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Anti-Semitism on College Campuses is Shameful
May 21, 2024

Anti-Semitism on College Campuses is Shameful

Shortly after one of the worst terrorist attacks perpetrated against Israel and its people last October 7th – the Israeli 9/11 – it seemed throughout most of the world and certainly here in the United States, there was nothing but universal outcry for Israel.  [Read More]

Senate Approves Mastriano Bill to Help Veterans’ Families Access Burial Benefits
May 6, 2024

Senate Approves Mastriano Bill to Help Veterans’ Families Access Burial Benefits

The state Senate today approved legislation introduced by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) to help the grieving families of deceased U.S. military veterans access their federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) burial benefits.  [Read More]

Mastriano Introduces Bill to Defund PA-Taxpayer-Funded Colleges and Universities that Support Antisemitism
May 2, 2024

Mastriano Introduces Bill to Defund PA-Taxpayer-Funded Colleges and Universities that Support Antisemitism

With pro-Hamas and anti-Israel encampments being set up at higher education institutions in Pennsylvania and across the United States, state Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) today introduced legislation to suspend state funding for state-owned or -related colleges and universities in the commonwealth if they support antisemitism.  [Read More]

Mastriano Addresses New mRNA Vaccine in Pork Supply
April 26, 2024

Mastriano Addresses New mRNA Vaccine in Pork Supply

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) today provided the following statement regarding “Sequivity,” an RNA-based vaccine developed by Merck Animal Health that recently became commercially available, marking a significant development in the pork industry.  [Read More]

Mastriano Announces $735,000 for Pedestrian and Bicycle Route in Chambersburg
April 26, 2024

Mastriano Announces $735,000 for Pedestrian and Bicycle Route in Chambersburg

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) today announced nearly $735,000 has been awarded for a pedestrian and bicycle route project in Chambersburg.  [Read More]

Following $600 Million Settlement, Mastriano, Vogel and Brooks Introduce Bill to let East Palestine Train Derailment Victims Keep More Money
April 24, 2024

Following $600 Million Settlement, Mastriano, Vogel and Brooks Introduce Bill to let East Palestine Train Derailment Victims Keep More Money

In the wake of the recent $600 million settlement reached by Norfolk Southern in its class-action lawsuit related to its train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, last year, state Sens. Doug Mastriano (R-33), Elder Vogel, Jr. (R-47), and Michele Brooks (R-50) today introduced legislation to provide a state tax deduction for Pennsylvanians who receive payments.  [Read More]

Mastriano Announces $13.6 Million in Broadband Internet Grants for Adams and Franklin Counties
April 18, 2024

Mastriano Announces $13.6 Million in Broadband Internet Grants for Adams and Franklin Counties

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) today announced the Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority (PBDA) is awarding more than $13.6 million in grants to expand access to reliable, high-speed internet in Adams and Franklin counties.  [Read More]

Mastriano Announces $1.3 Million to Preserve 520 Acres of Farmland in Adams and Franklin Counties
April 12, 2024

Mastriano Announces $1.3 Million to Preserve 520 Acres of Farmland in Adams and Franklin Counties

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) today announced state, county and municipal governments will invest more than $1.3 million to preserve 520 acres of farmland in Adams and Franklin counties.  [Read More]

Senate Committee Approves Mastriano Bill to Help Veterans’ Families Access Burial Benefits
April 10, 2024

Senate Committee Approves Mastriano Bill to Help Veterans’ Families Access Burial Benefits

The state Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee Tuesday at a meeting chaired by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) approved three measures, including one bill to alert the family members of deceased veterans about federal burial benefits.  [Read More]

Senate Approves Mastriano Bill to Increase Number of Firefighters in PA
April 9, 2024

Senate Approves Mastriano Bill to Increase Number of Firefighters in PA

The state Senate Monday approved a bill introduced by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) aimed at increasing the number of volunteer firefighters in Pennsylvania by reforming the certification process.  [Read More]

Mastriano Introduces Bill to Divest PA from Chinese Communist Party; Treasurer Garrity Announces Support for Divestment Plan
April 8, 2024

Mastriano Introduces Bill to Divest PA from Chinese Communist Party; Treasurer Garrity Announces Support for Divestment Plan

In an effort to combat the influx of fentanyl into Pennsylvania communities and take a stand against moral transgressions, state Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) today introduced a bill to divest all commonwealth holdings in companies controlled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).  [Read More]

Mastriano to Host Ceremony Honoring Vietnam Veterans Monday
April 5, 2024

Mastriano to Host Ceremony Honoring Vietnam Veterans Monday

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) will host a ceremony honoring Vietnam War veterans Monday, April 8, at 10:30 a.m. on the front steps of the state Capitol, Harrisburg.  [Read More]

It’s Time for PA to Send National Guard to Texas Border
March 28, 2024

It’s Time for PA to Send National Guard to Texas Border

By Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) In the midst of the southern border crisis, the Pennsylvania Senate took action by passing Senate Resolution 251, calling for the Pennsylvania National Guard to be deployed to Texas to help secure the border. One would think that securing our border and protecting Pennsylvanians from human trafficking, crime and fentanyl […]  [Read More]

Mastriano Announces $780,000 in Grants  for Transportation Projects in Metal Township and Shippensburg Borough
March 26, 2024

Mastriano Announces $780,000 in Grants for Transportation Projects in Metal Township and Shippensburg Borough

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) today announced $780,000 in state grants have been awarded for transportation projects in Metal Township and Shippensburg Borough, Franklin County.  [Read More]

Mastriano to Hold Senate Committee Hearing  Focusing on Victims of East Palestine Train Wreck One Year Later
March 25, 2024

Mastriano to Hold Senate Committee Hearing Focusing on Victims of East Palestine Train Wreck One Year Later

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) will host a Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee hearing Wednesday, March 27, at 10:30 a.m. at the Darlington Township Volunteer Fire Department, 3590 Darlington Road, Beaver County, to hear from residents affected by the Feb. 3, 2023 Norfolk Southern train wreck near the Pennsylvania border with Ohio.  [Read More]

Senate Approves Mastriano Bill Enhancing Overdose Tracking and Lifesaving Response
March 20, 2024

Senate Approves Mastriano Bill Enhancing Overdose Tracking and Lifesaving Response

The state Senate today unanimously approved legislation introduced by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would ensure known or suspected drug overdoses treated by emergency medical services (EMS) providers are recorded in a statewide tracking system known as the Overdose Information Network (ODIN).  [Read More]

Senate Approves Mastriano Measure to Send PA National Guard to Defend Texas Border
March 19, 2024

Senate Approves Mastriano Measure to Send PA National Guard to Defend Texas Border

The state Senate today approved a resolution introduced by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33)  calling on the governor to deploy the Pennsylvania National Guard along Texas’s southern border with Mexico as part of Operation Lone Star.  [Read More]

Mastriano to Host Medal of Honor Service Wednesday
March 19, 2024

Mastriano to Host Medal of Honor Service Wednesday

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) will host a Medal of Honor service Wednesday, March 20, at 10 a.m. in the East Wing Rotunda of the state Capitol, Harrisburg.  [Read More]

Senate Committee Advances Mastriano Measure  to Send PA National Guard to Defend Texas Border
March 18, 2024

Senate Committee Advances Mastriano Measure to Send PA National Guard to Defend Texas Border

HARRISBURG – Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) and a majority of his colleagues on the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee today approved a measure he introduced calling on the governor to deploy the Pennsylvania National Guard along Texas’s southern border with Mexico as part of Operation Lone Star. “Pennsylvanians have an interest in protecting our nation’s southern […]  [Read More]

Mastriano, Gebhard Propose Fee Targeting Illegal Immigrants
February 29, 2024

Mastriano, Gebhard Propose Fee Targeting Illegal Immigrants

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) and Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) today announced plans to introduce legislation aiming to deter illegal immigration and generate new revenue for property tax and rent relief.  [Read More]

Remembering Operation Desert Storm 33 Years Later
February 26, 2024

Remembering Operation Desert Storm 33 Years Later

By Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) We remember the service and sacrifice of our citizens who faced a massive Iraqi Army 33 years ago this week. The Iraqi Army had just come out of an eight-year war with Iran. Skilled in modern warfare and equipped with chemical weapons, the Iraqi forces were confident of victory. It all began […]  [Read More]

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]

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