News Releases

Feb

24

2021

February 24, 2021

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) recently introduced legislation that would authorize free fishing licenses for disabled first responders in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Feb

03

2021

February 03, 2021

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) is raising objections about the governor’s proposed 2021-2022 spending plan, which was unveiled today.   [Read More]

Jan

26

2021

January 26, 2021

The state Senate today approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit the length of future emergency disaster declarations unless an extension is approved by the General Assembly, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Jan

15

2021

January 15, 2021

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) has been appointed to several key Pennsylvania Senate committees for the 2021-2022 legislative session.   [Read More]

Jan

13

2021

January 13, 2021

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) will once again chair the chamber’s Intergovernmental Operations Committee during the 2021-2022 legislative session.   [Read More]

Jan

06

2021

January 06, 2021

Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) issued the following statement about the violence in Washington, D.C.:   [Read More]

Jan

05

2021

January 05, 2021

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) took the official oath of office today and began serving his second term in the Pennsylvania Senate, representing residents of Adams, Franklin, Cumberland and York counties.   [Read More]

Dec

08

2020

December 08, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) is partnering with Senator Michele Brooks (R-50) in introducing legislation necessitating insurance coverage for Lyme disease treatment.   [Read More]

Dec

04

2020

December 04, 2020

State Senators Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York), Mike Regan (R-York/Cumberland), Doug Mastriano (R-Adams/Cumberland/Franklin/York) and Dave Arnold (R-Dauphin/Lebanon/York) joined Representatives Seth Grove (R-York), Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland), Kate Klunk (R-York) and Mike Jones (R-York) in calling on the Pennsylvania Attorney General, Pennsylvania Inspector General and Pennsylvania Congressional delegation to take further actions regarding the 2020 election.   [Read More]

Nov

27

2020

November 27, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) proposed a legislative measure today that seeks accountability associated with the 2020 general election.   [Read More]

Nov

24

2020

November 24, 2020

At the request of Senator Doug Mastriano (R-Adams/Cumberland/Franklin/York), the Senate Majority Policy Committee is holding a public hearing Wednesday at 12:30 pm to discuss 2020 election issues and irregularities.   [Read More]

Nov

19

2020

November 19, 2020

Schools would have more flexibility to respond to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic under legislation that was approved by the Senate this week, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), who supported the bill.   [Read More]

Nov

13

2020

November 13, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) is calling for a full and independent audit of the presidential vote count in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Nov

04

2020

November 04, 2020

Legislation proposed by Senators Doug Mastriano (R-33) and Mike Regan (R-31) promoting Veterans Courts in Pennsylvania was recently signed into law as Act 111.   [Read More]

Nov

04

2020

November 04, 2020

Local schools can soon apply to receive additional grant funding to protect the health and safety of students, teachers and school employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Oct

30

2020

October 30, 2020

Legislation championed by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), allowing notaries to perform duties utilizing audio-visual technology, was recently signed into law as Act 97 of 2020.   [Read More]

Oct

30

2020

October 30, 2020

A comprehensive package of bipartisan reforms to improve fire and EMS services throughout the state was recently signed into law as Act 91, according to Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Oct

30

2020

October 30, 2020

A pair of bills that would improve reporting of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Pennsylvania are on their way to the Governor for enactment, according to Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), who supported the measures. Both bills received bipartisan support in the Senate and House.   [Read More]

Oct

30

2020

October 30, 2020

 

Legislation sponsored by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) and State Senator Kim Ward (R-39) to strengthen the state’s Steer Clear Law and better protect tow truck drivers, law enforcement and other first responders was signed into law Thursday as Act 105.   [Read More]

Oct

29

2020

October 29, 2020

The state Senate recently gave final approval to a half dozen legislative measures boosting support for Pennsylvania veterans and their families, according to Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Oct

28

2020

October 28, 2020

The state Senate recently approved a comprehensive package of bipartisan reforms to improve the delivery of fire and EMS services throughout the state, according to Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), who supported the legislation.   [Read More]

Oct

28

2020

October 28, 2020

Legislation proposed by Senators Doug Mastriano (R-33) and Mike Regan (R-31) that would promote Veterans Courts in Pennsylvania was recently presented to the Governor for consideration.   [Read More]

Oct

21

2020

October 21, 2020

Legislation sponsored by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), State Senator Kim Ward (R-39) and Senator John DiSanto (R-15) to strengthen the state “Steer Clear Law” and better protect tow truck drivers, law enforcement and other first responders is set for enactment following unanimous passage by the General Assembly.   [Read More]

Oct

09

2020

October 09, 2020

Chaired by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee conducted a hearing Friday on streamlining government at the Franklin County Visitors Bureau.   [Read More]

Oct

08

2020

October 08, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) was joined by fellow lawmakers in Gettysburg to unveil legislation protecting Pennsylvania monuments from vandalism and desecration.   [Read More]

Oct

07

2020

October 07, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), chairman of the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee, has scheduled a remote hearing Friday, Oct. 9th in Chambersburg on “streamlining government.”   [Read More]

Oct

06

2020

October 06, 2020

 

Legislative language championed by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would extend the state’s Fire & EMS Grant Program was approved today as an amendment by the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee.   [Read More]

Oct

05

2020

October 05, 2020

 

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) is hosting a press conference Thursday, October 8 at 10 am to unveil monument protection legislation (SB1321). |     [Read More]

Oct

01

2020

October 01, 2020

Legislation sponsored by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) and State Senator Kim Ward (R-39) to strengthen the state’s Steer Clear Law and better protect tow truck drivers, law enforcement and other first responders received a unanimous vote today from the House Transportation Committee.   [Read More]

Sep

23

2020

September 23, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) applauded a federal judge today for upholding a ruling that COVID-19 mitigation measures implemented by Governor Wolf are unconstitutional.   [Read More]

Sep

22

2020

September 22, 2020

 

Legislation sponsored by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) and State Senator Kim Ward (R-39) to strengthen the state’s Steer Clear Law and better protect tow truck drivers, law enforcement and other first responders received a unanimous vote today from the Senate. Listen   [Read More]

Sep

21

2020

September 21, 2020

 

Legislation sponsored by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) and State Senator Kim Ward (R-39) to strengthen the state’s Steer Clear Law and better protect tow truck drivers, law enforcement and other first responders received a unanimous vote today from the Senate Appropriations Committee. VIDEO: Senator Mastriano speaks about SB1281   [Read More]

Sep

21

2020

September 21, 2020

Legislation by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would protect monuments from vandalism was recently assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee.   [Read More]

Sep

17

2020

September 17, 2020

WHAT: At the request of Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill, the Senate Majority Policy Committee will hold a public workshop discussion on a limited constitutional convention in Pennsylvania  WHO: Senate Majority Policy Committee Chairman David G. Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) Senate Majority Policy Committee Vice-Chairman Dave Arnold (R-Lebanon/Dauphin/York) Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-Beaver/Greene/Washington) Senator Michele Brooks (R-Crawford/Erie/Mercer/Warren) Senator Scott Martin […]   [Read More]

Sep

15

2020

September 15, 2020

The Senate Majority Policy Committee held a public roundtable discussion today, at the request of  State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), to receive feedback on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted veteran’s clubs, as well as charitable and service organizations.   [Read More]

Sep

14

2020

September 14, 2020

Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) lauded a federal judge Monday for declaring that edicts and actions taken by the Wolf administration have been unconstitutional, coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic.   [Read More]

Sep

14

2020

September 14, 2020

At the request of Senator Doug Mastriano (R-Adams/Cumberland/Franklin/York), the Senate Majority Policy Committee will hold a public workshop discussion on the challenges facing Pennsylvania’s nonprofits as a result of COVID-19 and the Governor’s shutdown.    [Read More]

Sep

10

2020

September 10, 2020

The Republican state legislators from York and Adams Counties, including Senators Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York), Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York), Dave Arnold (R-Lebanon/Dauphin/York) and Doug Mastriano (R-Adams/Cumberland/Franklin/York), and Representatives Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland), Keith Gillespie (R-York), Seth Grove (R-York), Mike Jones (R-York), Dawn Keefer (R-Cumberland/York), Kate Klunk (R-York), Dan Moul (R-Adams) and Stan Saylor (R-York) released the following statement regarding Governor Wolf’s news conference in York calling on legislative action on small business relief:   [Read More]

Sep

09

2020

September 09, 2020

 

Legislation sponsored by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) and State Senator Kim Ward (R-39) to strengthen the state’s “Steer Clear Law” and better protect tow truck operators, law enforcement, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and other first responders was unanimously approved today by the Senate Transportation Committee.   [Read More]

Sep

09

2020

September 09, 2020

 

Legislation by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would establish a statewide moment of silence in schools observing September 11th received a unanimous vote today from the Senate. Listen   [Read More]

Sep

08

2020

September 08, 2020

 

Press conference announcing Senate Bill 1281, proposed by Senator Mastriano and Senator Ward, to protect first responders (e.g. tow truck drivers, emergency management services, firefighters, law enforcement, etc.) when they respond to emergency scenes, traffic stops or disabled vehicles on the highway.  This is referred to as the “Steer Clear Law”, which is being rebranded as the “Move Over Law,” Tuesday, September 8 at noon in Soldier’s Grove |     [Read More]

Sep

03

2020

September 03, 2020

In order to understand the full impact that COVID-19 and the Governor’s shutdown orders have had on local veterans’ clubs, charitable and service organizations, the Senate Majority Policy Committee is hosting a workshop discussion September 15 at the Shippensburg Legion.   [Read More]

Sep

01

2020

September 01, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) and State Senator Kim Ward (R-39) are proposing revisions to the state’s Steer Clear Law in an effort to protect emergency service responders, such as tow truck drivers and law enforcement.   [Read More]

Aug

24

2020

August 24, 2020

 

Senator Doug Mastriano will join Rep. Daryl Metcalfe and other state lawmakers on the state Capitol steps Monday, August 24 at 2 p.m. to introduce a new initiative to protect and preserve the Constitutionally-affirmed rights of Pennsylvania citizens against the governor’s tyrannical abuse of emergency powers.     [Read More]

Aug

20

2020

August 20, 2020

A telephone town hall is scheduled by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) for Tuesday, August 25th to gather feedback from 33rd District residents.   [Read More]

Aug

20

2020

August 20, 2020

 

Let Our Kids Play Rally | Thursday, August 20 – 11:00 a.m. | Front Steps of Capitol, Harrisburg |     [Read More]

Aug

18

2020

August 18, 2020

The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) recently approved a pair of water, sewer and stormwater projects totaling $880,000, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Jul

23

2020

July 23, 2020

 

A measure sponsored by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would streamline the process for veterans seeking a driver’s license designation was signed into law today as Act 74 of 2020.   [Read More]