Distract and deny: How to get away with insurrection | Opinion
The tactics have been ripped from the playbook of past political scandals.
U.S. House sends Biden stopgap spending bill. What Pa. lawmakers said, how they voted
All nine members of Pennsylvania’s Democratic House delegation, joined by U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1st District, voted in favor of the bill. Pennsylvania’s eight, remaining Republican House lawmakers voted against it, according to an official House roll call.
U.S. Senate panel probes federal prisons ‘riddled with mismanagement’
Staff shortages have impacted the federal Bureau of Prisons' operations, former Pa. Corrections Secretary John E. Wetzel, told lawmakers.
The Republican advantage: It’s easier to be against things than for them | Opinion
The against emphasis holds even when it is Republicans who most seek change.
‘Abortion absolutely is healthcare’: U.S. House panel told as GOP pursues nationwide ban
‘Who are you going to be?’ Kelsey Leigh, of Pittsburgh, asked lawmakers. ‘Will you sit in judgment of people who are pregnant without knowing them or their circumstances? Or will you listen … and be the compassion our country so desperately needs right now?’
Republicans in Congress say they’d keep federal abortion funding in cases of rape, incest
GOP lawmakers said they expect to keep the Hyde Amendment if they retake control after the midterms.
The nation’s debt limit serves no purpose. It should be eliminated | Bruce Ledewitz
Invoking the debt limit keeps the government from paying bills we already owe.
In SWPA, U.S. House GOP outlines agenda in bid for control in the midterms
A bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-16th District, would bar abortion at as early as six weeks.
Faith leaders urge minimum wage hike, expanded child tax credit as Congress nears recess
'We need Congress to legislate like it loves the people,' Rabbi Michael Pollack of March on Harrisburg, told lawmakers.
Clash over climate change funding emerging in farm bill debate on Capitol Hill
Republicans cast climate priorities as deference to ‘new world religion.’
Report: U.S. government failed to properly count deaths of people in prisons and jails
The Dept of Justice failed to enforce the Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2013, which requires states that receive federal funding to report prison and jail deaths to the agency.
‘Crisis pregnancy centers’ that oppose abortion questioned by U.S. Senate Democrats
The centers collect sensitive data from patients, presenting troubling new complications as states move to increase penalties for abortions.