News Releases

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]

Jul

17

2020

July 17, 2020

 

Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), whose district is home to the 6,000-acre Gettysburg National Military Park, intends to introduce legislation that would protect monuments from vandalism.   [Read More]

Jul

16

2020

July 16, 2020

 

Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) supported a constitutional amendment this week that would limit the length of future emergency disaster declarations, unless an extension is approved by the General Assembly.   [Read More]

Jul

15

2020

July 15, 2020

The membership of Pennsylvania’s appellate courts would reflect the regional diversity of the state under a sweeping judicial election reform bill that was approved by the Senate today, according to Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33). Listen   [Read More]

Jul

09

2020

July 09, 2020

What happened to local control with the state’s 500 school districts?   [Read More]

Jul

02

2020

July 02, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) voiced concern Wednesday in response to the state Supreme Court’s refusal to uphold the termination of the COVID-19 emergency declaration.   [Read More]

Jul

01

2020

July 01, 2020

 

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

Jun

25

2020

June 25, 2020

 

Senator Mastriano joined Senator Dave Arnold, State Rep. Frank Ryan, and State Rep. Russ Diamond and local community leaders at Heisey’s Diner in Lebanon to show support as they “go green.”     [Read More]

Jun

17

2020

June 17, 2020

Local schools can apply now for funding through two new grant programs created last month to protect the health and safety of students, teachers and school employees during COVID-19, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

Jun

15

2020

June 15, 2020

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

Jun

12

2020

June 12, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) recently introduced a measure that would change the way emergency declarations are re-authorized in Pennsylvania   [Read More]

Jun

11

2020

June 11, 2020

Chaired by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee took action on several measures Wednesday that would streamline the state’s 153,000 regulations, and reduce red tape for statewide businesses.   [Read More]

Jun

10

2020

June 10, 2020

 

VIDEO: Capitol news conference on House Resolution 836, a resolution that would end the executive order Governor Wolf used to shut down businesses, which was issued on March 6 and renewed on June 3. The governor has used the emergency declaration to change and suspend state laws, spend state and federal taxpayer dollars without the approval of the General Assembly and prevent shuttered businesses from reopening with new safety measures in place.     [Read More]

Jun

09

2020

June 09, 2020

 

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) voted in support of a concurrent resolution today that would terminate Governor Wolf’s emergency declaration related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen   [Read More]

Jun

08

2020

June 08, 2020

 

Legislation sponsored 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. Listen   [Read More]

Jun

08

2020

June 08, 2020

A legislative measure by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would clarify existing tax code for borough electric systems was recently signed into law.   [Read More]

Jun

04

2020

June 04, 2020

 

State Senator Dave Arnold (R-48) will join local, state and federal officials at a news conference at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow (Friday, June 5) at the Taste of Sicily Restaurant, 132 East Main Street in Palmyra PA.      [Read More]

May

29

2020

May 29, 2020

Alpha Fitness | Chambersburg, Franklin County | May 30 – 11:00 a.m. | News Conference | Watch Live   [Read More]

May

28

2020

May 28, 2020

Facing an uncertain economic future and working to address the devastating impact of COVID-19, the Senate today set a course for recovery by approving a $25.8 billion interim budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21, as well as a plan to direct $2.6 billion in federal CARES funding to support individuals, small businesses, organizations and county governments that were most severely impacted by the virus, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]

May

28

2020

May 28, 2020

Legislation by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would clarify existing tax code on borough electric systems was amended into a local government measure that passed the Senate on Wednesday.   [Read More]

May

27

2020

May 27, 2020

Chaired by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee took action on several measures today that would bring fiscal transparency to state government.   [Read More]

May

20

2020

May 20, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) expressed disappointment Tuesday after Governor Tom Wolf vetoed legislation what would have provided county governments more control over letting residents return to work.   [Read More]

May

18

2020

May 18, 2020

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

May

15

2020

May 15, 2020

 

Remarks of Senator Mastriano at a ReOpen PA rally on the steps of the State Capitol.     [Read More]

May

15

2020

May 15, 2020

Today at 12 noon, Senator Doug Mastriano will participate in a ReOpen PA rally on the Capitol steps. Watch Live   [Read More]

May

14

2020

May 14, 2020

 

Senators Mike Regan (R-31), Doug Mastriano (R-33) and Judy Ward (R-30) held a press conference in response to Shep’s Barber Shop in Enola receiving a cease and desist threat from Governor Wolf’s administration.     [Read More]

May

14

2020

May 14, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) is joining a pair of Senate Republicans in introducing legislation that would safely reopen hair salons, barbers and cosmetologists for business.   [Read More]

May

13

2020

May 13, 2020

Legislation by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would clarify existing tax code on borough electric systems received unanimous approval from the Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday.   [Read More]

May

12

2020

May 12, 2020

 

Legislation proposed by Senators Doug Mastriano (R-33) and Mike Regan (R-31) that would promote Veterans Courts in Pennsylvania received a unanimous vote Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Senate.     [Read More]

May

11

2020

May 11, 2020

 

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) formally requested the resignation of PA Department of Health Secretary Rachel Levine during a Monday morning press conference, citing ongoing flaws with the COVID-19 emergency declaration and mitigation efforts. AUDIO of SENATOR MASTRIANO’S PRESS CONFERENCE 1 AUDIO of SENATOR MASTRIANO’S PRESS CONFERENCE 2   [Read More]

May

11

2020

May 11, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) recently introduced legislation that would temporarily suspend Small Games of Chance regulations for non-profit clubs in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

May

08

2020

May 08, 2020

State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) joined lawmakers from the local Senate and House delegation Friday in asking Governor Tom Wolf to transition area communities from a “red” COVID-19 pandemic classification to “yellow.”   [Read More]

May

07

2020

May 07, 2020

Contractors, gig workers, self-employed individuals and other Pennsylvanians who applied for benefits through the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program can file now for weekly benefits, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).   [Read More]