Bob has spent two terms representing the people of Pennsylvania in the Senate, fighting for good jobs, higher wages and fairer workplaces. He is a leader with proven results for workers, women, children, seniors and people with disabilities. He has the experience and record of successful service that Pennsylvanians deserve in their Senator.
Bob has dedicated his career to serving the people of Pennsylvania, as Auditor General, State Treasurer and U.S. Senator. In Harrisburg, Bob compiled a record that focused on making government more accountable and responsive to the needs of Pennsylvanians. He has been a fiscal watchdog who made nursing homes safer and protected affordable child care. He led the fight to reform Megan’s Law to better protect Pennsylvania children and communities.
Since he was elected to the United States Senate in 2006, Bob has worked to create family-sustaining jobs and foster financial security for Pennsylvania families; protect our children and invest in their futures; ensure safety at home and respect for America abroad; promote honesty and accountability in government; preserve the dignity of the vulnerable of all ages among us; and advocate for his constituents and help them solve problems they face.
Bob was the prime Senate sponsor of landmark legislation for individuals with disabilities, the Stephen Beck Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE), which allows millions of families across the United States to save for the long-term care of their loved ones with disabilities in a tax-advantaged savings account.
He is a leader in public education, fighting for expanded access to everything from pre-K to technical schools to universities. As concerns arose across the nation about the dangers of campus sexual assault, Bob took action and passed into law the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE), which outlines steps schools can take to educate students and help prevent sexual assault, requires uniform reporting standards for sexual assaults on college campuses and requires schools to provide clear guidelines to students on their sexual assault policies.
From legislation cracking down on terrorists’ financing to a law that makes it easier for small businesses to expand, Bob has a wide range of accomplishments for the people of Pennsylvania. He is committed to raising wages and creating and retaining jobs across the state. A tireless advocate for middle-class families, workers and seniors, Bob is a voice for those who are threatened by Congressional Republicans’ tax cuts to the ultra-rich and recent attempts to undermine Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.