May 8, 2019 - Sen. Brooks conversed with young FFA members after a Senate Republican Caucus press conference was held outside the Capitol to spotlight their efforts to support the state’s vital agriculture industry.
May 8, 2019 - Sen. Brooks joined her colleagues from the Senate Republican Caucus in outlining a package of bills designed to help the dairy industry and the entire agriculture industry, including finding ways to pass farms and farming skills along to the younger generation, using barns for wedding venues, and forming a Dairy Commission to help stop the loss of dairy farms in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania lost 370 farms in 2018 alone, leaving a little more than 6,000 still in operation.
May 7, 2019—Sen. Brooks was so happy to meet with youth advocates against tobacco use in minors. Michiah Lenzi of Sharpsville, a sixth grader, spoke with Sen. Brooks about the dangers of smoking and the effects of early tobacco use on the developing brain. He and his peers would like the legal age to purchase all tobacco products to be raised from 18 to 21. He is pictured here with parents Rebecca and Michael Lenzi, and sister Reese, a second-grader.
April 29, 2019 - Lt. Gov. John Fetterman and Sen. Brooks joined the seventh and eighth graders from the Faith Builders School in Guys Mills, Crawford County at the front desk of the Senate Chamber. The group sang on the marble steps in the Rotunda at lunchtime, were introduced on the House and Senate floors, and toured the Capitol Complex.
April 29, 2019 - The singers from Faith Builders School included seventh graders Travis Hershberger, Christian Kauffman, Alex Miller, André Miller, Natalie Miller, Maya Schmucker, Nicholas Stoltzfus, and Shelby Wengerd. Eighth graders are Jessica Byler, Sophia Hostetler, Trennis Lehman, Elijah Miller, Jayla Warren, and Kiahna Wengerd.
April 10, 2019 –As the Chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, Sen. Brooks joined with House Chair Kathy Rapp in hosting a joint hearing on advances in gene replacement therapy.
March 26, 2019 - Sen. Brooks consoled Gold Star dad Daniel McLaughlin from Forest County at a recent Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness confirmation hearing and promotion ceremony. His son, Army National Guardsman Michael McLaughlin, was killed in action in Iraq in January 2006. An exit ramp in Grove City is named in honor of Lt. Col. McLaughlin.
March 26, 2109 –The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee re-confirmed Adjutant General Anthony Carelli and promoted several outstanding officers in the Guard, including Major Gen. Mark McCormack, Major Gen. Mike Regan, Major Gen. Mark Schindler, Brig, Gen. Jeffrey Heasley, Brig. Gen. Edwards Little, Brig. Gen. Claudia Malone, and Brig. Gen. Michael Wegscheider. Gold Star Dad Daniel McLaughlin of Forest County is also pictured (center).
February 27, 2019 – As Chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, Senator Michele Brooks listened intently to the testimony and priorities of Secretary of Health Rachel Levine during the department’s budget hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee. Topics covered included opioids, lead poisoning, rural access to health care, and Lyme disease.
January 28, 2019 –The Farrell Steelers were honored as state football champions in the Senate and House of Representatives by Sen. Brooks, Rep. Mark Longietti, and the members of both Chambers. The team also met Lt. Gov. Fetterman and Gov. Tom Wolf. Player of the Year Kyi Wright and Coach of the Year Jarrett Samuels were also recognized for their achievements.
January 1, 2019 – Sen. Brooks was honored to take the oath of office as she embarks upon her second term in the Pennsylvania Senate.
January 1, 2019 - Newly elected members of the Senate Republican Caucus include Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill and Sen. Judy Ward, who joined Sen. Brooks in placing their hand on the Bible and taking the oath of office, in a Chamber filled with flowers, family and friends.