News Releases

Jan

13

2021

January 13, 2021

Today Senator Mike Regan (R-31, Cumberland and York Counties) was appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman to serve as Chairman of the Senate Law and Justice Committee for the 2021-2022 legislative session.   [Read More]

Jan

06

2021

January 06, 2021

HARRISBURG – In response to the storming of the United States Capitol by protestors, local Republicans, Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion), House State Government Chairman Seth Grove (R-Dover) and Reps. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) Mike Jones (R-York Township), Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) and Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam); and Sens. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York), Dave Arnold […]   [Read More]

Dec

04

2020

December 04, 2020

Senator Mike Regan strongly supports the plan to restore confidence in the state’s election system by providing oversight and beginning the process of making meaningful reforms.   [Read More]

Oct

29

2020

October 29, 2020

The School Safety and Security Committee within the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency approved over $1,400,000 in grants this week to 31st Senatorial District school districts in Cumberland and York Counties, according to Senator Mike Regan.   [Read More]

Oct

22

2020

October 22, 2020

This week, the Senate passed a number of bills to support Pennsylvania’s Veteran population, according to Senator Mike Regan, Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee.   [Read More]

Oct

22

2020

October 22, 2020

This week, the Senate passed a package of bills supporting Fire & EMS personnel, according to Senator Mike Regan, Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee.   [Read More]

Oct

21

2020

October 21, 2020

 

Today, the Senate passed legislation that would create commendation medals for members of the law enforcement community, according to Senator Mike Regan, Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee.     [Read More]

Oct

06

2020

October 06, 2020

 

Today the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee advanced a comprehensive measure to improve the delivery of state resources to the fire community in Pennsylvania, according to Committee Chairman, Senator Mike Regan (R-31).   [Read More]

Sep

23

2020

September 23, 2020

 

On Monday the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee advanced two measures, according to Committee Chairman, Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York). The first would create commendation medals for law enforcement, and the second would establish a program to ensure outreach to members of the military who are returning to civilian life.      [Read More]

Sep

14

2020

September 14, 2020

 

Today, the Pennsylvania EMS Provider Foundation held its 10th Annual EMS Memorial Day Service at the State Capitol, according to Senator Mike Regan (R-31), Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee, during which he presented a copy of a Senate Resolution declaring EMS Memorial Day in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Sep

09

2020

September 09, 2020

School districts would have the final say on whether to allow school sports, extracurricular activities and spectators during the 2020-21 school year under a bill approved by the Senate today, according to Senator Mike Regan (R-31).   [Read More]

Aug

21

2020

August 21, 2020

The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 24th at 11:30 a.m. at the Pike County Training Center, 135 Pike County Boulevard, Lords Valley (Pike County).  The topic of the hearing will be on Fire & EMS issues.   [Read More]

Aug

20

2020

August 20, 2020

 

Let Our Kids Play Rally | Thursday, August 20 – 11:00 a.m. | Front Steps of Capitol, Harrisburg |     [Read More]

Jul

23

2020

July 23, 2020

Today, legislation sponsored by Senator Mike Regan (R-31) that will educate every student athlete and their parents about electrocardiogram (EKG) testing for detecting underlying heart conditions that can lead to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) was signed into law by the governor.   [Read More]

Jul

17

2020

July 17, 2020

As evidenced by his newest Executive Order, the governor continues to operate unilaterally in his decision-making, rather than engaging and working with the legislature.    [Read More]

Jul

10

2020

July 10, 2020

As elected officials proud to represent Cumberland County, hardly a day goes by when we don’t hear how someone’s life has been positively impacted by the wonderful work done at Holy Spirit Hospital. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has lived in our area.   [Read More]

Jul

08

2020

July 08, 2020

Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland & York) and Senator Joe Pittman (R-Armstrong, Butler, Indiana & Westmoreland) announced that the guidelines for the COVID-19 Crisis Fire Company and EMS Grant Program have been released and that fire companies and EMS agencies may now register to receive funds.   [Read More]

Jun

26

2020

June 26, 2020

In recognition of June as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month and June 27 as PTSD Awareness Day, Pennsylvania State Senators Mike Regan and Pam Iovino, Republican and Democratic Chairs of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, respectively, are raising awareness of PTSD and the impact it has on veterans, first responders, and all who have endured trauma.   [Read More]

Jun

25

2020

June 25, 2020

This week in the Pennsylvania Senate, we addressed several law enforcement related pieces of legislation in response to calls for police reform.   [Read More]

Jun

24

2020

June 24, 2020

Five senior centers in the 31st Senatorial District have been awarded approximately $102,000 in state grants through the state Department of Aging to help fund programs and services for area seniors, according to Senator Mike Regan (R-31).   [Read More]

Jun

17

2020

June 17, 2020

In response to the Pennsylvania Department of Health filing a lawsuit in Commonwealth Court against Carlisle Events, which is currently operating Spring Carlisle, one of their annual car shows, Senator Mike Regan (R-31), Senator Judy Ward (R-30), and Representative Barb Gleim (R-199) issued the following statement.   [Read More]

Jun

10

2020

June 10, 2020

 

VIDEO: Capitol news conference on House Resolution 836, a resolution that would end the executive order Governor Wolf used to shut down businesses, which was issued on March 6 and renewed on June 3. The governor has used the emergency declaration to change and suspend state laws, spend state and federal taxpayer dollars without the approval of the General Assembly and prevent shuttered businesses from reopening with new safety measures in place.     [Read More]

Jun

06

2020

June 06, 2020

The focus of our Commonwealth, her communities, and even our nation has quickly shifted from the COVID-19 pandemic to racial injustice protests, riots, and calls for police reforms in response to the death of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.   [Read More]

Jun

01

2020

June 01, 2020

First, let me say that I understand why we are here today.  Just like with the Opioid Crisis and COVID-19, through no fault of the Commonwealth, we had a situation arise in communities across the state that required immediate action by first responders, our municipalities, and even our National Guard.   [Read More]

May

28

2020

May 28, 2020

Today Senator Mike Regan (R-31) joined his Senate colleagues in approving a $25.8 billion interim budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021, as well as a funding plan allocating $2.6 billion in federal CARES funding to support individuals, small businesses, organizations and county governments.   [Read More]

May

14

2020

May 14, 2020

The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, chaired by Senator Mike Regan (R-31), has filed an application in Commonwealth Court to request an expedited ruling to force Governor Wolf to release documents associated with mandated business closures related to the COVID-19 public health emergency.  This matter is of great importance to the Commonwealth and needs to be decided swiftly.    [Read More]

May

14

2020

May 14, 2020

 

Senators Mike Regan (R-31), Doug Mastriano (R-33) and Judy Ward (R-30) held a press conference in response to Shep’s Barber Shop in Enola receiving a cease and desist threat from Governor Wolf’s administration.     [Read More]

May

12

2020

May 12, 2020

Today, the Senate unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Senator Mike Regan (R-31) that would promote Veterans Courts in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

May

11

2020

May 11, 2020

The Senate today asked the state’s Commonwealth Court to force Governor Wolf to release documents associated with mandated business closures related to COVID-19 public health emergency, according to Senate Republican leaders.   [Read More]

May

08

2020

May 08, 2020

The Senate is weighing next steps as Governor Wolf failed to comply with a subpoena and release documents associated with mandated business closures related to COVID-19 public health emergency, according to Senate Republican leaders.   [Read More]

May

07

2020

May 07, 2020

One-third of Pennsylvania is beginning to reopen under Governor Wolf’s three-phase, color-coded approach.   [Read More]

Apr

30

2020

April 30, 2020

 

The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee voted today to subpoena documents related to mandated business closures related to COVID-19 after Governor Wolf and the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) failed to provide the information.   [Read More]

Apr

30

2020

April 30, 2020

 

Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman and Senator Mike Regan take questions regarding the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee’s vote on April 30 to subpoena documents related to mandated business closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic after Governor Wolf and the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) failed to provide the information.     [Read More]

Apr

29

2020

April 29, 2020

With Governor Wolf and the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) failing to provide information to the Senate on mandated business closures related to COVID-19, the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee has scheduled a meeting Thursday to consider a motion to subpoena the documents.   [Read More]

Apr

29

2020

April 29, 2020

This morning Senate Bill 836, known as Peyton’s Law, was unanimously approved by the House Education Committee. This legislation, sponsored by Senator Mike Regan (R-31), aims to educate every student athlete and their parents about EKG testing to detect underlying heart conditions that can lead to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).   [Read More]

Apr

27

2020

April 27, 2020

As many of us look to “reopen” Pennsylvania after weeks of observing stay-at-home and business closure orders, some have expressed the opinion that we are putting money before human life. That is simply not true.   [Read More]

Apr

23

2020

April 23, 2020

 

As Chairmen of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee and the Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee, respectively, Senators Mike Regan (R-31) and Tom Killion (R-9) hosted a joint public hearing today to address concerns raised about the Wolf Administration’s response to COVID-19.     [Read More]

Apr

21

2020

April 21, 2020

As Chairmen of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee and the Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee, respectively, Senators Mike Regan (R-31) and Tom Killion (R-9) will host a joint public hearing to address concerns raised about the Wolf Administration’s response to COVID-19.   [Read More]

Apr

21

2020

April 21, 2020

Today the Senate approved a bill that would ensure law enforcement officers and National Guard members who contract COVID-19 can still receive compensation while quarantined or receiving treatment for the virus.   [Read More]

Apr

13

2020

April 13, 2020

For 23 years, it was my duty and obligation to uphold the laws of this country while I served as a United States Marshal.   [Read More]

Apr

08

2020

April 08, 2020

This past week, Pennsylvania law enforcement experienced its first loss related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with the passing of Lt. James Walker, a 32-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, who succumbed to the effects of the virus.   [Read More]

Apr

07

2020

April 07, 2020

Today, the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee approved two measures aiding law enforcement officers and EMS services, according to Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland and York), Chairman of the Committee.   [Read More]

Mar

17

2020

March 17, 2020

Resources and information are available to businesses and employees who have been affected by Governor Wolf’s order yesterday for nonessential businesses to close due to coronavirus concerns, according to Senator Mike Regan.   [Read More]

Mar

05

2020

March 05, 2020

Many of our constituents have contacted us recently expressing concern and frustration with a new storm water fee being imposed by their municipalities.   [Read More]

Feb

26

2020

February 26, 2020

School safety and security grants totaling over $1,000,000 were awarded today to the 31st Senatorial District school districts in Cumberland and York Counties, according to Senator Mike Regan.   [Read More]

Jan

29

2020

January 29, 2020

Last January, I was asked to serve as Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee.   [Read More]

Jan

29

2020

January 29, 2020

Today the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Senators Mike Regan (R-31) and Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would promote Veterans Courts in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Jan

29

2020

January 29, 2020

The Senate approved two bills today that would help fire and EMS companies deal with some of the most significant challenges they face today, according to Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland & York).   [Read More]