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Subpoenas recommended in ethics probe of Pa. Rep. Mike Kelly over stock purchase

BY: - October 22, 2021

The recommendation was part of a report released Thursday, which concluded that there is “substantial reason” to believe that Kelly, a six-term Republican lawmaker from Butler County, and his wife, Victoria, violated House ethics rules.

Offshore wind industry leaders ask Congress to back long-term plans to increase production

BY: - October 22, 2021

“The U.S. offshore wind  industry is a game changer for renewable energy and our efforts to combat climate change,” U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, D-18th District, said.

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Here’s the cost of not spending $3.5T to transform Americans’ lives | Trish Zornio

BY: - October 10, 2021

Yes, it's expensive. But inaction on climate change, education will cost us far more.

GOP lawmakers push back against federal probe into threats against school board members

BY: - October 8, 2021

U.S. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, R-14th District, is among the GOP lawmakers protesting the DOJ's move.

Why there’s such an impasse in Congress: Some questions and answers

BY: and - October 4, 2021

Progressives have called for Senate action on the social programs bill before taking a vote in the House on traditional infrastructure.

Democrats’ vision for free community college would boost undocumented students

BY: - October 4, 2021

A lifeline for many people now denied access to higher education could also reignite controversies in Republican-leaning states over immigration and federal overreach.

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Are Democrats ever going to get their act together? | Dick Polman

BY: - October 4, 2021

I don’t care which faction – the 'centrists' or the 'progressives' – has the better grievances. Just knock it off.

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Congress must make a continued difference in the lives of youth in foster care | Opinion

BY: - September 30, 2021

More than 20,000 young people are at risk of being forced out of foster care and being immediately cut off from services that will expire after today

COMMENTARY

When baseball is like economics: A wealth tax is a home run | Marty Marks

BY: - September 28, 2021

People who benefit more from the system reasonably can be expected to pay more for the advantages the system begets.

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How states like Pa. are using Hurricane Ida to push infrastructure bill | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 24, 2021

Governors of both parties are lobbying Congress to ensure resilience measures are included in the bipartisan infrastructure deal, according to a published report.

U.S. House Dems propose $28.6B in disaster aid for recovery from hurricanes, wildfires, floods

BY: - September 21, 2021

That disaster relief money is slightly more than the $24 billion that the Biden administration asked Congress to approve for extreme weather events during the last 18 months, including hurricanes, floods and wildfires. 

How the $3.5T budget bill before Congress helps Pa., other states on agriculture

BY: - September 14, 2021

The bill sets aside $66B for fighting climate change, encouraging research. It passed committee on party lines