U.S. House Oversight chair’s agenda: Hunter Biden, COVID origins, classified documents
By: Ashley Murray and John L. Micek - January 31, 2023
U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-10th District, who has faced scrutiny for efforts to overturn the 2020 election, is on the panel.
White House launches new push to help states remove lead pipes that carry drinking water
By: Ashley Murray - January 29, 2023
Erie County and Pittsburgh are among the communities set to participate in the program, according to the White House.
Ukrainians by the thousands arrive in states — but with a time limit
By: Ashley Murray - January 21, 2023
Nearly 200,000 Americans have applied to sponsor those fleeing the war, with the majority of applicants from New York, Illinois, California and Washington.
Pa. Rep. Thompson among U.S. House GOP’s new committee chairs; will help steer agenda
By: Ashley Murray - January 11, 2023
The north-central Pa. lawmaker will lead the House Agriculture Committee, giving him broad authority over farm issues.
U.S. House GOP backs rules plan without disclosing deals made with hard-right members
By: Jennifer Shutt, Ashley Murray and John L. Micek - January 10, 2023
The 55-page rules package sets the parameters for how bills should be written, how committees will operate and how the floor will run during the next two years.
U.S. House GOP backs McCarthy as speaker after tense and chaotic late-night session
By: Jennifer Shutt, Ashley Murray and John L. Micek - January 7, 2023
'Congratulations to the American People — tonight your much-improved House starts to get back in order. Now on to the business of saving the Republic,' U.S. Rep. Scott Perry said.
McCarthy flips GOP holdouts as his campaign for U.S. House speaker gathers speed
By: Jennifer Shutt and Ashley Murray - January 6, 2023
Pa.'s Perry goes from 'no' to 'yes' on the embattled Republican leader.
U.S. House stuck for a third day as Republicans struggle to unite around a speaker
By: Jennifer Shutt and Ashley Murray - January 5, 2023
“Either we have the tools to do it, or we have the personnel to do it. It’s going to be one, or the other,” Perry said.
With Pa.’s Perry at the fore, U.S. House paralyzed as GOP’s speaker fight drags into its second day
By: Jennifer Shutt and Ashley Murray - January 4, 2023
'We can’t continue with the same failed policies, rules, strategies, and leadership that are killing our nation, ' Perry said.
Pa.’s Perry, U.S. House conservatives tank Kevin McCarthy’s bid to be speaker on multiple ballots
By: Jennifer Shutt and Ashley Murray - January 3, 2023
McCarthy received 203 votes to Democratic nominee Hakeem Jeffries’ 212 votes, with the remaining support going to other GOP lawmakers.
U.S. House Jan. 6 committee releases final report; Pa. pols Perry, Mastriano get mentions
By: Jacob Fischler and Ashley Murray - December 23, 2022
The panel finds that former President Donald Trump incited insurrection, demands accountability.