News Releases

Jan

28

2021

January 28, 2021

The Senate approved a bill Wednesday that would strengthen penalties against individuals charged with possession of child pornography, according to Senator Stefano, who supported the legislation.   [Read More]

Jan

28

2021

January 28, 2021

The State Senate this week approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit the length of future emergency disaster declarations unless an extension is approved by the General Assembly, moving it one step closer to a voter referendum,  according to Senator Pat Stefano (R-32), who strongly supported the measure.   [Read More]

Jan

26

2021

January 26, 2021

 

Senator Pat Stefano (R-32) today offered a proposal to establish a $145 million Hospitality Industry Recovery Program to assist restaurants and taverns that have been devastated by COVID-19 and the governor’s closings and restrictions.   [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]

Jan

13

2021

January 13, 2021

Today, Senator Pat Stefano (R-32, Fayette, Somerset, and Westmoreland Counties) was appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman to serve as Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee for the 2020-2021 legislative session.   [Read More]

Nov

20

2020

November 20, 2020

Health care providers, schools, businesses and others who followed COVID-19 public health directives would be protected from unfair lawsuits for good-faith actions they took during the pandemic under legislation approved by the Senate today, said Senator Pat Stefano (R-32).   [Read More]

Nov

17

2020

November 17, 2020

 

PA Restaurant and Bar Covid Response Alliance Rally with Senators Bartolotta, Martin, Stefano and Kim Ward | Live on the Capitol Steps, Wednesday, at 2 pm |     [Read More]

Nov

10

2020

November 10, 2020

Senator Pat Stefano (R-Fayette/Somerset/Westmoreland), Representative Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford), and Representative Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) welcomed yesterday’s announcement that $6 million in funding has been allocated through the Appalachian Program Development (APD) System to resume environmental studies to upgrade Somerset County’s last remaining two-lane section of U.S. 219 to a four-lane limited access highway.   [Read More]

Oct

28

2020

October 28, 2020

After the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board voted to waive liquor license renewal fees for 2021, Senator Pat Stefano (R-32), chairman of the Senate Law and Justice Committee and third-generation business owner, issued the following statement:   [Read More]

Oct

22

2020

October 22, 2020

After Governor Wolf announced he will provide token assistance to the state’s struggling restaurants and taverns, Senator Pat Stefano (R-32), chairman of the Senate Law and Justice Committee and third-generation business owner, issued the following statement:   [Read More]

Oct

21

2020

October 21, 2020

The Senate approved two bills today to boost the availability of broadband by reducing regulatory burdens on telecommunications companies and utilizing existing infrastructure to further deploy high-speed internet, according to Senator Stefano, who supported the bills.   [Read More]

Oct

21

2020

October 21, 2020

State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and Senator Pat Stefano (R-Fayette/Somerset/Westmoreland) today announced that the Windber Area Authority and Indian Lake Borough have been awarded two loans totaling over $2.5 million from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). Of the total, $1.57 million will go to Indian Lake Borough, while the remaining $940,000 will go to the Windber Area Authority.   [Read More]