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Mastriano Says Governor’s Budget Spends Beyond Taxpayers’ Means
February 6, 2024

Mastriano Says Governor’s Budget Spends Beyond Taxpayers’ Means

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) today offered the following statement after Gov. Josh Shapiro delivered his annual budget address to a joint session of the state House and Senate:  [Read More]

Mastriano to Host Service Wednesday Honoring Desert Storm Veterans
February 5, 2024

Mastriano to Host Service Wednesday Honoring Desert Storm Veterans

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33), chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will host an event Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. in the Rotunda of the state Capitol, Harrisburg, where he will honor Pennsylvania military veterans who participated in Operation Desert Storm.  [Read More]

Mastriano, Chair of Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee,  Calls for PA National Guard Deployment to Texas Border with Mexico
January 30, 2024

Mastriano, Chair of Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, Calls for PA National Guard Deployment to Texas Border with Mexico

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) – chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee – today called for Gov. Josh Shapiro to deploy Pennsylvania National Guard troops to Texas to support Operation Lone Star.  [Read More]

Mastriano Announces $8.4 Million to Improve Water Service Reliability in Washington Township
January 24, 2024

Mastriano Announces $8.4 Million to Improve Water Service Reliability in Washington Township

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) today announced $8.4 million in state funding has been approved to improve the reliability of the water system in Washington Township, Franklin County.  [Read More]

Mastriano Announces Nearly $300,000 for Plum Creek Watershed Restoration Project
January 16, 2024

Mastriano Announces Nearly $300,000 for Plum Creek Watershed Restoration Project

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) today announced a nearly $300,000 state grant has been awarded to restore the Plum Creek watershed in Adams County.  [Read More]

Don’t Cancel William Penn!
January 8, 2024

Don’t Cancel William Penn!

William Penn lived an incredible life during his 73 years on Earth.  [Read More]

New Hospital Drug-Testing Law will Save Lives in Pennsylvania
January 5, 2024

New Hospital Drug-Testing Law will Save Lives in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania now faces a new No. 1 killer of those in the prime of their lives: accidental drug overdoses fueled by the prevalence of fentanyl.  [Read More]

Mastriano Statement on Ethics Complaint Stunt
January 2, 2024

Mastriano Statement on Ethics Complaint Stunt

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) released the following statement today after Senator Art Haywood (D-4) announced he would be filing a spurious ethics complaint against a fellow member of the Senate:  [Read More]

Mastriano Announces Nearly $1.7 Million for Water and Sewer Infrastructure Projects in the 33rd District
December 21, 2023

Mastriano Announces Nearly $1.7 Million for Water and Sewer Infrastructure Projects in the 33rd District

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) today announced nearly $1.7 million in state grants have been awarded for water and sewer infrastructure projects in Franklin and Adams counties.  [Read More]

Mastriano, Kauffman Announce Nearly $2 Million for Water Infrastructure, Arts and Culture Projects in Franklin County
December 19, 2023

Mastriano, Kauffman Announce Nearly $2 Million for Water Infrastructure, Arts and Culture Projects in Franklin County

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) and Rep. Rob Kaufman (R-89) today announced nearly $2 million in state grants have been awarded for water infrastructure, arts and culture projects in Franklin County.  [Read More]

More Veterans Courts Needed in PA
December 15, 2023

More Veterans Courts Needed in PA

Pennsylvania military veterans in nearly two out of every three Pennsylvania counties lack access to a key resource in our criminal justice system. I want to change that.  [Read More]

Mastriano Legislation to Save Lives Through Expanded Fentanyl Testing Heads to the Governor’s Desk
December 14, 2023

Mastriano Legislation to Save Lives Through Expanded Fentanyl Testing Heads to the Governor’s Desk

The state House Wednesday approved legislation introduced by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) that could save lives by expanding fentanyl and xylazine testing in Pennsylvania.  [Read More]

Mastriano Calls on University of Pennsylvania President Magill to Resign
December 7, 2023

Mastriano Calls on University of Pennsylvania President Magill to Resign

State Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) today called on University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill immediately to resign, citing her testimony yesterday before Congress and a history of events calling into question her ability and determination to combat antisemitism on campus.  [Read More]

Mastriano Bill Would End State Funding  for Colleges, Universities Supporting Antisemitism
December 5, 2023

Mastriano Bill Would End State Funding for Colleges, Universities Supporting Antisemitism

With a 400% increase in antisemitic incidents following the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas against Israel and recent reports of antisemitism on college campuses in Pennsylvania, state Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) is introducing legislation to end state taxpayer support for colleges or universities that enable antisemitism.  [Read More]

Mastriano Bill Would Divest PA from Companies Benefitting Chinese Government
November 15, 2023

Mastriano Bill Would Divest PA from Companies Benefitting Chinese Government

As the state of California and City of San Francisco this week welcomed communist Chinese President Xi Jinping, here in Pennsylvania, state Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) is sending a different message by introducing a bill to divest all commonwealth holdings in companies controlled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).  [Read More]

Senate Committee Approves Mastriano Bill to Create Jobs and Opportunity through Regulatory Reduction
November 14, 2023

Senate Committee Approves Mastriano Bill to Create Jobs and Opportunity through Regulatory Reduction

The Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee Monday approved a bill introduced by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would promote private-sector job creation by eliminating costly, ineffective state regulations that hamper economic growth.  [Read More]

Mastriano, Senate Committee Approve Bills to Help Veterans and Extend 911 Law
November 14, 2023

Mastriano, Senate Committee Approve Bills to Help Veterans and Extend 911 Law

The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, chaired by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33), on Monday advanced three bills to help veterans obtain or maintain certain benefits and also extend Pennsylvania’s law governing 911 emergency responses across the commonwealth.  [Read More]

Mastriano Invites Veterans to Assistance Event on Nov. 16
November 9, 2023

Mastriano Invites Veterans to Assistance Event on Nov. 16

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) invites local veterans, their spouses and caregivers to join him at a Veterans Assistance Event on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. at the World War II American Experience Museum, 845 Crooked Creek Road, Gettysburg.  [Read More]

Mastriano Applauds Commonwealth Court Decision Striking Down PA Participation in Multi-State Energy Tax
November 1, 2023

Mastriano Applauds Commonwealth Court Decision Striking Down PA Participation in Multi-State Energy Tax

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) today applauded the Commonwealth Court ruling to prohibit the administration of Gov. Josh Shapiro from moving forward with its efforts to participate in a multi-state energy tax initiative.  [Read More]

Senate Approves Mastriano Bill to Expand Parents Access to What Students are Learning
October 25, 2023

Senate Approves Mastriano Bill to Expand Parents Access to What Students are Learning

Pennsylvania parents are a step closer to being better able to determine what students are taught, after the state Senate on Tuesday approved a bill introduced by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) to enhance curriculum transparency in the commonwealth.  [Read More]

Mastriano Military Medal Legislation Signed into Law
October 23, 2023

Mastriano Military Medal Legislation Signed into Law

Legislation championed by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) was signed into law today.  [Read More]

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Published: October 20, 2023   |  News Conference: Monday, October 23

Mastriano to Host Event Monday Honoring William Penn

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) will hold an event to honor the life of William Penn on Monday, Oct. 23, at noon in front of the William Penn statue at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St., Harrisburg.   [Read More]

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October 19, 2023

Senate Approves Mastriano Bill to Enhance Care at State Veterans Homes

  HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill introduced by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33), chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, that would enhance care by increasing oversight at Pennsylvania’s six state veterans homes. “Our state veterans homes provide an incredible service by delivering care to veterans and […]  [Read More]

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October 18, 2023

Senate Approves Mastriano Resolution Backing Israel, Condemning Hamas

The state Senate today unanimously approved a resolution introduced by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) that condemns the Oct. 7 attacks by Hamas and pledges support for Israel and its people.  [Read More]

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