News Releases

Mar

27

2020

March 27, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) introduced a proposal today that would temporarily divert sports gambling revenue towards property tax relief.   [Read More]

Mar

26

2020

March 26, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) intends to introduce legislation that would update Pennsylvania’s Disease Prevention and Control Law of 1955.   [Read More]

Mar

26

2020

March 26, 2020

The Pennsylvania Senate convened remotely today to pass several bills to keep Pennsylvania moving forward during the COVID-19 coronavirus public health emergency, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Mar

24

2020

March 24, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) is reminding older Pennsylvanians and their caretakers that a number of steps have been taken over recent days to protect seniors during statewide efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19.   [Read More]

Mar

24

2020

March 24, 2020

The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) approved funding this week to provide $61 million in low-interest loans to statewide small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Mar

24

2020

March 24, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) is introducing legislation that would authorize remote notarization of documents, in response to ongoing COVID-19 concerns.   [Read More]

Mar

24

2020

March 24, 2020

The Department of Education announced today all Pennsylvania schools will remain closed through at least April 6, as a result of ongoing COVID-19 response efforts, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Mar

23

2020

March 23, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) asked Governor Wolf today to reconsider a business shut-down mandate that would impact the agriculture industry.   [Read More]

Mar

23

2020

March 23, 2020

The deadline to file Pennsylvania personal income tax returns with the Department of Revenue for 2019 has been extended by 90 days to July 15, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Mar

22

2020

March 22, 2020

As Pennsylvania grapples with measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) is continuing efforts to improve the state’s response to the pandemic and protect the lives and livelihoods of local residents.   [Read More]

Mar

22

2020

March 22, 2020

In response to numerous concerns expressed by statewide business leaders and lawmakers, enforcement of Governor Wolf’s order for all non-life-sustaining businesses to close has been delayed until Monday, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33)   [Read More]

Mar

20

2020

March 20, 2020

After receiving insufficient feedback from Governor Wolf, State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) is calling upon Wolf to clarify his mandate forcing all “non-life sustaining businesses” to close.   [Read More]

Mar

20

2020

March 20, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) is reminding community residents that resources are available to help employees and families who have been impacted by the state’s coronavirus mitigation efforts.   [Read More]

Mar

20

2020

March 20, 2020

In wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the PA Dept. of Revenue is extending the deadline for its annual Property Tax & Rent Rebate Program, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Mar

19

2020

March 19, 2020

Restrictions in federal law that prohibit transparency during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic prompted State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) to contact President Donald Trump this week and request action.   [Read More]

Mar

19

2020

March 19, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) urged Governor Wolf this week to reconsider plans that would impede food delivery and supply operations, and to reopen highway rest stops.   [Read More]

Mar

18

2020

March 18, 2020

The state Senate took an important step today to continue its operations safely by passing a resolution allowing members to vote remotely, according to Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Mar

17

2020

March 17, 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) is introducing a measure calling upon the federal government to temporarily suspend the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).   [Read More]

Mar

06

2020

March 06, 2020

Grants have been awarded by the PA Historical and Museum Commission to support local museums and county historical societies, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Mar

05

2020

March 05, 2020

First responders who are injured while in the line of duty would be eligible for a free fishing license, according to a proposal unveiled by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Mar

04

2020

March 04, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) concluded a series of Town Hall meetings Tuesday in Hanover where he received feedback from residents on a wide variety of issues.   [Read More]

Feb

26

2020

February 26, 2020

School safety grants totaling $566,961 were awarded today to 11 school districts in the 33rd Senate District, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Feb

12

2020

February 12, 2020

The state Senate recently approved legislation that would create a First Time Homebuyers Savings Account in Pennsylvania, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), who supported the measure.   [Read More]

Feb

11

2020

February 11, 2020

Legislation by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would clarify existing tax code regarding borough electric systems recently received approval from the Senate Local Government Committee.   [Read More]

Feb

11

2020

February 11, 2020

Legislation aimed at strengthening oversight of opioid prescriptions and reducing the risk of drug abuse has been sent to the governor for consideration, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Feb

10

2020

February 10, 2020

A resolution introduced by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that marked the anniversary of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm recently received approval by the Pennsylvania Senate.   [Read More]

Feb

06

2020

February 06, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) continued a long-standing Senate tradition Wednesday when he gave the chamber’s annual “Lincoln Day” speech.   [Read More]

Feb

04

2020

February 04, 2020

tate Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) is concerned about the governor’s proposed 2020-2021 spending plan, which was unveiled today.   [Read More]

Jan

31

2020

January 31, 2020

Pennsylvanians could play a more prominent role in future Presidential primary elections under a bill that was recently approved by the Senate, according to Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), who supported the measure.   [Read More]

Jan

29

2020

January 29, 2020

Today the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Senators Mike Regan (R-31) and Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would promote Veterans Courts in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Jan

28

2020

January 28, 2020

Legislation by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would extend the state’s popular Fire & EMS Grant Program until 2024 was passed by the Senate today.   [Read More]

Jan

28

2020

January 28, 2020

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

Jan

23

2020

January 23, 2020

Three local school districts are receiving grants totaling $105,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to expand computer science programs for students, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Jan

10

2020

January 10, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) is planning a Concealed Carry Seminar on Saturday, January 25 in Fayetteville to help community residents learn more about the rights and responsibilities of gun ownership.   [Read More]

Jan

08

2020

January 08, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) has scheduled a series of town hall forums throughout the 33rd Senate District, where he will welcome and encourage feedback from constituents.   [Read More]

Jan

07

2020

January 07, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) is planning a telephone town hall on Tuesday, January 14th to gather feedback from residents of the 33rd Senate District.   [Read More]

Dec

13

2019

December 13, 2019

The Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee, chaired by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), held a public hearing in Chambersburg today to hear from regional businesses, economic development specialists and others on the need for regulatory reform.   [Read More]

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]