News Releases

Jan

18

2023

January 18, 2023

 

The Pennsylvania Senate today unanimously passed Senate Bill 141, sponsored by Sen. Doug Mastrian (R-33), chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee.    [Read More]

Jan

13

2023

January 13, 2023

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) this week in Harrisburg voted with a majority of his colleagues to approve legislation that would enable Pennsylvania drivers to keep more of their hard-earned money by reducing the state tax they pay on a gallon of gasoline.   [Read More]

Jan

12

2023

January 12, 2023

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) today announced more than $10 million in state funding has been awarded to improve the water systems in Bear Valley and Biglerville Borough.   [Read More]

Jan

12

2023

January 12, 2023

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) and a majority of his colleagues on Wednesday in Harrisburg voted to approve a bill that would enable Pennsylvania voters to accept or reject an amendment to the state Constitution requiring voters to present a valid form of identification before casting their ballots.   [Read More]

Jan

11

2023

January 11, 2023

In the first meeting of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee since Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) was appointed to serve as chairman, he and other members of the committee voted on Tuesday to advance two bills to benefit veterans and recognize strategic allies abroad.   [Read More]

Jan

06

2023

January 06, 2023

State Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) today announced he has been appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39) to serve as chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee for the 2023-24 legislative session.   [Read More]

Jan

04

2023

January 04, 2023

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) today announced he will soon reintroduce legislation to outlaw all current and future misguided COVID-19 vaccination mandates in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Dec

16

2022

December 16, 2022

Today, Senator Doug Mastriano announced that he will soon introduce a historic bill to protect the free speech of Pennsylvanians from undue restriction and censorship on large social media platforms.    [Read More]

Dec

14

2022

December 14, 2022

Today, Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) announced over $500,000 in new funding for local law enforcement agencies in Adams and Franklin Counties.   [Read More]

Nov

04

2022

November 04, 2022

Pennsylvania made a significant advancement in its fight against the opioid crisis this week when the Overdose Mapping Act became law, said Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Nov

04

2022

November 04, 2022

The governor signed legislation this week enacting the “Blue Lights Law” in Pennsylvania, Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) said.   [Read More]

Oct

26

2022

October 26, 2022

The Overdose Mapping Act will soon head to the governor’s desk after unanimous concurrence in the Senate today, Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) said.   [Read More]

Oct

26

2022

October 26, 2022

Legislation legalizing rear-facing blue lights for tow-truck operators will soon head to the governor’s desk, Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) said today.   [Read More]

Oct

19

2022

October 19, 2022

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) urged residents to tell the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that COVID-19 vaccinations shouldn’t be included in the routine immunization schedule for children.   [Read More]

Oct

19

2022

October 19, 2022

Parents, physicians and childhood advocates demanded action from state legislators this week to protect their kids from government intrusion and indoctrination, said Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Oct

13

2022

October 13, 2022

The Senate State Government Committee will convene at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18 to discuss legislation that will establish a Parental Bill of Rights in Pennsylvania, said Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33). Watch Live   [Read More]

Sep

23

2022

September 23, 2022

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) said today he will soon introduce legislation prohibiting pediatric gender transition surgeries as part of his efforts to protect Pennsylvania’s children from the unintended consequences of fringe progressive ideologies.   [Read More]

Sep

21

2022

September 21, 2022

 

It’s shocking to me that this defining moment in world history goes unnoticed each year in public schools and receives zero mention in the state academic standards for history, civics and government.   [Read More]

Sep

21

2022

September 21, 2022

The Senate State Government Committee approved a bill on Tuesday that will strengthen the state’s open records law, Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) said.   [Read More]

Sep

21

2022

September 21, 2022

The Senate approved a bill today that will expand Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law to provide greater access to public records at state-related universities, Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) said.   [Read More]

Aug

31

2022

August 31, 2022

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) said today automatic pay raises for lawmakers, executive branch officials and judges must end amid the soaring inflation and economic hardships 13 million Pennsylvanians experience every day.   [Read More]

Aug

31

2022

August 31, 2022

 

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) released the following statement after national and local reporting uncovered partisan meddling in Bucks County had overruled the recommendations of its local health director to make masks optional in public schools in the 2021-22 academic year:   [Read More]

Aug

24

2022

August 24, 2022

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) renewed the call for Pennsylvania to get tougher on drug dealers after reports of a more potent, rainbow-colored version of fentanyl circulating on the West Coast made recent headlines across the nation.   [Read More]

Aug

19

2022

August 19, 2022

The Medical Freedom Act pending passage in Pennsylvania proves itself vital after the federal government reversed its draconian quarantine and vaccination policies for COVID-19, Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) said today.   [Read More]

Aug

12

2022

August 12, 2022

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) sent a letter to the Department of Corrections Acting Secretary George Little today demanding answers about the extent of its working relationship with Miranda Galbreath, a licensed therapist that touts destigmatizing pedophiles.   [Read More]

Aug

03

2022

August 03, 2022

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) released the following statement today after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld Act 77, the state’s no-excuse mail-in voting law, as constitutional:   [Read More]

Aug

02

2022

August 02, 2022

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has been quietly pushing guidelines promoting gender theory concepts in K-12 public schools, continuing a disturbing pattern of dishonesty and intrusion from the governor’s administration, said Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Jul

30

2022

July 30, 2022

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) released the following statement in response to the Wolf administration’s lawsuit challenging Senate Bill 106, which proposes five amendments to the state constitution:    [Read More]

Jul

25

2022

July 25, 2022

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) asked leaders on Monday at the four state-related universities to freeze tuition for Pennsylvania residents for the upcoming academic year.   [Read More]

Jul

22

2022

July 22, 2022

The Pennsylvania 2022-23 budget invested $135 million into a brand-new law enforcement grant recovery program designed to help agencies protect neighborhoods from violent crime and drugs, said Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Jul

15

2022

July 15, 2022

Pennsylvania seniors and individuals living with disabilities will receive a supplemental property tax or rent rebate this year as part of the 2022-23 General Fund Budget, Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) said.   [Read More]

Jul

08

2022

July 08, 2022

 

Today, Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) voted in favor of a fiscally responsible 2022-2023 General Fund Budget to provide relief for Pennsylvanians, encourage economic development, and invest in the safety and prosperity of the Commonwealth’s next generation.   [Read More]

Jun

28

2022

June 28, 2022

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) to shine more light on the finances of state-related universities was unanimously approved by the Senate State Government Committee today.   [Read More]

Jun

28

2022

June 28, 2022

The Senate Transportation Committee unanimously voted today to approve legislation by Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that will reduce vehicle collisions with tow trucks on the side of roads and highways.   [Read More]

Jun

27

2022

June 27, 2022

State Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) led a Capitol rally today to call for action to address Pennsylvania’s fentanyl and opioid overdose epidemic.    [Read More]

Jun

24

2022

June 24, 2022

State Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) will lead a Capitol rally Monday in the East Wing Rotunda of the Main Capitol to call for action to address Pennsylvania’s fentanyl and opioid overdose epidemic.   [Read More]

Jun

22

2022

June 22, 2022

The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee unanimously voted to approve legislation by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) that will drastically improve how the commonwealth tracks and responds to drug overdoses.   [Read More]

Jun

21

2022

June 21, 2022

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) voted on three bills today that prioritize parents’ role in fostering their children’s education.     [Read More]

Jun

16

2022

June 16, 2022

Senator Doug Mastriano (PA-33) announced plans to introduce “Tyler’s Law” to target drug dealers who peddle fentanyl resulting in a fatal overdose.    [Read More]

Jun

14

2022

June 14, 2022

The Senate Law and Justice Committee today unanimously passed legislation introduced by Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) and Senator Devlin Robinson (R-37) to establish the “Law Enforcement Recovery Grant.” The grant program will assist agencies facing staff shortages and agencies in communities that have seen an uptick in violent crime and drug trafficking.   [Read More]

Jun

07

2022

June 07, 2022

The Senate approved legislation that protects the integrity of women’s sports, Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) announced today.   [Read More]

Jun

06

2022

June 06, 2022

 

The State Senate approved legislation today sponsored by Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would ensure poll watchers can properly safeguard the integrity of Pennsylvania’s election process.   [Read More]

May

25

2022

May 25, 2022

Senator Doug Mastriano (PA-33) is calling for a funding stream in this year’s budget to go towards fortifying school security and additional mental health resources in schools.   [Read More]

May

25

2022

May 25, 2022

Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) announced his plans to introduce legislation that will reform school boards across Pennsylvania and improve transparency.   [Read More]

May

20

2022

May 20, 2022

Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) released the following statement after the Commonwealth Court decided to halt PennDOT’s plan to toll nine bridges throughout Pennsylvania:   [Read More]

May

16

2022

May 16, 2022

Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) and the Chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, Senator Michele Brooks (R-50), have sent a letter to Governor Tom Wolf and Acting Health Secretary Denise Johnson seeking answers and solutions to baby formula shortages throughout the commonwealth.   [Read More]

May

13

2022

May 13, 2022

Senator Doug Mastriano (PA-33) officially introduced legislation to expand Pennsylvania’s successful Agriculture Conservation Easement Purchase Program.   [Read More]

May

05

2022

May 05, 2022

Senator Doug Mastriano (PA-33) and Senator Scott Hutchinson (PA-21) have officially introduced legislation to stabilize energy costs for Pennsylvanians, protect against market volatility in the long term, and utilize Pennsylvania’s unique natural resources to finally cement the commonwealth as a premier energy powerhouse.   [Read More]