Introduction of Guests, Zeke and Cecily Stephens

January 29, 2020
VIDEO: Senator Ryan Aument introduces his guests, Zeke and Cecily Stephens.   [Read More]


Introduction of Guests from Mount Calvary Christian School

January 28, 2020
Senator Ryan Aument introduces his guests from Mount Calvary Christian School in Elizabethtown, Lancaster County.   [Read More]

State Grants Support New Career Learning Opportunities for Lancaster County Students

January 24, 2020
Several state grants awarded to schools and other entities in Lancaster County will support new career-focused learning opportunities for students, according to Senators Ryan P. Aument (R-36) and Scott Martin (R-13). Listen – Senator Martin Listen – Senator Aument   [Read More]


Veterans’ Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

January 17, 2020
Senator Mike Regan joined Secretary of Human Services Teresa Miller and Adjutant General Anthony Carrelli to lead a roundtable discussion on the topic of veterans’ mental health and suicide prevention efforts.   [Read More]

Grant Awarded to Millersville University to Boost Campus Security, Reduce Sexual Assault

January 17, 2020
Millersville University will receive a $29,995 grant to help improve campus security and provide resources to reduce the risk of sexual assault, according to Senators Ryan Aument (R-36) and Scott Martin (R-13). Listen-Senator Aument   [Read More]


Higher Education Funding

January 03, 2020
Higher Education Funding Commission | January 8, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. | Business & Public Management Center, West Chester University | Session 1   Session 2     [Read More]

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Op-Ed: Local Students Demonstrate the Value of Civility During 2019 Democracy Day

December 02, 2019
To most observers, the tone and tenor of today’s political debates is growing increasingly ugly and disheartening.   [Read More]

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Senate Sends Opioid Treatment Agreement Bill to Governor’s Desk

November 21, 2019
The Senate gave final approval today to a bill that would help reduce the risk of patients falling victim to opioid addiction, according to Senator Ryan P. Aument (R-36), who authored the bill.   [Read More]

Lancaster Senators Support New Protections for Sexual Abuse Survivors, Including Statute of Limitations Reforms

November 20, 2019
The Senate approved a comprehensive package of bills today to support survivors of sexual abuse, including legislation to reform the statute of limitations to give survivors more time to come forward, according to Senators Ryan Aument (R-36) and Scott Martin (R-13), who both supported the bills. Aument Audio Martin Audio   [Read More]

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Introduction of Hannah Schilling, and a Resolution

November 18, 2019
Senator Ryan Aument introduces his guest, Hannah Schilling, and introduces a resolution Recognizing “22q Awareness Day” in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

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Educator Evaluator Reform (SB 751)

October 28, 2019
At a House Education Committee meeting, Senator Ryan Aument speaks in support of Senate Bill 751, which would revise the teacher evaluation process.   [Read More]

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Effective Treatment Offers Beacon of Hope in the Battle Against Addiction

October 28, 2019
For many Lancaster County families, the addiction crisis hits far too close to home. Listen   [Read More]

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Op-Ed: Student Debt Crisis is a Crisis for Us All

October 07, 2019
Higher education is bankrupting an entire generation. Listen   [Read More]

Senate Approves Bill Improving Career & Technical Education and Workforce Development in Pennsylvania

September 26, 2019
The Senate approved a comprehensive bill yesterday that seeks to address deep-seated issues within our state’s career and technical education system that have long stymied the growth of this critical component of post-secondary education options for Pennsylvania students, according to Senator Ryan Aument (R-36). href=”″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Listen   [Read More]

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Op-Ed: Hate Only Thrives Where We Let It

August 12, 2019
Hate has a way of infiltrating and spreading.   [Read More]

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Lancaster County Senators Vote For Fiscally Responsible Budget, Applaud Emphasis on Education

June 27, 2019
Lancaster County Senators Ryan P. Aument (R-36) and Scott Martin (R-13) supported passage of a fiscally responsible state budget today that includes no new taxes, meets the core responsibilities of government, boosts funding for education and job training programs, and puts the state on better financial footing.   [Read More]

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VIDEO: Passage of 2019-2020 State Budget

June 27, 2019
Senator Ryan Aument comments on final passage of the 2019-2020 state budget that includes no tax increases, provides funding for essential services, promotes workforce development efforts, bolsters education spending at all levels, assists the farming industry and makes a substantial investment in the state Rainy Day Fund.   [Read More]

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VIDEO: Senate Republicans: Funding What Works

June 27, 2019
Stressing that Senate Republicans support a strong safety net of programs and services to help Pennsylvanians in need, Senator Ryan Aument discussed specific funding in this year’s budget that will help the truly needy while using tax dollars wisely.   [Read More]

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Senate Republicans – Funding What Works

June 27, 2019
Senate Republicans – Funding What Works   [Read More]

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Senate Approves Package of Bills to Combat Opioid Addiction Crisis

June 19, 2019
The Senate completed work on a package of bills today to combat the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic by improving prescription drug monitoring, limiting opioid prescriptions, targeting drug dealers and taking other steps to limit the damage inflicted by the addiction crisis in Pennsylvania communities.   [Read More]

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Senate Republicans Advocate New Bills to Combat Opioid Addiction Crisis

June 18, 2019
Senate Republicans highlighted a package of bills today to combat the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic by improving prescription drug monitoring, limiting opioid prescriptions, targeting drug dealers and taking other steps to limit the damage inflicted by the addiction crisis in Pennsylvania communities.   [Read More]

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Aument Legislation to Address Opioid Epidemic, Reduce Addiction Risks, Advances

June 04, 2019
A bill sponsored by Senator Ryan Aument (R-36) to reduce the risk of addiction was unanimously reported out of the Senate Health & Human Services Committee today.     [Read More]

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“Talk to Your Senator” Video Contest Winner

June 03, 2019
Senator Aument congratulates Alana Halliday, winner of the Middle School category of the 2019 “Talk to Your Senator” video contest.     [Read More]

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Aument Statement on TMI Closure

May 08, 2019
Early this morning, Exelon Generation announced that it will officially close the Three Mile Island Unit-1 Nuclear Generating Station (TMI) in Middletown, Pennsylvania.      [Read More]

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Senate Passes “Farming First” Bills to Support PA Agriculture

May 07, 2019
The Senate approved a package of bills today to support Pennsylvania’s farm families, including a proposal sponsored by Senator Ryan Aument (R-30) that would help more farms host agritourism activities, such as hayrides, corn mazes and farm tours.     [Read More]

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Senate Committee Approves Aument’s Bill Supporting Agritourism Activities

April 30, 2019
The Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee approved a bill today that would support farmers who want to host agritourism events like hayrides, farm tours and corn mazes, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Ryan Aument (R-36).     [Read More]

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Pennsylvania Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards (AEPS)

April 10, 2019
Senate Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure Committee hearing on Senate Bill 510, legislation that would update the Pennsylvania Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards (AEPS) Act to recognize nuclear energy for its significant contribution to this state’s zero-carbon energy production. Senator Aument is the prime sponsor of the legislation.     [Read More]

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Op-Ed: The Value of Outreach

March 07, 2019
While the citizens of the 36th Senatorial District elected me to represent their views in Harrisburg, that is only part of my job.      [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Agriculture

March 06, 2019
Senator Aument asked Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding about the long-term viability of the Farm Show Complex and efforts to protect livestock and poultry from disease outbreaks.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Education, Part 2

March 05, 2019
Senator Aument questions Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera about how we could improve the teacher evaluation system, particularly in relation to schools in high-poverty areas.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Education, Part 1

March 05, 2019
Senate Education Committee Chairman Ryan Aument discussed the state’s ongoing efforts to recruit and retain high-quality educators and the Governor’s plan to raise the minimum teacher salary from $18.5k to $45k during Part 1 of the Department of Education budget hearing.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Drug & Alcohol Programs

March 04, 2019
Senator Aument asked Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs Jen Smith to explain how the department monitors and targets prescription drug abuse and coordinates with other agencies.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: DEP

February 28, 2019
Senator Aument asked DEP Secretary Patrick McConnell about the impact of the closure of nuclear facilities on reaching carbon emission goals.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Corrections / Probation & Parole

February 28, 2019
During the budget hearing for the Department of Corrections/Office of Probation and Parole, Senator Aument asked Secretary John Wetzel to provide his thoughts on Senate Bill 14, which would reform the way probation and parole violations are handled in PA.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Department of Health

February 27, 2019
At today’s PA Senate Budget hearing, Senator Aument asked Department of Health Secretary Rachel Levine about the use of drug treatment plans and drug testing when providing prescriptions for opioid use. I also raised concerns about the health risks posed to adolescents who smoke recreational marijuana and the need to get that message out to young people.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Thaddeus Stevens College

February 26, 2019
During today’s #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @thaddeusstevens, Senator Aument discussed ways the school works to meet the educational needs of low-income students and the metrics that should be considered in funding higher education   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: PA College of Technology

February 26, 2019
Senator Aument asked Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, President of Pennsylvania College of Technology about the need for a higher education funding commission and efforts to prepare students to meet employers’ needs during today’s budget hearing.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: State-Related Universities

February 26, 2019
Senator Aument asked Temple University, the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State, and Lincoln University to outline their missions & offer feedback on a possible Higher Ed Funding Commission.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Transportation

February 25, 2019
During the PennDOT budget hearing, Senator Aument reminded Secretary Leslie Richards of the economic impact of storm travel restrictions on farmers, and sought an update on replacement of structurally deficient bridges.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Labor & Industry

February 25, 2019
Senator Aument discussed the economic impact of the premature retirement of nuclear plants and the coordination of workforce development efforts with L&I Secretary Oleksiak during today’s budget hearing for the Department of Labor & Industry.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: PA State Police

February 21, 2019
During the PA State Police budget hearing, Senator Aument sought an update on implementation of a new statewide public radio system and the status of an audit conducted on procurement process for this project.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: State System of Higher Education

February 21, 2019
Senator Aument discussed the need to more closely examine the mission of the State System of Higher Education — and the cost to students – with PASSHE Chancellor Dan Greenstein     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Public Utility Commission

February 19, 2019
Senator Aument discusses the challenging, complex issue of keeping nuclear energy viable, and the effect of not including nuclear energy in state Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards with representatives of the PUC.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Revenue/Lottery

February 19, 2019
Senator Aument asked Revenue Secretary Hassell about the Governor’s proposed minimum salary of $45,000 for teachers and the impact of federal tax changes on the PA 592 and ABLE programs.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Independent Fiscal Office

February 19, 2019
Senator Aument asked Independent Fiscal Office Director Matthew Knittel about the impact of public policy decisions on population demographics and economic development.     [Read More]

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Senators Aument, Martin Raise Concerns about Spending, Taxes in Wolf’s Budget Plan

February 05, 2019
Lancaster County Senators Ryan Aument (R-36) and Scott Martin (R-13) voiced concerns today regarding the level of spending, taxes and borrowing proposed by Governor Wolf in his annual budget address.   [Read More]

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Response to Governor’s Budget Address

February 05, 2019
Senator Ryan Aument offers remarks following the Governor’s budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly.   [Read More]

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Op-Ed: Promoting Student-Centered Education Policy in Pennsylvania

January 16, 2019
I am honored to have been selected to lead one of the most important policy discussions facing Pennsylvania today.   [Read More]

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Pennsylvania’s Bipartisan Nuclear Energy Caucus Releases Report Detailing Impacts of Losing the State’s Nuclear Industry and Provides Options for Taking Action in 2019

November 29, 2018
Senators Ryan Aument (R-36) and John Yudichak (D-14) along with Representatives Becky Corbin (R-155) and Rob Matzie (D-16), who co-chair the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s bipartisan Nuclear Energy Caucus (NEC), today released the “Bicameral Nuclear Energy Caucus Report” detailing the nuclear energy industry’s contributions to Pennsylvania’s communities, economy, and environment.   [Read More]