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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 2013 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

  • SB 964

    An Act providing for portability of professional and occupational licenses for military spouses.

  • SR 170

    A Concurrent Resolution calling for a Free and Fair Elections Amendment to the Constitution of the United States via a Convention of the States, pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States, which would authorize the states to apply disclosure rules and reasonable guidelines on election campaign contributions and expenditures.

  • SB 960

    An Act providing for customer account notification.

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  • SB 762

    An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, further providing for exceptional children, education and training.

  • SB 963

    An Act amending the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, in personal income tax, providing for contributions for Tuition Account Programs.

  • SR 171

    A Resolution directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct a study relating to the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of utilizing privately owned veterans care facilities to augment the Commonwealth's six State-owned veterans care facilities.

Recent Votes

SB 604

Committee vote (GAME AND FISHERIES): Reported as Committed

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 1090.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 19.0
SB 925


Legislator Vote: Other

•••Yes: 4693.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 36.0
SB 652


Legislator Vote: Other

•••Yes: 4693.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 36.0
SB 765


Legislator Vote: Other

•••Yes: 4693.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 36.0
SB 404


Legislator Vote: Other

•••Yes: 4591.0
•••No: 12.0
•••Other: 36.0
SB 487


Legislator Vote: Other

•••Yes: 4693.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 36.0
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