News Releases

May

28

2020

May 28, 2020

Facing an uncertain economic future and working to address the devastating impact of COVID-19, the Senate today (May 28) set a course for recovery by approving a $25.8 billion interim budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21 as well as a plan to direct $2.6 billion in federal CARES funding to organizations that were most severely impacted by the virus, including $40 million to help farmers and address food insecurity issues, according to Senator Elder Vogel, (R-47).   [Read More]

May

12

2020

May 12, 2020

Legislation passed by the Senate today (May 12) will provide vital funding to nursing homes, personal care facilities and other senior citizens’ programs impacted by COVID-19 and allow them to continue providing essential services for the state’s most vulnerable population, according to Senator Elder Vogel, who supported the measure.   [Read More]

Apr

29

2020

April 29, 2020

In an act centered in political ideology, Governor Wolf today blocked access to life-saving medicine to millions of Pennsylvanians with his purely partisan veto of a bill authorizing the use of telemedicine in Pennsylvania, said Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and Senator Elder Vogel (R-47).   [Read More]

Apr

24

2020

April 24, 2020

In order to protect Pennsylvania’s food supply chain, Senators Scott Martin (R-13), Ryan P. Aument (R-36), Elder Vogel (R-47) and Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-28) will introduce a bill to allow garden centers to reopen if they can adhere to social distancing and mitigation measures established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).   [Read More]

Apr

21

2020

April 21, 2020

As Pennsylvania continue to cope with the impact of COVID-19, the Senate today (April 21) gave final approval to a bill introduced by Senator Elder Vogel (R-Beaver) that promotes telemedicine as a way to overcome barriers to quality patient care created by distance and reduce the costs of those services. Listen     [Read More]

Apr

18

2020

April 18, 2020

Self-employed individuals, contractors and others impacted by COVID-19 closures who are not eligible for regular unemployment compensation (UC) can now file for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), according to Senator Elder Vogel.   [Read More]