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U.S. House panel passes GOP bill mandating federal Parents Bill of Rights
Pa. GOP U.S. Reps. Glenn 'GT' Thompson, Lloyd Smucker voted 'yes'; U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, D-7th District, voted 'no.'
U.S. House panel passes national ban on transgender athletes in girls’ sports
Pa. U.S. Reps. Glenn 'GT' Thompson and Lloyd Smucker were 'yes' votes; U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, D-7th District, voted 'no.'
U.S. Senate panel probes how crypto mining increases energy consumption
Crypto mining in both Nebraska and Pennsylvania was discussed in particular by the members of the panel of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
U.S. House Ag panel hears industry complaints on regulations, scant crop insurance
'It is time to retire our dress shoes and put on our work boots,' U.S. Rep. Glenn 'G.T.' Thompson, R-15th District, said.
How the judge who could ban the abortion pill won confirmation in the U.S. Senate
Trump appointee Matthew Joseph Kacsmaryk once worked at a conservative religious liberty legal organization.
Biden’s pick for U.S. archivist, a Pa. native, caught up in controversy over missing presidential documents
Colleen Shogan, an executive for the nonprofit White House Historical Association and a Pennsylvania native, faced questioning from lawmakers for the second time since September.
Black student loan borrowers at risk as U.S. Supreme Court weighs forgiveness plan
Black borrowers hold a disproportionate share of student loan debt, and many likely were recipients of Pell Grants.
Bipartisan group predicts U.S. debt default as soon as summer, depending on tax receipts
The 'X Date range reflects, in part, the considerable uncertainty in our nation’s current economic outlook,' an analyst said.
State ag officials push for on-time farm bill to fund slew of programs
'It's just a responsibility we have to make sure that all of our producers, our economies, our communities of every size have a forward-looking and fully funded farm bill,' an official said
U.S. Senate panel spars over elevated food assistance spending in upcoming farm bill
The bulk of the food assistance programs included in the farm bill nutrition title consists of SNAP benefits.
U.S. likely to default on debt between July and September unless Congress acts, CBO says
Congress has until at least July to broker a bipartisan debt agreement if lawmakers want to avoid a first-ever default.
U.S. Senate panel pledges to work across the aisle to protect kids online
'Like we do in the real world, we need to protect our kids in the virtual world,' U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill, said.