Republicans

Pat Stefano, Chair
Michele Brooks, Vice-Chair
Jake Corman, ex-officio
Lisa Baker
Camera Bartolotta
Cris Dush
Chris Gebhard

Democrats


Katie Muth, Minority Chair
Carolyn Comitta
John Kane
Lindsey Williams

Committee Schedule, Votes and Bills

Meetings and Hearings

Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee | Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | Off the floor | Senate Chamber | Watch Live   [Read More]

 

Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee | Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 11:30 a.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A |   [Read More]

 

Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32), along with Sen. Katie Muth (D-44), Rep. Karen Boback (R-117), and Rep. Chris Sainato (D-9) – the chairs of the Senate and House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committees – will hold a news conference on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 10:30 a.m. in the East Wing Rotunda of the State Capitol to highlight the free services Veterans Service Officers (VSOs) provide to Pennsylvania veterans.   [Read More]

 

Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee | Monday, September 13, 2021 | 12:00 noon | Somerset Volunteer Fire Department, Somerset County |   [Read More]

 

Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee | Monday, June 21, 2021 | 12:00 noon | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 and Virtual Participation |   [Read More]

 

Senate AND House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committees | Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 9:30 a.m. in the Irvis Building, Room 515 |   [Read More]

News

Sep

15

2021

September 15, 2021

Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32), along with Sen. Katie Muth (D-44), Rep. Karen Boback (R-117), and Rep. Chris Sainato (D-9) – the chairs of the Senate and House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees – highlighted the incredible work done for the benefit of veterans. | Video of Sen. Stefano’s remarks | Video of full press conference | Statement 1 | Statement 2 | Return on Investment   [Read More]

Sep

14

2021

September 14, 2021

 

Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32), along with Sen. Katie Muth (D-44), Rep. Karen Boback (R-117), and Rep. Chris Sainato (D-9) – the chairs of the Senate and House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committees – will hold a news conference on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 10:30 a.m. in the East Wing Rotunda of the State Capitol to highlight the free services Veterans Service Officers (VSOs) provide to Pennsylvania veterans.   [Read More]

Sep

13

2021

September 13, 2021

Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32) and the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee heard from fire chiefs, firefighters and other stakeholders about how to improve recruitment and retention of the next generation of volunteer firefighters locally and across Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Jun

22

2021

June 22, 2021

The Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee advanced the nomination of Maj. Gen. Mark Schindler to serve as the adjutant general of the Pennsylvania Department of Military & Veterans Affairs and the nomination of Brig. Gen. Benjamin Cason to be promoted to Maj. Gen. in the Pennsylvania National Guard, according to Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32), committee chairman.   [Read More]

Jun

15

2021

June 15, 2021

Yesterday, the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee advanced the nominations of three Pennsylvania National Guard officers nominated for promotion, according to Senator Pat Stefano (R-32), committee chairman.   [Read More]

Jun

09

2021

June 09, 2021

The Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee, chaired by Sen. Pat Stefano, passed a resolution that would terminate the powers Gov. Tom Wolf commandeered by repeatedly declaring states of emergency.   [Read More]

Jun

09

2021

June 09, 2021

The Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee advanced three measures, according to Senator Pat Stefano (R-32), committee chairman.   [Read More]

Apr

28

2021

April 28, 2021

Today, the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee advanced five measures and held a public hearing on Fire & EMS issues, according to Senator Pat Stefano, Committee Chairman.   [Read More]

Mar

23

2021

March 23, 2021

Today, the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee advanced three measures supporting the military and veterans in Pennsylvania.  According to Senator Pat Stefano, Committee Chairman, the first bill would establish two new Veterans Recognition Days.  The second would enhance the Keystone Youth Challenge Academy Program.  And the third would create a Veterans Business Logo.   [Read More]

Mar

16

2021

March 16, 2021

This week, Senator Pat Stefano (R-32) and Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) introduced and spoke on a condolence resolution that they offered on behalf of First Class Petty Officer Harry Milton Beal (USN, Retired).   [Read More]