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.
Pa., Norfolk Southern working on deal to add 2nd daily Amtrak trip from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh
Local business leaders and advocates have long sought the expansion of passenger rail service between the capital city and Pittsburgh.
Schumer, Booker, Wyden ask U.S. Senate colleagues for help on marijuana reform
The biggest hurdle for the legislation would be garnering support from at least 10 Republican senators, the minimum number needed to advance a bill in the evenly divided Senate.
Friendly Skies: Pa. airports in line for $70M in infrastructure funding | Friday Morning Coffee
'These investments will help stimulate local economies and create jobs across Pennsylvania,' U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., said.
Progress expected in 2022, but it might take years before Pa. communities see impact of federal infrastructure bill
The president signed the legislation Monday, but the job isn’t even halfway over, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., told reporters during a press call Thursday, adding that it’ll take a few years before projects take shape.
‘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.