Senators Rafferty & Vulakovich Introduce “Blue Alert” Bill

February 26, 2018
Recognizing that the expeditious and widespread dissemination of information can be essential when critical events impact public safety, Senators John Rafferty (R-Montgomery) and Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny) introduced legislation that would establish a “Blue Alert” system for the protection of Pennsylvania’s law enforcement personnel and the people they serve. Listen   [Read More]

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Response to Governor’s Budget Address

February 06, 2018
Senator John Rafferty offers remarks following the Governor’s budget address.     [Read More]

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Meeting to consider HB 26, HB 783, HB 1239, HB 1845, HB 1854, and HB 1926

January 30, 2018
Senate Transportation Committee | Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. Room 8E-B     [Read More]

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Rafferty Praises DEP Decision to Temporarily Suspend Mariner East 2 Construction Permits

January 03, 2018
State Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) said the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s decision today to temporarily suspend construction permits associated with the Mariner East 2 pipeline is a victory for public safety and environmental protection.     [Read More]

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Historic DUI Bill Heads to the Full Senate

December 13, 2017
Today, the Senate Transportation Committee, chaired by Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44), unanimously passed Senate Bill 961 (Rafferty), as amended, to address egregious Driving Under the Influence (DUI) offenses.     [Read More]

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Consideration of SB 55, SB 898, SB 961, SB 973 and SB 974

December 08, 2017
Senate Transportation Committee | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B     [Read More]

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Motor Voter, Unlawful Voting and Cyber Security

December 08, 2017
Senate State Government Committee and Senate Transportation Committee - NOB, Hearing Room #1     [Read More]

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Motorists Urged to Drive Safe, Responsibly During Holiday Season

November 20, 2017
Senate Transportation Committee Chairman John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) joined representatives from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the General Assembly, the City of Harrisburg, Nationwide Insurance, Enterprise, and Uber at MADD’s media event today at the State Capitol to kick off a safe driving 2017 holiday season.     [Read More]

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Mariner East 2 Pipeline Project

November 15, 2017
Senator John Rafferty discusses the ongoing problems with Sunoco’s Mariner East 2 pipeline project.     [Read More]

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Sen. Rafferty, PennDOT Secretary Richards Provide Update on Construction of New U.S. 422 Bridge

November 14, 2017
Senator Rafferty joined PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards and various government officials at a news conference announcing the expedited delivery of a new and improved U.S. 422 bridge over the Schuylkill River.   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 266 and SB 729, followed by a public hearing with the PA Turnpike Commission

November 09, 2017
Senate Transportation Committee - November 15, 2017 - North Office Building, Hearing Room 1     [Read More]

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Consideration of Bills

October 23, 2017
Senate Transportation Committee - Hearing Room 8E-A     [Read More]