Casey urges Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to safeguard seniors against payment app scams
Citing an increase in scams involving peer-to-peer payment apps during the pandemic, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., has urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to increase protections for those who use the services. Apps such as Venmo, Zelle, CashApp and PayPal have become more popular, and are increasingly being used by scammers to defraud older […]
Philly gets $25M federal grant to fix its most dangerous streets
The money will pay for upgrading traffic signals, adding new paving, signage, speed bumps, and fixing potholes.
Top Biden WH official to visit Pa. to tout infrastructure law investments
A senior Biden administration official will travel to Pennsylvania next week to plug the benefits of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law in the Keystone State. White House Infrastructure Coordinator, and senior administration adviser Mitch Landrieu, will make stops in suburban Pittsburgh and Coatesville next Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, the White House said in a […]
Senator Casey: We need you to protect pregnant Pennsylvanians | Opinion
Pregnant Pennsylvanians can't count on the General Assembly. It's up to Washington now.
Casey, senators press Justice Dept. for answers on web access for disabled people | Friday Coffee
The federal government is supposed to file biennial reports on its web accessibility efforts. The last one was a decade ago.
U.S. Senate Republicans block bill requiring agencies monitor domestic terrorism
As is often the case, Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators, Democrat Bob Casey Jr., and Republican Pat Toomey, who is retiring at year's end, split on the vote.
U.S. Senate Democrats fail to enshrine nationwide abortion protections, vow more action
Pa.'s U.S. senators, Democrat Bob Casey, and Republican Pat Toomey, were on opposite sides of the bill.
Pa.’s Casey says he’ll vote for abortion rights bill
(*This story was updated at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 5/10/22 to correctly reflect that the Senate is voting on a bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.) Pennsylvania’s senior United States senator says he’s a yes vote on a bill protecting abortion rights, handing Democrats crucial support in the narrowly divided chamber ahead of […]
U.S. Senate to try again on abortion rights after bombshell disclosure of draft opinion
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday pledged a new vote codifying the right to an abortion after publication of a draft court ruling that showed the Supreme Court on track to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision. Democrats, who likely won’t have the votes to advance that bill, also predicted that abortion […]
Pa.’s Toomey meets with Ketanji Brown Jackson, concerned whether she’ll ‘serve as a neutral umpire of the law’
Pennsylvania’s outgoing Republican United States senator isn’t a “no” vote for President Joe Biden’s pick for the U.S. Supreme Court. Yet. But U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, of Lehigh County, said Thursday he “[continues] to have concerns” about whether Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson “will serve as a neutral umpire of the law.” Toomey, who met with […]
Lawmakers ask Biden for new Chesapeake Bay funds in 2023 budget proposal | Thursday Morning Coffee
The lawmakers argue that creating a new CRFI would help Bay States - those within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - continue pollution reduction efforts in the agriculture and forestry industries in the hopes of meeting their "critical" 2025 deadline.
Biden taps Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as first Black woman on the U.S. Supreme Court
If confirmed by the Senate, Jackson, 51, will be the first Black woman and first former federal public defender to serve on the court.