News Releases

Aug

17

2020

August 17, 2020

Coopersburg Borough has been awarded a Small Water and Sewer grant by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) at its meeting today (Monday, August 17), according to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) and Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton), who collaborated to secure this grant.    [Read More]

Aug

17

2020

August 17, 2020

Alburtis and Macungie Boroughs have been awarded Small Water and Sewer grants by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) at its meeting today (Monday, August 17), according to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) and Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh, Berks), who collaborated to secure these grants.   [Read More]

Aug

17

2020

August 17, 2020

Slatington Borough has been awarded a Small Water and Sewer grant by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) at its meeting today (Monday, August 17), according to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) and the Office of Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh, Northampton), who collaborated to secure this grant.    [Read More]

Jul

22

2020

July 22, 2020

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) and Senator David Arnold (R-Lebanon) announced today (July 22) that in addition to the lawsuit filed by the Lebanon County Commissioners against Governor Wolf for withholding $12.8 million in federal CARES Act funding for the county, legislation has been introduced to ensure that Lebanon County does not lose out on this vital funding its citizens, the same as citizens across Pennsylvania, need during this enduring pandemic.   [Read More]

Jul

17

2020

July 17, 2020

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne called on Governor Tom Wolf to immediately release to Lebanon County the $12.8 million in federal funding through a county block grant that was properly and legally appropriated to assist the residents of the county who have been greatly affected by this extraordinary pandemic.    [Read More]

Jul

07

2020

July 07, 2020

Thomas Paine, an American patriot, rallied a young nation to support events occurring in Pennsylvania with the famous phrase, “These are the times that try men’s souls.”   [Read More]

Jul

01

2020

July 01, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf today (July 1) signed into law measures designed to strengthen and improve the state’s School Bus Stop Arm Camera Law, helping to further ensure the safety and protection of the Commonwealth’s children as they travel to and from school, according to Senators Pat Browne (R-16) and Camera Bartolotta (R-46).   [Read More]

Jun

24

2020

June 24, 2020

The Pennsylvania Senate today (June 24) unanimously passed measures designed to strengthen and improve the state’s School Bus Stop Arm Camera Law, helping to further ensure the safety and protection of the Commonwealth’s children as they travel to and from school, according to Senators Pat Browne (R-16) and Camera Bartolotta (R-46).   [Read More]

Jun

17

2020

June 17, 2020

Local schools can apply now for funding through two new grant programs created last month to protect the health and safety of students, teachers and school employees during COVID-19, according to Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne.   [Read More]

Jun

03

2020

June 03, 2020

An additional 16 counties will move to the green phase of reopening on June 5, according to Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne.   [Read More]

May

28

2020

May 28, 2020

Facing an uncertain economic future and working to address the devastating impact of COVID-19, the Senate today set a course for recovery by approving a $25.8 billion interim budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21, according to Senate Republicans leaders.     [Read More]

May

28

2020

May 28, 2020

News Conference at 4:30 with Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne on Passage of Interim State Budget and CARES Funding Distribution Plan     [Read More]