- 7th District
Urban America faces immense challenges, yet the concerns of many communities are far too often left out of the national political and public policy discourse. That’s why I am organizing a forum entitled “A New Deal for a New Urban America” that will take place in Philadelphia on July 28, 2016. This free event which will be open to the public will be held at Arch Street United Methodist Church at 55 N. Broad Street on Thursday, July 28th from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. I am writing to invite you to participate in this solutions-driven forum.RSVP Here
Harrisburg, July 10, 2016 - Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) and Senate Democratic Appropriations Chair Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) released the following comments in support of Gov. Tom Wolf's announcement that he was allowing the state budget bill (Senate Bill 1073) to become law without his signature.Read More
Harrisburg, June 29th, 2016 – State Senator Vincent Hughes today voted with the majority of the Pennsylvania Senate to pass a $31.53 billion General Fund budget. The bill offers an on-time budget that contains a modest increase funding for public education and makes other investments. The bill, which passed the Senate 47 to 3, will now be sent back to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for concurrence.Read More & Watch
June 22, 2016 - State Senate Democratic Whip Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia/Delaware) today said that the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) has been devastated by recurring state budget cuts and that the state spending plan now under consideration needs to address agency funding shortfalls.Read More
Philadelphia – May 19, 2016 – At the request of state Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee held a roundtable discussion today on the health impact of lead exposure.
“The effects of lead exposure are indelible, dangerous and deadly,” Hughes said.Read More
Harrisburg, May 18, 2016 – With drug overdose deaths reaching epidemic levels, Senate Democrats unveiled legislation today to address the opioid addiction crisis from prevention through recovery.
“Addiction is a disease that does not discriminate and there is no easy solution to fix the problem,” Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) said.Read More
May 11, 2016 – At a news conference held at the state capitol today, State Senator Vincent Hughes joined Senate Democratic colleagues and community leaders calling for tax reform to protect middle and low-income Pennsylvanians. At the event, Haywood introduced legislation – Senate Bills 1257 and 1258 – that would reduce the tax burden for everyday Pennsylvanians.Read More
HARRISBURG, May 11, 2016 − Senator Vincent Hughes released the following statement on the Auditor General’s audit of the School District of Philadelphia: “I commend the auditor general and his team for their thorough review of the School District of Philadelphia’s finances."Read More
Senator Vincent Hughes in partnership with The Free Library of Philadelphia,The School District of Philadelphia & Wyncote Foundation invite you to the FREE Read to Succeed Program. The program will run Monday - Thursday's July 5th through July 29th from 8:30 a.m. til 1 p.m.
There will be free breakfast and lunch served and free eye exam with glasses compliments of Wills Eye Hospital. For more information or to register call 215-879-7777.Learn More Here
Today Governor Wolf increased the minimum wage for state workers and state government contractors from the current $7.25 to $10.15 per hour through an executive order. While limited in scope, this action is critically important for hard-working Pennsylvanians and their families.
With just a few strokes of his pen, the governor has taken steps to put success within reach for working-class families. Far too many of them still spend their days working in jobs that don't pay a living wage, forcing them to make the choice between food, medication, health care and eviction.Watch
Visit my Employment Opportunities page to find current resources to utilize during your job search, including helpful employment opportunity websites and local job fairs and job alerts. Please contact me if you have any questions or if you are an organization or employer that would like to post a job fair or employment opportunity for constituents.Learn More