News Releases

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]

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]