Press Releases

Nov

26

2019

November 26, 2019

Video: Sen. Yaw discusses several PA Senate GOP initiatives aimed at protecting Pennsylvania's waterway's and improving water quality.   [Read More]

Nov

22

2019

November 22, 2019

The state Senate passed legislation on Wednesday that will combat human trafficking by enacting stronger penalties against all individuals who support the exploitation of victims, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who cosponsored and supported the bill.   [Read More]

Nov

22

2019

November 22, 2019

Pediatric cancer research hospitals could benefit from up to $100 million in new private donations under a bill approved by the Senate this week, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who supported the measure.   [Read More]

Nov

20

2019

November 20, 2019

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee unanimously reported the nomination of Bradford County dairy farmer James A. Van Blarcom to the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board (PMMB) out of committee.   [Read More]

Nov

19

2019

November 19, 2019

The Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, chaired by state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), today held a voting meeting to consider and report three measures to the full Senate, including bills to promote stream cleaning, increasing the cap on grants for household hazardous waste collection events and requiring DEP to forward notices of noncompliance.   [Read More]

Nov

19

2019

November 19, 2019

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) said the Pennsylvania Senate gave final approval to a measure Monday to make firefighter training more accessible and affordable through online courses.   [Read More]

Nov

19

2019

November 19, 2019

Senators Joe Pittman (R-41), Gene Yaw (R-23) and David G. Argall (R-29) and other legislators today (November 19) unveiled and discussed bills that will be introduced in the Senate and House of Representatives addressing Governor Wolf’s proposal to have Pennsylvania enter into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).     [Read More]

Nov

19

2019

November 19, 2019

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today issued the following statement on the announcement by state Sen. John Yudichak (D-14) that he is switching his affiliation to independent Tuesday, and will caucus with the Senate Republicans.   [Read More]

Nov

19

2019

November 19, 2019

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and Rep. Garth Everett (R-84) joined their fellow Chesapeake Bay Commission members on Thursday, November 7th in accepting the Chesapeake Conservancy’s Champion of the Chesapeake award on behalf of all past and current members of the Commission.   [Read More]

Nov

18

2019

November 18, 2019

Senators Joe Pittman, Gene Yaw and David G. Argall and other legislators will host a press conference at Noon on Tuesday, November 19, in the Media Center of the State Capitol East Wing. |     [Read More]

Nov

18

2019

November 18, 2019

This month, “A Conversation with Senator Gene Yaw (R-23)” showcases historic Muncy Farms, located in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Nov

18

2019

November 18, 2019

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-83), along with state Rep. Garth Everett’s Office, recognized several active duty and retired military veterans Friday afternoon who currently work for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) in Williamsport.   [Read More]

Nov

18

2019

November 18, 2019

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) regrettably announced tonight that his telephone town hall discussion, scheduled to begin this evening at 6PM EST, has been postponed due to the state Senate remaining in Session at this hour.   [Read More]

Nov

15

2019

November 15, 2019

The state Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, chaired by Senators Gene Yaw (R-23) and John Yudichak (D-14), will hold a voting meeting of the committee to consider the following bills:   [Read More]

Nov

15

2019

November 15, 2019

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | November 19, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. | Main Capitol, Room 461 |     [Read More]

Nov

14

2019

November 14, 2019

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) is inviting residents living in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties to join his Telephone Town Hall event on Monday, November 18th, from 6PM to 7PM to discuss a number of important state-related issues.   [Read More]

Nov

13

2019

November 13, 2019

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and Rep. Garth Everett (R-84) today announced the approval of a $1.3 million state grant to help pay for elevating Turnback Road in Brady Township, Lycoming County, to prevent roadway flooding.   [Read More]

Nov

06

2019

November 06, 2019

The Senate approved several bills recently to promote the access and affordability of healthcare services and address other critical issues in the healthcare community, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who supported the measures.   [Read More]

Nov

06

2019

November 06, 2019

A new law will soon be in effect ensuring students have access to a broader range of information about potential career and education options, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Nov

06

2019

November 06, 2019

Legislation to better protect Pennsylvania’s senior population by overhauling the Older Adult Protective Services Act (OAPSA) was recently approved by the state Senate, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Nov

06

2019

November 06, 2019

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) is encouraging middle and high school students across Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties to share their ideas about how to support agriculture in Pennsylvania as part of the third annual “Talk To Your State Senator” statewide video competition.   [Read More]

Nov

05

2019

November 05, 2019

Nov

04

2019

November 04, 2019

Lycoming College and the Pennsylvania Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Student Leadership Council (SLC) formally recognized PA Sen. Gene Yaw ’70 for helping to name the Eastern Hellbender the official amphibian of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with a special event on Friday, Nov. 1, in the College’s Krapf Gateway Center, Trogner Presentation Room. Thanks to Yaw’s collaborated efforts with the SLC and Lycoming College’s Clean Water Institute (CWI), the Eastern Hellbender now stands as a symbol of Pennsylvania’s commitment to clean water.   [Read More]

Nov

01

2019

November 01, 2019

The state Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee this week toured the Safe Harbor Hydropower Plant in Lancaster County.   [Read More]

Oct

30

2019

October 30, 2019

The state Senate this week approved legislation, 35-14, that will bring the most comprehensive changes to Pennsylvania’s election laws in more than eight decades, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), who said the modernizations will make it easier for all residents to take part in elections.   [Read More]

Oct

30

2019

October 30, 2019

The state Senate today approved legislation to help student athletes and their parents take steps to prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Oct

30

2019

October 30, 2019

The state Senate today approved a measure aimed at promoting telemedicine in Pennsylvania as a way to overcome barriers to quality patient care created by distance and reduce the costs of those services, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), a co-sponsor of the bill.   [Read More]

Oct

22

2019

October 22, 2019

A bill establishing statewide uniform requirements restricting the use of “Class B” firefighting foams containing added per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for training purposes and testing was introduced today, according to prime sponsor Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.    [Read More]

Oct

22

2019

October 22, 2019

The state Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, chaired by Senators Gene Yaw (R-23) and John Yudichak (D-14), will hold a meeting of the committee to consider the following bills:   [Read More]

Oct

18

2019

October 18, 2019

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that local schools in Bradford, Lycoming and Susquehanna counties will receive a collective total of $244,806 in competitive Safe Schools Targeted grants to prevent and reduce violent incidents in schools, to purchase safety and security-related equipment, and to provide for the training and compensation of school resource officers.   [Read More]