Rep. Perry wanted to slash the NLRB budget, even as the agency deals with a boom in organizing

BY: and - December 10, 2023

Democrats charge it’s just the latest salvo in an ongoing fight by the GOP to hobble the NLRB amid a new wave of interest in organizing among workers. 

GOP Senate candidate McCormick unveils China policy during Philadelphia speech

BY: - December 7, 2023

China has already emerged as one of the key issues in the 2024 race between McCormick and his opponent, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey.

Casey, Fetterman announce $144M grant to expand Amtrak’s Philadelphia to Pittsburgh service

BY: - December 6, 2023

The Pennsylvanian carried about 212,000 passengers in 2019 before ridership dropped sharply during the pandemic. In 2022, the Pennsylvanian carried about 176,000 passengers. PennDOT did not say when the expanded service would begin.

View of an Amtrak train (Capital-Star photo by Patrick Abdalla).

Federal designation could finally bring back passenger rail between Scranton and NYC

BY: - December 5, 2023

U.S. Sen Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-8th District) announced that reestablishing direct passenger rail between Scranton and New York City moved one step closer on Tuesday, as the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is including Northeastern Pennsylvania in its Corridor Identification and Development (Corridor ID) Program. The Corridor ID Program was established […]

Casey pushes review of U.S. investments in China but hits roadblock in House

BY: - December 5, 2023

The Senate approved the so-called “outbound investment” amendment, 91-6, to its version of the National Defense Authorization Act in July, with proponents arguing it was needed to keep adversaries around the globe from gaining access to sensitive technologies funded by U.S. dollars. 

In remarks from PA Society gathering, Casey and McCormick disagree on ‘greedflation’

BY: - December 4, 2023

Casey has blamed the rise in prices on corporate greed, but McCormick pointed to policy from the Biden administration.

Casey, Fetterman, Deluzio call for DOJ investigation into cyberattack on Aliquippa Water Authority

BY: - November 30, 2023

The lawmakers cautioned in the joint letter that an attack in western Pennsylvania demonstratesbc it can happen elsewhere in the United States.

New life for old coal: Minelands and power plants are hot renewable development spots 

BY: - November 25, 2023

Tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act, the biggest piece of climate legislation in U.S. history, include a bonus 10% credit for “energy communities.”

Casey’s latest ‘greedflation’ report zeroes in on price increases for Thanksgiving staples

BY: - November 20, 2023

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) released a new “greedflation” report in time for Thanksgiving that examines the ways the items Americans buy for their holiday meals are made more expensive by food and agriculture businesses.  The “Stuffing their Pockets” report, based on government data and companies’ financial reports, finds that turkey prices have fallen this […]

Oklahoma senator challenges Teamsters president to fight at U.S. Senate hearing

BY: - November 14, 2023

Sen. Markwayne Mullin, an Oklahoma Republican, challenged the head of the Teamsters union to a physical fight at a U.S. Senate hearing Tuesday intended to showcase how labor unions are making families’ lives better.

Democrats’ struggle to keep U.S. Senate majority complicated by Manchin decision 

BY: , and - November 10, 2023

Senate Republicans only need to win two seats to gain a full majority, if they can retain all 11 of their current seats in the 2024 election. Democrats and Republicans could also end up with a 50-50 split again

Customers shop for fresh fruits and vegetables at Campbell’s Market, April 24, 2023, in McArthur, Ohio. Campbell’s has worked to provide healthy food options to the McArthur community. (Photo by Graham Stokes for the Ohio Capital Journal).

New report from Sen. Bob Casey outlines impact of ‘greedflation’

BY: - November 8, 2023

The 16-page report is based on research from the Federal Reserve that found “corporate profits contributed a large percentage to inflation in the first year and contributed much less in the second” after the pandemic.