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January 26, 2023

In this update: This Week in Pennsylvania Constitutional Amendments Passed by the Senate Voter ID: Time for PA to Catch Up with Other States, Nations Restoring Checks and Balances in Pennsylvania Government Phase-out of Job-Killing PA Tax Begins Rebates for Property Taxes and Rent Available to Seniors, Pennsylvanians with Disabilities Local Organizations Can Apply Now […]   [Read More]

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January 25, 2023

Pennsylvania’s founding fathers rightly established our government with the capacity to allow our constitution to change and evolve, while upholding the guiding principle of being put in place to serve the people.   [Read More]

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January 19, 2023

In this Update: Grants Awarded for Projects in the 41st Senatorial District Senate Approves Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Teacher First Amendment Rights 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show Recap Senate Acts to Help Farmers Meet Rising Demand for Home Delivery Measure to Boost Volunteer Fire Company Membership Approved PennDOT Job Openings Posted for College Students Veterans: Now is […]   [Read More]

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January 17, 2023

Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39) and Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) issued the following statement   [Read More]

Jan

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January 13, 2023

Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41) and state Reps. Abby Major (R-60) and Leslie Rossi (R-59) announced two recreation projects in Westmoreland County have received grant funding focused on underserved and small communities, and partnerships with recreation and conservation efforts.   [Read More]

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January 13, 2023

Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41) and state Reps. Abby Major (R-60), Donna Oberlander (R-63) and Jim Struzzi (R-62) announced organizations in Indiana and Armstrong counties received funding through Pennsylvania’s Growing Greener Plus Program for ongoing environmental conservation efforts.   [Read More]

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January 13, 2023

Taking significant action to protect Pennsylvanians’ wallets, the Senate today approved a bill to stop the automatic gas tax increase for 2023, according to Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41).   [Read More]

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January 13, 2023

In this Update: Senate Votes to Let Citizens Decide Voter ID, Legal Relief for Sexual Abuse Victims, Regulatory Reform Senate Approves Bill to Eliminate Gas Tax Increase, Help Pennsylvanians at the Pump Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Recipient Virtual Job Fair Set for Wednesday, Jan. 18 Assistance Available for Local Historic Preservation Pennsylvania Senate Guest Chaplain […]   [Read More]

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We have recently seen a great deal of change take place within the legislative and executive branches of our government. Earlier this month, the Senate began a new two-year legislative session for 2023-2024, and last Tuesday, Governor Shapiro was sworn into office. 

🎥 To learn more about key issues impacting our state, watch my conversation on the most recent episode of 'This Week in PA' ➡️ www.abc27.com/this-week-in-pennsylvania/this-week-in-pennsylvania-joe-pittman/

We have recently seen a great deal of change take place within the legislative and executive branches of our government. Earlier this month, the Senate began a new two-year legislative session for 2023-2024, and last Tuesday, Governor Shapiro was sworn into office.

🎥 To learn more about key issues impacting our state, watch my conversation on the most recent episode of 'This Week in PA' ➡️ www.abc27.com/this-week-in-pennsylvania/this-week-in-pennsylvania-joe-pittman/

Our Senate Republican majority is strong, the Senate is organized, and we are committed to serving and addressing the needs of the constituents we represent across the Commonwealth.

I’m proud to work with our leadership team and all members of our Caucus, to stand up for policies that will help Pennsylvania unleash our energy potential, reduce the tax burden, eliminate bureaucratic red tape and provide access to and empowerment of our education system, while ensuring communities across the state remain healthy and safe.

Our Senate Republican majority is strong, the Senate is organized, and we are committed to serving and addressing the needs of the constituents we represent across the Commonwealth.

I’m proud to work with our leadership team and all members of our Caucus, to stand up for policies that will help Pennsylvania unleash our energy potential, reduce the tax burden, eliminate bureaucratic red tape and provide access to and empowerment of our education system, while ensuring communities across the state remain healthy and safe.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Bruner, recipient of a Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship! Elizabeth is a constituent from Indiana County and is currently a freshman at Penn State, Dubois campus. She has exhibited at the PA Farm Show for 14 years in addition to participating in local 4-H and agriculture programs. Here a a video of her scholarship presentation, followed by my interview with Elizabeth. Well done, Elizabeth and best wishes in all your future endeavors! #PAFarmShow

Congratulations to Elizabeth Bruner, recipient of a Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship! Elizabeth is a constituent from Indiana County and is currently a freshman at Penn State, Dubois campus. She has exhibited at the PA Farm Show for 14 years in addition to participating in local 4-H and agriculture programs. Here a a video of her scholarship presentation, followed by my interview with Elizabeth. Well done, Elizabeth and best wishes in all your future endeavors! #PAFarmShow

Today, with passage of Senate Bill 1, the #PASenate has fulfilled and completed our commitment to provide voters with a direct voice on voter identification, legislative review of regulations and opening the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse survivors through constitutional amendments. 
Here is the video of remarks I offered this afternoon on this consequential piece of legislation. Senate Bill 1 will be delivered to the House, and we look forward to their swift action to ensure the people of Pennsylvania will be presented with these questions in May. 🎥

Today, with passage of Senate Bill 1, the #PASenate has fulfilled and completed our commitment to provide voters with a direct voice on voter identification, legislative review of regulations and opening the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse survivors through constitutional amendments.
Here is the video of remarks I offered this afternoon on this consequential piece of legislation. Senate Bill 1 will be delivered to the House, and we look forward to their swift action to ensure the people of Pennsylvania will be presented with these questions in May. 🎥

I had the distinct honor to have a constituent serve as guest pastor in the Senate today.  Senior Pastor, Jack Lucas of Hilltop Baptist Church offered the opening prayer for session.  Pastor Lucas was accompanied by his Assistant Pastor, Steve Rearick.  I’ve known Pastor Lucas for many, many years.  He served our Commonwealth as a game commission enforcement officer and serves our local community as a chaplain for law enforcement, EMS and the fire services.  It was an honor to welcome Pastor Lucas and Pastor Rearick to the Senate chamber!

I had the distinct honor to have a constituent serve as guest pastor in the Senate today. Senior Pastor, Jack Lucas of Hilltop Baptist Church offered the opening prayer for session. Pastor Lucas was accompanied by his Assistant Pastor, Steve Rearick. I’ve known Pastor Lucas for many, many years. He served our Commonwealth as a game commission enforcement officer and serves our local community as a chaplain for law enforcement, EMS and the fire services. It was an honor to welcome Pastor Lucas and Pastor Rearick to the Senate chamber!

The Pennsylvania Senate convened earlier this week for the start of the 2023-24 legislative session, which was highlighted by the swearing in of five newly elected and eight re-elected Republican members. The PA Senate Republican Caucus is now comprised of a total of 27 members with extensive knowledge of various issue areas. We have a great team working together to serve our constituents across the Commonwealth!

The Pennsylvania Senate convened earlier this week for the start of the 2023-24 legislative session, which was highlighted by the swearing in of five newly elected and eight re-elected Republican members. The PA Senate Republican Caucus is now comprised of a total of 27 members with extensive knowledge of various issue areas. We have a great team working together to serve our constituents across the Commonwealth!