News Releases

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]

May

13

2020

May 13, 2020

With the number of positive COVID-19 cases steadily decreasing on a daily basis and medical experts testifying that communities can safely meet the challenges of the new reality, the Senate today (May 13) approved a four-bill package that would give county governments more control over reopening their local economies and provide waivers from the Governor’s closure order for a variety of businesses -- if they can operate in a manner that protects employees and customers, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34).   [Read More]

May

12

2020

May 12, 2020

Legislation passed by the Senate today will provide vital funding to nursing homes, personal care facilities and other senior citizens’ programs impacted by COVID-19 and allow them to continue providing essential services for the state’s most vulnerable population, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34).   [Read More]

May

11

2020

May 11, 2020

The Senate today asked the state’s Commonwealth Court to force Governor Wolf to release documents associated with mandated business closures related to COVID-19 public health emergency, according to Senate Republican leaders.   [Read More]

May

11

2020

May 11, 2020

Senate leaders called on Governor Wolf to stop the name-calling and instead engage with local elected officials after the Governor held a press conference where he called local community leaders ‘cowards’ and threatened to withhold funding from local communities, revoke operating licenses from local employers and deny insurance claims.   [Read More]

May

08

2020

May 08, 2020

The Senate is weighing next steps as Governor Wolf failed to comply with a subpoena and release documents associated with mandated business closures related to COVID-19 public health emergency, according to Senate Republican leaders.   [Read More]

May

07

2020

May 07, 2020

Contractors, gig workers, self-employed individuals and other Pennsylvanians who applied for benefits through the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program can file now for weekly benefits, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).   [Read More]

May

06

2020

May 06, 2020

Senate Republicans are demanding answers from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) after testimony during a Senate Law and Justice Committee meeting today revealed the state’s Fine Wine & Spirits stores were closed without any official action by the PLCB or the Governor.   [Read More]