PA Senate Democrats Stand for Women’s Equality.

Tackling issues such as closing the wage gap, protecting victims of domestic violence, fighting for workplace equality, ensuring paid family leave, and defending a woman’s right to control her own body and health choices are paramount because
when women thrive, we all thrive.  

Senate Passes HB 2060, Protections for Domestic Abuse Victims


The Pennsylvania Senate has passed HB 2060, legislation that requires individuals convicted of domestic abuse to surrender their firearms.

The Senate Democrats applaud this action to protect domestic abuse victims and await Governor Wolf’s signature for the legislation to become law.


Combating Addiction in the Community


Combating opioid abuse and addiction must continue to be a priority at the national, state, and local levels.

Through the month of September, Senate Democrats hosted a series of open houses to discuss efforts and provide resources to battle addiction.

Joint Legislative Hearing Focuses on Community-Police Relations


“It is imperative that we seek ways to improve the trust, communication and mutual respect between police officers and the communities they serve,” Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa said.

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