Senate Health Committee Endorses Yaw Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Bill

June 21, 2017
Legislation implementing opioid prescribing guidelines developed by Governor Wolf’s Safe and Effective Prescribing Practices Task Force was unanimously supported today by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), prime sponsor of the bill. Listen   [Read More]

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Senate Approves McGarrigle, Yaw Bill to Set Standards for PA Addiction Recovery Houses

June 21, 2017
The Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Tom McGarrigle (R-26) and Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) to establish quality standards for addiction recovery houses in Pennsylvania.     [Read More]

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Senator Yaw Remarks on the Eastern Hellbender as the State Amphibian

June 14, 2017
In the midst of tough budget deliberations, the Senate State Government Committee briefly shifted focus to student-led efforts to name the Hellbender as the State Amphibian.     [Read More]

State Senate Approves Pension Reform Plan

June 05, 2017
The Pennsylvania state Senate today approved Senate Bill 1, a bipartisan measure to reform pensions for future public school and state employees, according to bill co-sponsor Senator Gene Yaw (R-23). Listen   [Read More]

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Pennsylvania Natural Gas

May 19, 2017
Joint Hearing of the Senate Majority Policy and Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committees - May 24, 2017     [Read More]

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Confronting the Heroin/Opioid Epidemic in Pennsylvania – Grandparents as Primary Caregivers

May 10, 2017
Confronting the Heroin\Opioid Epidemic in Pennsylvania - Bradford - May 10, 2017     [Read More]

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Center for Rural Pennsylvania to Hold Hearing on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren as a Result of Heroin, Opioid Epidemic

May 04, 2017
State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors, today announced that the Center, a bipartisan, bicameral research agency of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, will hold a public hearing to look at the challenges faced by Pennsylvania grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren because of the heroin and opioid epidemic. Listen   [Read More]

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Confirmation hearing to consider the nomination of Patrick McDonnell

May 04, 2017
Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee - May 9, 2017     [Read More]

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To consider Senate Bills 114, 497, 646 and Senate Resolution 33

April 24, 2017
Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee - April 25, 2017 – 9:30 a.m.     [Read More]

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Sen. Yaw, Rep. Cutler Introduce Legislation to Represent Patients’ Wishes for End-of-Life Care

April 18, 2017
Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and State Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom), together with the Pennsylvania Medical Society, today announced legislation to better translate the health care wishes of patients with serious health conditions into medical orders.   Listen   [Read More]

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Media Advisory – Sen. Yaw, Rep. Cutler announce legislation to represent patients’ wishes for end-of-life care

April 18, 2017
Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) will reveal an effort to better translate patients’ wishes regarding health care into a medical order that is actionable and applicable across all health care settings, rather than simply naming a surrogate decision maker.     [Read More]