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James R Brewster

Democratic — Senator — District 45
Available Terms:
  • 2011-2012
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

James R Brewster represents Senate District 45 in the Pennsylvania Senate, is a member of five committees, and is the primary sponsor of 1995 bills.

2000 42746.0
2012 53942.5

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

  • Capitol Office:

    Senate Box 203045
    Harrisburg, PA 17120-3045
    458 Main Capitol
    Phone: 717-787-5580
    Fax: 717-772-3588
  • District Office:

    One Monroeville Center 3824 Northern Pike Suite 1015
    Monroeville, PA 15146
    Phone: 412-380-2242
    Fax: 412-380-2249
  • brewster@pasenate.com



News and Blog Coverage

Brewster: Budget Tricks Not Sustainable

Harrisburg – June 30, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) issued the following statement following the Senate’s passage of House Bill 2328, the state General Fund budget. Sen. Brewster’s comments are as follows: “For yet another year, Governor Tom Corbett and his legislative allies have produced a spending plan ...

Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • SR 163

    A Resolution recognizing September 25, 2015, as "International Ataxia Awareness Day" in Pennsylvania.

  • SB 918

    An Act providing for the tax sale of abandoned properties.

  • SB 920

    An Act amending the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, in tax for education, further providing for exclusions from the sales and use tax.

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  • SB 917

    An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in juvenile matters, providing for interagency information sharing.

  • SB 910

    An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in reimbursements by Commonwealth and between school districts, providing for student-weighted basic education funding.

  • SB 906

    An Act amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in licensing of drivers, providing for autism spectrum disorder designation on driver's license or identification card and for contributions for autism spectrum disorder awareness; and establishing the Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness Account.

Recent Votes

HB 466

Committee vote (LAW AND JUSTICE): Reported as Amended

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 763.0
•••No: 436.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 1276

Committee vote (APPROPRIATIONS): Re-Reported as Amended

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 26100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 1276


Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 49100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 1192

Committee vote (APPROPRIATIONS): Reported as Committed

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 1661.0
•••No: 1038.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 926

Committee vote (TRANSPORTATION): Reported as Committed

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 13100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 925

Committee vote (TRANSPORTATION): Reported as Committed

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 13100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
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