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Biden on leaked draft opinion on abortion: The ‘right to choose is fundamental’

BY: - May 3, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Tuesday that his administration “will be ready when any ruling is issued” on abortion rights, after the nation was rocked by the leak of a draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that confirmed the court is planning to overturn access to abortion. “I believe that a woman’s right […]

Pa. Rep. Evans floats multi-billion dollar plan to fight gun violence in Philadelphia

BY: - April 21, 2022

The multi-pronged, multi-billion dollar initiative would be funded through the Build Back Better Act, the Philadelphia lawmaker says.

Immigration protections in Biden’s domestic bill face test in the Senate; Pa. lawmakers react

BY: - November 25, 2021

House Democrats sent a letter to Senate leaders urging them to include a pathway to citizenship in the final bill.

Jobs and transit: Officials explain how infrastructure law will benefit African Americans

BY: - November 20, 2021

Officials stressed the law will create millions of jobs that do not require a two- or four-year degree.

‘A generational investment’: Pa’s Congressional Dems tout infrastructure bill’s benefits back home

BY: - November 10, 2021

'We have had infrastructure week after infrastructure week. And I am proud to say that we have delivered,' U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8th District, said.

As nation grapples with climate disasters, Pa. reps look to resurrect a Depression-era program

BY: - September 13, 2021

If Pa. lawmakers get their way, a Depression-era environmental work relief program may make a revival after a nearly 80-year hiatus

In Philly, questions over whether Biden is doing enough to pass federal voting rights standards

BY: - July 18, 2021

U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, D-3rd District, said voters in Philadelphia, especially voters of color, “can’t take anything for granted.”

U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans proposes $63 billion plan to bolster housing and stabilize communities

BY: - April 3, 2021

The Philadelphia Democrat's seeks to develop affordable housing, stabilize communities and sustain homeownership.

Collapsing union pension plans win long-sought help from rescue package; How Pa. benefits

BY: - March 23, 2021

The $1.9 trillion pandemic relief measure included $86 billion that will be used for grants to help shore up the most troubled of those pension funds, covering the cost of retiree benefits for the next 30 years.

Pa.’s Fitzpatrick sides with Dems on Dreamers bill, as immigration debate intensifies

BY: and - March 19, 2021

The measures mark the first step towards what advocates for immigration reform hope will be a year or two of substantive action on the issue.

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‘We are all in the crossfire’: With gun violence on the rise during the pandemic, one Philadelphia mom is fighting back | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 4, 2021

“There’s a frustrating sense of normality about murders in our country … the reality is that we are all in the crossfire," an activist said. "The only way to reduce gun violence is to work together."

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As Congress starts sprint on COVID relief bill, Pa.’s Casey, Evans push minimum wage hike | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 23, 2021

'How can we be the greatest country when our essential workers aren’t being protected?' one worker asks as the Fight for $15 intensifies.