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Pa.’s U.S. House delegation splits along party lines on sweeping voting rights package

BY: - March 4, 2021

Even though Democrats control Congress and the White House, their slim majority in a 50-50 Senate is not enough to enact into law a massive package that tackles dark money in campaigns, voter suppression and election security that requires 60 votes rather than a simple majority.

Pa. Dems join majority to approve $1.9T COVID-19 relief bill on a near party-line vote

BY: - February 27, 2021

Two House Democrats voted against the bill—Reps. Jared Golden of Maine and Kurt Schrader of Oregon. Every Republican opposed it. 

U.S. House sends Trump $2T behemoth COVID-19 relief bill

BY: and - March 27, 2020

President Donald Trump said he plans to sign the bill immediately.

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 […]

Pa.’s Congressional delegation splits on party lines on House vote to check Trump on Iran

BY: and - January 9, 2020

The Senate could vote as early as next week on a similar resolution from Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine. 

U.S. Rep. John Joyce, AOC spar on House floor over immigration provision in defense bill

BY: - July 12, 2019

The New York Democrat wanted to bar the executive branch from deploying troops on the southern border to enforce immigration law. 

U.S. House approves $4.5B border aid package that Pa. Republicans believe is ‘insufficient’

BY: - June 26, 2019

The Senate is expected to take up its own version of the aid bill this week. A Senate committee voted last week to approve its own bipartisan version of the bill. 

Meet the 3 Pa. Republican rookies who have Trump’s back in a hostile House

BY: - June 3, 2019

There are some frustrations that come with being in the House minority.

Pa. Rep. Joyce’s Arizona border trip gets some Trump Twitter attention

BY: - April 25, 2019

The POTUS' retweet was one of a flurry Trump pumped out on Thursday praising GOP loyalists on Capitol Hill.

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Pa. Rep. Joyce helped elevate false claims migrants in Arizona were carrying tuberculosis. Republicans only have themselves to blame

BY: - April 24, 2019

Joyce's statements are an unfortunate reminder that Republicans have turned undocumented immigrants into a faceless other to be feared.

The Mueller Report: Attorney general’s memo to Congress was a ‘book review,’ one Pa. lawmaker says, pressing for full release

BY: - March 25, 2019

U.S. Attorney General William Barr's four-page memo on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report was a book review. One Pa. lawmaker says she wants to read the whole book. And the American people should be allowed to as well.

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What do you do when the doctors oppose Medicare for All? | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 5, 2019

The debate is unfolding about as you'd expect it would.