Gun Violence in Pennsylvania

Communities in our Commonwealth are plagued by the gun violence epidemic. We're working hard with local and federal partners to combat this scourge throughout PA.



From protecting Pennsylvanians' healthcare, to safeguarding our clean air and pure water, we're fighting day in and day out for everyone in our Commonwealth.


Fighting for Workers

Everyone deserves a fair wage in PA. Check out how our team is pushing back to protect workers throughout our Commonwealth.





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PA total student loan debt


October 22, 2019

AG Shapiro Opposes EPA’s Proposed Rule to Limit States’ Clean Water Act Oversight

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro and 22 other Attorneys General today filed formal legal comments opposing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule that would unlawfully curtail state authority under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act. The coalition argues that the proposed rule is an unlawful and misguided policy that would degrade water quality and infringe on states’ rights.

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October 16, 2019

AG Shapiro Defends Anti-Discrimination Housing Regulations Against CFPB Rollback

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Shapiro and 11 other Attorneys General today submitted formal legal comments urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) not to adopt new rules that would undermine regulators’ ability to enforce fair lending laws and prevent discrimination against communities of color in the mortgage lending market.

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September 23, 2019

AG Shapiro: Congress Must Close Ammunition Loophole

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today led a coalition of 20 other Attorneys General in sending a letter to Congressional leaders urging their support of legislation that extends existing background check requirements on firearm sales to also include ammunition sales. The Attorneys General argue these background checks would decrease gun violence by stopping individuals who are prohibited from purchasing a gun from also obtaining ammunition.

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