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Legislators Host Veterans Service Officers Day to Connect Veterans with Benefits

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]

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Media Advisory – News Conference to Highlight Free Service to Veterans

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]

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Public hearing on the “Next Generation of Firefighters”

September 10, 2021
Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee | Monday, September 13, 2021 | 12:00 noon | Somerset Volunteer Fire Department, Somerset County |   [Read More]

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Stefano Bill to Increase Government Transparency and Accountability Took Effect Aug. 29

August 30, 2021
Legislation drafted by Senator Pat Stefano (R-32) to bring additional transparency and accountability to government by amending the Sunshine Act took effect on Sunday, Aug. 29.   [Read More]

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To consider nominations of Major General Mark Schindler for Adjutant General and the promotion of Brigadier General Ben Cason (PA National Guard) to Major General.

June 17, 2021
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]

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Public hearing on Pennsylvania’s veterans home care and COVID-19 mitigation protocols

June 14, 2021
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]

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Stefano Bill to Increase Government Transparency and Accountability Passes Senate

June 10, 2021
The Senate passed legislation sponsored by Senator Pat Stefano (R-32) that would bring additional transparency and accountability to government by amending the Sunshine Act, which protects the public’s right to be informed and present at government proceedings.   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider HR 106

June 09, 2021
Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee | Wednesday, June 9, 2021 | Off the Floor | Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation) |   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 578, SB 739, SB 740, and HR 106

June 07, 2021
Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee | Tuesday, June 8, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. | Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation) |   [Read More]