Historic Day for Women in PA HARRISBURG, PA − March 23, 2018 − Sponsored by Senator Judith L. Schwank (D-Berks County), Executive Women’s Council of Pittsburgh (EWC) has been instrumental in bringing the Senate Resolution 255 to the forefront. The Resolution, titled “Encouraging equitable and diverse gender representation on the boards and in senior management of […]

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Harrisburg, March 21, 2018– State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) voted in favor of a package of bipartisan bills pertaining to domestic violence. The bills are aimed to empower victims of domestic violence by helping them leave their abusers and controlling their abusers’ access to firearms. Most notable in the package is SB 501, which requires […]

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HARRISBURG − March 20, 2018 − Stating that child protection is a foremost government responsibility, two state Senators have launched a push to reform laws, regulations, and funding for Pennsylvania’s child welfare system. Sens. Lisa Baker, R-20th, and Judy Schwank, D-11th, who lead the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, are looking to establish an […]

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HARRISBURG, PA − March 16, 2018 − On Monday, March 19 at 12 pm, Democratic women of the General Assembly will gather for a roundtable discussion on what it means to be a woman elected to office in light of Women’s History Month.

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Reading, March 14, 2017  The second session of state Sen. Judy Schwank’s fifth annual “Berks County Model Senate” will give area high school participants to experience the legislative committee process and the opportunity to interview subject matter experts. The session will open at 11 a.m. in Sen. Schwank’s district office on George Street. The committee […]

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Harrisburg – March 12, 2018 – Bolstering farms and farmers, promoting the use of locally produced food and significantly increasing a tax credit to spur job creation and investment in rural communities is the focus of a package of bills offered by three state Senate Democrats. 

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Harrisburg, February 15, 2018 − A road-naming bill to rename Route 176 in Berks County in honor of veterans was signed into law today by Gov. Tom Wolf. Berks County’s inclusion in the bill was the result of the efforts of State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks). Under the legislation, HB 1602, separate sections of the Morgantown […]

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Reading, February 13, 2018  −Four dozen high school students from 13 Berks County schools will get a close-up look at being a legislator on Thursday, Feb. 15, during Sen. Judy Schwank’s fifth annual “Berks County Model Senate.” The event, which will be the first of three planned sessions of the Model Senate, will begin at […]

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Harrisburg, February 7, 2018– State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) is encouraged by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s announcement of $17.5 million in emergency funding to stop the spread of the spotted lanternfly in southeastern Pennsylvania. “USDA has recognized how important it is to support us in our fight against the spotted lanternfly,” Schwank said. […]

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