News Releases

May

25

2022

May 25, 2022

Legislation aimed at providing law enforcement new tools to crackdown on the rampant illegal operation of dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on public roads cleared a key hurdle today (May 25) securing passage through the Senate Transportation Committee, according to Senator Pat Browne, the bill’s author.   [Read More]

May

06

2022

May 06, 2022

Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24), Sen. Pat Browne (R-16) and Rep. Craig Staats (R-145) were on hand in Richland Township today to announce the awarding of a $2 million state redevelopment grant.   [Read More]

Apr

12

2022

April 12, 2022

The Pennsylvania Senate today passed a package of four bills designed to assist crime victims by providing stronger protections, increasing support, and improving access to services, according to Senator Lisa Baker (R-20), Senator Ryan Aument (R-36), Senator Kim Ward (R-39), Senator Pat Browne (R-16) and Senator Elder Vogel (R-47).   [Read More]

Apr

06

2022

April 06, 2022

Senate Republican leaders praised the Commonwealth Court today for preventing the Wolf Administration from moving forward with its unconstitutional entry into a multi-state carbon tax agreement that would hurt Pennsylvania’s economy.   [Read More]

Feb

25

2022

February 25, 2022

In an ongoing effort to protect Pennsylvanians against higher energy bills and job losses in the energy industry, Senate Republican leaders filed a request with the Commonwealth Court today to intervene in a lawsuit the Wolf Administration filed to force Pennsylvania into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).   [Read More]

Feb

23

2022

February 23, 2022

The state Senate’s Appropriations Committee, Chaired by Senator Pat Browne (R-Lehigh), will begin its annual Budget Hearings on February 22, 2022.   [Read More]

Feb

08

2022

February 08, 2022

 

Republican leaders in the Senate cautioned Pennsylvanians that they would be on the hook to pay for Gov. Tom Wolf’s legacy if the recommendations outlined in today’s State Budget Address are implemented.   [Read More]

Feb

08

2022

February 08, 2022

Senate Republican Leaders including: Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Centre/Mifflin/Huntingdon/Juniata), Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland), and Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, immediately following Governor’s Budget Address at the Lt. Governor’s balcony between the House and Senate Chambers, Pennsylvania State Capitol  Watch Live   [Read More]

Feb

07

2022

February 07, 2022

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne | Watch Live   [Read More]

Feb

01

2022

February 01, 2022

Although we must continue to provide record support to all aspects of our primary and secondary education system, our Democratic colleagues’ proposal, based on current financial projections, far outstrips our current revenue capacity and places our financial position in a multi-billion-dollar deficit when the federal stimulus period is over.   [Read More]

Jan

26

2022

January 26, 2022

The state Senate approved critical funding for hospitals and frontline health care workers who continue to keep Pennsylvanians safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne.   [Read More]

Jan

26

2022

January 26, 2022

 

Senate and House Republican leaders highlighted critical funding today that will be directed to hospitals and frontline health care workers who continue to keep Pennsylvanians safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.   [Read More]