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March 19, 2024

PA Senate Passes Legislation Urging Gov. Shapiro to Deploy PA National Guard to Defend U.S. Southern Border

The Pennsylvania Senate today passed legislation to strengthen national security by calling on Gov. Josh Shapiro to offer the services of the PA National Guard to deploy to Texas in support of “Operation Lone Star,” according to Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41).  [Read More]

Family Sustaining Jobs & Customer Affordability Key to PA Electricity Policy
March 13, 2024

Family Sustaining Jobs & Customer Affordability Key to PA Electricity Policy

Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) has issued the following statement regarding Energy Policy in Pennsylvania:  [Read More]

PA Senate Passes Resolution Supporting a More Secure Southern Border
February 7, 2024

PA Senate Passes Resolution Supporting a More Secure Southern Border

As the unprecedented rise in illegal immigration strains the resources of states throughout the nation, the Pennsylvania Senate approved a resolution today sponsored by Senate Republican leaders calling for action to address the border crisis and support states’ rights to protect their citizens.  [Read More]

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February 6, 2024

Senate Republican Leadership Statement: Massive Spending Increase in Shapiro Budget Raises Concerns

The massive $3.2 billion increase in state spending in Gov. Josh Shapiro’s proposed 2024-25 state budget raises concerns for Senate Republicans, said 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]

Dush, Pittman, Smith Partnering with PA Treasury to Return Unclaimed Property – Free Unclaimed Property Clinic Set for Feb. 15 in Brookville
February 5, 2024

Dush, Pittman, Smith Partnering with PA Treasury to Return Unclaimed Property – Free Unclaimed Property Clinic Set for Feb. 15 in Brookville

Sen. Cris Dush (R-25), Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41) and Rep. Brian Smith (R-66) today announced they are partnering with Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity and her office to help residents with recovering their unclaimed property.  [Read More]

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February 5, 2024

Senate Republicans Response to the Governor’s Budget Address

Senate Majority Caucus Room | 2:30 p.m.-Starting time is approximate   [Read More]

SEN. PITTMAN ANNOUNCES $2 MILLION BUDGET DESIGNATION FOR IUP PROPOSED COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE
February 1, 2024

SEN. PITTMAN ANNOUNCES $2 MILLION BUDGET DESIGNATION FOR IUP PROPOSED COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE

During a public reception welcoming Dr. Miko Rose, the founding dean of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s proposed college of osteopathic medicine, Senator Joe Pittman announced that as part of the 2023-2024 state budget which was just completed in December, $2 million was set aside for IUP’s new college of osteopathic medicine.   [Read More]

Senate Majority Leader Pittman:  Increase in Taxpayer Support for SEPTA Warrants Serious Scrutiny
January 29, 2024

Senate Majority Leader Pittman: Increase in Taxpayer Support for SEPTA Warrants Serious Scrutiny

Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) has issued the following statement regarding the Shapiro Administration’s proposed increase in state funding for public transit as part of the 2024-2025 state budget:  [Read More]

PA Senate Republican Leaders Voice Support for Texas Governor Abbott’s Defense of the Southern Border
January 26, 2024

PA Senate Republican Leaders Voice Support for Texas Governor Abbott’s Defense of the Southern Border

As dozens of governors throughout the nation share their support for Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s actions to secure the border, Pennsylvania Senate Republican Leaders voiced their support for his defense of American citizens and communities.  [Read More]

Senate Majority Leader Pittman Responds to Governor Shapiro’s Higher Education Proposal
January 26, 2024

Senate Majority Leader Pittman Responds to Governor Shapiro’s Higher Education Proposal

Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) has issued the following statement regarding the Shapiro Administration’s release of a blueprint for higher education:  [Read More]

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