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 […]
As Congress starts sprint on COVID relief bill, Pa.’s Casey, Evans push minimum wage hike | Tuesday Morning Coffee
'How can we be the greatest country when our essential workers aren’t being protected?' one worker asks as the Fight for $15 intensifies.
Pa. Republicans weigh move to censure Toomey over impeachment vote
Toomey joined with all the chamber's Democrats, including U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., in the vote to convict Trump.
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.”
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.”