Jan

04

2017

January 04, 2017

It was truly an honor and a pleasure to serve as the Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee for the 2015-16 Legislative Session. The Committee was extremely active this past session as we considered a lengthy list of bills that addressed a variety of issues of importance to our military personnel, veterans, first responders and their family members. [Read More]

Nov

15

2016

November 15, 2016

Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee Chairman Senator Randy Vulakovich said pipeline safety will be the topic of a joint public hearing of his committee with the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee set for Wednesday (November 16) in the State Capitol, Harrisburg. [Read More]

Sep

27

2016

September 27, 2016

Today the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee approved three bills addressing issues for first responders and sent them onto the full Senate for consideration, according to Committee Chairman Senator Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny). Listen [Read More]

Aug

23

2016

August 23, 2016

The Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee and the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee will hold a joint public hearing in Scranton on Wednesday, August 24th, to gather testimony on the Rewrite of Title 35, the Commonwealth Public Safety Code and the state’s Regional Task Forces. [Read More]

Jun

14

2016

June 14, 2016

Today, the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, led by Chairman Randy Vulakovich, reported two measures strengthening the Commonwealth's support for our veteran’s community and another bill that enhances the status of the Civil Air Patrol.   Listen [Read More]

May

18

2016

May 18, 2016

Yesterday the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee and the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee held a joint informational meeting to hear presentations by the PA National Guard and the PA Civil Air Patrol on their missions and capabilities during emergencies, according to Senator Randy Vulakovich, Chairman of the Senate Committee. [Read More]

Dec

09

2015

December 09, 2015

The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee today (December 9) unanimously approved legislation that would create the National Guard Youth Challenge Program, according to Committee Chairman Senator Randy Vulakovich.   [Read More]

Dec

08

2015

December 08, 2015

The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee will meet Wednesday (December 9) to consider legislation that would create the National Guard Youth Challenge Program, according to Committee Chairman Senator Randy Vulakovich. [Read More]

Nov

19

2015

November 19, 2015

Today the state Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee, chaired by Senator Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny), held a hearing on legislation that would establish the National Guard Youth Challenge Program in Pennsylvania. The hearing was held at the Carson Long Military Academy, located in New Bloomfield. [Read More]

Nov

18

2015

November 18, 2015

Following in the footsteps of 27 other states, Pennsylvania took the first step today in allowing private sector companies to create their own Veterans Preference hiring programs, as Senate Bill 1013 was unanimously recommended by the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, chaired by Senator Randy Vulakovich. [Read More]