News Releases

Jan

07

2021

January 07, 2021

HARRISBURG – Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46) was appointed today to serve as part of the Senate Republican Leadership team for the 2021-22 Legislative Session. As Senate Majority Caucus Administrator, Bartolotta will be responsible for scheduling for the caucus. She will take the place of Senator Kim Ward (R-39), who was elected to serve as Senate […]  [Read More]

Jan

06

2021

January 06, 2021

Below is a statement from Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-34) on the disputed 45th Senator District election, video remarks, and a timeline of the events surrounding the election. VIDEO: The 45th District VIDEO: Getting it Right Not Fast VIDEO: Behavior of Lieutenant Governor “We remain committed to conducting the business of the Senate […]  [Read More]

Jan

05

2021

January 05, 2021

Senator Cris Dush (R-25) took his 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

05

2021

January 05, 2021

Senator Devlin Robinson (R-37) took his 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

05

2021

January 05, 2021

The Pennsylvania Senate today elected Senator Jake Corman (R-34) to serve as Senate President Pro Tempore for the 2021-22 legislation session and welcomed new and returning members to the chamber during swearing-in ceremonies at the State Capitol in Harrisburg.  [Read More]

Jan

04

2021

January 04, 2021

Following last week’s filing by PA Senate candidate Nicole Ziccarelli contesting the election results in the state’s 45th Senate District, Tuesday’s swearing in of a senator for that district will be delayed, interim Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-34) announced today.  [Read More]

Jan

03

2021

January 03, 2021

Senate Interim President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-39) offered condolences and reflections on the life of state Rep. Mike Reese (R-59) who died Saturday.  [Read More]

Dec

26

2020

December 26, 2020

As hometown fire departments across the Commonwealth struggle to recruit and retain firefighters, Sen. Michele Brooks announced the awarding of a $500,000 state grant to the Corry Fire Department from the highly competitive Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) to increase building capacity for the collaboration of multiple local fire departments.   [Read More]

Dec

21

2020

December 21, 2020

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-34) today announced he will introduce a resolution to create a bipartisan Special Committee to conduct an exhaustive review of all aspects of the 2020 general election.  [Read More]

Dec

18

2020

December 18, 2020

Today, Senator Ryan Aument (R-36) announced his intent to introduce a package of bills aimed at providing both immediate and long-term relief to the Commonwealth’s struggling restaurants, bars, and small businesses.  [Read More]

Dec

17

2020

December 17, 2020

In light of Pennsylvania having a COVID-19 mortality rate for nursing home and long-term care residents among the highest in the nation, state Senators Pat Browne (R-16) and Judy Ward (R-30) demanded the Wolf Administration live up to promises to protect the state’s most vulnerable residents.  [Read More]

Dec

15

2020

December 15, 2020

Governor Wolf’s failed leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in Pennsylvania suffering the second-highest percentage of mandated business closures in the nation, according to Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).  [Read More]

Dec

14

2020

December 14, 2020

Beginning in the summer, the Senate Republican Caucus moved to intervene in several cases to preserve our rights to determine the time, place and manner of elections.  [Read More]

Dec

11

2020

December 11, 2020

Pennsylvania Electoral College | Monday, December 14 at 12 Noon | Forum Building Auditorium, Harrisburg  [Read More]

Dec

03

2020

December 03, 2020

In response to the distrust that grew out of the 2020 general election, Senate and House Republican leaders today announced plans to restore confidence in the state’s election system and begin the process of making meaningful reforms.  [Read More]

Nov

25

2020

November 25, 2020

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) has issued the following statement regarding the PA Supreme Court failing to uphold the election law to allow for fair elections.  [Read More]

Nov

20

2020

November 20, 2020

Senate passage today of a supplemental spending bill will ensure that Pennsylvania continues to provide vital services to state residents, particularly the most vulnerable, without raising taxes, according to Senate Republican Leaders.  [Read More]

Nov

20

2020

November 20, 2020

Legislation sponsored by Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) that would establish a grant program to extend deployment of broadband services in underserved areas of the state has received final approval in the Senate and now heads to the governor for his signature.  [Read More]

Nov

20

2020

November 20, 2020

Legislation introduced by Senator John DiSanto (Dauphin/Perry) to ensure newborn babies are comprehensively screened for all recommended disorders was unanimously approved in the House of Representatives today and is now on its way to the Governor’s desk.  [Read More]

Nov

19

2020

November 19, 2020

Health care providers, schools, businesses, nonprofits and others who followed COVID-19 public health directives would be protected from unfair lawsuits for good-faith actions they took during the pandemic under legislation approved by the Senate today, according to Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20).    [Read More]

Nov

19

2020

November 19, 2020

A bill that would waive photo identification fees for many vulnerable Pennsylvanians is on its way to the governor’s desk to be signed into law, according to Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).  [Read More]

Nov

19

2020

November 19, 2020

Senator Scott Martin (R-13) released the following statement today in response to the Department of Health’s new masking mandates and local concerns about how they apply to athletes while they are engaged in competing:  [Read More]

Nov

18

2020

November 18, 2020

The Senate unanimously approved legislation introduced by Sen. Michele Brooks to enact a Lemon Law for motorcycles, to better protect consumers who purchase or lease  motorcycles with manufacturing defects that cannot be remedied after several attempts.   [Read More]

Nov

17

2020

November 17, 2020

PA Restaurant and Bar Covid Response Alliance Rally with Senators Bartolotta, Martin, Stefano and Kim Ward | Live on the Capitol Steps, Wednesday, at 2 pm |     [Read More]

Nov

16

2020

November 16, 2020

The State Senate today voted down the nomination of Jennifer Storm as Pennsylvania’s Victim Advocate, due to numerous concerns regarding her credibility and qualifications, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25).  [Read More]