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Diamond, Gebhard Announce More than $1.7 Million for Water, Public Safety and Infrastructure
March 23, 2023

Diamond, Gebhard Announce More than $1.7 Million for Water, Public Safety and Infrastructure

Rep. Russ Diamond (R-102) and Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) today announced state grants totaling $1,705,634 in order for three Lebanon County municipalities to better serve residents’ needs.  [Read More]

Local Communities Receive $3.1 Million, Gebhard Says
March 22, 2023

Local Communities Receive $3.1 Million, Gebhard Says

Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) announced more than $3.1 million in Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) funding was awarded for projects in the 48th District.  [Read More]

Gebhard: $305,000 in Gaming Revenue to Benefit Berks County Projects
March 17, 2023

Gebhard: $305,000 in Gaming Revenue to Benefit Berks County Projects

Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) announced nearly $305,000 in Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) funding is being awarded for projects in Berks County.  [Read More]

Gebhard, Diamond Announce More than $635,000 for Lebanon County Municipal Projects
March 16, 2023

Gebhard, Diamond Announce More than $635,000 for Lebanon County Municipal Projects

Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) and Rep. Russ Diamond (R-102) today announced state grants totaling more than $635,000 have been awarded throughout Lebanon County for projects that will improve public safety and create additional recreational opportunities.  [Read More]

Gebhard Calls for Fiscal Restraint, Making PA Business Friendly
March 7, 2023

Gebhard Calls for Fiscal Restraint, Making PA Business Friendly

Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) released the following statement in response to the budget address that Gov. Josh Shapiro delivered today to a joint session of the General Assembly:  [Read More]

Gebhard to Open New Office in Wernersville on March 6
February 27, 2023

Gebhard to Open New Office in Wernersville on March 6

On Monday, March 6, Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) and his staff will begin serving residents of the 48th District at an additional district office located at 6 W. Penn Ave., first floor, west side, Wernersville.  [Read More]

Mastriano and Gebhard Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Election Security with Constitutional Amendments
February 2, 2023

Mastriano and Gebhard Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Election Security with Constitutional Amendments

Sens. Doug Mastriano (R-33) and Chris Gebhard (R-48) today introduced legislation, Senate Bill 292, that would enable voters to decide through a ballot referendum if the state Constitution should be amended to include several new election security reforms.  [Read More]

Gebhard Announces Committee Assignments for 2023-24 Legislative Session
January 9, 2023

Gebhard Announces Committee Assignments for 2023-24 Legislative Session

Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) was assigned to serve on seven standing Senate committees for the 2023-24 Legislative Session: Aging and Youth; Banking and Insurance; Community, Economic and Recreational Development; Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure; Environmental Resources and Energy; Law and Justice; and Rules and Executive Nominations.  [Read More]

Robinson, Gebhard Bill Increasing Penalties for Hiring Unauthorized Workers Becomes Law
November 3, 2022

Robinson, Gebhard Bill Increasing Penalties for Hiring Unauthorized Workers Becomes Law

Sens. Devlin Robinson (R-37) and Chris Gebhard’s (R-48) bill improving enforcement of the construction industry’s use of the federal E-Verify system was included in House Bill 2648, now Act 141 of 2022, and was signed into law today.  [Read More]

Senate Passes Gebhard Bill to Improve Personal Financial Literacy
October 18, 2022

Senate Passes Gebhard Bill to Improve Personal Financial Literacy

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) to improve personal financial literacy by requiring completion of a half-credit economics and personal finance course as a high school graduation requirement was passed by the full Senate today.  [Read More]

Gebhard and Diamond to Host Free Breakfast for Veterans on Nov. 11
October 17, 2022

Gebhard and Diamond to Host Free Breakfast for Veterans on Nov. 11

In recognition of Veterans Day, Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) and Rep. Russ Diamond (R-102) invite veterans of the 48th Senatorial District and their families to attend a free veterans appreciation breakfast on Friday, Nov. 11, at Country Fare Restaurant, 498 E. Lincoln Ave., Myerstown. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. with breakfast and the program to start at 9 a.m.  [Read More]

Gebhard Announces $300,000 in Grants to Reduce Environmental Damage
September 20, 2022

Gebhard Announces $300,000 in Grants to Reduce Environmental Damage

Two grants, both for $150,000 were awarded to the 48th Senatorial District to reduce pollution and mitigate environmental damage, according to Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48).  [Read More]

Gebhard Partners with FinEd50 Promote Financial Education alongside Professional Football Players
September 16, 2022

Gebhard Partners with FinEd50 Promote Financial Education alongside Professional Football Players

To highlight the importance of financial education for Pennsylvania’s students, Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) is partnering with FinEd50, a coalition founded by the Council for Economic Education and Visa, to host a financial football game with professional football players and a panel discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 9 a.m. at Soldiers Grove at the Capitol Complex.  [Read More]

Gebhard to Designate Part of State Route 322 in Honor of Ames
August 5, 2022

Gebhard to Designate Part of State Route 322 in Honor of Ames

To honor a dedicated public servant, Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) is hosting a road designation ceremony for Lebanon County Commissioner Bill Ames on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 4:30 p.m. at the Mt. Gretna Brewery, 2701 Horseshoe Pike, Campbelltown.  [Read More]

Robinson, Gebhard Bill to Increase Penalties for Hiring Unauthorized Workers Approved by Senate
June 29, 2022

Robinson, Gebhard Bill to Increase Penalties for Hiring Unauthorized Workers Approved by Senate

Sens. Devlin Robinson (R-37) and Chris Gebhard’s (R-48) bill to improve enforcement of the construction industry’s use of the federal E-Verify system was approved today by the Senate.  [Read More]

Senate Passes Gebhard Bill to Allow for Energy-Efficient Lighting
June 23, 2022

Senate Passes Gebhard Bill to Allow for Energy-Efficient Lighting

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48), which would allow outdoor advertisers to use energy-efficient lighting, received unanimous Senate support.  [Read More]

Senate Committee Passes Gebhard Bill to Improve Personal Financial Literacy
June 21, 2022

Senate Committee Passes Gebhard Bill to Improve Personal Financial Literacy

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) to improve personal financial literacy by requiring completion of a full-credit economics and personal finance course as a high school graduation requirement was passed by the Senate Education Committee today.  [Read More]

Senate Passes Gebhard Bill to Improve Motor Carrier Safety
June 14, 2022

Senate Passes Gebhard Bill to Improve Motor Carrier Safety

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) to improve highway safety regarding large motor carriers – including heavy trucks, public transit buses and coach buses – was passed by the Senate.  [Read More]

Senate Committees Pass Gebhard Bills to Increase Penalties for Hiring Unauthorized Workers and to Repurpose the Lieutenant Governor’s Mansion at Fort Indiantown Gap
June 6, 2022

Senate Committees Pass Gebhard Bills to Increase Penalties for Hiring Unauthorized Workers and to Repurpose the Lieutenant Governor’s Mansion at Fort Indiantown Gap

Legislation sponsored by Sens. Chris Gebhard (R-48) and Devlin Robinson (R-37) to improve enforcement of the construction industry’s use of the federal E-Verify system was voted out of the Senate Appropriations Committee today.  [Read More]

Senate Committee Passes Gebhard, Robinson Bill to Improve Fairness in Construction Industry
May 24, 2022

Senate Committee Passes Gebhard, Robinson Bill to Improve Fairness in Construction Industry

Legislation sponsored by Sens. Chris Gebhard (R-48) and Devlin Robinson (R-37) to improve enforcement of the construction industry’s use of the federal E-Verify system was voted out of the Senate Labor and Industry Committee today.  [Read More]

Senate Passes Gebhard Bill to Better Manage Pennsylvania’s Military Properties
April 13, 2022

Senate Passes Gebhard Bill to Better Manage Pennsylvania’s Military Properties

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) enabling the state’s Armory Board to better manage Pennsylvania’s military properties unanimously passed the Senate.  [Read More]

Gebhard Bill to Support Fort Indiantown Gap Receives Committee Support
February 7, 2022

Gebhard Bill to Support Fort Indiantown Gap Receives Committee Support

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) to allow the state’s Armory Board to advise on more issues pertaining to Pennsylvania’s National Guard received unanimous support today from the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee.  [Read More]

Gebhard Mourns Loss of Dedicated Public Servant Bill Ames
December 29, 2021

Gebhard Mourns Loss of Dedicated Public Servant Bill Ames

Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) released the following statement in response to the recent passing of Lebanon County Commissioner Bill Ames:  [Read More]

Gebhard Announces More Than $7.4 Million in Grants for 48th District
December 6, 2021

Gebhard Announces More Than $7.4 Million in Grants for 48th District

Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) announced that more than $7.4 million in six Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grants were awarded to the district:  [Read More]

Gebhard Announces More Than $2.5 Million in Grants for 48th District
November 19, 2021

Gebhard Announces More Than $2.5 Million in Grants for 48th District

Five Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) grants have been awarded to the 48th District through the CFA’s Multimodal Transportation Fund Program and Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program totaling more than $2.5 million, according to Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48).  [Read More]

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