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Mastriano, Farmers and Mount Joy Officials  to Highlight Legislation Tuesday to Protect Farmland
Published: August 11, 2023   |  Hearing: Tuesday, August 15

Mastriano, Farmers and Mount Joy Officials to Highlight Legislation Tuesday to Protect Farmland

State Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33), farmland preservation activists, local farmers and Mount Joy public officials on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m. at Newhart’s Iron Horse Bed and Breakfast will discuss legislation the lawmaker introduced to protect farmland against solar panel overdevelopment in Pennsylvania.  [Read More]

Mastriano Says Shapiro’s Unilateral Budget Actions Endanger Women, Babies  and Remove Opportunities for Parents and Students
August 4, 2023

Mastriano Says Shapiro’s Unilateral Budget Actions Endanger Women, Babies and Remove Opportunities for Parents and Students

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) today said Gov. Josh Shapiro’s recent decisions to end a 30-year partnership with crisis pregnancy centers and eliminate funding in the state budget for scholarships for low-income students in failing schools will endanger women and babies while denying educational opportunities to Pennsylvania students and their parents.  [Read More]

Senate Hearing Stresses Need for Western Pennsylvania Urban Search and Rescue Team
August 1, 2023

Senate Hearing Stresses Need for Western Pennsylvania Urban Search and Rescue Team

Western Pennsylvania needs its own top-tier urban search and rescue task force in Allegheny County. That was the major theme of a Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee hearing Tuesday in Coraopolis Borough chaired by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33), which focused on legislation introduced by Sen. Devlin Robinson (R-37) to address the problem.  [Read More]

Public Hearing Tuesday to Consider Urban Search and Rescue Teams in Western Pennsylvania
July 31, 2023

Public Hearing Tuesday to Consider Urban Search and Rescue Teams in Western Pennsylvania

The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee is holding a joint public hearing with the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 10:30 a.m. at the Allegheny 911 Center located at 150 Hookstown Road., Coraopolis.  [Read More]

Mastriano Introduces Legislation to Safeguard Seniors  from Caregiver Abuse and Neglect
July 28, 2023

Mastriano Introduces Legislation to Safeguard Seniors from Caregiver Abuse and Neglect

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) today introduced legislation to establish Pennsylvania’s first statewide registry of persons found to be substantiated perpetrators of abuse, neglect, abandonment or exploitation of senior citizens.  [Read More]

Mastriano Introduces Legislation to Protect Prime Farmland  from Solar Panel Overdevelopment
July 11, 2023

Mastriano Introduces Legislation to Protect Prime Farmland from Solar Panel Overdevelopment

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) today introduced legislation to prohibit large-scale solar project developments on prime Pennsylvania farmland.  [Read More]

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June 30, 2023

Senate Unanimously Approves Mastriano Legislation to Expand Fentanyl Testing

The Senate Wednesday approved legislation introduced by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) that could save lives by expanding fentanyl testing in Pennsylvania.  [Read More]

Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee Advances State Fire Commissioner Nomination and Two Measures
June 28, 2023

Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee Advances State Fire Commissioner Nomination and Two Measures

The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, chaired by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33), advanced Monday the nomination of Acting State Fire Commissioner Tom Cook to the full Senate.  [Read More]

Senate Committee Advances Mastriano Bill to Enact Harsher Penalties  on Drug Dealers Responsible for Overdose Deaths
June 27, 2023

Senate Committee Advances Mastriano Bill to Enact Harsher Penalties on Drug Dealers Responsible for Overdose Deaths

Drug dealers who sell drugs that lead to the poisoning death of a victim should face harsher penalties. That’s the sentiment behind a bill introduced by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) that was approved Tuesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.  [Read More]

Senate Committee Approves Mastriano Bill to Expand Fentanyl Testing
June 21, 2023

Senate Committee Approves Mastriano Bill to Expand Fentanyl Testing

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee Tuesday approved legislation introduced by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) that could save lives by expanding fentanyl testing in Pennsylvania.  [Read More]

Sept. 11 Hero Watches as Senate Approves Mastriano Bill  Requiring Remembrance of 9/11 in Schools
June 20, 2023

Sept. 11 Hero Watches as Senate Approves Mastriano Bill Requiring Remembrance of 9/11 in Schools

With the former New York City policeman captured in an iconic Sept. 11 photograph standing in the balcony, the state Senate on Monday approved legislation introduced by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would require Pennsylvania schools to observe a moment of silence commemorating the anniversary of the terrorist attack on America.  [Read More]

Mastriano and Senate Committee Approve Bill to Support Veteran Businesses
June 19, 2023

Mastriano and Senate Committee Approve Bill to Support Veteran Businesses

The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, which is chaired by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33), today approved three measures, including one aimed at helping veteran-owned businesses in the commonwealth.  [Read More]

Mastriano Hosts Medical Freedom Panel to Hear from Experts  and Those Negatively Affected by COVID-19 Vaccine
June 9, 2023

Mastriano Hosts Medical Freedom Panel to Hear from Experts and Those Negatively Affected by COVID-19 Vaccine

Two Pennsylvania women shared tear-filled stories and experts discussed the negative effects of the COVID-19 vaccine during a panel discussion held Friday at the state Capitol by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33).  [Read More]

Mastriano And Dr. Peter McCullough to Host Panel Discussion Friday about Medical Freedom in the Aftermath of COVID
June 8, 2023

Mastriano And Dr. Peter McCullough to Host Panel Discussion Friday about Medical Freedom in the Aftermath of COVID

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) will host a panel discussion Friday, June 9, from 9-11 a.m. in Capitol East Wing Room 8EA, where participants will discuss medical freedom in the aftermath of the COVID pandemic.  [Read More]

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Published: June 5, 2023   |  News Conference: Tuesday, June 6

Mastriano to Host State Working Animal Appreciation Day Tuesday

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) will host State Working Animal Appreciation Day on Tuesday, June 6, with animal demonstrations beginning at 10 a.m. and a noon news conference at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Soldiers Grove at the Capitol. Watch Live  [Read More]

Mastriano and Turnpike Officials Highlight New Law to Protect Tow Truck Drivers Prior to Memorial Day Travel
May 24, 2023

Mastriano and Turnpike Officials Highlight New Law to Protect Tow Truck Drivers Prior to Memorial Day Travel

With the busy Memorial Day travel weekend approaching, Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33), Pennsylvania Turnpike officials and tow truck drivers on Monday held an event at the state Capitol to raise awareness about a new state law to protect roadside assistance workers.  [Read More]

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Published: May 19, 2023   |  News Conference: Monday, May 22

Mastriano, PA Turnpike Commission to Host Event Highlighting New Pennsylvania Law and Raise Awareness about Driver Safety During Memorial Day Weekend

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) and officials from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will hold a news event on Monday, May 22, to highlight a new law in Pennsylvania and raise awareness about Pennsylvania’s existing “move over” law prior to the highly traveled Memorial Day weekend.  [Read More]

Senate Approves Mastriano Measures to Help Veterans
May 8, 2023

Senate Approves Mastriano Measures to Help Veterans

The state Senate today approved two bills introduced by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would help Pennsylvania military veterans.  [Read More]

Senate Committee Advances Mastriano Bill Supporting Veteran-owned Businesses
May 3, 2023

Senate Committee Advances Mastriano Bill Supporting Veteran-owned Businesses

The state Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee on Tuesday advanced legislation introduced by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would help Pennsylvania military veterans begin or expand a business.  [Read More]

Surrounded by Rescued Beagles and their Families, Mastriano Introduces Bill to Ban State Funding for Cruel Testing on Dogs and Cats
May 2, 2023

Surrounded by Rescued Beagles and their Families, Mastriano Introduces Bill to Ban State Funding for Cruel Testing on Dogs and Cats

Joined by a group of beagles and their owners, Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) today announced at a Capitol news conference he has introduced legislation to end taxpayer-funded painful experimentation on dogs and cats in Pennsylvania.  [Read More]

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Published: May 1, 2023   |  News Conference: Tuesday, May 2

Mastriano, Adams County SPCA and U.S. Humane Society to Host Beagle March on the Capitol Tuesday

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33), the Adams County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and the Humane Society of the United States will hold the first-ever “Beagle March on the Capitol” Tuesday to highlight the cruelty of animal testing in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Senate Approves Mastriano Bill to Protect Seniors from Financial Exploitation
April 26, 2023

Senate Approves Mastriano Bill to Protect Seniors from Financial Exploitation

The state Senate today approved a bill introduced by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would help protect Pennsylvania senior citizens from financial exploitation.  [Read More]

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Published: April 24, 2023   |  News Conference: Tuesday, April 25

Mastriano, Law Enforcement and Families of Drug Overdose Victims Highlight Improved Overdose Mapping System

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) will be joined by law enforcement and family members of drug overdose victims on Tuesday at a news conference to celebrate the implementation of an improved overdose mapping and data tracking system in Pennsylvania and its role in combatting the opioid and fentanyl crisis and saving lives.  [Read More]

Mastriano introduces legislation to limit CDC and WHO influence in Pennsylvania
April 17, 2023

Mastriano introduces legislation to limit CDC and WHO influence in Pennsylvania

Senator Mastriano announced the introduction of legislation to prohibit the jurisdiction of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization within the Commonwealth.  [Read More]

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