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MEDIA ADVISORY: Sen. Pittman to Speak at Alle Kiski Strong Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
May 21, 2024

MEDIA ADVISORY: Sen. Pittman to Speak at Alle Kiski Strong Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41) will speak during a luncheon of the Alle Kiski Strong Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, May 22.  [Read More]

E-news Updates – May 17, 2024
May 17, 2024

E-news Updates – May 17, 2024

In this Update: Recognizing IASDโ€™s Swimming and Diving Teams Putting Pennsylvania Taxpayers First Senate Approves Bill to Boost PA Youth Hunting and Fishing Meeting with Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission Stopping Mobile Device Carriers from Misleading Consumers Free Hotline to Support New Parents Honoring Law Enforcement Officers Early Detection of Breast Cancer Saves Lives Recognizing IASD’s Swimming […]  [Read More]

E-news Updates – May 10, 2024
May 10, 2024

E-news Updates – May 10, 2024

In this Update: Senate Republicans Secure Historic Tax Cuts for Working Families Pennsylvania Senate Guest Chaplain Senate Votes to Create Statewide Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking System Homer-Center Students Visit the State Capitol Legislation to Curb Distracted Driving Set for Enactment Senate Acts to Bolster Telemedicine in PA Scholarship Bill Wins Bipartisan Support Preventative Care Protects […]  [Read More]

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May 7, 2024

Senate Republicans Secure Passage of Historic Tax Cuts for Working Families

Working families, job creators and energy consumers in Pennsylvania would see their taxes reduced by approximately $3 billion a year under a bill approved by the Senate today, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39), Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Scott Martin (R-13).  [Read More]

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๐ˆ๐ง๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ง ๐“๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ฌ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ˆ๐ง๐Ÿ๐ซ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐€๐œ๐ซ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐๐ž๐ง๐ง๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ฏ๐š๐ง๐ข๐š

In his budget proposal, Governor Shapiro called for a $282.8 million increase in state funding for #publictransit. I believe looking at increased investments in public transit requires a closer examination of #transportation infrastructure across the commonwealth.

All areas of our state, rural, suburban and urban, must have a strong and reliable transportation network. As part of this conversation, we must also look at evolving transportation methods. It is long past time #ElectricVehicles begin to pay their fair share for transportation infrastructure and services.

๐ˆ๐ง๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ง ๐“๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ฌ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ˆ๐ง๐Ÿ๐ซ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐€๐œ๐ซ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐๐ž๐ง๐ง๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ฏ๐š๐ง๐ข๐š

In his budget proposal, Governor Shapiro called for a $282.8 million increase in state funding for #publictransit. I believe looking at increased investments in public transit requires a closer examination of #transportation infrastructure across the commonwealth.

All areas of our state, rural, suburban and urban, must have a strong and reliable transportation network. As part of this conversation, we must also look at evolving transportation methods. It is long past time #ElectricVehicles begin to pay their fair share for transportation infrastructure and services.
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๐๐ฎ๐ญ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐๐ž๐ง๐ง๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ฏ๐š๐ง๐ข๐š ๐“๐š๐ฑ๐ฉ๐š๐ฒ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ 
@pasenategop have fought for years to prevent unnecessary tax increases and new spending. As a result of our fiscal responsibility, today #Pennsylvania is in its strongest financial position in a generation.

If the belief by Democrats is that we have too much money in Pennsylvaniaโ€™s Rainy Day Fund, then letโ€™s give it back to the #taxpayers who put it there in the first place. 

I recently spoke with Dennis Owens from @abc27news about the historic tax cut bill passed by the Senate last week. Every Senate Republican voted for Senate Bill 269 and eight Democrats voted yes too. 

The legislation invests $3 billion into ALL Pennsylvanians, by lowering their utility bills and adding more money to their paychecks - not by massive expansions of #government programs.

๐๐ฎ๐ญ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐๐ž๐ง๐ง๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ฏ๐š๐ง๐ข๐š ๐“๐š๐ฑ๐ฉ๐š๐ฒ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ
@pasenategop have fought for years to prevent unnecessary tax increases and new spending. As a result of our fiscal responsibility, today #Pennsylvania is in its strongest financial position in a generation.

If the belief by Democrats is that we have too much money in Pennsylvaniaโ€™s Rainy Day Fund, then letโ€™s give it back to the #taxpayers who put it there in the first place.

I recently spoke with Dennis Owens from @abc27news about the historic tax cut bill passed by the Senate last week. Every Senate Republican voted for Senate Bill 269 and eight Democrats voted yes too.

The legislation invests $3 billion into ALL Pennsylvanians, by lowering their utility bills and adding more money to their paychecks - not by massive expansions of #government programs.
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๐‘๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ ๐ง๐ข๐ณ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ˆ๐€๐’๐ƒ'๐ฌ ๐’๐ฐ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐“๐ž๐š๐ฆ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ†
Indiana Area School District Swimming and Diving teams captured the PIAA Class 2A title for Swimming and Diving at the PIAA Championships held in March at Bucknell University. This was their schoolโ€™s first PIAA Team Championship in any sport and I was thrilled to welcome them to Harrisburg and introduce them during Session last week.
These incredible young athletes include: 
 ๐Ÿฅ‡ Eli Aiken
 ๐Ÿฅ‡Alex Bauer
 ๐Ÿฅ‡Matthew Blystone
 ๐Ÿฅ‡Kody Griffith
 ๐Ÿฅ‡Joey Margita
 ๐Ÿฅ‡Rey Nunez
 ๐Ÿฅ‡Joshua Reed (former Rep. Dave Reedโ€™s son)
 ๐Ÿฅ‡Austin Schawl 
 ๐Ÿฅ‡Preston Kessler
Preston Kessler also won his 5th individual state title. He won the 200-yard freestyle for the 3rd straight season, posting a time of 1 minute, 38.57 seconds. Preston and his fellow freestyle relay team members Rey Nunez, Joey Margits and Alex Bauer also claimed gold in the 200 freestyle relay.
This outstanding team was coached by Sarah Brown, Skip Griffith, Allison Brownlee and Luke Scoboria. Also cheering them on from the schoolโ€™s administration were Rob Heinrich, Superintendent; Wade McElheny, Sr. High Principal and Dan Roan. 
The state championship capped an outstanding season for Indiana, which included winning the West Allegheny Invitational, the Mark Hess Memorial Invitational and claiming the WPIAL Championship. Congratulations and well done!

๐‘๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ ๐ง๐ข๐ณ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ˆ๐€๐’๐ƒ`๐ฌ ๐’๐ฐ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐“๐ž๐š๐ฆ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ†
Indiana Area School District Swimming and Diving teams captured the PIAA Class 2A title for Swimming and Diving at the PIAA Championships held in March at Bucknell University. This was their schoolโ€™s first PIAA Team Championship in any sport and I was thrilled to welcome them to Harrisburg and introduce them during Session last week.
These incredible young athletes include:
๐Ÿฅ‡ Eli Aiken
๐Ÿฅ‡Alex Bauer
๐Ÿฅ‡Matthew Blystone
๐Ÿฅ‡Kody Griffith
๐Ÿฅ‡Joey Margita
๐Ÿฅ‡Rey Nunez
๐Ÿฅ‡Joshua Reed (former Rep. Dave Reedโ€™s son)
๐Ÿฅ‡Austin Schawl
๐Ÿฅ‡Preston Kessler
Preston Kessler also won his 5th individual state title. He won the 200-yard freestyle for the 3rd straight season, posting a time of 1 minute, 38.57 seconds. Preston and his fellow freestyle relay team members Rey Nunez, Joey Margits and Alex Bauer also claimed gold in the 200 freestyle relay.
This outstanding team was coached by Sarah Brown, Skip Griffith, Allison Brownlee and Luke Scoboria. Also cheering them on from the schoolโ€™s administration were Rob Heinrich, Superintendent; Wade McElheny, Sr. High Principal and Dan Roan.
The state championship capped an outstanding season for Indiana, which included winning the West Allegheny Invitational, the Mark Hess Memorial Invitational and claiming the WPIAL Championship. Congratulations and well done!
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๐Œ๐ž๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐’๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก๐ฐ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง ๐๐ž๐ง๐ง๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ฏ๐š๐ง๐ข๐š ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง
I recently had the opportunity to meet with a group from Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) who travelled to the Capitol to advocate for the needs of the 10-county region they represent. We discussed SITES funding, #broadband initiatives, #infrastructure needs and several other issues of importance. 

I greatly appreciate SPC Executive Director, Rich Fitzgerald and his delegation for stopping by. The group included Armstrong County Commissioner, Pat Fabian & Indiana County Commissioner, Robin Gorman from my district along with Butler County Commissioner, Leslie Osche and several other folks. #workingtogether

๐Œ๐ž๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐’๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก๐ฐ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง ๐๐ž๐ง๐ง๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ฏ๐š๐ง๐ข๐š ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง
I recently had the opportunity to meet with a group from Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) who travelled to the Capitol to advocate for the needs of the 10-county region they represent. We discussed SITES funding, #broadband initiatives, #infrastructure needs and several other issues of importance.

I greatly appreciate SPC Executive Director, Rich Fitzgerald and his delegation for stopping by. The group included Armstrong County Commissioner, Pat Fabian & Indiana County Commissioner, Robin Gorman from my district along with Butler County Commissioner, Leslie Osche and several other folks. #workingtogether
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๐๐ž๐ง๐ง๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ฏ๐š๐ง๐ข๐š ๐’๐ž๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐†๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ข๐ง
It was my distinct honor to have Rev. Benjamin Blowers serve as Guest Chaplain & offer opening prayer for session. 

Rev. Blowers serves as the Pastor of Indiana Wesleyan Methodist Church in Indiana, PA. Pastor Blowers was accompanied by his wife Sonya and daughters Shayla, Jenna & Megan. I am proud to say Sonya & I grew up together in beautiful Hillsdale, PA!

It was a pleasure to welcome Pastor Blowers & his family to the #PASenate chamber!

๐๐ž๐ง๐ง๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ฏ๐š๐ง๐ข๐š ๐’๐ž๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐†๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ข๐ง
It was my distinct honor to have Rev. Benjamin Blowers serve as Guest Chaplain & offer opening prayer for session.

Rev. Blowers serves as the Pastor of Indiana Wesleyan Methodist Church in Indiana, PA. Pastor Blowers was accompanied by his wife Sonya and daughters Shayla, Jenna & Megan. I am proud to say Sonya & I grew up together in beautiful Hillsdale, PA!

It was a pleasure to welcome Pastor Blowers & his family to the #PASenate chamber!
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๐‡๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐„๐๐ฎ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐‘๐ž๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ & ๐‰๐จ๐› ๐“๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ง ๐๐ž๐ง๐ง๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ฏ๐š๐ง๐ข๐š ๐ŸŽ“
Recruiting young people to come to Pennsylvania and helping more young people stay in Pennsylvania to pursue high-demand careers is a focus of PA Senate Republicans as we work to implement changes to post-secondary #educational opportunities. 
Job training programs must also be embraced as we look at more ways to foster growth here is our Commonwealth. 

Together, we can strengthen our workforce and make #pennsylvania much more competitive in attracting the best and brightest students to put down roots in our #communities.

๐‡๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐„๐๐ฎ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐‘๐ž๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ & ๐‰๐จ๐› ๐“๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ง ๐๐ž๐ง๐ง๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ฏ๐š๐ง๐ข๐š ๐ŸŽ“
Recruiting young people to come to Pennsylvania and helping more young people stay in Pennsylvania to pursue high-demand careers is a focus of PA Senate Republicans as we work to implement changes to post-secondary #educational opportunities.
Job training programs must also be embraced as we look at more ways to foster growth here is our Commonwealth.

Together, we can strengthen our workforce and make #pennsylvania much more competitive in attracting the best and brightest students to put down roots in our #communities.
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It was a pleasure to meet with a group of Homer-Center School District students this week. The students travelled to Harrisburg to take part in the American Lung Associationโ€™s 18th annual โ€˜Day at the Capitolโ€™ to advocate for clean indoor air legislation and tobacco control.

Advocacy is important, and I appreciate the students sharing their perspectives with me. The group made some very good points during our conversation, and I encourage them to continue to engage with issues they are passionate about throughout our community. Thank you for the great dialogue and visit to my office!

It was a pleasure to meet with a group of Homer-Center School District students this week. The students travelled to Harrisburg to take part in the American Lung Associationโ€™s 18th annual โ€˜Day at the Capitolโ€™ to advocate for clean indoor air legislation and tobacco control.

Advocacy is important, and I appreciate the students sharing their perspectives with me. The group made some very good points during our conversation, and I encourage them to continue to engage with issues they are passionate about throughout our community. Thank you for the great dialogue and visit to my office!
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Meet Joe Pittman

I have called Indiana County home all my life and live there with my wife, Gina (DiMaio), and our four children: Joe Jr., Sam, Rosie and Frannie. I am thankful to my parents, John and Mary Ann (Yevchak), for instilling in me the values of God, family and country, and teaching me the importance of community service. It is an honor to serve the 41st Senatorial District and Iโ€™m proud to work with my colleagues to strengthen our commonwealth by protecting jobs, empowering families and defending our freedoms.
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