News Releases

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]

Nov

12

2020

November 12, 2020

 

Senate Republicans today elected their leadership team for the 2021-2022 legislative session. The newly elected leadership team will begin serving in their roles on December 1, 2020.     [Read More]

Oct

23

2020

October 23, 2020

Senator Pat Browne has been honored as a “Legislative Champion” by state education advocates for his work as chairman of Pennsylvania’s bipartisan, bicameral Early Childhood Education (ECE) Caucus.   [Read More]

Oct

23

2020

October 23, 2020

The Salvation Army of Allentown unveiled a newly renovated gymnasium today, as part of its long-standing commitment to the underserved youth of the area.    [Read More]

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]