News Releases

May

12

2020

May 12, 2020

Legislation passed by the Senate today will provide vital funding to nursing homes, personal care facilities and other senior citizens’ programs impacted by COVID-19 and allow them to continue providing essential services for the state’s most vulnerable population, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34).   [Read More]

May

12

2020

May 12, 2020

After a Senate hearing last week highlighted inadequacies in COVID-19 testing in long-term care facilities, the Wolf Administration has reversed course and announced today that they will begin widespread testing of residents and employees, according to Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34).   [Read More]

May

11

2020

May 11, 2020

The Senate today asked the state’s Commonwealth Court to force Governor Wolf to release documents associated with mandated business closures related to COVID-19 public health emergency, according to Senate Republican leaders.   [Read More]

May

11

2020

May 11, 2020

Senate leaders called on Governor Wolf to stop the name-calling and instead engage with local elected officials after the Governor held a press conference where he called local community leaders ‘cowards’ and threatened to withhold funding from local communities, revoke operating licenses from local employers and deny insurance claims.   [Read More]

May

08

2020

May 08, 2020

The Senate is weighing next steps as Governor Wolf failed to comply with a subpoena and release documents associated with mandated business closures related to COVID-19 public health emergency, according to Senate Republican leaders.   [Read More]

May

08

2020

May 08, 2020

As Mifflin and Juniata County remain shuttered, local lawmakers demanded that the Governor stop playing politics with the process and allow counties with low numbers to move toward reopening.   [Read More]

May

08

2020

May 08, 2020

As Huntingdon County remains closed, local lawmakers demanded that the Governor stop allowing data from the State Correctional Institute – Huntingdon to skew the calculations and move the county toward reopening.   [Read More]

May

07

2020

May 07, 2020

Contractors, gig workers, self-employed individuals and other Pennsylvanians who applied for benefits through the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program can file now for weekly benefits, according to Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34).   [Read More]

May

06

2020

May 06, 2020

Senate Republicans are demanding answers from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) after testimony during a Senate Law and Justice Committee meeting today revealed the state’s Fine Wine & Spirits stores were closed without any official action by the PLCB or the Governor.   [Read More]

May

01

2020

May 01, 2020

With counties in southcentral Pennsylvania having fewer cases of COVID-19 than those who are moving to the yellow phase of reopening, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and Senator Judy Ward (R-30) are calling on the Governor to evaluate counties individually for reopening.   [Read More]

Apr

30

2020

April 30, 2020

The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee voted today to subpoena documents related to mandated business closures related to COVID-19 after Governor Wolf and the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) failed to provide the information.   [Read More]

Apr

30

2020

April 30, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman and Senator Mike Regan take questions regarding the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee’s vote on April 30 to subpoena documents related to mandated business closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic after Governor Wolf and the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) failed to provide the information.     [Read More]