News Releases

Oct

28

2019

October 28, 2019

The Senate voted today to extend new protections to members of the healthcare community by strengthening penalties for assaults against health care practitioners and technicians, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Judy Ward (R-30).   [Read More]

Oct

28

2019

October 28, 2019

The Senate and House Urban Affairs and Housing Committees will hold a joint hearing on Wednesday at 9 a.m. in Harrisburg to examine legislation that would prevent negligent and unscrupulous property owners from buying new properties at tax sales.   [Read More]

Oct

25

2019

October 25, 2019

Yesterday, Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland & York), Senator Tom Killion (R-Chester & Delaware), Representative Steve Barrar (R-Chester & Delaware) and Representative Chris Quinn (R-Delaware) held a Roundtable Discussion regarding the issue of Veterans Suicide at the Concord Township Municipal Building, in Delaware County.   [Read More]

Oct

23

2019

October 23, 2019

Local organizations dedicated to helping community residents with cancer and disabilities   could benefit from new fundraising opportunities under a bill approved by the Senate today.   [Read More]

Oct

23

2019

October 23, 2019

The Senate Finance Committee approved a bill today that could generate up to $100 million in private donations over the next decade to support childhood cancer research, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Scott Martin (R-13).   [Read More]

Oct

22

2019

October 22, 2019

As lawmakers weigh potential changes intended to strengthen Pennsylvania’s election system, the Senate approved a measure today that would remove an antiquated ballot requirement that increases costs to local taxpayers.   [Read More]

Oct

22

2019

October 22, 2019

The Senate approved a bill today to strengthen the review process for government regulations and provide for better oversight by lawmakers, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator John Gordner (R-27).   [Read More]

Oct

22

2019

October 22, 2019

Senator Tom Killion (R-Chester & Delaware), Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland & York), Representative Chris Quinn (R-Delaware), and Representative Steve Barrar (R-Chester & Delaware) will host a Roundtable Discussion regarding the issue of Veterans Suicide on Thursday, October 24, at 10:00 a.m. at the Concord Township Municipal Building.    [Read More]

Oct

22

2019

October 22, 2019

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee approved two bills today that would limit unnecessary delays in the appeals process for permits issued by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), while also restoring accountability and integrity to the process, according to the bills’ sponsor, Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).   [Read More]

Oct

22

2019

October 22, 2019

The Public Higher Education Funding Commission will hold its next hearing to hear testimony related to higher education funding, affordability and effectiveness and administration and operations.   [Read More]

Oct

22

2019

October 22, 2019

The Senate approved a measure on Monday (October 21) that would require drivers to remove ice and snow from their vehicles, according to Senator Dan Laughlin (R-49), a co-sponsor of the bill. Senate Bill 114 now goes to the House of Representatives for consideration.   [Read More]

Oct

21

2019

October 21, 2019

Today Senator Mike Regan (R-31) held a press conference regarding Senate Bill 836, known as Peyton’s Law, which aims to educate every student athlete and their parents about EKG testing to detect underlying heart conditions that can lead to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).    [Read More]

Oct

21

2019

October 21, 2019

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-76) and advocates for unborn children today unveiled legislation to protect unborn babies with beating hearts.   Senator Mastriano on Heartbeat Bill   Full News Conference   [Read More]

Oct

18

2019

October 18, 2019

Like millions of Americans, I watched the Oct. 15th Democratic presidential debate. And, like millions of Americans, I was disappointed. Rather than pragmatically addressing the concerns my constituents worry about every day, the majority of the candidates pushed for radical and unrealistic positions on a number of issues. Though it wasn’t addressed in full, a number […]   [Read More]

Oct

03

2019

October 03, 2019

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) issued the following statement regarding Governor Wolf’s decision to begin the regulatory process in order for Pennsylvania to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI):   [Read More]

Sep

30

2019

September 30, 2019

Middle and high school students are invited to share their ideas about how to support agriculture in Pennsylvania as part of the third annual “Talk to Your State Senator” statewide video competition.   [Read More]

Sep

26

2019

September 26, 2019

The Senate approved a comprehensive bill yesterday that seeks to address deep-seated issues within our state’s career and technical education system that have long stymied the growth of this critical component of post-secondary education options for Pennsylvania students, according to Senator Ryan Aument (R-36). href="http://av.pasenategop.com/aument/2019/0919/workforce.mp3" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Listen   [Read More]

Sep

25

2019

September 25, 2019

The Senate today unanimously approved legislation that would extend the Pennsylvania Heart and Lung Act to several law enforcement entities not currently included in the law, according to Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York), prime sponsor of the bill and Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee.   [Read More]

Sep

25

2019

September 25, 2019

Suicide Awareness Day Rally | September 25, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. | Main Capitol Rotunda |   [Read More]

Sep

25

2019

September 25, 2019

Pediatric cancer doctors, patient advocates and other experts testified about the need to provide new resources for childhood cancer research during a Senate Finance Committee hearing today.   [Read More]

Sep

24

2019

September 24, 2019

Today the Senate State Government Committee unanimously passed legislation to require that the Lt. Governor’s residence be used to support veterans and active military, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25).   [Read More]

Sep

24

2019

September 24, 2019

The State Senate’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee held a hearing today on legislation authored by Senator Tom Killion (R-Chester & Delaware) to better protect the public from dogs proven to have caused severe injury to a person or a domestic animal.   [Read More]

Sep

23

2019

September 23, 2019

As Chairman of the Senate Aging & Youth Committee, Senator John DiSanto (Dauphin/Perry) held a voting meeting to approve bills that better protect Pennsylvania’s aging population, increase lottery profits for senior programs, and save taxpayers through fraud prevention.   [Read More]

Sep

23

2019

September 23, 2019

The Senate Finance Committee will gather expert testimony on Wednesday regarding a bill introduced by Senator Scott Martin (R-13) to create a tax credit program to support pediatric cancer research.   [Read More]

Sep

20

2019

September 20, 2019

The Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on Food in Education at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 23, in Hearing Room 1 of the North Office Building in Harrisburg, according to Senator Wayne Langerholc Jr., chairman of the Senate Education Committee.   [Read More]