News Releases

Mar

24

2021

March 24, 2021

The Senate today (March 24) gave final approval to legislation which will complete the merger of the Department of Corrections and the Pennsylvania Parole Board and the Board of Pardons, according to Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne (R-Lehigh), who authored the bill.   [Read More]

Mar

08

2021

March 08, 2021

The state Senate’s Appropriations Committee, Chaired by Senator Pat Browne (R-Lehigh), will begin its annual Budget Hearings on March 8, 2021.   [Read More]

Feb

03

2021

February 03, 2021

 

Senate Republican leaders today called Governor Wolf’s massive tax and spend budget proposal “dead on arrival” in the Senate, saying it is out of touch with Pennsylvanians and small businesses that are struggling to survive during the COVID-19 crisis.       [Read More]

Feb

03

2021

February 03, 2021

 

PA Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-34), Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-39) and Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne (R-16) will hold a virtual news conference on Governor Wolf’s massive tax and spend budget proposal “dead on arrival” in the Senate, saying it is out of touch is with Pennsylvanians and small businesses that are struggling to survive during the COVID-19 crisis.     [Read More]

Jan

28

2021

January 28, 2021

The Pennsylvania State Senate has unanimously approved a comprehensive $912 million relief package to help restaurants, schools, employers and tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne.   [Read More]

Jan

06

2021

January 06, 2021

Peaceful protests are part of the fabric of our country, however, at no time should violence ever be tolerated or supported as part of those protests.   [Read More]

Dec

23

2020

December 23, 2020

Three projects within the City of Allentown have received funding approval from the State’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), totaling $3 million, according to Senator Pat Browne and Representatives Mike Schlossberg and Peter Schweyer who all secured the funding. All three projects have previously been legislatively authorized.   [Read More]

Dec

23

2020

December 23, 2020

Four Lehigh Valley projects, have received funding approval from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) according to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne (R-16), who lead the effort to secure funding.   [Read More]

Dec

17

2020

December 17, 2020

In light of Pennsylvania having a COVID-19 mortality rate for nursing home and long-term care residents among the highest in the nation, state Senators Pat Browne (R-16) and Judy Ward (R-30) demanded the Wolf Administration live up to promises to protect the state’s most vulnerable residents.   [Read More]

Nov

20

2020

November 20, 2020

Senate passage today of a supplemental spending bill will ensure that Pennsylvania continues to provide vital services to state residents, particularly the most vulnerable, without raising taxes, according to Senate Republican Leaders.   [Read More]

Nov

20

2020

November 20, 2020

The Senate today (November 20) gave final approval to a supplemental spending bill – completing the state budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21 – and sent the measure to the governor’s desk, according to Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne (R-Lehigh).   [Read More]

Nov

12

2020

November 12, 2020

Senator Pat Browne, R-16th District (Lehigh), was re-elected today (November 12) by his colleagues to serve as Chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee for the 2021-22 Legislative Session that will begin in January.   [Read More]