News Releases

Sep

27

2021

September 27, 2021

Sep

27

2021

September 27, 2021

After an error by the Department of State derailed a bipartisan effort to bring justice to victims of childhood sexual abuse and led to the resignation of Secretary Kathy Boockvar, the Senate passed a bill today to prevent future mistakes.  [Read More]

Sep

27

2021

September 27, 2021

Senators Camera Bartolotta (R-46) and Vincent Hughes (D-7) unveiled the Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunity (DISBO) legislation they sponsored to improve the participation of small diverse and veteran businesses in state and local procurement opportunities.   [Read More]

Sep

24

2021

September 24, 2021

Senators Camera Bartolotta (R-46) and Vincent Hughes (D-7) will be unveiling the Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunity (DISBO) legislation they sponsored on Monday, September 27, at 10 a.m. in the Capitol Media Center, Main Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.   [Read More]

Sep

22

2021

September 22, 2021

The Senate today adopted a bill designed to provide relief for municipalities, government agencies and school boards from costly document requests, according to Sen. Cris Dush (R-25), who sponsored the bill.  [Read More]

Sep

22

2021

September 22, 2021

The Senate unanimously supported legislation sponsored by Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32) to implement the will of the people made clear during the primary election. Senate Bill 739 would provide access to low-interest loans for municipal fire companies.   [Read More]

Sep

21

2021

September 21, 2021

A bill establishing statewide uniform requirements restricting the use of “Class B” firefighting foams containing added per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for training purposes and testing was approved today by the full Senate, according to prime sponsor Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.  [Read More]

Sep

17

2021

September 17, 2021

Legislative Reapportionment Commission | Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 |   [Read More]

Sep

17

2021

September 17, 2021

Legislative Reapportionment Commission | Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. | Irvis Building, Room 515 |   [Read More]

Sep

17

2021

September 17, 2021

Majority Leader Kim Ward will host a media-only call this Monday at 2:00 p.m.   [Read More]

Sep

15

2021

September 15, 2021

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-34) released the following statement today after supporting the issuance of subpoenas for critical information from the Pennsylvania Department of State as part of the ongoing investigation in the state’s election system:  [Read More]

Sep

13

2021

September 13, 2021

A proposed constitutional amendment by State Senators Scott Martin (R-13), Kristen Phillips-Hill (R-28), Pat Stefano (R-32) and Judy Ward (R-30) will allow voters to have the final say in how executive branch powers can be exercised without an active emergency declaration.   [Read More]

Sep

13

2021

September 13, 2021

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-34) issued the following statement in reaction to Governor Wolf’s statement regarding his recall of Acting Secretary of State Degraffenreid:  [Read More]

Sep

10

2021

September 10, 2021

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte) issued the following statement today regarding the beginning of the investigation into our election system and the refusal of the Department of State to participate:  [Read More]

Sep

09

2021

September 09, 2021

The Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania General Assembly—President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Centre/Mifflin/Juniata/Huntingdon), Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland), and House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin)—wrote a letter joined by Senate Health and Human Services Chairman Michele Brooks (R-Crawford/Erie/Mercer/Warren) and House Health Committee Chairman Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) to Gov. Tom Wolf and Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam seeking more specific COVID-19 data from the Wolf administration. Read Letter  [Read More]

Sep

02

2021

September 02, 2021

The Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee has created a special webpage for Pennsylvania residents to submit sworn testimony regarding problems they have personally experienced with the state’s election system, according to Committee Chair Senator Cris Dush (R-Jefferson).  [Read More]

Sep

02

2021

September 02, 2021

The commission charged with reviewing proposed state regulations and rules today (September 1) approved a regulation that would implement the Governor’s unilateral mandate that Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), according to Senators Gene Yaw and Joe Pittman.  [Read More]

Sep

01

2021

September 01, 2021

Senator Joe Pittman today urged the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) to disapprove a regulation that would impose the Governor’s mandate that Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).   [Read More]

Sep

01

2021

September 01, 2021

Delivering on the promise of greater transparency in state government, Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte) announced today that Senate expense reports are now available to the public online.  [Read More]

Sep

01

2021

September 01, 2021

The Senate Republican Caucus submitted a letter to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission prior to its September 1 meeting detailing objections to a proposed regulation that would implement the Governor’s mandate that Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Read Letter  [Read More]

Aug

31

2021

August 31, 2021

Parental control over masking decisions in school is the foundation of a bill introduced by Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) and Senator Judy Ward (R-30).  [Read More]

Aug

31

2021

August 31, 2021

HARRISBURG – Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland) issued the following statement today regarding Gov. Wolf’s announcement mandating masks for K-12 schools and childcare facilities. “The best approach to protecting the health and safety of Pennsylvanians from the COVID-19 delta variant is a personal and local decision not a government decision. COVID-19 is not going […]  [Read More]

Aug

31

2021

August 31, 2021

The Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) will meet at 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 1, in Harrisburg to consider the Governor’s mandate that Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), according to Senator Joe Pittman.   [Read More]

Aug

31

2021

August 31, 2021

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte) issued the following statement today in reaction to the Wolf Administration’s school masking mandate:  [Read More]

Aug

30

2021

August 30, 2021

Legislation drafted by Senator Pat Stefano (R-32) to bring additional transparency and accountability to government by amending the Sunshine Act took effect on Sunday, Aug. 29.   [Read More]