Elder Vogel Jr.

Elder Vogel Jr. I proudly serve the constituents of the 47th Senatorial District of Pennsylvania. Senator Elder Vogel Jr. is serving his second term in the PASenate.

He represents the citizens of the 47th Senatorial District, which includes portions of Beaver, Butler, and the entirety of Lawrence County. Senator Vogel is Chairman of the Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Senate Local Government Committee, and is a member of the Aging and Youth, Appropriations, Environmental Resources & Energy and Urban Affairs & Housing Committees. Ove

He represents the citizens of the 47th Senatorial District, which includes portions of Beaver, Butler, and the entirety of Lawrence County. Senator Vogel is Chairman of the Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Senate Local Government Committee, and is a member of the Aging and Youth, Appropriations, Environmental Resources & Energy and Urban Affairs & Housing Committees. Ove

To veterans in our area and across the nation: Thank you for your service, we honor your courage and sacrifice.
11/11/2021

To veterans in our area and across the nation: Thank you for your service, we honor your courage and sacrifice.

To veterans in our area and across the nation: Thank you for your service, we honor your courage and sacrifice.

ATTENTION ALL VETERANS: Join us Friday, November 12th, at Community College of Beaver County as we honor all veterans an...
11/10/2021

ATTENTION ALL VETERANS:
Join us Friday, November 12th, at Community College of Beaver County as we honor all veterans and serving military members with free breakfast for them and one guest. The drive-thru event will take place in parking lot C, with a special ceremony to kick off the event at 9 AM!

We hope to see you there!

ATTENTION ALL VETERANS:
Join us Friday, November 12th, at Community College of Beaver County as we honor all veterans and serving military members with free breakfast for them and one guest. The drive-thru event will take place in parking lot C, with a special ceremony to kick off the event at 9 AM!

We hope to see you there!

Hey everyone! Once again, we are a donation center for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots. Stop by either the Roches...
11/05/2021

Hey everyone! Once again, we are a donation center for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots. Stop by either the Rochester or New Castle offices anytime between now and December 1st to make a donation.
For more information, please click on the following link.
https://beaver-county-pa.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx?nPageID=100&nPreviewInd=200&nRedirectInd=3

Hey everyone! Once again, we are a donation center for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots. Stop by either the Rochester or New Castle offices anytime between now and December 1st to make a donation.
For more information, please click on the following link.
https://beaver-county-pa.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx?nPageID=100&nPreviewInd=200&nRedirectInd=3

Congratulations to all of the grant awardees and a special congrats to recipients from the 47th district! It's exciting ...
10/28/2021

Congratulations to all of the grant awardees and a special congrats to recipients from the 47th district! It's exciting to see so many pursuing their passion within the industry.

10/26/2021

Today the Senate approved Senate Bill 705, legislation which I sponsored, aiming to promote telemedicine as a way to overcome barriers to quality patient care created by distance and reduce the costs of those services.

No one was even remotely aware of COVID-19 and the impact that it could have on our society when I first introduced this bill. But, if we take nothing else away from this pandemic, we now fully understand the critical need for this tool. This bill is about building the infrastructure for telemedicine. It’s about establishing who gets paid for what and how to affordably increase the access to healthcare.

Telemedicine is a rapidly growing component of health care, and many health care professionals and hospitals in Pennsylvania are already providing services via telemedicine. However, currently none of the health care professionals’ licensure acts explicitly authorize or regulate practice via telemedicine.

Senate Bill 705 specifically defines “telemedicine” as “the delivery of health care services provided through telecommunications technology to a patient by a health care practitioner who is at a different location,” and allows anyone with a medical license or otherwise regulated by Pennsylvania law to provide telemedicine services. Each of Pennsylvania’s licensure boards will develop regulations within the scope of practice and standard of care, with the rules taking into consideration model policies and clinical guidelines for appropriate use of telemedicine, as well as providing for patient privacy and data security standards compliant with federal and state law.

In Pennsylvania, many health insurers already provide coverage for some form of telemedicine, but coverage varies by location and health care service. Forty states have statutes that require private insurers to cover telemedicine in the same way they cover in-person health care services. All 50 states’ Medicaid programs cover some health care services delivered via telemedicine, and Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program, known as Medical Assistance, has been reimbursing for some health care services via telemedicine since at least 2007.

Senate Bill 705 provides clarity regarding insurance company reimbursement for telemedicine services, requiring a health insurance policy to provide coverage for medically necessary telemedicine delivered by a provider who delivers a covered service via telemedicine consistent with the insurer’s medical policies. The legislation prohibits a health insurance policy from excluding a health care service for coverage solely because the service is provided through telemedicine, and stipulates payment for covered services provided via telemedicine shall be negotiated between the provider and health insurer, with those agreements to be filed with and subject to state Department of Health review.

Telemedicine will vastly improve the availability of health care options for people in rural or urban areas, lower the cost of health care and strengthen the bond between patients and their doctors. Telemedicine is especially vital for patients who suffer from chronic illness, seniors who are homebound and families who live in rural areas where they would have to travel a far distance to receive medical care. We need to make this option available for all Pennsylvanians.

The legislation now heads to the state House of Representatives for consideration.

See my remarks below:

Earlier this week the state Senate passed two measures to help Pennsylvania farmers make home deliveries and meet other ...
09/30/2021

Earlier this week the state Senate passed two measures to help Pennsylvania farmers make home deliveries and meet other transportation needs.

Senate Bill 736 would enable a farmer to register a farm vehicle for the delivery of milk and other agricultural products to both businesses and homes. Under current law, a farmer is required to purchase, register and maintain a separate commercial vehicle for home deliveries while also maintaining a farm vehicle to deliver products to businesses.

Senate Bill 725 would allow farmers to use a Class A, B or C driver’s license when operating farm vehicles with a combined weight of more than 26,000 pounds on roadways.

The bills will now be sent to the House of Representatives for consideration.

Earlier this week the state Senate passed two measures to help Pennsylvania farmers make home deliveries and meet other transportation needs.

Senate Bill 736 would enable a farmer to register a farm vehicle for the delivery of milk and other agricultural products to both businesses and homes. Under current law, a farmer is required to purchase, register and maintain a separate commercial vehicle for home deliveries while also maintaining a farm vehicle to deliver products to businesses.

Senate Bill 725 would allow farmers to use a Class A, B or C driver’s license when operating farm vehicles with a combined weight of more than 26,000 pounds on roadways.

The bills will now be sent to the House of Representatives for consideration.

I had a great time visiting Koppel today! Happy to attend the reopening celebration of the TenarisKoppel steel shop.
09/15/2021

I had a great time visiting Koppel today! Happy to attend the reopening celebration of the TenarisKoppel steel shop.

National Su***de Prevention Month is a good time to remind anyone with depression or thoughts of su***de: you’re not alo...
09/13/2021

National Su***de Prevention Month is a good time to remind anyone with depression or thoughts of su***de: you’re not alone. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to someone.

Military veterans are 1.5 times more likely to die by su***de. Veterans can call and press 1 when prompted to find help suited especially for them.

National Su***de Prevention Month is a good time to remind anyone with depression or thoughts of su***de: you’re not alone. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to someone.

Military veterans are 1.5 times more likely to die by su***de. Veterans can call and press 1 when prompted to find help suited especially for them.

We remember September 11th.
09/11/2021

We remember September 11th.

We remember September 11th.

09/08/2021
A mandated one-size-fits-all approach does not accommodate differences in school districts across the Commonwealth. Loca...
09/01/2021

A mandated one-size-fits-all approach does not accommodate differences in school districts across the Commonwealth. Local school boards are best suited to understand the challenges and capabilities of their districts.

A mandated one-size-fits-all approach does not accommodate differences in school districts across the Commonwealth. Local school boards are best suited to understand the challenges and capabilities of their districts.

Fire, rescue and EMS companies can apply now for Unconventional Gas Well Fund Grants to support response where unconvent...
08/19/2021

Fire, rescue and EMS companies can apply now for Unconventional Gas Well Fund Grants to support response where unconventional gas well drilling is permitted. Funds can be used for certification, training and equipment.

The application period closes Oct. 15. Find more information here: https://www.osfc.pa.gov/GrantsandLoans/UnconventionalGasWellDrillingGrant/Pages/default.aspx

Fire, rescue and EMS companies can apply now for Unconventional Gas Well Fund Grants to support response where unconventional gas well drilling is permitted. Funds can be used for certification, training and equipment.

The application period closes Oct. 15. Find more information here: https://www.osfc.pa.gov/GrantsandLoans/UnconventionalGasWellDrillingGrant/Pages/default.aspx

08/18/2021

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding joined Senator Elder Vogel Jr., Chair of the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, to highlight legislation that strengthens dairy competitiveness in the marketplace by increasing consumer choice and reducing food waste. 🐄

A recommendation of the Dairy Future Commission, Act 62, provides milk sell by date and best by date labeling to dairy processors, replacing the 17-day milk code which caused viable milk to go to waste.

🥛 Learn more: https://bit.ly/3sv9Qgf

Tune in now to a joint informational meeting with the Senate and House Agriculture & Rural Affairs committees as they di...
08/11/2021
Joint informational meeting on augmented reality technology applications for agriculture - Pennsylvania Senate Republicans

Tune in now to a joint informational meeting with the Senate and House Agriculture & Rural Affairs committees as they discuss A.R. technology applications for Ag.

https://www.pasenategop.com/blog/agriculture-081121/

Senate AND House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committees | August 11, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. | Larson Research Center, Pennsylvania Furnace, Huntingdon County

I had a great time this weekend at Enon Day, thanks to everyone who came out!
07/19/2021

I had a great time this weekend at Enon Day, thanks to everyone who came out!

According to the latest figures, Pennsylvania leads the nation in the number of Lyme disease cases. The best way to avoi...
07/06/2021

According to the latest figures, Pennsylvania leads the nation in the number of Lyme disease cases. The best way to avoid it is to avoid tick bites.

Some tips:
-Know where to expect ticks. Ticks live in grassy, brushy, or wooded areas, or even on animals. Many people get ticks in their own yard.
-Use bug repellent.
-Check yourself, children, clothing, gear and pets for ticks after returning indoors.

More at www.health.pa.gov.

According to the latest figures, Pennsylvania leads the nation in the number of Lyme disease cases. The best way to avoid it is to avoid tick bites.

Some tips:
-Know where to expect ticks. Ticks live in grassy, brushy, or wooded areas, or even on animals. Many people get ticks in their own yard.
-Use bug repellent.
-Check yourself, children, clothing, gear and pets for ticks after returning indoors.

More at www.health.pa.gov.

Wishing you and your family a safe and wonderful 4th! Happy Independence Day!
07/04/2021

Wishing you and your family a safe and wonderful 4th! Happy Independence Day!

Wishing you and your family a safe and wonderful 4th! Happy Independence Day!

The second Fish for Free Day of the year is scheduled for July 4. It allows residents and non-residents to fish on PA wa...
07/02/2021

The second Fish for Free Day of the year is scheduled for July 4. It allows residents and non-residents to fish on PA waterways with no fishing license, trout/salmon permit or Lake Erie permit required. All other fishing regulations still apply.

A great opportunity for families to try their hand at a new outdoor activity! Details at www.FishandBoat.com.

The second Fish for Free Day of the year is scheduled for July 4. It allows residents and non-residents to fish on PA waterways with no fishing license, trout/salmon permit or Lake Erie permit required. All other fishing regulations still apply.

A great opportunity for families to try their hand at a new outdoor activity! Details at www.FishandBoat.com.

The Senate has approved a $40.8 billion General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-22 that maintains state funding for agr...
06/28/2021

The Senate has approved a $40.8 billion General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-22 that maintains state funding for agricultural programs and services, supports Pennsylvania’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and provides a financial safety net for the future. Senate Bill 255 now goes to the governor's desk for enactment into law.

View my full statement here: https://www.senatoreldervogel.com/2021/06/25/with-ag-funding-cuts-restored-fiscal-year-2021-22-budget-sent-to-governor/

The Senate has approved a $40.8 billion General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-22 that maintains state funding for agricultural programs and services, supports Pennsylvania’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and provides a financial safety net for the future. Senate Bill 255 now goes to the governor's desk for enactment into law.

View my full statement here: https://www.senatoreldervogel.com/2021/06/25/with-ag-funding-cuts-restored-fiscal-year-2021-22-budget-sent-to-governor/

The Senate today approved legislation, known as Kayden’s Law, to increase protections for children during child custody ...
06/24/2021

The Senate today approved legislation, known as Kayden’s Law, to increase protections for children during child custody disputes.

The bill imposes safety conditions and restrictions on visitation in cases of abuse, modifies the factors that a judge must consider in making a custody award to put the focus on the health and safety of the child, and recommends better training of all court personnel involved in custody cases. Senate Bill 78 will now be sent to the House of Representatives for consideration.

The Senate today approved legislation, known as Kayden’s Law, to increase protections for children during child custody disputes.

The bill imposes safety conditions and restrictions on visitation in cases of abuse, modifies the factors that a judge must consider in making a custody award to put the focus on the health and safety of the child, and recommends better training of all court personnel involved in custody cases. Senate Bill 78 will now be sent to the House of Representatives for consideration.

PennDOT's P3 Bridge Toll plan will not only increase tolling across the state for the next 30 years, it will place addit...
06/17/2021

PennDOT's P3 Bridge Toll plan will not only increase tolling across the state for the next 30 years, it will place additional stress on local roadways.

Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr.'s DRIVE SMART legislation provides an innovative solution that will avoid new taxes, keep jobs in Pennsylvania, and protect local communities and roads.

You can learn more information about the DRIVE SMART Act and submit comments here: https://www.senatorlangerholc.com/drive-smart-act/?fbclid=IwAR0bzCBLUp943vNThEdWCeDOJh3mSrOM9Q-zt9rAF3p0F3cp3HOhiTQV1qI

PennDOT's P3 Bridge Toll plan will not only increase tolling across the state for the next 30 years, it will place additional stress on local roadways.

Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr.'s DRIVE SMART legislation provides an innovative solution that will avoid new taxes, keep jobs in Pennsylvania, and protect local communities and roads.

You can learn more information about the DRIVE SMART Act and submit comments here: https://www.senatorlangerholc.com/drive-smart-act/?fbclid=IwAR0bzCBLUp943vNThEdWCeDOJh3mSrOM9Q-zt9rAF3p0F3cp3HOhiTQV1qI

The Senate recently approved Senate Bill 82 to establish a motorcycle “lemon law” similar to the consumer protections fo...
06/01/2021

The Senate recently approved Senate Bill 82 to establish a motorcycle “lemon law” similar to the consumer protections for car buyers provided by the PA Automobile Lemon Law.
It requires manufacturers to repair significant defects occurring in the first year of ownership or 12,000 miles. Currently, motorcycle owners are left to pay out of pocket to repair potentially dangerous manufacturing defects or fix the problem themselves. The bill has been sent to the House of Representatives.

The Senate recently approved Senate Bill 82 to establish a motorcycle “lemon law” similar to the consumer protections for car buyers provided by the PA Automobile Lemon Law.
It requires manufacturers to repair significant defects occurring in the first year of ownership or 12,000 miles. Currently, motorcycle owners are left to pay out of pocket to repair potentially dangerous manufacturing defects or fix the problem themselves. The bill has been sent to the House of Representatives.

05/31/2021
PA Fish for Free Days are scheduled for May 30 and July 4 this year. They allow residents and non-residents to fish on P...
05/25/2021

PA Fish for Free Days are scheduled for May 30 and July 4 this year. They allow residents and non-residents to fish on PA waterways with no fishing license, trout/salmon permit or Lake Erie permit required. All other fishing regulations still apply.

It’s a great opportunity for families to try their hand at a new outdoor activity. More information here:
https://www.fishandboat.com/Fish/FishingRegulations/Pages/FishForFreeDay.aspx

PA Fish for Free Days are scheduled for May 30 and July 4 this year. They allow residents and non-residents to fish on PA waterways with no fishing license, trout/salmon permit or Lake Erie permit required. All other fishing regulations still apply.

It’s a great opportunity for families to try their hand at a new outdoor activity. More information here:
https://www.fishandboat.com/Fish/FishingRegulations/Pages/FishForFreeDay.aspx

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To veterans in our area and across the nation: Thank you for your service, we honor your courage and sacrifice.
ATTENTION ALL VETERANS: Join us Friday, November 12th, at Community College of Beaver County as we honor all veterans and serving military members with free breakfast for them and one guest. The drive-thru event will take place in parking lot C, with a special ceremony to kick off the event at 9 AM! We hope to see you there!
The Senate recently held a hearing to talk about the impacts of vaccinations requirements in the workplace. Watch it here: https://bit.ly/3D1Odsj
Hey everyone! Once again, we are a donation center for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots. Stop by either the Rochester or New Castle offices anytime between now and December 1st to make a donation. For more information, please click on the following link. https://beaver-county-pa.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx?nPageID=100&nPreviewInd=200&nRedirectInd=3
Congratulations to all of the grant awardees and a special congrats to recipients from the 47th district! It's exciting to see so many pursuing their passion within the industry.
Today the Senate approved Senate Bill 705, legislation which I sponsored, aiming to promote telemedicine as a way to overcome barriers to quality patient care created by distance and reduce the costs of those services. No one was even remotely aware of COVID-19 and the impact that it could have on our society when I first introduced this bill. But, if we take nothing else away from this pandemic, we now fully understand the critical need for this tool. This bill is about building the infrastructure for telemedicine. It’s about establishing who gets paid for what and how to affordably increase the access to healthcare. Telemedicine is a rapidly growing component of health care, and many health care professionals and hospitals in Pennsylvania are already providing services via telemedicine. However, currently none of the health care professionals’ licensure acts explicitly authorize or regulate practice via telemedicine. Senate Bill 705 specifically defines “telemedicine” as “the delivery of health care services provided through telecommunications technology to a patient by a health care practitioner who is at a different location,” and allows anyone with a medical license or otherwise regulated by Pennsylvania law to provide telemedicine services. Each of Pennsylvania’s licensure boards will develop regulations within the scope of practice and standard of care, with the rules taking into consideration model policies and clinical guidelines for appropriate use of telemedicine, as well as providing for patient privacy and data security standards compliant with federal and state law. In Pennsylvania, many health insurers already provide coverage for some form of telemedicine, but coverage varies by location and health care service. Forty states have statutes that require private insurers to cover telemedicine in the same way they cover in-person health care services. All 50 states’ Medicaid programs cover some health care services delivered via telemedicine, and Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program, known as Medical Assistance, has been reimbursing for some health care services via telemedicine since at least 2007. Senate Bill 705 provides clarity regarding insurance company reimbursement for telemedicine services, requiring a health insurance policy to provide coverage for medically necessary telemedicine delivered by a provider who delivers a covered service via telemedicine consistent with the insurer’s medical policies. The legislation prohibits a health insurance policy from excluding a health care service for coverage solely because the service is provided through telemedicine, and stipulates payment for covered services provided via telemedicine shall be negotiated between the provider and health insurer, with those agreements to be filed with and subject to state Department of Health review. Telemedicine will vastly improve the availability of health care options for people in rural or urban areas, lower the cost of health care and strengthen the bond between patients and their doctors. Telemedicine is especially vital for patients who suffer from chronic illness, seniors who are homebound and families who live in rural areas where they would have to travel a far distance to receive medical care. We need to make this option available for all Pennsylvanians. The legislation now heads to the state House of Representatives for consideration. See my remarks below:
Earlier this week the state Senate passed two measures to help Pennsylvania farmers make home deliveries and meet other transportation needs. Senate Bill 736 would enable a farmer to register a farm vehicle for the delivery of milk and other agricultural products to both businesses and homes. Under current law, a farmer is required to purchase, register and maintain a separate commercial vehicle for home deliveries while also maintaining a farm vehicle to deliver products to businesses. Senate Bill 725 would allow farmers to use a Class A, B or C driver’s license when operating farm vehicles with a combined weight of more than 26,000 pounds on roadways. The bills will now be sent to the House of Representatives for consideration.
I had a great time visiting Koppel today! Happy to attend the reopening celebration of the TenarisKoppel steel shop.
National Su***de Prevention Month is a good time to remind anyone with depression or thoughts of su***de: you’re not alone. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to someone. Military veterans are 1.5 times more likely to die by su***de. Veterans can call and press 1 when prompted to find help suited especially for them.
We remember September 11th.
A mandated one-size-fits-all approach does not accommodate differences in school districts across the Commonwealth. Local school boards are best suited to understand the challenges and capabilities of their districts.