News Releases

Jul

08

2020

July 08, 2020

A resolution to end the COVID-19 emergency declaration in Pennsylvania was presented to Gov. Wolf for his signature today. The termination was delayed after the Wolf administration took legal action to block the implementation of HR 836 despite a bipartisan adoption by the General Assembly.   [Read More]

Jul

01

2020

July 01, 2020

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) today strongly criticized the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s nullifying House Resolution 836, which was passed by the General Assembly with bi-partisan support. The Court issued their ruling today.   [Read More]

Jun

26

2020

June 26, 2020

“First and foremost, there are many good reporters who work to provide the public with news regarding legislation and governmental operations. I appreciate the work these reporters do to keep the public informed on issues before the Senate.   [Read More]

Jun

12

2020

June 12, 2020

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) today applauded the Commonwealth Court’s decision to expedite consideration of the emergency case filed to force Governor Wolf to comply with House Resolution 836, which was passed by the General Assembly with bi-partisan support.   [Read More]

Jun

10

2020

June 10, 2020

Noting that Governor Wolf has refused to carry out his mandatory duty to act upon a resolution passed by the General Assembly that ends his emergency declaration, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) today urged the state’s Commonwealth Court to “command” the Governor to terminate the declaration in accordance with the law.   [Read More]

Jun

10

2020

June 10, 2020

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) issued the following statement regarding the retirement of Speaker Mike Turzai:   [Read More]

Jun

09

2020

June 09, 2020

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) hailed Senate passage today of a resolution that would end Governor Wolf’s statewide shutdown, which they said is hurting families and doing irreparable harm to employers.   [Read More]

Jun

01

2020

June 01, 2020

Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, House Speaker Mike Turzai, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman and House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler issued the following statement in response to Gov. Wolf’s Election Day executive order:   [Read More]

May

28

2020

May 28, 2020

Facing an uncertain economic future and working to address the devastating impact of COVID-19, the Senate today set a course for recovery by approving a $25.8 billion interim budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21, according to Senate Republicans leaders.     [Read More]

May

28

2020

May 28, 2020

News Conference at 4:30 with Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne on Passage of Interim State Budget and CARES Funding Distribution Plan     [Read More]

May

19

2020

May 19, 2020

Senate Republican leaders today condemned Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of bills that would have provided county governments more control over letting residents return to work and allowed more employers to resume operations under state and federal safety guidelines.   [Read More]

May

18

2020

May 18, 2020

Senate Republican leaders today called on Gov. Tom Wolf to sign legislation giving county governments more control over letting residents return to work and allowing more employers to resume operations under state and federal safety guidelines.   [Read More]