News Releases

Jun

23

2020

June 23, 2020

The Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee today (June 23) approved five bills, including two that address fairs and food establishments impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, according to Committee Chairman Senator Elder Vogel.   [Read More]

Jun

09

2020

June 09, 2020

Stressing that Governor Wolf’s extended lockdown of Pennsylvania is hurting families and doing irreparable harm to employers, the Senate today voted to approve a measure that would end the statewide shutdown, according to Senator Elder Vogel.   [Read More]

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]