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Budget Hearing Q&A: Corrections/Probation & Parole

March 22, 2021
VIDEO: Senator Bob Mensch questions Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel and Board Chairman Ted Johnson during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Department of Corrections / Board of Probation & Parole.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Education

March 18, 2021
VIDEO: Senator Bob Mensch questions Acting Secretary Noe Ortega during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Department of Education.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Department of State

March 11, 2021
VIDEO: Senator Bob Mensch questions Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth Veronica Degraffenreid during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the PA Department of State.     [Read More]

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New Legislation Puts the Brakes on Tolling PA Interstate Bridges

March 11, 2021
State Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) joined colleagues today to announce the introduction of legislation to stop the proposed plan to toll bridges on Pennsylvania’s interstate system.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: DEP

March 11, 2021
Senator Bob Mensch questions Secretary Patrick McDonnell during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Human Services (Part 1)

March 10, 2021
Senator Bob Mensch questions Secretary Teresa Miller during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Department of Human Services. (Part 1 of 2)     [Read More]

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Senators To Announce Legislation To Put Brakes on PennDOT P3 Bridge Tolling Plan

March 10, 2021
Senate Transportation Committee Chair Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, on the second floor Rotunda outside the Lieutenant Governor’s Office in the State Capitol in Harrisburg.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Revenue/Lottery

March 08, 2021
VIDEO: Senator Bob Mensch questions Secretary of Revenue Dan Hassell during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Department of Revenue / Lottery.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Independent Fiscal Office (Part 2)

March 08, 2021
Senator Bob Mensch questions Director Matthew Knittel during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Independent Fiscal Office. Part 2 of 2     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Independent Fiscal Office

March 08, 2021
VIDEO: Senator Bob Mensch questions Director Matthew Knittel during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Independent Fiscal Office.     [Read More]

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Senator Bob Mensch and Representative Chris Quinn Introduce Deana’s Law in Memory of Deana Eckman

March 05, 2021
Today, Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) and Representative Chris Quinn (R-168) announced the introduction of a crucial piece of legislation  in memory of DUI homicide victim Deana Eckman that would increase penalties for repeat DUI offenders in both the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives.   [Read More]

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MEDIA ADVISORY – Legislation in Memory of DUI Homicide Victim Deana Eckman To Be Re-Introduced in PA Senate, House

March 04, 2021
Senator Bob Mensch (R – Berks, Bucks and Montgomery) and Rep. Chris Quinn (R – Delaware) will be joined by the parents of Deana Eckman to announce the re-introduction of Deana’s Law in both the Pennsylvania Senate and House.     [Read More]

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Meeting to elect officers and other items

February 19, 2021
Legislative Budget & Finance Committee | Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 and Virtual Participation |     [Read More]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Forum

February 12, 2021
Senator Bob Mensch held this Access Live event to speak with constituents about the COVID-19 vaccine and address participant questions and concerns.     [Read More]

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Update on PASSHE (State System of Higher Education)

February 09, 2021
Senator Bob Mensch questions PASSHE Chancellor Daniel Greenstein during a joint hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Education Committee to provide an update on PASSHE (PA State System of Higher Education).     [Read More]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in Pennsylvania

February 04, 2021
Senator Bob Mensch questions Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam during a joint hearing of the Senate Aging & Youth Committee and the Senate Health & Human Services Committee on problems with the COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Pennsylvania.     [Read More]

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Senate Approves Constitutional Amendment Requiring a Legislative Vote on Extended Disaster Declarations

January 27, 2021
Yesterday, the state Senate approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit the length of future emergency disaster declarations unless an extension is approved by the General Assembly, moving it one step closer to a voter referendum.   [Read More]

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PA Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services

December 07, 2020
On this edition of Zooming Around the 24th District, I spoke with Dr. Dale Adair, Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Chief Medical Officer and Chief Psychiatrist, along with Kristen Houser, Deputy Secretary of the Office of Mental Health Substance Abuse Services, about the various mental health resources that are available to Pennsylvanians during this time.     [Read More]

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Senator Mensch Earns Majority Caucus Chairman Role for 2021-2022, Among Other Senate Republicans Elected for Leadership Team

November 12, 2020
Senate Republicans today elected their leadership team for the 2021-2022 legislative session. The newly elected leadership team will begin serving in their roles on December 1, 2020.     [Read More]

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Senator Mensch Legislation to Ensure Safe Visitation and Care of Nursing Home Residents Earns Senate Approval

October 20, 2020
Yesterday, the Senate approved Senator Bob Mensch (R-24)’s legislation to ensure safe visitation and enhanced care for residents of long-term care facilities.   [Read More]