News Releases

Dec

21

2022

December 21, 2022

The Pennsylvania Senate today announced it was prepared to take the next steps in the impeachment process of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner following the House of Representatives’ 107-85 vote to impeach Krasner earlier this month.  [Read More]

Dec

19

2022

December 19, 2022

Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) announced today she will soon introduce legislation to establish the Lifeline Scholarship Program to give students a pathway out of failing public schools.  [Read More]

Dec

16

2022

December 16, 2022

Today, Senator Doug Mastriano announced that he will soon introduce a historic bill to protect the free speech of Pennsylvanians from undue restriction and censorship on large social media platforms.   [Read More]

Dec

15

2022

December 15, 2022

To address rapidly growing health care costs, Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-46) was appointed to the Health Care Cost Containment Council, an independent state agency.  [Read More]

Dec

07

2022

December 07, 2022

In preparation for the upcoming 2023-24 legislative session, Sen. Ryan Aument (R-36) has announced Senate staff for the Majority Whip’s office today.  [Read More]

Dec

06

2022

December 06, 2022

Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) has announced Senate staff for the Majority Leader’s Office, for the 2023-24 legislative session.   [Read More]

Dec

05

2022

December 05, 2022

The interim Senate President Pro Tempore is shaping her office staff in preparation for the new legislative session to begin in January 2023.  [Read More]

Nov

28

2022

November 28, 2022

On November 30, 2022, I will have served 30 years in the Pennsylvania State House and State Senate.  It has been an honor of a lifetime to serve the citizens of the 109th Legislative District and the 27th Senatorial District.  [Read More]

Nov

18

2022

November 18, 2022

As part of the new Senate Republican Caucus leadership team for the 2023-24 legislative session, today, Senator Lisa Baker (R-20) was appointed by Interim Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39) to serve as the Senate Majority Caucus Administrator.  [Read More]

Nov

18

2022

November 18, 2022

As part of the new Senate Republican Caucus leadership team for the 2023-24 legislative session, Sen. Dan Laughlin (R-49) was appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39) to serve as the Chairman of the Senate Majority Policy Committee.  [Read More]

Nov

15

2022

November 15, 2022

Senate Republicans today elected their leadership team for the 2023-24 legislative session.  [Read More]

Nov

14

2022

November 14, 2022

Pennsylvania Senate Republicans will hold a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 15 to announce their new leadership team for the 2023-24 legislative session.   [Read More]

Nov

10

2022

November 10, 2022

A bill clarifying license plate obstruction violations became law last week to prevent criminalizing thousands of drivers overnight, said Sen. Scott Martin (R-13).  [Read More]

Nov

10

2022

November 10, 2022

A bill refining an existing law that allows the compensation of student athletes for the use of their name, image or likeness (NIL) became law last week, said Sen. Scott Martin (R-13).  [Read More]

Nov

10

2022

November 10, 2022

Legislation that will give educational credits to dentists who volunteer at free clinics and charity events became law last week, said Sen. Scott Martin (R-13).  [Read More]

Nov

09

2022

November 09, 2022

Pennsylvania voters returned a solid Republican majority to the state Senate in Tuesday’s General Election, re-electing all Republican incumbents and sending five new Republican senators to Harrisburg.  [Read More]

Nov

04

2022

November 04, 2022

Deployments present military families with a number of challenges.  A loophole preventing spouses from collecting unemployment is no longer one of them, as a result of a new law advanced by Senator Lisa Baker (R-20).  [Read More]

Nov

04

2022

November 04, 2022

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman and Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward today sent the following letter to Acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman.  [Read More]

Nov

04

2022

November 04, 2022

Legislation aimed at ensuring landowners are afforded a clear and distinct assessment of royalties paid to them through lease agreements with oil and natural gas operators has been signed by Governor Tom Wolf, according to prime sponsor Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).  [Read More]

Nov

04

2022

November 04, 2022

Pennsylvania made a significant advancement in its fight against the opioid crisis this week when the Overdose Mapping Act became law, said Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33).  [Read More]

Nov

04

2022

November 04, 2022

The governor signed legislation this week enacting the “Blue Lights Law” in Pennsylvania, Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) said.  [Read More]

Nov

04

2022

November 04, 2022

Sen. Dan Laughlin’s legislation, Senate Bill 431, making it easier for hunters to obtain antlerless deer hunting licenses has been signed into law by the governor.  [Read More]

Nov

03

2022

November 03, 2022

Sens. Devlin Robinson (R-37) and Chris Gebhard’s (R-48) bill improving enforcement of the construction industry’s use of the federal E-Verify system was included in House Bill 2648, now Act 141 of 2022, and was signed into law today.  [Read More]

Nov

03

2022

November 03, 2022

Sen. Devlin Robinson’s (R-37) bill to modernize the commission overseeing 200 miles of Pittsburgh region waterways was signed into law today.  [Read More]

Nov

03

2022

November 03, 2022

Sen. Devlin Robinson’s (R-37) bill honoring Pennsylvania veterans who have served in both Afghanistan and Iraq with the opportunity to apply for a special license plate was signed into law as part of Act 112 of 2022.  [Read More]