Senate Majority Policy Committee to discuss northeastern Pennsylvania’s economy and COVID-19

HARRISBURG – The Senate Majority Policy Committee will host a discussion focused upon northeastern Pennsylvania employers and employees that have been negatively affected by the Governor’s COVID 19 shut down.

“We need a serious discussion about how we can help assist our local employees and employers as they try to safely rebuild,” said Majority Policy chairman Senator David G. Argall (Schuylkill/Berks.) “There is no doubt that the Governor’s shut down has left an economic impact on many of our regional employers. Some employers even had to make the heart-breaking decision to close after decades in operation. It is our goal for this workshop to talk with these employers and employees so that we can listen to their concerns and find solutions to safely help provide for the future of this region.

Panelists for this workshop include employers and employees throughout northeastern Pennsylvania who were forced to shut down by the Governor’s executive order. Restaurants, chambers of commerce, addiction-support networks, health care providers and other employers are expected to join the conversation.

The Senate Majority Policy Committee will conduct the workshop on Tuesday, June 16 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

More information can be found on the committee’s website at


Contact: Joshua J. Paul – Executive Director, PA Senate Majority Policy Committee