News Releases

Aug

05

2020

August 05, 2020

Recognizing that the ongoing response to the COVID-19 outbreak is placing a severe financial crisis on first responders, veterans’ groups and other non-profit organizations, Senator Joe Pittman is introducing legislation that would temporarily allow these organizations to conduct online small games of chance (SGOC) fundraising activities during the duration of the Governor’s disaster declaration.   [Read More]

Jul

23

2020

July 23, 2020

An advisory panel that reviews the impact of state environmental policies on Pennsylvania’s small businesses opposed the Governor’s plan for Pennsylvania to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) on Wednesday (July 22), according to Senator Joe Pittman and Representative Jim Struzzi.   [Read More]

Jul

20

2020

July 20, 2020

Failing to receive a response to a February letter, Senator Joe Pittman again called on the Governor called on the Governor to visit the area and meet with the people of Armstrong and Indiana counties who would be impacted by his proposed carbon tax.   [Read More]

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]