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Op-Ed: Defunding the Police Won’t Protect Our Communities

May 10, 2022
Driven by spikes in aggravated assaults and homicides, Pennsylvania has the highest violent crime rate of any state in the Northeast, which climbed 27.1% from 2019 to 2020, according to FBI data. No other state reported a greater year-over-year increase in violence for that same period.   [Read More]

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Senate Republicans’ Statewide Hearing Series on Combatting Rising Crime Continues in Lancaster County with a Focus on Human Trafficking

May 02, 2022
The Senate Majority Policy Committee today held the second in a series of hearings on crime and public safety, gathering at the East Hempfield Township Building in Lancaster County to get input from local police chiefs, prosecutors, human trafficking victim advocates, and key community groups.   [Read More]

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Op-Ed: Politicizing the Teacher Shortage is Wrong & It Only Hurts Our Children

April 06, 2022
Pennsylvania has a teacher shortage. If we do nothing, our children will suffer consequences like overcrowded classrooms, impersonal instruction, less access to courses and programs they’re offered now, and less time to help our most vulnerable students, resulting in more students being left behind. I have a bill that will help get more teachers into PA classrooms, but some have misinterpreted or been intentionally dishonest about the plain language of the bill and the intent behind its introduction.    [Read More]

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Aument Bill to Clean Up Voter Registration Records Advances

April 06, 2022
The Senate State Government Committee today advanced a proposal sponsored by State Sen. Ryan Aument (R-36) that will help to reconcile any errors, duplicate files, or irregularities within Pennsylvania’s voter registration records and institute policies to ensure the accuracy of voter registration records moving forward.   [Read More]

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Bicameral Bipartisan Brain Injury Caucus Hosted Annual Awareness Briefing at State Capitol

March 28, 2022
Briefing to raise awareness about acquired brain injuries, advocate for legislative solutions, and celebrate survivors. | Tuesday, March 29, 2022 | 10:30 a.m. | Capitol Rotunda   [Read More]

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Statement: ‘Wolf’s Budget is Recklessly Balanced on Biden’s Inflationary Policies’

February 08, 2022
Sen. Ryan Aument (R-36) released the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s final budget address, made before the General Assembly today:   [Read More]

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Senate Committee Reviews Small Business Assistance Package

January 26, 2022
Chaired by State Senator John Yudichak (I-14), the Senate Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee received testimony today from economic experts and entrepreneurs on a proposed Small Business Assistance Package.   [Read More]

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Senate advances legislation to prioritize state’s information technology efforts, strengthen cybersecurity

January 19, 2022
Legislation that would create the new “Office of Information Technology” and require cybersecurity best practices across state agencies received the approval of the Senate of Pennsylvania today, according to Senators Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) and Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster), who sponsored the measure. Listen   [Read More]

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Op-Ed: Balance of Power in Government Means More Power for the People

December 08, 2021
The abuse of executive power by both parties and at all levels of government must stop.     [Read More]

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Sen. Aument, Speaker Cutler: People Have Right to Restore Balance in Constitution

November 09, 2021
Continuing efforts by the General Assembly to ensure no single person, authority or interest can outweigh the voices of the people of the Commonwealth, Sen. Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster) and Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) are introducing two amendments to the Pennsylvania Constitution that would restore the balance of power to the three-branch system of governing.   [Read More]

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Senate and House Leaders to Announce Next Steps in Restoring Balance of Power

November 08, 2021
Brief Press Conference to introduce constitutional amendments to restore balance of regulatory authority between executive and legislative branches of Pennsylvania government | Tuesday, November 9, at 9:00 a.m. | State Capitol – Main Rotunda | |   [Read More]

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Telephone Town Hall – July 19, 2021

July 20, 2021
Telephone Town Hall – July 19, 2021   [Read More]