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Census delay in releasing population data throws states, Pa.’s May primary into question
The latest pandemic-spurred delay, announced by bureau officials on Friday, hugely scrambles the once-a-decade redistricting process for states with deadlines looming this year.
Pa.’s Toomey, Casey vote to convict Trump for Capitol insurrection; Senate votes to acquit
In a statement after the vote, Trump blasted the impeachment process as “yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our country,” and said that the movement he created “has only just begun.”
CDC issues detailed strategy for safely reopening K-12 schools
The agency said it cannot force schools to reopen but can only stress that steps such as wearing masks and physical distancing of at least 6 feet are key to mitigating the spread of coronavirus.
Billions of dollars for Medicaid expansion dangled in front of holdout states
Holdout states include Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Kansas, Tennessee and Wisconsin. Pennsylvania already has opted into the expansion.
Pa.’s Toomey, Casey vote to move Trump impeachment trial forward
Toomey said Tuesday evening that Trump’s attorneys “had a weaker case to start with, and I don't think it was very persuasive.”
What Pa.’s Toomey, Senate Republicans are saying about Trump’s impeachment trial
“I'm going to listen to the arguments on both sides and make the decision that I think is right,” Toomey said Sunday on CNN.
Pa. Republicans stand by QAnon congresswoman as House votes to strip committee assignments
WASHINGTON — Eight out of nine of Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. House members voted against removing Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments on Thursday night. According to an official House roll call, U.S. Reps. Dan Meuser, R-9th District; Scott Perry, R-10th District; Lloyd Smucker, R-11th District; Fred Keller, R-12th District; John Joyce, R-13th […]
Biden’s education secretary nominee says teachers should be prioritized for vaccines
President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the U.S. Education Department said Wednesday that he wants teachers at the front of the line for vaccinations as local leaders debate reopening schools amid the pandemic.
State health leaders appeal to Congress for more vaccines, better communication, increased funding
States say they need the 3 Ms from Congress: More doses, more information to guide their planning, and more money.
Ag nominee Vilsack battles skepticism from Black farmers ahead of Tuesday confirmation hearing
Black farmers also say that at the USDA under Vilsack, agricultural census data was distorted to falsely show that there was a boom in the number of Black farmers.
Election reform to return as a priority for Dems in Congress
The 791-page For the People Act was given the bill number of H.R. 1 by House Democrats to signify its importance.
Pa.’s Toomey leads criticism of Biden’s HUD pick, Marcia Fudge, during Senate hearing
Fudge, D-Ohio, pledged to the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee that if confirmed, she will work across the aisle to alleviate the country’s housing crisis