Congress urged to make ‘Apollo-type’ investment to combat climate disaster
“The ice, unfortunately, doesn’t care what our discretionary funding is, it just keeps melting,” one expert told lawmakers.
As Mueller appears before Congress, Pa. Rep. Dean says ‘I will not shrink back’ from holding Trump accountable
WASHINGTON — Former special counsel Robert Mueller told lawmakers Wednesday that his investigation did not “completely and totally exonerate” President Trump of obstructing justice, contrary to what the president has claimed. In the first of two back-to-back appearances before U.S. House committees, Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, kicked off questioning […]
Pa. Rep. Mike Doyle wants 2020 Dems to talk about more than Trump
WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation was quite different when U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle arrived on Capitol Hill as a Democratic freshman back in 1995. Pennsylvania’s 21 U.S. House members and two senators were men. Nearly half of the state’s congressional delegation had been in office for a decade or more. Democrat Bill Clinton was in […]
U.S. House quashes effort to consider impeachment
Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, attempted to use a procedural mechanism on the House floor to prod his colleagues to vote on his impeachment resolution stating that Trump “is unfit to be President and warrants impeachment, trial, and removal from office.”
U.S. House holds top Trump officials in contempt over census citizenship question
The chamber voted 230-198, largely along partisan lines, to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt after they failed to comply with subpoenas from House Democrats.
Pa.’s Fitzpatrick votes with Dems to condemn Trump’s tweets on Ocasio-Cortez, minority women in Congress
The resolution passed the chamber by a vote of 240-187, with three other Republicans and one independent joining Fitzpatrick their Democratic colleagues in publicly condemning Trump after he suggested that four Democratic congresswomen “go back” to the “places from which they came.”
U.S. Rep. John Joyce, AOC spar on House floor over immigration provision in defense bill
The New York Democrat wanted to bar the executive branch from deploying troops on the southern border to enforce immigration law.
Rolling back women’s reproductive rights is the newest form of voter suppression | Mary Gay Scanlon
A choice is only a choice if there's an alternative. Too many states - and the federal government - are putting untenable restrictions on a woman's right to make choices about her own healthcare.
Dems warn looming health care ruling could be ‘catastrophic’
Nearly 20 million people nationwide, including 857,000 in Pennsylvania, who get health coverage through programs created under the law could lose coverage if the act is repealed
Abortion rights are under attack nationwide. We have to push back on every front | Madeleine Dean
Women do not deserve to be judged. We deserve to be heard; we deserve to be understood; and we will have our rights protected.
With impeachment still bubbling, ‘I feel a patriotic duty to hold Trump accountable,’ U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean says
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean spends a lot of time with the Mueller Report. She’s got marked-up copies around her congressional office, keeps one at home and often hauls a bound version around with her in the black backpack she carries. Last Wednesday, she spent a chunk of her morning leafing through the 448-page […]
U.S. House approves $4.5B border aid package that Pa. Republicans believe is ‘insufficient’
The Senate is expected to take up its own version of the aid bill this week. A Senate committee voted last week to approve its own bipartisan version of the bill.