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House Democrats Cause Immense Primary Date Confusion
October 18, 2023

House Democrats Cause Immense Primary Date Confusion

Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) has issued the following statement regarding moving PA’s primary date:  [Read More]

Legislation Providing Critical Support for EMS, Hospitals & Nursing Homes Sent to the Governor’s Desk
October 18, 2023

Legislation Providing Critical Support for EMS, Hospitals & Nursing Homes Sent to the Governor’s Desk

Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) has issued the following statement on House Bill 1351 being sent to the Governor’s desk:  [Read More]

Legislators Announce PENNVEST Loan for Two Projects
October 18, 2023

Legislators Announce PENNVEST Loan for Two Projects

Reps. Marci Mustello (R-Butler) and Abby Major (R-Armstrong/Westmoreland) and Sens. Joe Pittman (R- Armstrong/Indiana/Jefferson/Westmoreland) and Scott Hutchinson (R-Butler/Clarion/Erie/Forest/Venango/Warren) today announced the Municipal Authority of Buffalo Township has been awarded an almost $2.82 million low-interest loan to complete two water-line projects in its service area.  [Read More]

Senate Advances Critical Support for EMS, Hospitals & Nursing Homes
October 17, 2023

Senate Advances Critical Support for EMS, Hospitals & Nursing Homes

Recognizing the challenges health care providers face and the importance of meeting these needs immediately, the Senate has unanimously passed House Bill 1351, to ensure residents across Pennsylvania continue to receive access to needed health care services, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39), Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Scott Martin (R-13).  [Read More]

Media Advisory from Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman
October 12, 2023

Media Advisory from Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman

HARRISBURG – Today, Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) sent a letter to House Majority Leader Matt Bradford, regarding moving the 2024 Primary Date.   [Read More]

Statement from Senator Pittman
October 8, 2023

Statement from Senator Pittman

Senator Joe Pittman (R-41) has issued the following statement regarding the early morning shooting at Chevy Chase Community Center in White Township, Indiana County:  [Read More]

Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman Comments on Moving PA’s Primary Election
October 5, 2023

Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman Comments on Moving PA’s Primary Election

Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) has issued the following statement regarding moving PA’s primary date:  [Read More]

Pittman Calls House Passage of Tax Code Bill ‘Intriguing’
October 3, 2023

Pittman Calls House Passage of Tax Code Bill ‘Intriguing’

Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) issued the following statement regarding House passage of House Bill 1219:  [Read More]

Senate Republican Leaders Decry Shapiro’s Attempt to Prevent Full Rainy Day Fund Transfer
September 29, 2023

Senate Republican Leaders Decry Shapiro’s Attempt to Prevent Full Rainy Day Fund Transfer

Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39), Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Scott Martin (R-13) issued the following statement today regarding the Shapiro Administration’s failure to request the statutorily required amount be deposited in the state’s Rainy Day Fund:  [Read More]

Leader Pittman Calls on Gov. Shapiro to Immediately Withdraw from RGGI
September 29, 2023

Leader Pittman Calls on Gov. Shapiro to Immediately Withdraw from RGGI

Today, Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) issued the following statement calling on Gov. Josh Shapiro to accept one of the recommendations of the Shapiro RGGI Working Group, which highlighted the need for legislative approval, and urged immediate action be taken to withdraw from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).  [Read More]

Senate Votes to Streamline and Increase School Safety Measures
September 20, 2023

Senate Votes to Streamline and Increase School Safety Measures

The Senate has unanimously passed House Bill 27 to implement several key provisions to consolidate and streamline Pennsylvania’s school safety programs and ensure greater coordination in keeping children safe, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39), Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41), Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Scott Martin (R-13) and Senate Education Committee Chair David Argall (R-29).  [Read More]

Senate Approves Critical Budget Implementation Bills
August 30, 2023

Senate Approves Critical Budget Implementation Bills

Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39), Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) and Senate Appropriations Committee Scott Martin (R-13) highlighted today’s advancement of legislation to further finalize portions of the state budget which require implementation language.  [Read More]

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