News Releases

May

25

2021

May 25, 2021

 

Recognizing that the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to place a severe financial crisis on numerous volunteer and veterans’ organizations, the Senate today (May 25) approved legislation introduced by Senator Joe Pittman that will provide a crucial financial lifeline for those vital community organizations. Listen   [Read More]

May

03

2021

May 03, 2021

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte), Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland), Senator Elder Vogel (R-Beaver), Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington), Senator Pat Stefano (R-Fayette), Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-Cambria), Senator Joe Pittman (R-Indiana) and Senator Devlin Robinson (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement in reaction to U.S. Steel’s recent announcement that it is cancelling plans for its Mon Valley Works plant:   [Read More]

Apr

27

2021

April 27, 2021

 

Recognizing that the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to place a severe financial crisis on numerous volunteer and veterans’ organizations, the Senate Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee today (April 27) approved legislation introduced by Senator Joe Pittman that will provide a crucial financial lifeline for those vital community organizations. Listen   [Read More]

Apr

27

2021

April 27, 2021

 

The Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (ERE) today (April 27) approved a bill introduced by Senator Joe Pittman that would require Legislative approval of the Governor’s proposal to have Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).   [Read More]

Apr

22

2021

April 22, 2021

 

The Senate Republican Caucus has put the Governor on notice of their intention to block all nominations to the state Public Utility Commission (PUC)  until he pulls his unilateral decision to have Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and work with the Legislature, according to Senator Joe Pittman, who has spearheaded efforts of Legislative involvement in RGGI. Listen   [Read More]

Apr

21

2021

April 21, 2021

The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) today awarded grants totaling $504,871 for projects in Armstrong and Butler counties, according to Senator Joe Pittman and Representative Donna Oberlander.   [Read More]

Apr

21

2021

April 21, 2021

The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) today awarded grants totaling $2,366,402 to projects in Indiana County, according to Senator Joe Pittman and Representatives Jim Struzzi and Brian Smith.   [Read More]

Apr

21

2021

April 21, 2021

The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) today awarded grants totaling $170,415 for two Westmoreland County projects, according to Senator Joe Pittman and Representatives Bob Brooks and Jason Silvis.   [Read More]

Apr

16

2021

April 16, 2021

Three local communities were awarded a total of $461,874 in state Multimodal Transportation Fund grants in support of transportation and infrastructure projects, according to Senator Joe Pittman (R-41).   [Read More]

Apr

13

2021

April 13, 2021

Senator Joe Pittman is strongly urging local residents to share their views on last year’s election with the Senate Special Committee on Election Integrity and Reform through an online form.   [Read More]

Mar

22

2021

March 22, 2021

Speaking at today’s (March 22) Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing with the Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED), Senator Joe Pittman asked Secretary Dennis Davin to detail the Administration’s specific plans for replacing the jobs and local tax revenues that will be lost if the  Governor’s Carbon Tax proposal is implemented.   [Read More]

Mar

19

2021

March 19, 2021

 

Speaking at today’s (March 18) Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing with the State System of Higher Education (SSHE), Senator Joe Pittman questioned whether Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and its students, staff and faculty were bearing an overly onerous financial burden to keep the system solvent.   [Read More]