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]

Mar

03

2021

March 03, 2021

Pennsylvania teachers are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations under an expansion of the Commonwealth's immunization plan in order to return more students to classrooms for in-person instruction, according to Senator Pat Stefano (R-32).   [Read More]

Jan

22

2021

January 22, 2021

Today, Senator Pat Stefano (R-32) made good on his promise as Chairman of the Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee to promptly act on legislation to limit the length of future emergency disaster declarations unless the General Assembly approves an extension. [Read More]

Oct

06

2020

October 06, 2020

Today the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee advanced a comprehensive measure to improve the delivery of state resources to the fire community in Pennsylvania, according to Committee Chairman, Senator Mike Regan (R-31). [Read More]

Sep

23

2020

September 23, 2020

On Monday the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee advanced two measures, according to Committee Chairman, Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York). The first would create commendation medals for law enforcement, and the second would establish a program to ensure outreach to members of the military who are returning to civilian life.    [Read More]

Aug

21

2020

August 21, 2020

The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 24th at 11:30 a.m. at the Pike County Training Center, 135 Pike County Boulevard, Lords Valley (Pike County).  The topic of the hearing will be on Fire & EMS issues. [Read More]

May

14

2020

May 14, 2020

The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, chaired by Senator Mike Regan (R-31), has filed an application in Commonwealth Court to request an expedited ruling to force Governor Wolf to release documents associated with mandated business closures related to the COVID-19 public health emergency.  This matter is of great importance to the Commonwealth and needs to be decided swiftly.  [Read More]

Apr

30

2020

April 30, 2020

The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee voted today to subpoena documents related to mandated business closures related to COVID-19 after Governor Wolf and the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) failed to provide the information. [Read More]

Apr

29

2020

April 29, 2020

With Governor Wolf and the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) failing to provide information to the Senate on mandated business closures related to COVID-19, the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee has scheduled a meeting Thursday to consider a motion to subpoena the documents. [Read More]