For this Pa. family, U.S. House vote on bill making fentanyl permanently criminal strikes close to home

BY: - May 27, 2023

U.S. Rep. John Joyce, R-13th District, a physician, is a co-sponsor of the bill, which cleared the House on Thursday.

With debt default as soon as a week away, U.S. House jets off for holiday break

BY: - May 25, 2023

U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.,  said negotiators want to get to an agreement 'that’s correct.'

Pa. Rep. Summer Lee introduces hazard pay bill for healthcare workers

BY: - May 25, 2023

'Every time disaster strikes, our health care workers show up for us. It’s time we show up for them,' the W.Pa. Democrat said.

Progressives try to persuade Biden to use the 14th Amendment to resolve debt crisis 

BY: - May 23, 2023

U.S. Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., has called on the White House to invoke the constitutional language.

U.S. Rep. Chris Deluzio, D-17th District (Capital-Star file).

Pa. Rep. Deluzio makes moves to help veterans with bill, new advisory council

BY: - May 23, 2023

U.S. Rep. Chris Deluzio has announced the formation of a new advisory council to assist him on veterans’ related issues. 

A default on the U.S. debt would be far worse than a government shutdown. Here’s how

BY: , , and - May 20, 2023

WASHINGTON — A U.S. default on its debt would have a significantly broader impact on federal operations, financial markets and the global economy than recent government shutdowns that have left ordinary Americans largely untouched. While the two have been confused frequently during debate over the debt limit, the federal government has had considerable practice with […]

Pa.’s Rep. Scanlon: ‘No place’ for threats, violence no matter where you stand on abortion access

BY: - May 19, 2023

WASHINGTON — Republicans at a U.S. House hearing aired frustration with the Department of Justice this week for what they contended is a lack of enforcement of a Clinton-era law that protects access to reproductive health care at anti-abortion pregnancy centers and abortion clinics. GOP lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee expressed anger the Federal […]

(Photo courtesy of the office of U.S. Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa.)

Pa.’s Fetterman urges Biden to keep 14th Amendment on table during debt ceiling talks

BY: and - May 18, 2023

“The entire GOP debt ceiling negotiation is a sad charade, and it’s exactly what’s wrong with Washington. We’re playing with fire and the livelihoods of millions just for the GOP to try and turn the screws on hungry Americans,” Fetterman said.

Democratic attempt to expel Santos from U.S. House handed over to ethics panel

BY: - May 18, 2023

Pennsylvania's U.S. House delegation broke along party lines, with two Democrats voting present on the resolution.

Pa.’s U.S. Rep. Smucker: Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan is a ‘bailout’

BY: - May 17, 2023

U.S. House GOP lawmakers zeroed in on culture war issues as they grilled U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona.


A brief history of debt ceiling crises and the political chaos they’ve unleashed | Analysis

BY: - May 15, 2023

A protracted standoff could result in longterm political fallout for President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy

Federal regulators say poultry producers are disadvantaged by the consolidation of meat processing. (Photo by Stephen Ausmus/Agricultural Research Service, USDA)

The U.S. is undergoing its worst bird flu outbreak ever. Is a poultry vaccine the answer?

BY: - May 14, 2023

While bird flu likely poses little health danger to humans, it’s contributed to spikes in U.S. egg prices and decimated poultry flocks.