Allison Stevens Capital-Star Washington Bureau
With Supreme Court ruling, the fight over gerrymandering reform moves to the states
By: Allison Stevens Capital-Star Washington Bureau - July 7, 2019
WASHINGTON – Battles over partisan gerrymandering are poised to shift to the states in the wake of a major U.S. Supreme Court decision issued last week. The high court dealt a major blow to efforts to combat politicized redistricting when it issued a high-profile 5-4 opinion finding that courts couldn’t settle such disputes. Now, state-level […]
Republican rebel? Or opportunist? What breaks with Trump say about Pa.’s Pat Toomey
By: Allison Stevens Capital-Star Washington Bureau - March 21, 2019
In general, Toomey has been able to keep his differences with the GOP “under the radar,” observers said. But he’s drawing more attention as conflicts sharpen over core conservative issues.
Pa.’s Brian Fitzpatrick: ‘Republican enabler’ or ‘bipartisan dealmaker?’
By: Allison Stevens Capital-Star Washington Bureau - March 13, 2019
U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick has cast some key votes with Democrats. Will that be enough to immunize him against a challenge in 2020?
Pa.’s Fitzpatrick joins Pelosi, House Democrats in attempt to revive lapsed domestic violence protections
By: Allison Stevens Capital-Star Washington Bureau - March 7, 2019
WASHINGTON – Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick joined U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic women in the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday to unveil legislation that would re-authorize funding for programs and services relating to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. The legislation lapsed last month after Congress failed to […]
Stronger together, Pa.’s ‘Fab Four’ women lawmakers make their mark on Capitol Hill
By: Allison Stevens Capital-Star Washington Bureau - February 22, 2019
For the first time since 2015, women are representing Pennsylvania on Capitol Hill - and they're making their presence felt.