A third of U.S. House Dems, including Pa., oppose Manchin permitting deal in stopgap spending bill
By: Jacob Fischler - September 12, 2022
Pa. U.S. Reps. Dwight Evans, Madeleine Dean and Mary Gay Scanlon are among the opposition.
Biden slams ‘extreme MAGA Republicans’ as Democrats launch drive to midterm election
By: Jacob Fischler - September 9, 2022
The speech built on themes that Biden addressed in Philadelphia last week.
Pa. Rep. Perry says feds seized his cell phone after search at Mar-a-Lago
By: Jacob Fischler - August 9, 2022
Democrats had little to say Tuesday about the apparent search, though some defended the execution of justice regardless of a person’s political power.
U.S. Senate preps big tax, climate and health bill after deal struck with Sinema
By: Jacob Fischler - August 5, 2022
U.S. Senate Democrats’ wide-ranging tax, climate and health bill appears set to pass after Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona struck a deal to soften the measure’s corporate tax increase and a second tax hike aimed at wealthy finance-sector workers, Schumer told reporters Friday.
Pa. eligible for more than $244M in U.S. Interior Department mine cleanup funds
By: Jacob Fischler - August 3, 2022
Guidance released last month by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, an agency within Interior, also called for states to prioritize employment opportunities for coal workers.
U.S. Senate in turnaround backs aid for veterans exposed to burn pits
By: Jennifer Shutt and Jacob Fischler - August 2, 2022
The shift came after days of protest and vigils outside the U.S. Capitol, in heat and rain, by veterans outraged at the delay in passage of the $280 billion measure due to objections from Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey. Veterans advocacy groups were intensely critical of the delay as well.
Jan. 6 panel to detail Trump’s 187 minutes of delay as insurrection grew
By: Jacob Fischler - July 21, 2022
Here's what to watch for during the committee's prime-time hearing on Thursday night.
Biden lays out new funds for localities on climate, but no national emergency yet
By: Jacob Fischler - July 20, 2022
With U.S. Senate negotiations over climate funding stalled, President Joe Biden on Wednesday is directing additional spending to help states and cities manage climate disasters — resisting calls from many congressional Democrats to take more aggressive executive action like a declaration of a national climate emergency. Biden is also announcing steps executive agencies are taking […]
Climate change legislation still could pass Congress this year, Manchin insists
By: Jacob Fischler - July 16, 2022
U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III on Friday held open the prospect of Congress passing significant climate legislation yet this year, denying reports he’s tanked the effort by walking away from talks with leadership. The reports have brought a flood of criticism for Manchin from fellow members of Congress, who say the very survival of the […]
Trump tweet invited ‘wild’ mob to block transfer of power on Jan. 6, House panel says
By: Jacob Fischler - July 13, 2022
U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-10th District, was among the attendees at a meeting where Trump, GOP House members strategized on how to reverse the election results.
Democratic governors call on Biden to use federal facilities for abortion access
By: Jacob Fischler - July 2, 2022
Some congressional Democrats have also urged Biden to allow abortion clinics to operate on federal lands in states that restrict access to the procedure.
U.S. Supreme Court curbs federal power to regulate greenhouse gases, in blow to Biden
By: Jacob Fischler and Cassie Miller - June 30, 2022
The ruling 'undercuts good-faith efforts to fight climate change and protect clean air but that does not mean we will stop fighting,' acting DEP Secretary Ramez Ziadeh said.