News Releases

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]

Jan

27

2020

January 27, 2020

 

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

Jan

17

2020

January 17, 2020

 

Senator Mike Regan, Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) Major General Anthony Carrelli will lead a roundtable discussion on the topic of Veterans’ mental health and suicide prevention efforts.     [Read More]

Dec

06

2019

December 06, 2019

State Senators Pat Browne (R-Lehigh), Bob Mensch (R-Berks, Bucks & Montgomery), and Mike Regan (R-Cumberland & York) will host a Roundtable Discussion regarding the issue of Veterans Suicide on Thursday, December 12, at 11:00 a.m. at the Lehigh Carbon Community College (Scheller Center).    [Read More]

Nov

26

2019

November 26, 2019

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is reported to be the leading killer of student athletes in the United States and the leading cause of death on school campuses.   [Read More]

Nov

21

2019

November 21, 2019

Senator Mike Regan (R-31) invites the local media to join him on Monday, November 25, 2019, at 11:00AM when he tours Fox Subacute at Mechanicsburg to call attention to the alarming rate at which nursing homes across Pennsylvania are terminating or curtailing their services to Medicaid patients who depend on mechanical ventilators to breathe.   [Read More]

Nov

20

2019

November 20, 2019

 

Today, the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee, approved five measures aiding military families and veterans, according to Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland and York), Chairman of the Committee.     [Read More]

Nov

08

2019

November 08, 2019

Senator Mike Regan was appointed as a member of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Advisory Board.    [Read More]

Oct

30

2019

October 30, 2019

 

Today the Senate approved legislation sponsored by Senator Mike Regan (R-31) which aims to educate every student athlete and their parents about electrocardiogram (EKG) testing to detect underlying heart conditions that can lead to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).   [Read More]

Oct

25

2019

October 25, 2019

Yesterday, Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland & York), Senator Tom Killion (R-Chester & Delaware), Representative Steve Barrar (R-Chester & Delaware) and Representative Chris Quinn (R-Delaware) held a Roundtable Discussion regarding the issue of Veterans Suicide at the Concord Township Municipal Building, in Delaware County.   [Read More]

Oct

22

2019

October 22, 2019

 

Senator Tom Killion (R-Chester & Delaware), Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland & York), Representative Chris Quinn (R-Delaware), and Representative Steve Barrar (R-Chester & Delaware) will host a Roundtable Discussion regarding the issue of Veterans Suicide on Thursday, October 24, at 10:00 a.m. at the Concord Township Municipal Building.    [Read More]

Oct

21

2019

October 21, 2019

Soon after Senator Mike Regan (R-31) and advocates held a press conference in the Capitol Rotunda regarding Senate Bill 836, known as Peyton’s Law, the Senate Education Committee voted on the bill and advanced it to the full Senate.   [Read More]

Oct

21

2019

October 21, 2019

 

Today Senator Mike Regan (R-31) held a press conference regarding Senate Bill 836, known as Peyton’s Law, which 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]

Oct

15

2019

October 15, 2019

As part of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, Senator Mike Regan (R-31) will hold a press conference regarding Senate Bill 836, known as Peyton’s Law, on Monday, October 21st at 12 noon in the Main Capitol Rotunda.   [Read More]

Sep

25

2019

September 25, 2019

 

The Senate today unanimously approved legislation that would extend the Pennsylvania Heart and Lung Act to several law enforcement entities not currently included in the law, according to Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York), prime sponsor of the bill and Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee.   [Read More]

Sep

25

2019

September 25, 2019

 

Suicide Awareness Day Rally | September 25, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. | Main Capitol Rotunda |   [Read More]

Sep

11

2019

September 11, 2019

Senator Mike Regan is encouraging schools and community groups to apply now for grants to help boost school safety and reduce the risk of community violence.   [Read More]

Aug

30

2019

August 30, 2019

State Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland & York), State Senator Pam Iovino (D-Allegheny & Washington), U.S. Representative Conor Lamb (D-Allegheny, Beaver & Butler), and U.S. Representative Guy Reschenthaler (R-Fayette, Greene, Washington & Westmoreland) will host a Roundtable Discussion regarding the issue of Veterans Suicide on Tuesday, September 3, at 10:00 a.m. at the Southwest Veterans Center.    [Read More]

Aug

27

2019

August 27, 2019

State Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland & York), State Senator Lisa Baker (R- Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne & Wyoming), U.S. Representative Dan Meuser (R-Berks, Carbon, Columbia, Lebanon, Luzerne, Montour, Northumberland & Schuylkill) and U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike & Wayne) will host a Roundtable Discussion regarding the issue of Veterans Suicide on Thursday, August 29 at 11:00 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center.    [Read More]

Aug

15

2019

August 15, 2019

On Tuesday, State Senators Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York) and Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) and U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA-16 Butler/Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) held a Roundtable Discussion regarding the issue of Veterans Suicide at the Pennsylvania Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Home in Erie, Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Jul

17

2019

July 17, 2019

The statistics are staring us in the face. They are beyond alarming. They are a call to action.   [Read More]

Jul

16

2019

July 16, 2019

Yesterday, State Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York) and U.S. Representative Scott Perry (R-PA-10, Cumberland/Dauphin/York) held a Roundtable Discussion regarding the issue of Veterans Suicide at the American Legion, PA Department Headquarters, in Wormleysburg, PA.   [Read More]

Jul

10

2019

July 10, 2019

State Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York) and U.S. Representative Scott Perry (R-PA-10, Cumberland/Dauphin/York) will host a Roundtable Discussion regarding the issue of Veterans Suicide at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, July 15 at the American Legion, PA Department Headquarters.   [Read More]