News Releases

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]

May

03

2022

May 03, 2022

Senator Doug Mastriano (PA-33) provided the following statement in response to breaking news last night that the U.S. Supreme Court plans to overturn Roe v. Wade:    [Read More]

Apr

29

2022

April 29, 2022

Senator Doug Mastriano (PA-33) announced today that he will soon be introducing legislation to strengthen enforcement of election laws to ensure secure and accurate elections in the future.   [Read More]

Apr

21

2022

April 21, 2022

Senator Doug Mastriano is pleased to announce that seven farms in the 33rd District have received a significant investment as part of Pennsylvania’s Agricultural Conservation Easement Program.   [Read More]

Apr

13

2022

April 13, 2022

In a significant victory for election integrity, two bills co-sponsored by Senator Doug Mastriano passed the full Senate today.   [Read More]

Apr

08

2022

April 08, 2022

 

A joint press event was held on Tuesday to announce police funding legislation, Senate Bill 1193, that will allocate $100 million in American Rescue Plan funds to create the “Law Enforcement Recovery Grant Program.”   [Read More]

Apr

08

2022

April 08, 2022

As President Biden continues to neglect the porous southwest border and Governor Wolf continues to look the other way as illegal immigrants are transited into towns across Pennsylvania, Senator Doug Mastriano is taking action at the state level.   [Read More]

Apr

06

2022

April 06, 2022

Sen. Doug Mastriano (PA-33) successfully offered an amendment to ensure timely removal of deceased registered voters from the SURE system.   [Read More]

Apr

05

2022

April 05, 2022

Senator Mastriano (PA-33) provided the following statement after voting to override Governor Wolf’s veto of a Resolution that would have disapproved his carbon tax on Pennsylvanians:   [Read More]

Mar

25

2022

March 25, 2022

Senator Mastriano (PA-33) is pleased to report that the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has approved $839,000 in new grant funding to expand high-speed broadband internet connection in Franklin County. The new funding will go towards the installment of 19 miles of fiber and coaxial cable.   [Read More]

Mar

24

2022

March 24, 2022

Senator Doug Mastriano (PA-33) and Senator Devlin Robinson (PA-37) announced today a plan to introduce legislation that will use $100 million in federal funds to establish the “Law Enforcement Recovery Grant.”   [Read More]

Mar

14

2022

March 14, 2022

Senator Doug Mastriano (PA-33) and Senator Scott Hutchinson (PA-21) announced today that they will soon introduce legislation to stabilize energy costs for Pennsylvanians, protect against economic and international volatility in the long term, and utilize Pennsylvania’s unique natural resources to finally cement the commonwealth as a premier energy powerhouse.   [Read More]

Mar

11

2022

March 11, 2022

On March 4th, Senator Doug Mastriano (PA-33) hosted a panel with fellow legislators and medical experts to openly discuss the four pillars of pandemic response, the brokenness in medicine today, and the way forward to unite Pennsylvania under the banner of Medical Freedom.   [Read More]

Mar

01

2022

March 01, 2022

 

Expert Panel Discussion on COVID-19 and Medical Freedom   [Read More]

Feb

28

2022

February 28, 2022

Senator Doug Mastriano (PA-33) officially introduced legislation to ensure patients can easily access early treatment drugs following prescription from a licensed provider.   [Read More]

Feb

25

2022

February 25, 2022

Senator Doug Mastriano (PA-33) officially introduced legislation to save taxpayer dollars and streamline government by consolidating elements of existing state agencies and offices.   [Read More]

Feb

16

2022

February 16, 2022

Senator Mastriano is demanding answers and accountability after hearing multiple accounts from parents at North Penn School District who say their children have been subjected to “privilege walks” as part of a broader critical race theory curriculum.   [Read More]

Feb

08

2022

February 08, 2022

Senator Mastriano provided the following statement after Governor Wolf’s final budget address to the General Assembly today:   [Read More]

Jan

28

2022

January 28, 2022

Senator Doug Mastriano (PA-33) issued the following statement following today’s ruling from the Commonwealth Court that found Act 77 to be unconstitutional:   [Read More]

Jan

27

2022

January 27, 2022

Senator Doug Mastriano (PA-33), together with Senator Mario Scavello (PA-40), announced that he is introducing legislation to generate millions in new revenue for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program. The program has delivered more than $6.8 billion in relief to eligible Pennsylvanians since its inception in 1971.   [Read More]

Jan

19

2022

January 19, 2022

 

A bill drafted by Senator Doug Mastriano (PA-33) to provide free fishing licenses for disabled first responders unanimously passed the Senate today.   [Read More]

Jan

13

2022

January 13, 2022

Senator Doug Mastriano (PA-33) has looked further into the issue of the Biden Administration sending illegal immigrants to Pennsylvania shortly after their apprehension at the southern border.   [Read More]

Jan

06

2022

January 06, 2022

Senator Doug Mastriano (PA-33) formally announced the introduction of a state statute that explicitly defines and protects parental rights as fundamental rights.   [Read More]

Jan

04

2022

January 04, 2022

Senator Doug Mastriano (PA-33) and Senator Ryan Aument (PA-36) have officially introduced legislation to create Educational Opportunity Accounts (EOAs) for military families.   [Read More]

Dec

30

2021

December 30, 2021

Following the confirmed reports of a Health and Human Services (HHS) chartered plane carrying over 100 illegal immigrants into Scranton, Senator Doug Mastriano (PA-33) is calling for an immediate halt to any further flights arriving at PA airports.   [Read More]

Dec

16

2021

December 16, 2021

Legislation to ban taxpayer funded vehicles for public officials and employees was formally introduced by Senator Doug Mastriano (PA-33). The bill is co-sponsored by Senators Phillips-Hill, Judy Ward, Dush, and DiSanto.   [Read More]