|Leadership:||Matthew J. Brouillette|
|Political Party:||Non partisan|
Pennsylvania Votes gives users access to plain language and objective descriptions of every single bill, amendment, and vote that takes place in the Pennsylvania legislature. Pennsylvania Votes describes all legislative actions. It is searchable by legislator, keyword, and 50 subject categories, so users can create their own custom "voting record guide."
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