News Releases

Jan

26

2021

January 26, 2021

The Senate approved a proposed constitutional amendment on Tuesday that would limit the length of future emergency disaster declarations unless an extension is approved by the General Assembly, according to Senator Joe Pittman, who strongly supported the bill.   [Read More]

Jan

13

2021

January 13, 2021

Senator Joe Pittman (R-41) was reappointed today (January 13) by Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman to serve as Chairman of the Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee for the 2021-22 Legislative Session. “I appreciate the opportunity the continue as Chairman. We are looking at a number of issues that are expected to come our […]   [Read More]

Jan

05

2021

January 05, 2021

State Senator Joe Pittman was sworn into office today (January 5) during a ceremony in the Senate Chamber of the State Capitol to begin his first full term of service as the 41st Senatorial District’s advocate during the 2021-22 Legislative Session.   [Read More]

Dec

15

2020

December 15, 2020

The following is the testimony Senator Joe Pittman presented to the state Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Quality Board (EQB) regarding the Governor’s proposal to have Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).   [Read More]

Nov

30

2020

November 30, 2020

The state Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Quality Board (EQB) is now accepting public comments on the Governor’s proposal to have Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), according to Senator Joe Pittman, who is urging local residents and business leaders to actively participate in the process.   [Read More]

Nov

20

2020

November 20, 2020

The Senate today (November 20) gave final approval to a supplemental spending bill — completing the state budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21 — and sent the measure to the Governor’s desk, according to Senator Joe Pittman.   [Read More]

Nov

16

2020

November 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic brought many dramatic changes to our lives as we’ve worked together to curb the spread of the deadly virus. Our normal routines are no longer normal and many of the events that shape and enrich our lives have been altered, or put on hold, as we wait for scientists and medical professionals to finally develop a vaccine that will end this sad chapter of our lives.   [Read More]

Oct

22

2020

October 22, 2020

The Senate approved a bill Wednesday to boost the availability of broadband by reducing regulatory burdens on telecommunications companies and utilizing existing infrastructure to further deploy high-speed internet, according to Senator Joe Pittman, who supported the bill.   [Read More]

Sep

24

2020

September 24, 2020

Senator Joe Pittman slammed today’s veto by the Governor of legislation that would have increased legislative oversight on the proposal to have Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).   [Read More]

Sep

22

2020

September 22, 2020

Senator Joe Pittman issued the following statement after U.S. District Judge William S. Stickman IV rejected the Wolf Administration’s request for a stay of his previous ruling that shutdown orders requiring people to stay home and placed limits on public gatherings were unconstitutional.   [Read More]

Sep

09

2020

September 09, 2020

 

The Senate today (September 9) approved — and sent to the Governor’s desk — legislation that would increase legislative oversight on the proposal to have Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), according to Senator Joe Pittman, who spearheaded efforts in the Senate to move the bill.   [Read More]

Sep

03

2020

September 03, 2020

 

The Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee approved two bills today (September 3) that would increase legislative oversight on the Governor’s proposal to have Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), according to Senator Joe Pittman, who serves as Vice Chairman of the Committee.   [Read More]