December 16, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta spends the day with Trying Together, an organization dedicated to high-quality care and education for young children, and visits three different schools in the Mon-Valley to learn about their successes needs of the teachers and administrators. Also pictured: Cherie Sears, President of The Village; Lissa Gieger Shulman, Trying Together Public Policy Director; and Lindsey Ramsey; Trying Together Public Policy Coordinator.
December 16, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta reads Fred Rogers’ You Are My Friend to students at Bright Beginnings Learning Center in Daisytown. Also pictured is Mary Grace Johnson Bohna, Director.
December 11, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta presents a Senate citation to Mayor Bob Kepics congratulating him for his decades of dedication to the city of Monongahela and entire community.
December 10, 2019 - During a visit to and tour of the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, Senator Bartolotta is pictured with members of the leadership team and staff.
November 20, 2019 - Reverend Craig Kephart, who serves as Executive Presbyter of the Washington Presbytery in Eighty Four, Washington County, spends time with Senator Bartolotta prior to serving as Guest Chaplain in the Senate.
November 20, 2019 - During a public hearing, members of the Senate Health and Human Services and Transportation Committees including Senator Bartolotta listen to testimony from a group of panelists regarding opportunities and challenges for delivering medical assistance transportation.
November 19, 2019 - The Zonta Club of Harrisburg/Hershey holds a "NO" to Violence Against Women rally and Senator Bartolotta talks about the importance of empowering women, ending domestic violence, and fighting to make a difference for women.
November 19, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta welcomes to the Senate Miss Rain Day 2019 – Katie Swauger of Greene County – as well as her parents, Kenneth and Judy Swauger, sister Kenna, and pageant representatives, Emilia Bertugli and Jeanine Henry.
November 19, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta presents a Senate citation to Miss Rain Day 2019, Katie Swauger, who is a junior at Carmichaels Area Senior High School. The annual Miss Rain Day Scholarship Pageant is a popular Greene County summer tradition with a history dating back to the late 1800s.
November 18, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta is pictured on the floor of the Senate with Pastor Phil Campbell of Ryerson Baptist Church in Wind Ridge, Greene County, before he provides opening prayer to the members.
November 13, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta talks to a representative from the local chapter of the American Red Cross who is one of nearly 60 vendors participating in her Veterans Resource and Job Expo.
November 13, 2019 - During her Veterans Resource and Job Expo held in Washington, Senator Bartolotta spends time with a veteran and constituent of the 46th Senatorial District.
November 13, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta is pictured with members of the Washington County Young Marines who presented the National Colors at the start of her Veterans Resource and Job Expo held in Washington.
November 11, 2019 - The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies observed Veterans Day with a special memorial in honor and remembrance of all former and current military members, and Senator Bartolotta laid a ceremonial wreath to honor veterans and POW/MIAs.
November 11, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta spends time with Representatives Jason Ortitay and Tim O’Neil during the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies Veterans Day Memorial in Bridgeville.
November 9, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta participates in the American Legion Post #22 Annual Veterans Parade in Charleroi and stops to talk with members of the legion.
November 2, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta takes part in a road dedication ceremony in recognition of Lieutenant Colonel Juanita Warman, who was one of 13 people killed in the domestic terrorist shooting at Fort Hood in 2009 while shielding another soldier from gunfire.
October 30, 2019 - Following a meeting of the House and Senate Joint Manufacturing Caucus, Senator Bartolotta spends time with leaders from the manufacturing industry, including Ray Yeager, President/CEO of Ductmate Industries, Inc., which is located in the 46th Senatorial District.
October 29, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta and some of her colleagues welcome students from the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf to the Senate. Among those students who are pictured is Paityn Aubrey Gajan from the 46th Senatorial District.
October 29, 2019 - Paitlyn Gajan, a student from the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf and constituent of the 46th Senatorial District, is pictured with Senator Bartolotta.
October 29, 2019 - During a meeting of the Gas and Oil Caucus, Senator Bartolotta questions Jennifer Stewart of Southwestern Energy and Tom Muscenti of Trinity Consultants about the voluntary, innovative steps being taking to reduce methane emissions in shale operations.
October 29, 2019 - The co-chairs of the Criminal Justice Reform Caucus join Senator Bartolotta to talk about their legislative efforts underway in the next edition of her monthly cable television program, "Focus on the 46th".
October 23, 2019 - Following a hearing of the Labor and Industry Committee on legislation requiring some public places to include changing stations for children and adults with disabilities, Senator Bartolotta spends time with Sophia Butler who has HELLP Syndrome, a rare life-threatening disorder, and whose mother testified at the hearing.
October 22, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta talks with members of the PA Young Ag Professionals from the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau about the organization’s legislative priorities. Also pictured is Drew Manko of Washington County, Chloe Sees, and Raleigh Master.
October 21, 2019 - Members of the Criminal Justice Reform Caucus including Senators Bartolotta and Haywood (co-chairs) tour the State Correctional Institution (SCI) in Camp Hill. Also pictured is Shawn Kephart, Deputy Superintendent for Diagnostic Center at SCI; State Representative Joanna McClinton and her intern; and Laurel Harry, Superintendent of SCI.
October 18, 2019 - Robert Duffy and Barry Bacha from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Tyler Laughlin from the Allegheny County Airport Authority pose for a photograph with Senator Bartolotta following a Real ID Seminar they hosted in her Hopewell Township (Beaver County) office.
October 18, 2019 - During the Washington County Re-Entry Conference and Community Resource/Job Fair, Senator Bartolotta provides a legislative update about the work she and her colleagues in the General Assembly are doing regarding criminal justice reform.
October 16, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta is appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, an advisory council that offers recommendations to the Governor on a wide variety of issues that impact women, and is pictured with other members of the commission.
September 26, 2019 - On the courthouse steps in Washington, Senator Bartolotta, other state and local government officials and members of the Marcellus Shale Coalition celebrate the success of the Impact Fee tax brought forth by the natural gas industry.
September 26, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta talks to a constituent at the Washington County Senior Expo which brings together exhibitors from local, county and state agencies along with private vendors to share information on their services that are available to older Pennsylvanians.
September 24, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta introduces a group of constituents on the floor of the Senate who traveled from Washington County to Harrisburg for Recovery Advocacy Day, an annual event that aims to raise awareness of substance use conditions, celebrates those in recovery and acknowledges the work of prevention and treatment support services.
September 24, 2019 - During an event held for Probation Reform Advocacy Day, Senator Bartolotta poses for a photograph with Senator Anthony Williams and Anthony Kapel "Van" Jones, CEO of REFORM Alliance and CNN contributor, and rallies for legislation that would reform the state’s criminal justice system by updating probation policies.
September 23, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta and her colleagues Senator Art Haywood and Representatives Sheryl Delozier and Jordan Harris receive the Prize for Civility in Public Life in PA from Allegheny College for their criminal justice reform efforts as chairs of the Criminal Justice Reform Caucus. Also pictured is Hilary Link, President of Allegheny College, and Gene Barr, President/CEO of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.
September 11, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta spends time with Janet Connors and Liz Boni of The Nutrition Group to learn about the Lunch for Life Program at South Central Elementary School which is designed to teach students about the nutritious benefits of school lunch programs.
September 11, 2019 - During a visit to South Central Elementary School in the Canon-McMillan School District, Senator Bartolotta talks with students who benefit from the district’s Lunch for Life Program.
September 10, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta meets with the owners and executive team of W.G. Tomko, Inc. to tour their facility located in Union Township (Finleyville). Also pictured is W.G. Tomko Jr., Sharon Tomko, W.G. Tomko, III, and Sharee Waskowiak.
August 15, 2019 -During the Greene County Commissioners meeting, Senator Bartolotta presents Senate citations to Mr. Dan Wagner and students from the Greene County CTC’s Culinary Arts program, Mr. Todd Kieffer and students from the Greene County CTC’s Automotive Collision program, and Mr. Fred Morecraft and the Carmichaels Envirothon Team. Also pictured is Representative Pam Snyder and Commissioners Blair Zimmerman, Dave Coder, and Archie Trader.
August 12, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta attends the opening of the 221st Washington County Agriculture Fair and recognizes Dick and Sandy Hodgens, “Fair Persons of the Year”, with a Senate certificate.
August 8, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta visits with one of many guests who stop by the newly renovated Monongahela Historical Society which is sponsoring the 250th Anniversary Celebration.
August 8, 2019 - During a taping for the next edition of Focus on the 46th, Senator Bartolotta talks with Laura Magnone, President of the Monongahela 250th Celebration, about the weekend long celebration and festivities surrounding her hometown.
July 17, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta attends the 154th annual Jacktown Fair and congratulates Emily Cooke, who was crowned as the 2019 Jacktown Fair Queen, and the parade’s Grand Marshalls, John and Louise Hildreth. Also pictured are Greene County Commissioners Dave Coder and Archie Trader.
July 12, 2019 – During an event to kick-off the 10th anniversary of the Whiskey Rebellion Festival, Senator Bartolotta shares a resolution which she introduced in the Senate designating July 8-14, 2019 as “Whiskey Rebellion Heritage Week” in Pennsylvania.
July 9, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta visits Bentworth School District and talks with administration and a parent about the school's "Partial Program" which provides both emotional and life skills support for students from nine different school districts in southwestern Pennsylvania.
July 4, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta is pictured with Congressman Guy Reschenthaler prior to the start of the Fourth of July parade in Canonsburg.
July 4, 2019 - During the Fourth of July parade in Canonsburg, Senator Bartolotta takes a photograph with some of the Fair Queens in Washington County.
June 29, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta is pictured with Joyce Ellis, Executive Director of the LeMoyne Community Center, to kick-off a community project with volunteers sponsored by Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, Infrasource, United Way of Washington County and others that will provide safety and cosmetic improvements to the center.
June 28, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta speaks at a press conference to celebrate the automatic sealing of thirty million low-level criminal records by 2020 in Pennsylvania due to the enactment of the Clean Slate Act in 2018. Also pictured is Gene Barr/President of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry; Laryssa Gaughen of Americans for Prosperity; Representative Sheryl DeLozier; Governor Wolf; and Representatives Jordan Harris and Ed Gainey.
June 26, 2019 - Toasting milkshakes, members of the Senate and House of Representatives celebrate passage of the “Farming First” package, legislation focused on helping Pennsylvania‘s agricultural operations remain competitive.
June 26, 2019 - Ninety-six year old Lawrence “Gumpy” Bolin who was honored on the Senate floor for his heroic service in World War II poses for a photograph with Senators Bartolotta, Brooks, Mastriano, Ward and Folmer, as well as Representative Frank Ryan.
June 25, 2019 - Senators Bartolotta and Anthony Williams share testimony with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on legislation they are sponsoring that would reform the state’s criminal justice system by updating probation policies in the Commonwealth.
June 25, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta participates in an informational hearing on legislation that would make it possible for those sentenced to life imprisonment to eventually have an opportunity for parole in Pennsylvania.
June 24, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta expresses her support for Victoria’s Law, legislation prohibiting the sale of commercially raised dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores in the state, alongside Lesley Nicol (Downton Abbey actress and longtime animal advocate) and Kristen Tullo (Pennsylvania State Director of The Humane Society).
June 24, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta stands with Department of State Secretary Kathy Brookvar, some of her colleagues and others to kick-off the 100th anniversary of Pennsylvania's ramification of the 19th Amendment which guaranteed American women the right to vote.
June 24, 2019 - During an event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s ramification of the 19th Amendment, Senator Bartolotta talks about the milestone serving as a reminder of how women's representation in government and leadership has evolved over the last century.
June 19, 2019 - Michael Hildreth, a social studies teacher at Bentworth High School and resident of Greene County, visits with Senator Bartolotta to discuss various education-related issues as part of the PA State Education Association's (PSEA) Lobby Day at the State Capitol Building.
June 18, 2019 - During a meeting of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, Senators Bartolotta and Vogel share remarks on their proposed constitutional amendment that would expand property tax relief for Pennsylvania’s disabled veterans.
June 18, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta joins members of the Senate Republican Caucus for a press conference to highlight a package of bills to help combat the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic, including her legislation which would crack down on drug dealers by creating a new statute establishing a second degree felony for the delivery or distribution of an illicit drug that results in "serious bodily injury" to the user.
June 11, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta is pictured with members of AIA Pennsylvania, who spoke with her on the organization’s legislative priorities such as historic preservation, energy efficiency, and a streamlined process for school construction.
June 10, 2019 - Members of the Criminal Justice Reform Caucus including Senator Bartolotta hold a press conference to discuss the importance of re-entry and re-integration programs.
June 5, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta hosts a press conference with some of her colleagues, members from the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association and others to discuss the need for legislation that would provide automatic expungements for those individuals who receive full acquittals and pardons.
June 4, 2019 - During A.B.A.T.E.'s annual Motorcyclist Rights Rally, Senator Bartolotta talks about the need for her legislation that would help prevent a dangerous and preventable hazard for all motorcyclists - grass clippings.
June 3, 2019 - Good government advocates and members of the Legislature including Senators Folmer and Phillips-Hill stand with Senator Bartolotta to share their support for legislation she is sponsoring known as the "Taxpayer Protection Act".
May 31, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta visits Shady Elms Farm in Hickory, Washington County to learn more about its operations and promote the Senate’s Farming First legislative package. Shady Elms is a multi-generational family-owned beef farm that has doubled as a wedding venue for the last ten years.
May 1, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta speaks in support of those present for the Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association Capitol Day event coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Month in May.
April 30, 2019 - During a meeting of the Senate Labor and Industry Committee, Senator Bartolotta questions W. Gerard Oleksiak, the nominee for Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.
April 30, 2019 - Holly Lesko, the 2018 Bituminous Coal Queen, and her parents, Donna and Scott Lesko of Uniontown, Fayette County, spend time with Senator Bartolotta in the Senate Chamber.
April 25, 2019: Senator Bartolotta participates in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the Greene County Historical Society Museum's 2019 season. Others present include Representative Pam Snyder; Greene County Commissioners, Blair Zimmerman, Archie Trader, Dave Coder; Museum Director Matt Cumberledge; and Chamber Board President Sheila Stewart.
April 24, 2019: Senator Bartolotta spends time with students during a visit to the Fort Cherry School District where she observes STEM efforts particularly relating to agriculture, horticulture, engineering, robotics, and 3-D printing.
April 9, 2019: Senator Bartolotta stands with members of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Senator Lisa Boscola to call on lawmakers to support Senate Bill 25, legislation she is sponsoring that would extend full practice authority to nurse practitioners.
April 9, 2019: The Labor and Industry Committee chaired by Senator Bartolotta holds a meeting to consider legislation sponsored by Senators Lisa Baker and Judy Ward.
April 8, 2019: Senator Bartolotta welcomes Pastor Charles Schaller from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Monongahela to the Senate and thanks him for serving as guest chaplain and offering the opening prayer for session.
April 8, 2019: During a press conference to announce reforms to the state’s pardon process, Senator Bartolotta talks about the need for legislation addressing the automatic expungement of crimes from the public record to occur in conjunction with a pardon.
April 8, 2019: Senators Bartolotta and Street, Representatives Harris and Gainey and others join together with Lieutenant Governor Fetterman to announce reforms to streamline the state’s pardon process, including the appointment of Brandon Flood as the new Secretary of the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons.
April 3, 2019: Senator Bartolotta celebrated Young Child Month by reading to students at SmartKids Child Care and Learning Center in Meadowlands.
April 3, 2019: Senator Bartolotta visited SmartKids Child Care and Learning Center to learn more about the opportunities and challenges with early childhood care. Also pictured: Teri Gilmore, Trying Together; Donna Shriver, President of SmartKids; and Emily Neff, Trying Together.
March 26, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta hosts and introduces on the Senate floor members of the Pennsylvania FFA from the 46th Senatorial District, including those from H.G. Parkinson, McGuffey, Trinity, and West Greene.
March 26, 2019 - During a press conference in which she is joined by Senate colleagues as well as business and industry leaders, Senator Bartolotta speaks about the economic and public safety benefits of pipeline infrastructure development.
March 26, 2019: Senator Bartolotta introduces on the floor of the Senate her guest shadow, Simmi Sharma, who is a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in political science.
March 25, 2019: During a public hearing of the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, Senator Bartolotta listens to testifiers discuss her legislation requiring state agencies to provide appropriate credit for military service toward licensure and certification requirements.
March 20, 2019: Senator Bartolotta welcomes to the Senate students and their advisers from University Park and the Penn State Beaver campus as part of the institution’s Advocacy Day in Harrisburg.
February 28, 2019 – Senator Bartolotta observes middle school students from the Ringgold School District take part in the Mobile Oilfield Learning Unit (or MOLU), an effort sponsored by Range Resources Corporation to introduce Pennsylvania youth to STEM subjects used in the oil and natural gas industry.
February 26, 2019 – Senator Bartolotta participates in a trade roundtable discussion held at the Commonwealth Charter Academy and led by Small Business Administrator (SBA) Linda McMahon and leadership from the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.
February 25, 2019 – During the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearings, Senator Bartolotta questions Department of Labor Secretary Jerry Oleksiak on a number of areas of concern for local communities.
February 5, 2019 - Senator Bartolotta stands in support with her republican colleagues including Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati to share reaction to Governor Wolf’s budget address.
January 28, 2019 - During a press conference, Senator Bartolotta discusses Senate Bill 14, comprehensive probation reform legislation which she has sponsored with Senator Anthony Williams and which is intended to make changes to Pennsylvania’s probation and parole laws. Also pictured at the event are advocates including The Commonwealth Foundation, Justice Action Network, the ACLU of Pennsylvania and others.
January 8, 2019 – Senator Bartolotta and Secretary Russell Redding of the Department of Agriculture congratulate Amanda Cole of Bentleyville for being awarded a 2019 Farm Show Scholarship Award.
January 8, 2019 – While visiting the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show, Senator Bartolotta spends time with Grand Champion Market Goat exhibitor Alexa Miles of Fort Cherry Junior/Senior High School.
January 1, 2019 – Senator Bartolotta is pictured at her desk in the Senate Chamber prior to being sworn-in for a second term in the State Senate.
January 1, 2019 – Newly elected and re-elected members of the Senate are sworn into office on the first Tuesday of January by Chief Justice Thomas Saylor who administered the oath.
January 1, 2019 – Following the swearing-in of members in the Senate, Senator Bartolotta poses for a photograph with President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, Senators Michele Brooks and Lisa Baker, and newly elected members, Judy Ward and Kristin Phillips-Hill.
January 1, 2019 – Senator Bartolotta’s children, Devin and Dante Bartolotta, attend the swearing-in festivities.