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.

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Telephone Town Hall

Senator Hughes will hold a telephone town hall meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 4th.
TOPIC: #StopTheVirus: get a mask, get tested, get the vaccine

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House, Senate Democrats call for repairs to hazardous, toxic schools across the commonwealth

HARRISBURG – February 19, 2021 – State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler (D-Philadelphia) were joined by several Democratic House and Senate members from a cross Pennsylvania on Friday to call for repairs to hazardous and toxic...
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#StopTheVirus: Join Sen. Hughes, Sheryl Lee Ralph-Hughes’ May Day Challenge

Get a mask, get the test, get the vaccine; We are in this together!Sheryl and I announced our #StopTheVirus campaign Thursday morning, with the goal of getting out information about the COVID-19 vaccine and explaining how it will help get us to a new normal. We are in...
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in Pennsylvania

Wheatley, Hughes recognize National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, February 5, 2021 – State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, and state Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia/Montgomery, are recognizing Sunday, Feb. 7 as National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in Pennsylvania. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day began...
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Sens. Costa, Hughes Respond to Gov. Wolf’s 2021-22 Budget Proposal

HARRISBURG — February 3, 2021 — Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) and Democratic Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) jointly responded to Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2021-22 Budget Address with a...
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Fixing broken and toxic schools, raising minimum wage part of Gov. Wolf’s ‘21 legislative plans

Sen. Hughes pledges to support agenda to build back Pa. post-COVIDYesterday, Governor Tom Wolf laid out his agenda for the 2021-22 legislative session, much of which was centered around building back Pennsylvania after the COVID-19 pandemic. That plan focuses on a...
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Members of Pa. Senate Dems urge U.S. House Majority Leader Pelosi to investigate, expel Rep. Scott Perry for seditious acts 

HARRISBURG – January 29, 2021 – Members of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus wrote U.S. House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging an investigation into the “traitorous and seditious acts” against the U.S. Constitution by U.S. Rep. Scott Perry. “This is not a...

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Senator Vincent Hughes

House, Senate Democrats call for repairs to hazardous, toxic schools across the commonwealth

HARRISBURG – February 19, 2021 – State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler (D-Philadelphia) were joined by several Democratic House and Senate members from a cross Pennsylvania on Friday to call for repairs to hazardous and toxic schools across Pennsylvania. Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland), Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) and Rep. Kyle Mullins (D-Lackawanna) pointed to public school buildings
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Sen. Hughes, Rep. Fiedler unveil plan to repair hazardous, toxic public school buildings across Pa.

HARRISBURG – Feb. 15, 2020 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Representative Elizabeth Fiedler (D-Philadelphia) unveiled two proposals that would address toxic, unsafe conditions in public schools across the commonwealth. Concern about school conditions, including ventilation, is not new, however, air quality concerns require even more attention and immediate action amid the COVID-19 pandemic and potential return to schools.
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Sen. Hughes touts passage of critical COVID-19 relief legislation that includes key rental assistance, small business grant provisions

PHILADELPHIA — February 5, 2021 — State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) touted the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s action to drive out COVID-19 relief for vulnerable residents Friday after Senate Bill 109 was sent to Gov. Tom Wolf for signature. The legislation directs about $570 million to rental and utility assistance programs, $145 million to a small business grant program, and nearly
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#StopTheVirus: Join Sen. Hughes, Sheryl Lee Ralph-Hughes’ May Day Challenge

Get a mask, get the test, get the vaccine; We are in this together!Sheryl and I announced our #StopTheVirus campaign Thursday morning, with the goal of getting out information about the COVID-19 vaccine and explaining how it will help get us to a new normal. We are in this together and it will take all of us doing our part
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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