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Pa.’s Casey: Affordable Care Act in ‘grave danger’ if Barrett confirmed to Supreme Court 

BY: - October 7, 2020

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., , raised alarms Wednesday about the possibility of the Affordable Care Act being overturned if a conservative U.S. Supreme Court justice is confirmed in the next few weeks.

Months into the pandemic, digital divide still leaves poor kids at a disadvantage

BY: - September 29, 2020

Members of the U.S. Senate are pushing for $4 billion in the next coronavirus relief package to help students in rural and low-income areas gain access to high speed internet.

With fight looming over Ginsburg’s replacement Pa.’s Casey lines up in opposition, Toomey still silent

BY: - September 21, 2020

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., says he opposes naming a replacement before the election. U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., hasn't said yet.

With Pa. on the line, Pence talks tough during Luzerne Co. campaign stop

BY: - September 1, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence visited a key area of a key state on Tuesday, as the Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns trained their eyes on a pivotal 2020 battleground state. “We’re not too far from our opponents’ boyhood home, but it’s Trump country now,” Pence said during a late afternoon appearance in Exeter, Luzerne County, […]

Despite Postal Service pivot, Shapiro primes lawsuit; Wolf, Casey urge vigilance

BY: - August 18, 2020

“For generations, Pennsylvanians have relied on the Postal Service. ... Now, we’re relying on the Postal Service to undergird our democracy,” Gov. Tom Wolf said during a conference call with home state journalists. 

Ahead of U.S. Senate hearing, Postal Service boss backs off from proposed changes

BY: - August 18, 2020

A Senate oversight panel will hear from the postmaster general on Friday about sweeping policy changes at the U.S. Postal Service that critics fear could jeopardize the fall elections

Republican senator presses reluctant GOP leadership for billions in state, local aid in next relief deal

BY: - August 4, 2020

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., is pressing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for $500 billion in assistance to states.

With unemployment benefits for millions on the line, Senate recesses without action

BY: - July 25, 2020

Senate Republicans were expected to unveil the details of the proposal but adjourned without doing so, virtually ensuring a gap in benefits.

Pa. transit advocates, unions call on Casey, Toomey to beef up public transit funding in next coronavirus relief package

BY: - July 22, 2020

The advocates want the two lawmakers to push for getting $32 billion in transit funding into the stimulus bill now under consideration in Washington.

Pa.’s Casey, Senate panel explore ways to address racial health disparities for seniors

BY: - July 21, 2020

Black Pennsylvanians make up 11 percent of the state’s population, but 28 percent of its residents who have been infected with COVID-19.

Border officials didn’t follow guidelines on migrant children’s health care, government investigators find

BY: - July 16, 2020

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey asked for the probe after reports showing what he called an “appalling disregard for the lives of migrant children” at the border.

In late night Tweet, Trump blasts Toomey for criticizing Roger Stone commutation

BY: - July 11, 2020

In a statement released by his office on Saturday afternoon, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., called the decision "a mistake."