‘We Don’t Accept That’: Immigrants’ rights group wants action now on reform | Monday Morning Coffee
Congress has fumbled immigration reform for decades. One Pennsylvania advocacy group is long past tired of waiting.
U.S. Senate OKs $1.2T bipartisan infrastructure bill; Pa.’s Casey, Toomey split on vote
Every Senate Democrat and 19 Republicans voted in favor of final passage.
Pa. Sen. Bob Casey, state legislators rallying in D.C. urge Congress to act on voting rights
The nearly 800-page package would undo dozens of restrictive voting laws already in place and faces major hurdles gaining enough GOP support to advance in the Senate.
Pa.’s Casey: GOP voter suppression bills are ‘really just about white supremacy’ | Monday Coffee
In a Sunday TV interview, the Keystone State's senior senator suggests alternatives to abolishing the filibuster to move stalled voting rights bills.
As child tax credit checks hit mailboxes, ‘I’m looking forward to having the safety net,’ Pa. mom says | Thursday Morning Coffee
About 2.3 million children statewide are expected to benefit from the $250-$300 monthly payments authorized by the American Rescue Plan.
‘It’s about America.’ Pa. lawmakers join efforts to expand Medicaid in Wisconsin
Without Medicaid, Pam Simpson — a Chester County resident — would have to choose between bankruptcy or having her autistic son go without much-needed therapy.
To protect voting rights in Pa., for us all, the Senate needs to pass the For the People Act | Opinion
From state to state across the country, democracy is under attack. We continue to see the extent of damage Republicans can do.
An investment in homecare is an investment in healthy families & communities | Opinion
Homecare workers are an essential part of our national infrastructure. We need to pay for it and treat it that way.
Pa.’s Levine wins Senate confirmation to No. 2 job at Health & Human Services; Casey, Toomey split on vote
The Senate voted 52-48 to confirm her as an assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services. Two Republicans, Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, joined Democrats in supporting her nomination.
U.S. Senate passes coronavirus relief aid; bill now returns to the House; Pa.’s Casey, Toomey split
GOP Senators filed more than 400 amendments. Of those amendments, only three were adopted into the bill. Democrats introduced eight amendments, of which five were passed.
‘We are all in the crossfire’: With gun violence on the rise during the pandemic, one Philadelphia mom is fighting back | Thursday Morning Coffee
“There’s a frustrating sense of normality about murders in our country … the reality is that we are all in the crossfire," an activist said. "The only way to reduce gun violence is to work together."
Pa. Sen. Casey: Families in Berks Co. detention center have been released
(*This story was updated at 10:21 a.m. on Monday, 3/1/21 with additional reporting) All of the families residing at an immigrant detention center in Berks County have been released, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey’s, D-Pa., office said Sunday. The Scranton Democrat’s office learned Friday from the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement that the families were released […]