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Reading, December 14, 2017 − State Sen. Judy Schwank hosted a press conference with State Inspector General Bruce Beemer to heighten public awareness of welfare fraud and announce a new enforcement initiative to stop the illegal sale of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) cards.
“Unfortunately, welfare fraud is an issue in my district,” Schwank said. “It is my hope that we protect these dollars and ensure these programs are being used for what was intended, helping the most needy.”
HARRISBURG, December 12, 2017 – The Women’s Health Caucus, a bipartisan, bicameral legislative group supporting women’s health issues, introduced the Pennsylvania Agenda for Women’s Health in a press conference on Tuesday, Dec. 12. The agenda is a package of bills supported by the caucus.
Caucus co-chairs State Sen. Judy Schwank, State Rep. Dan Frankel and State Rep. Frank Farry were joined by outside advocates to discuss the agenda.
Reading, December 7, 2017 − The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture recently expanded the industrial hemp program, which allows hemp to be grown for research purposes.
Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) spearheaded the legislation that legalized the growing of industrial hemp in the Senate and was a tireless advocate for the reestablishment of the industrial hemp industry.
Harrisburg, November 15, 2017 − Sen. Judy Schwank introduces legislation that will ensure victims of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct are not silenced by a non-disclosure agreement.
“Non-disclosure agreements can make it easier for serial predators to continue their patterns of abuse,” Schwank said.
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