News Releases

Dec

06

2017

December 06, 2017

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s general obligation bonds remained at AA-minus yesterday (December 5) when Fitch Ratings released its latest ranking, according to Senate Majority Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne (R-Lehigh).   [Read More]

Dec

05

2017

December 05, 2017

The continuation of Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne’s tour of Fort Indiantown Gap in Annville, Pennsylvania is the subject of this month’s “The Browne Report” television show.   [Read More]

Nov

20

2017

November 20, 2017

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne (R-16) have issued the following statement regarding the Auditor General’s report on the Philadelphia Committees’ Spending on the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC), which the Senate leadership requested in May:   [Read More]

Nov

20

2017

November 20, 2017

Senator Pat Browne is urging Pennsylvania middle and high school students to help find solutions to the growing heroin and opioid epidemic facing the state by producing a video aimed at focusing greater awareness on the crisis.   [Read More]

Nov

14

2017

November 14, 2017

State Senator Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) and State Representative Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh) announced the approval by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) of Multimodal Transportation Fund grants to the borough of Coopersburg and Upper Saucon Township for safety improvements for motorists and pedestrians.   [Read More]

Nov

14

2017

November 14, 2017

tate Senator Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) and State Reps. Peter Schweyer (D-Lehigh) and Mike Schlossberg (D-Lehigh) announced the approval by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) of Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program and Multimodal Transportation Fund grants to the city of Allentown.   [Read More]

Sep

08

2017

September 08, 2017

Senator Pat Browne will once again hold his annual Kids Discovery Expo at the Da Vinci Science Center on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Kids Expo will be held Rain or Shine.   [Read More]

Aug

03

2017

August 03, 2017

Senate Republican leaders offered the following statements on the announcement by the state Treasurer that the Commonwealth needed a $750 million line of credit in order to keep the General Fund from falling into negative territory at the end of the month.   [Read More]

Jul

27

2017

July 27, 2017

The State Senate today approved and sent to the House of Representatives legislation that provides the revenue component to fund the Fiscal Year 2017-18 state budget, which was approved in June.     [Read More]

Jul

25

2017

July 25, 2017

Senator Pat Browne (R-16th District) will hold his annual Community and Family Expo on Thursday, August 3rd from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bucky Boyle Park, North Front and Gordon Streets in Allentown.   [Read More]

Jun

30

2017

June 30, 2017

The State Senate today approved a spending plan for fiscal year 2017-18 that holds the line on spending, increases funding for education and funds core responsibilities of state government, according to Senate Republican Leaders.   [Read More]

Jun

21

2017

June 21, 2017

A bipartisan group of state senators and Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel today unveiled legislation to establish a public charitable trust to help children impacted by the prison system and reverse the direction of youth who are on a path leading to incarceration in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]