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HARRISBURG, PA — After voters re-elected all Republican incumbents and five new state Senators last week, Senate Republicans strengthened their majority to the largest level in 66 years. On November 17, Senate Republicans re-elected their leaders for the 2017-18 legislative session, retaining the current team to serve in their respective roles.
Sen. Joe Scarnati (R-25) has been nominated once again to serve as President Pro Tempore. The full Senate will vote on Scarnati’s nomination when it reconvenes in January. As President Pro Tempore, he will be responsible for appointing the chairpersons and members of the standing committees of the Senate. He will also play a significant role in negotiations with the executive branch’s administration and the Assembly.