Senate Majority Policy Committee to discuss the safe re-opening of western Pennsylvania’s economy

HARRISBURG – At the request of Senator Camera Bartolotta (Beaver/Greene/Washington), the Senate Majority Policy Committee will discuss the safe re-opening of western Pennsylvania’s economy during a public workshop next week.

“Governor Wolf’s process of closing and reopening businesses has been marred by a lack of clarity and consistency from the start. I am thankful that many of our local employers are leading the way toward reopening with the necessary precautions in place to protect employees and customers,” Bartolotta said. “This hearing offers an opportunity for local employers to highlight some of the innovative ways they are working to keep everyone safe.”

Expected panelists for this workshop include representatives from the PA Manufacturers’ Association, the PA Chamber of Business and Industry, the PA Restaurant & Lodging Association, and various local employers located in Western Pennsylvania.

“Without consulting the legislature or the public, the Governor decided which counties would move into the yellow phase and beyond,” said Majority Policy chairman Senator David G. Argall (Schuylkill/Berks). “Senator Bartolotta is leading this conversation to discuss what safe measures employers can take as they move out of the red phase and into the yellow phase.”

The Senate Majority Policy Committee will conduct the workshop on Tuesday, May 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. To observe social distancing guidelines, the workshop meeting will be held via Zoom.

More information can be found on the committee’s website at

Contact: Joshua J. Paul