HARRISBURG – State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) took the official oath of office today and began serving his second term in the Pennsylvania Senate, representing residents of Adams, Franklin, Cumberland and York counties.
The retired military colonel was joined by his wife Rebecca, son Josiah and friends during today’s swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol. As he begins a new four-year term, Mastriano is once again declining the taxpayer-funded pension and benefits associated with the position.
“The past year has taught us that we are all in this fight together,” said Mastriano, who has led recent efforts focusing on the irregularities associated with the presidential election in Pennsylvania.
Also, over the past 10 months, Mastriano has combatted the Governor’s flawed, inconsistent and – in some cases – unconstitutional edicts.
“Everyone knows that they can count on me to fight for them,” said Mastriano. “We need to restore common sense, transparency and accountability in our state government. Pennsylvanians want limited government – not a bloated bureaucracy, where officials are unaccountable.”
Since taking office in June of 2019, Mastriano has battled for the unborn, championed the Second Amendment and fought for taxpayers. He chaired the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee, which passed eight bills during the 2019-2020 legislative session, aimed at reducing the regulatory burden faced by businesses, and eliminating bureaucratic red tape.
Mastriano introduced 28 bills in 2019-2020, of which eight advanced from the relevant Senate committee. Six bills received unanimous votes by the Senate, and subsequently, four measures received affirmative votes from the relevant House of Representatives committee.
Three bills were signed into law: legislation streamlining the veterans designation process for a state drivers license; the Move Over law protecting first responders; and Veterans Court legislation that was developed in partnership with Senator Mike Regan (R-31).
Two bills were amended into state law: the re-authorization of a Fire & EMS grant program; and a bill clarifying that Borough Electric Companies are exempt from the Gross Receipts Tax