News Releases

May

22

2020

May 22, 2020

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.   [Read More]

May

18

2020

May 18, 2020

Pennsylvanians who have an expired Unemployment Compensation claim or have exhausted their benefits under an existing claim can receive an additional 13 weeks of payments through the new Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program,   [Read More]

May

13

2020

May 13, 2020

As the number of positive COVID-19 cases steadily decreases, the Senate approved a four-bill package today that would give county governments more discretion over their local economies and provide for the reopening of some businesses -- if they can operate in a way that protects employees and customers, according to Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).    [Read More]

May

12

2020

May 12, 2020

The Senate approved new funding today to provide a critical layer of support for nursing homes, assisted living facilities and volunteer fire and EMS companies that are struggling due to COVID-19, according to one of the bill’s prime sponsors, Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46). Listen   [Read More]

May

12

2020

May 12, 2020

Senate Labor and Industry Committee chair Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46) wrote a letter to Attorney General Josh Shapiro today urging him to provide clarity to Pennsylvanians regarding the status of employees who refuse to return to work after being laid off.   [Read More]

May

11

2020

May 11, 2020

The Senate voted today to preserve access to ventilator and tracheostomy care for hundreds of patients in Pennsylvania, according to the bill’s sponsors, Senators Camera Bartolotta (R-46) and Dan Laughlin (R-49).   [Read More]

May

08

2020

May 08, 2020

Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46) issued the following statement today regarding Governor Wolf’s announcement that Washington and Greene counties will be moved to the yellow phase of reopening on May 15:   [Read More]

May

07

2020

May 07, 2020

Four State Senators today offered their strong support for a lawsuit filed by Butler, Fayette, Greene, and Washington counties against the Administration’s mandatory business closure order.   [Read More]

May

07

2020

May 07, 2020

Contractors, gig workers, self-employed individuals and other Pennsylvanians who applied for benefits through the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program can file now for weekly benefits, according to Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).   [Read More]

May

06

2020

May 06, 2020

Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46) wrote a letter to Governor Wolf this week calling on him to allow employers in Beaver, Greene and Washington counties to reopen with proper safeguards in place to protect both employees and patrons.   [Read More]

May

05

2020

May 05, 2020

Members of two Senate committees questioned members of the Wolf Administration today about the significant delays and numerous problems that have plagued the state’s Unemployment Compensation system during the COVID-19 pandemic.     [Read More]

May

04

2020

May 04, 2020

In light of numerous concerns about the Unemployment Compensation system’s performance during the COVID-19 pandemic, two Senate committees will hold a joint hearing to examine some of the issues plaguing the system on Tuesday, May 5, from 1-3 p.m.   [Read More]