Senate Democrats have unveiled the
Higher Education Lending Protection Act
to assist students struggling with the high costs of student loan debt and repayment. 

This proposed legislation will help reduce student debt, protect student loan borrowers, and require tracking of student debt trends and forecasts.

Policy Hearings

Good legislation is not created in a vacuum. We believe that the best way to craft and inform laws is to hear from experts and those we are elected to represent.

That is why we host policy hearings that cover issues that are important to Pennsylvanians.

For information, recaps, and a schedule on upcoming hearings, check

2019-2020 State Budget

Budget season is in full swing at the Capitol. 

Check out for the latest budget news, budget documents, and to watch completed budget hearings.

Real ID in PA


Beginning October 2020, Real ID will be required to board domestic commercial flights, enter federal buildings or enter military bases that require ID.

Real ID will be available for Pennsylvanians starting in March 2019. 
For more information, visit

Reducing Gun Violence

At the request of state Senator Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia), the state Senate Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing on ways to prevent gun violence in Pennsylvania.

“This policy hearing is to share proven solutions to reduce gun violence,” Haywood said. “I thank the advocates and Senator Boscola (D-Lehigh/Northampton) for making this happen. The time to act in Pennsylvania is now.”

Our Latest News

Stay Connected

Email Us!

Contact Us - Home