Robin Bravender Capital-Star Washington Bureau

What Pa’s U.S. House delegation said about Wednesday’s impeachment vote

By: and - December 18, 2019

The articles now go to the U.S. Senate, where observers believe President Donald Trump will be swiftly acquitted.

Trump impeached: House votes for 3rd time in U.S. history to impose Constitution’s ultimate sanction

By: and - December 18, 2019

Now only the third president in U.S. history to be impeached by the House, the case against President Trump now goes to the U.S. Senate.

New report blames gerrymandering for stalled gun-safety bills

By: - December 17, 2019

Most Pennsylvanians favor stricter gun laws, recent polling suggests, but efforts to advance gun safety legislation have languished in the Legislature.

‘If Trump’s abuse of power … isn’t impeachable, nothing is’: Pa’s Scanlon says as Judiciary Committee votes to impeach Trump

By: and - December 13, 2019

Pennsylvania's two Democratic members of the Judiciary Committee voted yes. The state's lone Republican voted no, foreshadowing the floor fight to come.

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Pa. Susan Rep. Wild slams Betsy DeVos during testy Capitol Hill hearing

By: - December 12, 2019

Democrats went on offense against DeVos' controversial student loan forgiveness policy during a House committee meeting on Thursday.

Pa. lawmakers show their cards ahead of impeachment vote

By: - December 12, 2019

In the committee debate that went late into Wednesday night, lawmakers on both sides assailed their colleagues across the aisle, accusing them of overt partisanship. 

Pa’s Houlahan: I’m not among lawmakers looking to censure Trump instead of impeaching

By: - December 11, 2019

Politico reported earlier Tuesday that about 10 vulnerable House Democrats in districts Trump won were floating the censure idea.

Casey, U.S. Senate Dems to Trump: Fire WH adviser Stephen Miller

By: - December 10, 2019

The lawmakers pointed to reports about emails Miller sent as an aide to then-U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., showing him promoting white supremacist talking points. 

Pa. Rep. Scanlon says Trump’s behavior ‘exactly what our founders feared’ as House panel takes up impeachment

By: - December 9, 2019

Pennsylvania has three members of Congress taking part in the historic proceedings before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee.

Trump rules could push nearly 290K Pennsylvanians off food stamps | Analysis

By: - December 8, 2019

"These proposed changes to SNAP will only increase hunger and food insecurity across Pennsylvania," a senior Wolf administration official said this week.

U.S. House passes legislation to crack down on voter suppression

By: - December 6, 2019

The bill, a top priority for House Democrats, passed by a vote of 228-187, with U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1st District, breaking GOP ranks.

Pa.’s Shapiro urges U.S. Supreme Court to reject Louisiana abortion restrictions

By: - December 5, 2019

The case, June Medical Services LLC v. Gee, is scheduled for oral argument on March 4.