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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 four committees, and is the primary sponsor of 1969 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
    Room:
    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

Media

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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

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  • SB 119

    An Act amending the act of November 6, 1987 (P.L.381, No.79), known as the Older Adults Protective Services Act, in preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions; and, in criminal history for employees, repealing provisions relating to definitions, further providing for information relating to prospective facility personnel, for grounds for denying employment and for provisional employees for limited periods; providing for registry of home care workers; and making editorial changes.

  • SB 849

    An Act amending the act of December 3, 1959 (P.L.1688, No.621), known as the Housing Finance Agency Law, in Mixed-use Development Program, providing for program and for agency guidelines; imposing duties on the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency; establishing the Mixed-use Development Fund; and making an appropriation.

  • SB 847

    An Act amending Title 51 (Military Affairs) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for State Veterans' Commission.

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  • SB 11

    An Act amending the act of June 3, 1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), known as the Pennsylvania Election Code, in Secretary of the Commonwealth, further providing for powers and duties of the Secretary of the Commonwealth; in primary and election expenses, further providing for definitions, for organization of political committees, for registration and for reporting; in primary and election expenses, providing for limitations on contributions; in primary and election expenses, further providing for late filing fees and certificates of filing, for contributions or expenditures by national banks, corporations or unincorporated associations and for reports by business entities and publication; in primary and election expenses, providing for independent expenditures; and providing for corporate political accountability.

  • SB 118

    An Act providing for school district real property tax relief through distributions to school districts and for supplemental rent rebate relief.

  • SB 832

    An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in charter schools, providing for charter school and cyber charter school fund balance limits.

Recent Votes

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SB 1

FINAL PASSAGE

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 2857.0
•••No: 1938.0
•••Other: 24.0
SB 678

FINAL PASSAGE

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4795.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 24.0
SB 514

FINAL PASSAGE

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3979.0
•••No: 816.0
•••Other: 24.0
SB 266

CONCUR IN HOUSE AMENDMENTS

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4795.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 24.0
SB 284

FINAL PASSAGE

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4795.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 24.0
SB 285

FINAL PASSAGE

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4795.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 24.0
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Sources

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