News Releases

Jan

27

2020

January 27, 2020

Senator Joe Pittman (R-41) was appointed today (January 27) by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) to serve as Chairman of the Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee for the remainder of the 2019-20 Legislative Session.   [Read More]

Jan

16

2020

January 16, 2020

Recognizing the sacrifices made by Pennsylvania’s disabled veterans, Senator Joe Pittman (R-41) is drafting legislation to ensure they receive the state property tax exemption they deserve. Listen   [Read More]

Dec

30

2019

December 30, 2019

Months after news first arose about the impending closure and sale of the Akers National Roll plant in Avonmore, questions about the future of the facility and the identity of the new owners of the site remain unresolved, according to Senator Joe Pittman and Representative Joseph Petrarca. “Documentation shows that the plant was sold, but […]   [Read More]

Dec

04

2019

December 04, 2019

A measure signed into law last week renames five Indiana County bridges, according to Senator Joe Pittman.   [Read More]

Nov

19

2019

November 19, 2019

Senators Joe Pittman (R-41), Gene Yaw (R-23) and David G. Argall (R-29) and other legislators today (November 19) unveiled and discussed bills that will be introduced in the Senate and House of Representatives addressing Governor Wolf’s proposal to have Pennsylvania enter into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).     [Read More]

Nov

18

2019

November 18, 2019

Senators Joe Pittman, Gene Yaw and David G. Argall and other legislators will host a press conference at Noon on Tuesday, November 19, in the Media Center of the State Capitol East Wing. |     [Read More]

Nov

12

2019

November 12, 2019

The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) today (November 12) awarded a $100,000 Multimodal Transportation Fund grant to Green Township, Indiana County, according to Senator Joe Pittman and Representative Cris Dush.   [Read More]

Nov

12

2019

November 12, 2019

The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) today (November 12) awarded a $900,000 Multimodal Transportation Fund grant to Armstrong County in support of several proposed projects across the county, according to Senator Joe Pittman and Representatives Donna Oberlander and Jeff Pyle.   [Read More]

Oct

16

2019

October 16, 2019

Two Armstrong County projects were awarded low-interest loans by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) today, according to state Senator Joe Pittman and state Representative Jeff Pyle.   [Read More]

Oct

03

2019

October 03, 2019

Senators Joe Pittman, Gene Yaw and Dave Argall reiterated their legislative proposal requiring General Assembly approval should a tax be imposed on Pennsylvania employers. From their co-sponsor memorandum of September 17, 2019, the Senators stated that a carbon tax is a major energy and fiscal policy initiative.   [Read More]

Oct

03

2019

October 03, 2019

Senator Joe Pittman (R-41) issued the following statement today (October 3) in response to Governor Wolf’s unilateral action to move forward with entering Pennsylvania into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).   [Read More]

Sep

17

2019

September 17, 2019

The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) today (September 17) approved a major grant to improve Freeport Community Park, according to Senator Joe Pittman and Representative Jeff Pyle.   [Read More]