Pa. Rep. Russ Diamond draws primary challenger
Rachel Moyer, who has backing from state Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-Franklin), is slated to make a formal campaign announcement Thursday.
McCarthy may jump into U.S. House speaker race, as crises overseas mount
WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans will gather behind closed doors beginning Monday night in an attempt to decide who should become the chamber’s next speaker, a race with a renewed sense of urgency with ally Israel now at war and the House in paralysis. Louisiana’s Steve Scalise and Ohio’s Jim Jordan are the only candidates […]
Split in U.S. House GOP raises potential for government shutdown this fall
WASHINGTON — Members of Congress jetted off for the August recess without a plan in place to avoid a partial government shutdown when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1 — and the lawmakers who write spending bills acknowledge that it’s a real possibility, given deep divisions. The stalemate stems from a split among House […]
U.S. House GOP pushes through debt ceiling increase coupled with massive spending cuts
GOP leaders passed the Limit, Save, Grow Act by a margin of 217-215 after late-night maneuvering Tuesday into early Wednesday to pacify party holdouts who demanded expedited work requirements for assistance for low-income Americans and Midwestern lawmakers who wanted ethanol tax credits restored.
U.S. House GOP plan would expand work requirements for food aid for older adults
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s Limit, Save, Grow Act proposes returning discretionary spending to fiscal 2022 levels in exchange for raising the nation’s borrowing limit, often called the debt ceiling, by $1.5 trillion — but only through March 31, 2024, at the latest.
Blair Co. lawmaker named House appointee to $1B opioid settlement trust
Gregory will serve as the House appointee to the 13-member Opioid Misuse and Addiction Abatement Trust, established to distribute funds received from a settlement with three pharmaceutical distributors and Johnson & Johnson that Pennsylvania signed onto in January.
WATCH: State lawmakers commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day
During a busy session day at the state Capitol, lawmakers took time out from legislating to remember the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Concentration Camp and the millions who lost their lives at the hands of the Nazis.