News Releases

Jul

07

2017

July 07, 2017

Legislation sponsored by Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) that would increase fines and penalties for repeat violators of Pennsylvania’s “Steer Clear” Law has been signed into law.   [Read More]

Jun

30

2017

June 30, 2017

Legislation to ensure that Pennsylvania high school students receive strong civics and American history education unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee this week.   [Read More]

May

30

2017

May 30, 2017

The Senate Finance Committee recently moved legislation sponsored by Sen. John Rafferty (R-44) and Sen. Mario Scavello (R-40) to exempt nationally recognized veterans’ organizations from the Realty Transfer Tax.   [Read More]

May

22

2017

May 22, 2017

Valley Forge Military College (VFMC) is pleased to announce that Jacob Schlichtmann, a senior at Valley Forge Baptist Academy, has been nominated to receive an LAI Scholarship from Pennsylvania State Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr., to attend the College in the fall.   [Read More]

May

22

2017

May 22, 2017

Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr., (R-44), Senator John Sabatina (D-5), AT&T, state officials, law enforcement, families of distracted driving victims, students and other advocacy groups held a capitol news conference on Tuesday to focus public attention on distracted driving legislation and awareness.     [Read More]

May

08

2017

May 08, 2017

Senator Rafferty takes part in the annual Fraternal Order of Police Law Enforcement Memorial Service, held in Harrisburg.     [Read More]

Apr

25

2017

April 25, 2017

Senators John Rafferty (R-44), Randy Vulakovich (R-38), Don White (R-41), Mike Regan (R-31), Dan Laughlin (R-49) and Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) joined legislators and representatives of law enforcement organizations at a Capitol news conference to show their support for Pennsylvania’s police officers. Listen   [Read More]

Apr

13

2017

April 13, 2017

Three Republican state senators have called on the president of Drexel University to terminate a professor for an inflammatory and hateful social media post that they said showed a lack of respect for military personnel.   [Read More]

Feb

06

2017

February 06, 2017

The Senate of Pennsylvania today passed an important government reform bill with bipartisan support (38-11) sponsored by Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) that would bring greater transparency and accountability to the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA).     [Read More]

Jan

09

2017

January 09, 2017

Senator John Rafferty (R-44) is urging Pennsylvanians to show their support local law enforcement officers on January 9th by celebrating National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D).   [Read More]

Jan

06

2017

January 06, 2017

Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid epidemic will be the focus of a third special Telephone Town Hall meeting, to be held at 6:30PM on Tuesday, January 10th from the State Capitol in Harrisburg, according to Senator John Rafferty (R-44)   [Read More]

Dec

16

2016

December 16, 2016

Ursinus College in Montgomery County will benefit from a total of $313,551 in state grants to make pedestrian access and road safety improvements and build new roads to its facilities, according to Senator John Rafferty (R-44) and Representative Mike Vereb, who worked to secure funding for the projects.   [Read More]