News Releases

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]

Apr

13

2020

April 13, 2020

An online COVID-19 resource guide to help older adults easily find useful information related to their health, safety and well-being is now available, according to Senator Joe Pittman.     [Read More]

Apr

10

2020

April 10, 2020

The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) today approved a $450 million emergency loan program to assist financially distressed hospitals as they work to address the COVID-19 outbreak, according to state Senator Joe Pittman and state Representative Donna Oberlander, who are both PENNVEST Board members.   [Read More]

Apr

07

2020

April 07, 2020

Senator Joe Pittman is encouraging volunteer fire companies serving rural areas and communities with fewer than 10,000 residents and where forest and brush fires are common to apply for grants of up to $10,000 for training and equipment purchases directly related to fighting brush and forest fires.   [Read More]

Apr

02

2020

April 02, 2020

A new loan program offered by the federal government will help businesses, employees and self-employed individuals that have been impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency, according to Senator Joe Pittman.    [Read More]

Mar

30

2020

March 30, 2020

Recognizing that the ongoing response to the COVID-19 crisis is placing a severe financial crisis on Pennsylvania’s volunteer fire companies and EMS squads, Senator Joe Pittman (R-41st) is introducing legislation to establish a special one-time grant program to support those vital first responders.   [Read More]

Mar

30

2020

March 30, 2020

Recognizing that the ongoing response to the COVID-19 crisis is placing a severe financial crisis on Pennsylvania’s volunteer fire companies and EMS squads, Senators Joe Pittman (R-41st) and Camera Bartolotta (R-46th) are introducing legislation to establish a special one-time grant program to support those vital first responders.   [Read More]

Feb

18

2020

February 18, 2020

The federal government is offering millions of dollars to promote the development of innovative cleaner coal technologies and Senator Joe Pittman wants Pennsylvania to aggressively go after that funding.   [Read More]

Feb

04

2020

February 04, 2020

Senator Joe Pittman issued the following statement following today’s joint session of the General Assembly to receive the Governor’s 2020-21 budget proposal.   [Read More]

Jan

31

2020

January 31, 2020

The Senate approved two bills on Tuesday that would help fire and EMS companies deal with some of the most significant challenges they face. The package focuses on easing the financial pressures faced by fire and EMS companies due to increasing costs of equipment and training., according to Senator Joe Pittman.   [Read More]