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As impeachment heads to the Senate, Pa. Dems call for transparency, witnesses; GOP lines up behind Trump

BY: and - January 15, 2020

WASHINGTON — An Army veteran, a former cop and a congressional aide during the Nixon impeachment proceedings are among the U.S. House Democrats who will soon make the case for ousting President Donald Trump from office.  The U.S. House on Wednesday approved a resolution that named seven impeachment managers to serve as prosecutors in the […]

Trump rules could push nearly 290K Pennsylvanians off food stamps | Analysis

BY: - December 8, 2019

"These proposed changes to SNAP will only increase hunger and food insecurity across Pennsylvania," a senior Wolf administration official said this week.

U.S. House passes legislation to crack down on voter suppression

BY: - December 6, 2019

The bill, a top priority for House Democrats, passed by a vote of 228-187, with U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1st District, breaking GOP ranks.

Pa.’s U.S. House Dems vote to greenlight Trump impeachment inquiry

BY: and - October 31, 2019

House lawmakers could vote as soon as this year on articles of impeachment against the president. If approved, the articles would be the subject of a trial in the Senate,

With Congress bitterly divided, Elijah Cummings’ memorial brings political foes together

BY: - October 25, 2019

In a week otherwise marked by partisan acrimony, Democratic and Republican leaders of the House and Senate came together to praise Cummings for his ability to bring people together in a sharply divided time.

How Pa.’s ‘Fab Four’ on Capitol Hill got to ‘Yes’ on impeachment

BY: - September 29, 2019

U.S. Reps. Mary Gay Scanlon, Madeleine Dean, Chrissy Houlahan and Susan Wild don't agree on on everything. But they do agree on an impeachment inquiry.

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‘You’re constantly figuring out how to raise money,’ Pa. Rep. Dwight Evans of life in D.C. | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 27, 2019

Money still can't buy you happiness. But clout on the Hill? That's another matter entirely.

Pa. Rep. Dwight Evans: Trump isn’t a ‘reliable’ partner on gun control

BY: - August 26, 2019

The Philadelphia Democrat says he hopes Congress can still get something done on gun control this fall. But the White House and Republicans need to help.

Pa. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick votes with House Dems to protect union pensions

BY: - July 25, 2019

Like much of the legislation passed by the Democratic-controlled U.S. House, the bill faces an uphill battle in the GOP-led U.S. Senate.

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Pension bill that could help thousands of Acme grocery workers clears U.S. House Committee | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 12, 2019

The rebranded 'Butch Lewis Act' is facing heavy fire from the right.

Pa. Reps. Dwight Evans, Madeleine Dean are backing U.S. House effort to study slavery reparations

BY: - June 19, 2019

It might not become law, but the proposal is elevating the national discussion about reparations for slavery as Democratic politicians -- including White House hopefuls -- are increasingly willing to support the idea.