‘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.


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.

Pa. U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean joins chorus of House Dems calling for impeachment

BY: - May 22, 2019

You can add U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean to the roster of House Democrats who say it's time to open an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

‘This bill is revolutionary:’ Pa.’s congressional Dems get behind sweeping voting rights, ethics bill

BY: - March 8, 2019

The bill faces an uncertain future in the U.S. Senate, where Republicans have denounced it as a massive federal overreach

Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation gets middling marks from conservationists

BY: - February 28, 2019

When it comes to votes supporting the environment, Pennsylvania’s 18 U.S. representatives and its two senators were perfectly average, a new legislative report card has found. The 2018 votes tracked by The League of Conservation Voters, an environmental advocacy group, included the loosening of rules for invasive species, national forests and clean energy as well […]


Wait? What? Pennsylvania has clout on Capitol Hill now? | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 8, 2019

Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. There’s no nice way to say this, so we’re just going to come out and say it. It’s been a lonnnnggggg time since Pennsylvania had any clout on Capitol Hill. How long? We’re talking ‘Single Bullet Theory” long. We’re talking “Not Proven, Scottish Law” long. Not since dinosaurs … err … the late U.S. Sen. […]

Meet the Pennsylvania Republican who’s playing defense on Trump’s tax returns

BY: - February 8, 2019

Philly Dems. Dwight Evans and Brendan Boyle now wield clout in the new majority WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Kelly has emerged as a central player in U.S. House Republicans’ efforts to discourage the new Democratic majority from securing President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Kelly, whose sprawling 16th District seat stretches from the shores of […]