Our office will be available by phone during coronavirus concerns in attempts to limit inadvertent social contact. Call 215-879-7777 or email hughes@pasenate.com for assistance. Visit Pennsylvania Department of Health’s website dedicated to the coronavirus for more information on the state’s response to the pandemic.

The school districts of Montgomery County and Philadelphia are making meals available for students during the week. Local food banks, kitchens and nonprofits are stepping up to help as well, follow the link to Philabundance’s website, enter your zip code and find locations.

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Senator Hughes helps local distiller convert operations to produce hand sanitizer in response to coronavirus outbreak

Companies across PA will now be able to produce sanitizer Senator Hughes was instrumental in helping Pennsylvania distillers convert their operations to producing much-needed hand sanitizer as a response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Rob Cassell,...

Philadelphia adds food sites for residents in need

  In response to continued shutdowns because of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Philadelphia is partnering with Share Food Program and Philabundance to get food to residents in need during this public health crisis. The sites are open Mondays...

The coronavirus pushes the tax deadline to July 15

Our friends at Campaign for Working Families can still help   The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak forced Senator Hughes and the Campaign for Working Families (CWF) to postpone their free tax preparation and Earned Income Tax filing events for now, but...
Free Lyft Rides for Seniors

Fresh Grocer of Monument, Lyft providing free rides for seniors to go grocery shopping

One of our friends in the community has created an awesome partnership with Lyft to make sure seniors have a way to get groceries during the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. The Fresh Grocer on Monument Road is partnering with Lyft to provide free rides for seniors to...

PA’s primary moved to June 2 because of the coronavirus

The coronavirus COVID-19 continues to impact our lives in many ways, which has prompted officials to move Pennsylvania’s primary election date to June 2. A bill to postpone the primary passed through the General assembly this week and is expected to be...

Senators Hughes and Collett Call for Additional Ventilator Care Funding During Public Health Crisis

Montgomery County, PA – March 26, 2020 – Senators Vincent Hughes (D-7 Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Maria Collett, RN (D-12 Montgomery/Bucks) today urged the Governor and their colleagues to include additional funding for nursing homes serving Medicaid patients...

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Senators Hughes and Collett Call for Additional Ventilator Care Funding During Public Health Crisis

Senators Hughes and Collett Call for Additional Ventilator Care Funding During Public Health Crisis

Montgomery County, PA – March 26, 2020 – Senators Vincent Hughes (D-7 Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Maria Collett, RN (D-12 Montgomery/Bucks) today urged the Governor and their colleagues to include additional funding for nursing homes serving Medicaid patients requiring ventilator and tracheostomy care as part of Pennsylvania’s comprehensive response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Even prior to COVID-19, nursing homes across the
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Hughes, Kearney, Scanlon, Boyle Lead Effort to Convert PA Distilleries into Hand Sanitizer Production Facilities

PHILADELPHIA, PA − March 25, 2020 − State Senators Vincent Hughes and Tim Kearney, U.S. Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon and Brendan Boyle announced today that they have successfully broken down the regulatory barriers preventing more than 130 small craft distilleries in Pennsylvania from producing needed medical supplies such as hand sanitizer, which have all but disappeared from local shelves in
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Sen. Hughes supports the American Working Families Relief Action Plan to aid PA’ians during coronavirus crisis

Philadelphia — March 18, 2020 — State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) issued the following statement, expressing his support for the American Working Families Relief Action Plan to aid working Pennsylvanians in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis and subsequent statewide closings. The proposal is endorsed by a number of organizations representing more than 1 million workers who are fighting to
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April 2020

Free Tax Prep/EITC Information Session

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
West Philadelphia High School, 4901 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139 United States
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Senator Vincent Hughes in Partnership with Campaign for Working Families presents a Free Tax Prep/EITC Information Session.

Have your taxes prepared at no charge. File for the Earned Income Tax Credit, which could get you thousands In tax refunds.

Can’t make it to these events? Check out the list on the back of Campaign for Working Families FREE tax prep sites or visit cwfphilly.org for more info.

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Free Tax Prep/EITC Information Session

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Harambee Charter School, 640 N 66th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19151 United States
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Senator Vincent Hughes in Partnership with Campaign for Working Families presents a Free Tax Prep/EITC Information Session.

Have your taxes prepared at no charge. File for the Earned Income Tax Credit, which could get you thousands In tax refunds.

Can’t make it to these events? Check out the list on the back of Campaign for Working Families FREE tax prep sites or visit cwfphilly.org for more info.

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Senator Hughes helps local distiller convert operations to produce hand sanitizer in response to coronavirus outbreak

Senator Hughes helps local distiller convert operations to produce hand sanitizer in response to coronavirus outbreak

Companies across PA will now be able to produce sanitizer Senator Hughes was instrumental in helping Pennsylvania distillers convert their operations to producing much-needed hand sanitizer as a response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Rob Cassell, president of the Pennsylvania Distillers Guild, reached out to the senator, who in turn began working with investors and fellow lawmakers to address the
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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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New Deal For A New PA

A New Deal for a New Pennsylvania means devoting resources and energy to policy that uplifts the people. Find out what state Senator Vincent Hughes wants to bring to Pennsylvania so it’s people can prosper.

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Pennsylvania needs a change. We need comprehensive policy solutions that address the issues our people face.

Pennsylvanians need economic security so they can work with dignity, pay their bills, and take care of their families and plan for a better life.

Pennsylvanians need quality, affordable housing to go home to after a long day’s work. They also deserve world class health care without ridiculously high premiums, hidden costs or inadequate coverage.

Pennsylvania's children deserve a high-quality education, which should start with our preschoolers and continue through college. Pennsylvania should provide the best educational opportunities for its people.

Pennsylvanians need voting reform so that young adults are automatically registered to vote when using state services. Voting should be accessible and inclusive.

Pennsylvanians need healthy environment with clean air, water and land. We must also move forward with the understanding that renewable energy and green jobs are our future.

In short, we need a New Deal for a New Pennsylvania!

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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