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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]

Mastriano Announces More Than $6.4 Million in Grants Approved for Projects in Adams and Franklin Counties
March 23, 2023

Mastriano Announces More Than $6.4 Million in Grants Approved for Projects in Adams and Franklin Counties

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) today announced more than $6.4 million in state grant funding has been awarded to projects in communities across the 33rd Senate District.  [Read More]

Mastriano Introduces Legislation to Improve Curriculum Transparency in Schools
March 22, 2023

Mastriano Introduces Legislation to Improve Curriculum Transparency in Schools

Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) announced today that he introduced legislation to empower more parents to have an active role in oversight of what their children are taught.  [Read More]

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March 21, 2023

Norfolk Southern CEO at Senate Committee Hearing: Ignition of Rail Cars Following East Palestine Trainwreck was a ‘Success’

  HARRISBURG – The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, chaired by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33), heard testimony Monday from Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw, who described as a “success” the intentional ignition of dangerous chemicals in five railroad cars following the company’s trainwreck on Feb. 3 in East Palestine, Ohio, just west of […]  [Read More]

Norfolk Southern CEO to Appear Before Senate Committee Monday
March 17, 2023

Norfolk Southern CEO to Appear Before Senate Committee Monday

Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw is scheduled to appear before the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, chaired by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33), at a hearing on Monday, March 20, at 10 a.m. in Room 8EB of the state Capitol.  [Read More]

Senate Committee Hears Powerful Testimonies about Veteran Suicide Prevention
March 17, 2023

Senate Committee Hears Powerful Testimonies about Veteran Suicide Prevention

While many people may assume war-related trauma is responsible for most military veteran suicides, the stigma associated with seeking mental health care and civilian life crises often precipitate these tragedies.  [Read More]

Mastriano, Senate Committee to Host Hearing about Veteran Suicide
March 15, 2023

Mastriano, Senate Committee to Host Hearing about Veteran Suicide

The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, chaired by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33), will hold a hearing Thursday, March 16, at 10 a.m., to hear from experts about issues related to military veteran suicide in Pennsylvania.  [Read More]

Mastriano Bill to Expand Access to Benefits for Disabled Veterans Passed Unanimously by Senate
March 10, 2023

Mastriano Bill to Expand Access to Benefits for Disabled Veterans Passed Unanimously by Senate

The Senate this week unanimously passed legislation introduced by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would exempt 100% of disabled veterans’ benefit payment from income calculations for any commonwealth program or benefit.  [Read More]

Senate Committee Advances Bill to Provide Financial Help to PA Residents Harmed by Norfolk Southern Train Wreck
March 10, 2023

Senate Committee Advances Bill to Provide Financial Help to PA Residents Harmed by Norfolk Southern Train Wreck

The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, chaired by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33), Wednesday approved a resolution and two bills, including one to provide financial help to Pennsylvania businesses and residents impacted by the Feb. 3 Norfolk Southern train wreck in East Palestine, Ohio.  [Read More]

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