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Pa. Reps. Perry, Kelly vote ‘no’ to condemn QAnon

BY: - October 2, 2020

Other members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation voted to condemn the conspiracy group.

Ahead of U.S. Senate hearing, Postal Service boss backs off from proposed changes

BY: - August 18, 2020

A Senate oversight panel will hear from the postmaster general on Friday about sweeping policy changes at the U.S. Postal Service that critics fear could jeopardize the fall elections

Pa’s Congressional Dems help roll out expansive police reform plans

BY: - June 9, 2020

House Democratic leaders said they expect to soon hold hearings and a floor vote on the legislation, which they expect to pass the chamber.

With Pa. primary looming amidst COVID and protests, Wolf extends mail-in ballot deadline for 6 counties

BY: - June 1, 2020

Wolf cited COVID-19 concerns and continued protests as his reason for extending that deadline. The polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m. in Pennsylvania’s rescheduled primary election, though a flood of mail-in ballots is expected.

‘People of color want freedom … from infection, freedom from death’: Pa.’s Evans, lawmakers hear 

BY: - May 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately harmed communities of color, laying bare the systemic racial disparities across the United States, experts told Pennsylvania lawmakers this week.

Scanlon, Pa. Dems talk about Census challenges amid pandemic

BY: - May 21, 2020

Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Scanlon and the others emphasized the importance of the census and getting an accurate count. 

In Tweet, Trump criticizes Pa. reopening strategy, says residents ‘want their freedom now’

BY: - May 11, 2020

"I don’t know how you stay safe and move quickly," Gov. Tom Wolf said Monday in response to the presidential tweet.

Philly’s health commissioner takes issue with mandatory testing for city’s Black commmunity

BY: - May 6, 2020

Mandatory COVID-19 in the Black community could prove counterproductive, the city's health commissioner, Dr. Thomas Farley, said Tuesday.

Pa. Rep. Dwight Evans calls for targeted coronavirus testing efforts in African American communities

BY: - April 28, 2020

“The high diagnosis and death rate from the coronavirus have revealed just how devastating the crisis has been to Black, brown and poor communities,” Evans wrote in a letter to Mayor Jim Kenney and Gov. Tom Wolf.

Congress members from Philly, Pittsburgh want $150M bailout for SEPTA

BY: - March 21, 2020

In a letter to Congressional leaders, the lawmakers said Pa.'s mass transit agencies are a vital link during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pa. Rep. Evans: U.S. House vote to make lynching a federal hate crime ‘sends a strong message’

BY: - February 26, 2020

The House version of the bill is expected to clear the Senate later this week, during Black History Month

Pennsylvania lawmaker aims to stamp out hair-based discrimination

BY: - January 26, 2020

Backers say the anti-discrimination bill would improve equity in education, employment, housing and other public programs.