Senator Vincent Hughes

Senator Hughes reelected to serve as Democratic Chairman of Appropriations Committee

Harrisburg, PA − November 14, 2018 – Democratic members of the Pennsylvania Senate reelected Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) as the Democratic chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “It is an honor to again be selected to represent the...
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Senator Hughes encourages educators, businesses to apply for $30 million in PAsmart grants

HARRISBURG, PA − November 2, 2018 − Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) encouraged innovators to apply for grants aimed at spurring K-12 computer science and STEM education, expanding registered apprenticeships, and supporting job training with Industry...
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Senator Hughes mourns loss of life in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

I am deeply saddened by the loss of life yesterday at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the 11 people killed, as well as the six others wounded in the hateful attack. Thank you to law enforcement officers, first...

Senator Hughes applauds PA Forward Student Loan Program launched by PHEAA

Harrisburg – October 22, 2018 – Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) praised a new Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Authority (PHEAA) program a new student loan program for Pennsylvania students who need help paying for college after exhausting...
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Senator Hughes applauds Representative Schlossberg’s mental health legislation, bill headed to Governor Wolf

Harrisburg – October 17, 2018 – Legislation that would support suicide prevention and mental health services at institutions of higher education in Pennsylvania today passed the state Senate and is headed to the governor’s desk, according to the bill’s author...
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Sen. Hughes, Rep. Schweyer to protect health care for people with preexisting conditions

Harrisburg – October 16, 2018 – Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) was joined by Representative Pete Schweyer (D-Lehigh), Representative Tony DeLuca (D-Allegheny), Representative Helen Tai (D-Bucks) and Representative Carolyn Comitta (D-Chester)...

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Senator Hughes reelected to serve as Democratic Chairman of Appropriations Committee

Harrisburg, PA − November 14, 2018 – Democratic members of the Pennsylvania Senate reelected Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) as the Democratic chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “It is an honor to again be selected to represent the Senate Democrats as the Chairman of the Appropriations Committee,” Sen. Hughes said. “I am thankful for the support of my colleagues and
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Senator Hughes encourages educators, businesses to apply for $30 million in PAsmart grants

HARRISBURG, PA − November 2, 2018 − Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) encouraged innovators to apply for grants aimed at spurring K-12 computer science and STEM education, expanding registered apprenticeships, and supporting job training with Industry Partnership programs, following Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement of $30 million in grants Friday. “The governor’s administration has made a strong investment in our children and
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Senator Hughes Announces $75,000 in school safety and security grants in the district

Harrisburg, PA − October 30, 2018 − Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery counties) announced that $75,000 in School Safety and Security Grants were awarded to school districts in the 7th Senatorial District. The Philadelphia School District (Philadelphia County), Colonial School District (Montgomery County), and Upper Dublin School District (Montgomery County) each received $25,000 in grants, which were awarded through the School
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Senator Hughes announces $200,000 grant for trail project in Whitemarsh Township

Harrisburg – October 25, 2018 – Senator Hughes thanked Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration following the announcement of a $200,000 grant that will fund a trail project in Whitemarsh Township. The grant will support the construction of 1-mile of the multi-use Cross County Trail on a large conserved property known as the Erdenheim Farm. The project will include installation of retaining
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No excuses: It’s time to vote

In the past few months you’ve probably received a message from me encouraging you to register to vote. The election is here. It’s time to vote. Elections, now more than ever, are key in our democracy. Every vote counts. That starts at the local level in the smallest elections and goes all the way up to the federal level. Elections
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One of the most troubling challenges facing many students and families across Pennsylvania is the high cost of education.  This is often such a high hurdle that many students simply forgo a college education and are prevented from acquiring the skills necessary to gain better positions with higher wages.

collegeThe education gap caused by a lack of access to college or advanced education is, for many low-and-middle income students, the one faction preventing them from gaining traction in the workplace.   In our increasingly complex and high-tech economy, it is essential that we make, then fulfill, the promise to Pennsylvania students:  YOU will have access to a high-quality education without the burdens of crippling debt.

That’s what the Pennsylvania Promise is all about.   The Pennsylvania Promise is available to students with family incomes of $110,000 or less.  It provides for grants of at least $1,000 per year for community college students for two years and a minimum of $2,500 per year for four years to Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Schools and state related institutions.

The program also provides $50 million for adults in families whose incomes are less than $110,000 to acquire up to four years of postsecondary credit.

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2401 North 54th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 215.879.7777
Fax: 215.879.7778

Harrisburg Office

545 Capitol Building
Senate Box 203007
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3007
Phone: 717.787.7112
Fax: 717.772.0579

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Conshohocken Borough Hall
400 Fayette Street
Conshohocken, PA 19428
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Whitemarsh Township
616 Germantown Pike
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
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Upper Dublin Township
801 Loch Alsh Avenue
Fort Washington, PA 19034
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