of Representatives sent three bills to the governor’s desk today that would provide uniformity and consistency to the process of filling county district attorney vacancies, according to the bills’ sponsor, Senator Scott Martin (R-13).  [Read More]

Mar

22

2021

March 22, 2021

Pennsylvania families affected by pediatric cancer highlighted the need for lawmakers to approve legislation recently reintroduced by Senator Scott Martin (R-13) to generate more donations for childhood cancer research.  [Read More]

Mar

22

2021

March 22, 2021

The Pennsylvania Senate agrees that all victims of childhood sexual abuse should have the ability to face their abusers. Listen  [Read More]

Mar

22

2021

March 22, 2021

One year after the Wolf Administration ordered the state’s long-term care community to accept COVID-19 positive patients, a group of Senators will highlight the ongoing lack of accountability and cooperation from Governor Wolf while calling on the Governor to fully engage with the state’s long-term care community.    [Read More]

Mar

18

2021

March 18, 2021

Acting Secretary Noe Ortega pledged again to continue working to return students to in-person instruction as safely as possible and as soon as possible.  [Read More]

Mar

17

2021

March 17, 2021

Listen HARRISBURG – In recognition of the incredible achievements of individuals living with Down syndrome, Senator Scott Martin (R-13) has introduced a Senate Resolution designating March 21 as World Down Syndrome Day. The resolution adds Pennsylvania to the considerable number of states and nations that participate in the annual event promoting greater advocacy for the […]  [Read More]

Mar

17

2021

March 17, 2021

The State Senate today approved legislation that would offer individuals in recovery for substance use disorders a better chance to break the cycle of addiction by maintaining meaningful employment according to Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35), who sponsored the bill.   [Read More]

Mar

15

2021

March 15, 2021

Senator Scott Martin (R-13) has introduced a resolution designating March 21 as Pennsylvania Girls Wrestling Day in Pennsylvania in support of the ongoing efforts for the sport to be officially recognized by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA).   Listen  [Read More]

Mar

15

2021

March 15, 2021

A group of Senate Republican lawmakers announced a package of bills today designed to support small businesses that have been affected by Governor Wolf’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  [Read More]

Mar

12

2021

March 12, 2021

In February, Senator Judy Ward and Senator Maria Collett, as Chairs of the Aging and Youth Committee wrote a letter to Acting Secretary Beam asking for an “Aging Working Group” to be established to address issues with COVID-19 vaccinations.  [Read More]

Mar

12

2021

March 12, 2021

Senator Wayne Langerholc Jr. (R-35), chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, today issued the following statement on the Governor’s Transportation Revenue Options Commission:  [Read More]

Mar

11

2021

March 11, 2021

Efforts to improve Pennsylvania’s Statewide Uniform Registry of Electors (SURE) and the Administration’s failure to engage with local communities regarding the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative were key topics discussed at today’s Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearings with the Department of State and Department of Environmental Protection.  [Read More]

Mar

11

2021

March 11, 2021

Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35), chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, joined colleagues today to announce the introduction of legislation to stop the proposed plan to toll bridges on Pennsylvania’s interstate system.   [Read More]

Mar

11

2021

March 11, 2021

Senator Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) is preparing to introduce legislation to increase Pennsylvania’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10 per hour.  [Read More]

Mar

11

2021

March 11, 2021

A group of Senate Republican lawmakers discussed their efforts to reduce the financial and regulatory burdens on small businesses during a news conference in Lititz on March 15 at 10 a.m.    [Read More]

Mar

10

2021

March 10, 2021

Senate Republicans questioned Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller about the numerous ways the pandemic and changing demographics will affect the delivery of services and costs to taxpayers.  [Read More]

Mar

10

2021

March 10, 2021

Senate Transportation Committee Chair Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, on the second floor Rotunda outside the Lieutenant Governor’s Office in the State Capitol in Harrisburg.    [Read More]

Mar

09

2021

March 09, 2021

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 Senate Republicans questioned Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Dunn about issues surrounding Pennsylvania’s parks and open space at Tuesday’s Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on the proposed state budget. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Senate Republicans questioned Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Dunn […]  [Read More]

Mar

08

2021

March 08, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on the state’s economy, workers and families, according to IFO Director Matt Knittel and Deputy Director Brenda Warburton.    [Read More]

Mar

05

2021

March 05, 2021

Today, Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) and Representative Chris Quinn (R-168) announced the introduction of a crucial piece of legislation  in memory of DUI homicide victim Deana Eckman that would increase penalties for repeat DUI offenders in both the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives.   [Read More]

Mar

04

2021

March 04, 2021

Senator Bob Mensch (R – Berks, Bucks and Montgomery) and Rep. Chris Quinn (R – Delaware) will be joined by the parents of Deana Eckman to announce the re-introduction of Deana’s Law in both the Pennsylvania Senate and House.    [Read More]

Mar

03

2021

March 03, 2021

Pennsylvania could attract more jobs and investment from the film industry under a bill introduced by Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46) today.  [Read More]

Mar

02

2021

March 02, 2021

As questions continue to mount over the Wolf Administration’s rules for managing COVID-19 at long-term care facilities, state Senators Judy Ward (R-30) and John Yudichak (I-14) called on PA Auditor General Timothy DeFoor to review the policies from Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Human Services (DHS) and the impact on these elder care facilities.  [Read More]

Mar

02

2021

March 02, 2021

Today, on the 158th anniversary of President Lincoln signing the Federal False Claims Act into law, Senator Lindsey M. Williams (D-Allegheny) and Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) announced that they plan to introduce the Commonwealth Fraud Prevention Act for Taxpayer Accountability.  [Read More]