News Releases

Dec

05

2019

December 05, 2019

Chaired by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee is holding a public hearing Thursday, Dec. 12th in Franklin County to take testimony on regulatory reform.   [Read More]

Nov

21

2019

November 21, 2019

The Senate passed legislation this week that will combat human trafficking by enacting stronger penalties against individuals who support the exploitation of victims, according State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), who supported the bill.   [Read More]

Nov

20

2019

November 20, 2019

Pediatric cancer research hospitals could benefit from up to $100 million in new private donations under a bill approved this week by the Senate, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), who supported the measure.   [Read More]

Nov

19

2019

November 19, 2019

The Pennsylvania Senate gave final approval to a measure that is intended to make firefighter training more accessible and affordable through online courses, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Nov

14

2019

November 14, 2019

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) is planning a telephone town hall on Thursday, Dec. 5th to gather feedback from residents of the 33rd Senate District.   [Read More]

Nov

12

2019

November 12, 2019

A pair of municipalities in the 33rd Senatorial District have been awarded $1.57 million for roadway enhancement and redevelopment projects, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Nov

07

2019

November 07, 2019

The Senate recently approved several bills to promote the access and affordability of health care services and address other critical issues in the health care community, according to Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), who supported the measures.   [Read More]

Nov

06

2019

November 06, 2019

The Senate recently approved legislation aimed at promoting telemedicine in Pennsylvania as a way to overcome barriers to quality patient care created by distance, and reduce costs of those services, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Nov

01

2019

November 01, 2019

A letter penned by a dozen Pennsylvania Senate Republicans to the White House resulted in President Trump mandating a roll-back of regulations limiting foster care and adoption opportunities in Pennsylvania and nationwide.     [Read More]

Oct

31

2019

October 31, 2019

The Senate approved legislation this week that will bring the most comprehensive changes to Pennsylvania’s election laws in more than eight decades, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Oct

30

2019

October 30, 2019

The Senate approved legislation today to help student athletes and their parents take steps to prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).   [Read More]

Oct

29

2019

October 29, 2019

Legislation proposed by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would streamline the process for veterans seeking a driver’s license designation received a unanimous vote today from the Senate Transportation Committee. Listen   [Read More]

Oct

23

2019

October 23, 2019

The Senate approved a bill today to strengthen the review process for government regulations and enhance legislative oversight, according to Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), who supported the measure.   [Read More]

Oct

22

2019

October 22, 2019

Legislation proposed by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would re-authorize the Fire & EMS Grant Program received a unanimous vote today from the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee.   [Read More]

Oct

21

2019

October 21, 2019

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-76) and advocates for unborn children today unveiled legislation to protect unborn babies with beating hearts.   Senator Mastriano on Heartbeat Bill   Full News Conference   [Read More]

Sep

25

2019

September 25, 2019

Chaired by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee took action on a measure today that would increase legislative oversight and transparency of the regulatory review process.   [Read More]

Sep

18

2019

September 18, 2019

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) is proposing legislation to establish a moment of silence in Pennsylvania schools in observance of September 11th.   [Read More]

Sep

18

2019

September 18, 2019

A pair of municipalities in the 33rd Senatorial District have been awarded $275,000 for watershed restoration and pedestrian connectivity projects, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Sep

05

2019

September 05, 2019

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) has planned a pair of special events this fall to commend veterans for their sacrifice.   [Read More]

Sep

03

2019

September 03, 2019

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) is holding his first telephone town hall on Thursday, Sept. 5th to gather feedback from residents of the 33rd Senate District.   [Read More]

Aug

28

2019

August 28, 2019

A manufacturer of metal food, beverage and aerosol containers is receiving state funding to expand its operation, according to PA Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Aug

20

2019

August 20, 2019

PA Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) is hosting a Grant & Loan Roundtable in an effort to alert municipal leaders about state funding and programming available to their municipalities.   [Read More]

Aug

19

2019

August 19, 2019

A town hall forum is scheduled by PA Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) to discuss Lyme disease and efforts to remedy the illness.   [Read More]

Aug

12

2019

August 12, 2019

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) will join the Senate Majority Policy Committee at a workshop tomorrow to evaluate potential solutions to eliminate school property taxes.   [Read More]

Aug

01

2019

August 01, 2019

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) and Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-89) announced that $1.7 million has been approved for renovations and security upgrades to the Chambersburg Police Department.   [Read More]

Jul

19

2019

July 19, 2019

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) applauded the Waynesboro Borough Authority today for successfully advancing upgrades to its water treatment plant facility.   [Read More]

Jul

19

2019

July 19, 2019

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) plans to introduce legislation that would eliminate property taxes for senior citizens that meet income, residency and age thresholds.   [Read More]

Jul

17

2019

July 17, 2019

Pennsylvania libraries are receiving their first funding increase in a decade as part of the state’s 2019-2020 spending plan, according to PA Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Jul

16

2019

July 16, 2019

Community organizations and projects in counties throughout the 33rd District are receiving $1.33 million via the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, according to PA Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Jul

15

2019

July 15, 2019

Two elementary schools in Chambersburg have been selected for a federal grant program that provides students with fresh fruits and vegetables during the school day.   [Read More]

Jul

15

2019

July 15, 2019

Funding to prevent the spread of Lyme disease continues in 2019-2020 as part of the state’s spending plan, according to PA Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Jul

11

2019

July 11, 2019

School safety remains a priority in the 2019-2020 state spending plan that was signed into law, according to PA Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Jul

10

2019

July 10, 2019

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) has been named to the Pennsylvania Military Enhancement Commission for the 2019-2020 legislative session.   [Read More]

Jul

09

2019

July 09, 2019

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) has been named to the Pennsylvania Military Enhancement Commission for the 2019-2020 legislative session.   [Read More]

Jul

08

2019

July 08, 2019

PA Senator Doug Mastriano commended Carter Lumber today for its commitment to economic development and job creation in the 33rd Senate District.   [Read More]

Jul

01

2019

July 01, 2019

Recognizing the importance of agriculture to Pennsylvania’s economy, the PA Senate recently passed several measures to support farmers and encourage new generations to continue the state’s rich agricultural heritage, according to Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Jun

27

2019

June 27, 2019

Pennsylvania lawmakers gave final approval to a fiscal year 2019-2020 spending plan Thursday that has no tax increases, provides funding for essential services, promotes workforce development, bolsters education and makes a substantial investment in the state Rainy Day Fund, according to Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Jun

26

2019

June 26, 2019

The PA Senate unanimously adopted a resolution today introduced by Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that recognized the affiliation between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Lithuania.   [Read More]

Jun

25

2019

June 25, 2019

Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) plans to recognize a pair of Hanover-area residents and four Baltic guests Wednesday, June 26, coinciding with a “Lithuanian Partnership Month” resolution he is offering on the Senate floor.   [Read More]

Jun

20

2019

June 20, 2019

Lawmakers gave final approval to a bipartisan package of bills this week that will better protect the rights of crime victims and provide stronger safeguards for victims of violent offenses, according to Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), who supported the package.   [Read More]

Jun

19

2019

June 19, 2019

The Senate approved a package of bills this week to combat the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic by improving prescription drug monitoring, limiting opioid prescriptions, targeting drug dealers and taking other steps to limit the damage inflicted by the addiction crisis in Pennsylvania communities, according to Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), who supported the package.   [Read More]

Jun

12

2019

June 12, 2019

Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) has been named chair of the chamber’s Intergovernmental Operations Committee, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati announced today.   [Read More]

Jun

11

2019

June 11, 2019

Newly seated Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) called upon PA Governor Tom Wolf today to deploy the state’s National Guard to the United States' southern border.   [Read More]

Jun

10

2019

June 10, 2019

Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) took the official oath of office today and will begin serving his first term in the Pennsylvania Senate representing residents of Adams, Franklin, Cumberland and York counties.   [Read More]