News Releases

Jun

27

2019

June 27, 2019

The State Senate today passed Senate Bill 48, legislation to provide counties with funding for the purchase of new voting machines.  This legislation has been sent to the Governor’s desk for his signature.   [Read More]

Jun

27

2019

June 27, 2019

Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) has issued the following statement on today’s Senate confirmation of Shawn McMahon:   [Read More]

Jun

26

2019

June 26, 2019

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34), and members of the Senate Republican Caucus offered the following statement on the Senate’s action during today’s debate on House Bill 33.    [Read More]

Jun

14

2019

June 14, 2019

Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) offered the following statement on the appointment of Father Paul Taylor to serve as president of Saint Vincent College:   [Read More]

Jun

12

2019

June 12, 2019

(HARRISBURG) – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) announced the Standing Committee assignments for the remainder of the 2019-2020 legislative session. Scarnati explained that as a result of Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) and Senator Joe Pittman (R-41) being sworn-in to the Senate on Monday, Senate Standing Committee assignments have seen some slight changes. “I […]   [Read More]

Jun

05

2019

June 05, 2019

Today the State Senate unanimously approved a bi-partisan package of criminal justice reforms to reduce prison and probation costs, better protect crime victims, and strengthen public safety, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).   [Read More]

May

22

2019

May 22, 2019

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) today welcomed two new members to the Senate Republican caucus.   [Read More]

May

16

2019

May 16, 2019

Today, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) announced that there are plans to advance language to allow for open primaries in Pennsylvania when the Senate returns to session in June.   Listen   [Read More]

May

09

2019

May 09, 2019

Today Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) has circulated a Senate co-sponsorship memo for legislation to require the sale of the Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor’s residence.   [Read More]

May

03

2019

May 03, 2019

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senator Elder Vogel (R-47) and Representative Jake Wheatley (D-19) will hold a public event to mark the opening of the 10th season of the Capitol Hunger Garden on Tuesday, May 7th at 9:00 a.m. directly in front of the garden.     [Read More]

May

02

2019

May 02, 2019

Today, the Pittsburgh region received a strong commitment to the future of family-sustaining jobs, our communities, and the environment. U.S. Steel’s announcement of a more than $1 billion investment into state-of-the-art technology for Mon Valley Works continues to position Pennsylvania as a global leader in advanced steel manufacturing.   [Read More]

May

01

2019

May 01, 2019

PA revenue collections have soared to a healthy surplus, thanks in part to Republican economic policies that have focused on holding down spending and rejecting proposed tax increases, according to Senate Republican leaders.      [Read More]