Aument Proposal to Limit Student Smartphone Use During School Signed into Law
July 15, 2024

Aument Proposal to Limit Student Smartphone Use During School Signed into Law

The General Assembly passed and the Governor signed a proposal championed by Sen. Ryan Aument (R-36) to improve students’ mental health and academic performance by giving schools the resources they need to effectively limit student smartphone use during the school day.  [Read More]

Senate Passes Aument Bill Limiting Smartphone Use in Schools
July 3, 2024

Senate Passes Aument Bill Limiting Smartphone Use in Schools

The Senate passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Ryan Aument (R-36) to improve students’ mental health and academic performance by limiting their use of smartphones in schools.  [Read More]

Aument Votes to Support Israel
June 27, 2024

Aument Votes to Support Israel

The Senate of Pennsylvania approved legislation with strong bipartisan support that would prohibit the PA Treasury’s Office, the State Employees’ Retirement System, the Public School Employees’ Retirement System, and the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System from boycotting or divesting from Israel, according to Sen. Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster), who supported the bill.  [Read More]

Aument Bill to Limit Cellphone Use in Schools Passes Senate Committee
June 25, 2024

Aument Bill to Limit Cellphone Use in Schools Passes Senate Committee

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Ryan Aument (R-36) to improve students’ mental health and learning by limiting their use of cellphones in schools passed the Senate Education Committee today by a vote of 10-1, positioning it for possible consideration in the final 2024-25 state budget.  [Read More]

Aument, Williams Bill to Improve Early Literacy Passes Senate
June 11, 2024

Aument, Williams Bill to Improve Early Literacy Passes Senate

Legislation sponsored by Sens. Ryan Aument (R-36) and Anthony Williams (D-8) to give students the best chance of success through a strong, evidence-based reading program received Senate support today by a vote of 48-1.  [Read More]

PA Senate Approves “Grow PA” Bills to Support Affordable Pathways to Higher Ed, Career Prep
June 11, 2024

PA Senate Approves “Grow PA” Bills to Support Affordable Pathways to Higher Ed, Career Prep

Tens of thousands of students would have more opportunities to pursue affordable post-secondary education and career preparation programs under a package of bills approved with bipartisan support by the Pennsylvania Senate this week.  [Read More]

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May 7, 2024

Aument Votes for Largest Tax Cut for Working Families in PA History

In response to the Pennsylvania Senate passing Senate Bill 269, which would reduce the Personal Income Tax (PIT) rate from 3.07% to 2.8% and eliminate the Gross Receipts Tax on energy, effective Jan. 1, 2025, Sen. Majority Whip Ryan Aument (R-36) issued the following statement:  [Read More]

Aument Set to Introduce Bill Limiting Access to Phones and Social Media in Schools
May 1, 2024

Aument Set to Introduce Bill Limiting Access to Phones and Social Media in Schools

In response to the declining mental health and academic performance of Pennsylvania youth, Sen. Ryan Aument (R-36) will soon introduce legislation to limit students’ use of cellphones in schools through secure, lockable phone bags in which students would deposit their mobile devices until the end of the school day.  [Read More]

Senate Education Committee Approves “Grow PA” Package of Bills to Boost College Affordability, Open Quality Career Pathways
April 30, 2024

Senate Education Committee Approves “Grow PA” Package of Bills to Boost College Affordability, Open Quality Career Pathways

The Senate Education Committee approved an innovative package of bills today designed to help more young people in Pennsylvania pursue post-secondary education and career training.  [Read More]

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April 10, 2024

Republican Lawmakers Introduce “Grow PA” Higher Education Reform Plan to Support More Affordable Learning Opportunities, Pathways to PA Careers

Students in Pennsylvania would have access to more affordable post-secondary education options leading to quality careers in the state under a plan announced today by Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Senator Scott Martin (R-Lancaster), Senate Majority Whip Ryan P. Aument (R-Lancaster), Senate Education Committee Chair David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill) and Senator Tracy Pennycuick (R-Montgomery).  [Read More]

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