News Releases

Jul

08

2020

July 08, 2020

Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland & York) and Senator Joe Pittman (R-Armstrong, Butler, Indiana & Westmoreland) announced that the guidelines for the COVID-19 Crisis Fire Company and EMS Grant Program have been released and that fire companies and EMS agencies may now register to receive funds.   [Read More]

Jun

09

2020

June 09, 2020

Stressing that Governor Wolf’s extended lockdown of Pennsylvania is hurting families and doing irreparable harm to employers, the Senate today voted to approve a measure that would end the statewide shutdown, according to Senator Joe Pittman. Listen   [Read More]

May

28

2020

May 28, 2020

The Senate today (May 28) approved and sent to the Governor legislation introduced by Senator Joe Pittman (R-41st) that would provide $50 million in grants for Pennsylvania’s fire companies and EMS squads as they address the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.   [Read More]

May

12

2020

May 12, 2020

When Senator Joe Pittman introduced Senate Bill 1122, the measure was intended to provide financial relief to Pennsylvania’s struggling volunteer fire companies and EMS stations. Listen   [Read More]

May

08

2020

May 08, 2020

All four counties in the 41st Senatorial District will step down their COVID-19 restrictions next Friday, a move that should have taken place today (May 8), according to Senator Joe Pittman.   [Read More]

May

07

2020

May 07, 2020

Four State Senators today offered their strong support for a lawsuit filed by Butler, Fayette, Greene, and Washington counties against the Administration’s mandatory business closure order.   [Read More]

May

01

2020

May 01, 2020

Senator Joe Pittman issued the following statement immediately following the announcement that Armstrong, Butler and Indiana counties are not among the 24 counties cleared to step down their COVID-19 restrictions on May 8.   [Read More]

Apr

30

2020

April 30, 2020

Armstrong County Memorial Hospital (ACMH) and Indiana Regional Medical Center (IRMC) will receive substantial awards from the Hospital Emergency Loan Program, or HELP, which provides short-term financial relief as hospitals combat the surge of COVID-19 cases, according to Senator Joe Pittman.   [Read More]

Apr

23

2020

April 23, 2020

At the request of Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41), Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and Sen. Dave Argall (R-29), eighteen members of the Pennsylvania Senate Republican Caucus, including party leaders, signed on to a letter this week urging Governor Tom Wolf to rescind an Executive Order instructing the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a compact between several Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states that impose a carbon tax on electricity production and require fossil fuel generation to purchase allowances.   [Read More]

Apr

21

2020

April 21, 2020

As Pennsylvania continues to cope with the impact of COVID-19, the Senate today (April 21) gave final approval to a bill that promotes telemedicine as a way to overcome barriers to quality patient care created by distance and reduce the costs of those services, according to Senator Joe Pittman. Listen   [Read More]

Apr

20

2020

April 20, 2020

The Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee today (April 20) reported out legislation introduced by Senator Joe Pittman (R-41st) and Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46th) that would establish a special one-time grant program for Pennsylvania’s volunteer fire companies and EMS squads as they address the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Listen   [Read More]

Apr

15

2020

April 15, 2020

The Senate approved two bills today that would create a better process for determining which businesses can operate during the COVID-19 pandemic and give county leaders a stronger say in determining the best mitigation measures for their citizens, according to Senator Joe Pittman.   [Read More]