Scalise nominated by U.S. House GOP as speaker in closed-door meeting
WASHINGTON — Uncertainty and party infighting over the next U.S. House speaker prevailed at the Capitol Wednesday evening, despite a majority of Republicans picking Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise as their nominee behind closed doors earlier in the day. The chamber adjourned and was scheduled to return at noon Thursday to again try to elect a […]
Pa.’s U.S. Rep. Smucker: Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan is a ‘bailout’
U.S. House GOP lawmakers zeroed in on culture war issues as they grilled U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona.
U.S. House panel passes GOP bill mandating federal Parents Bill of Rights
Pa. GOP U.S. Reps. Glenn 'GT' Thompson, Lloyd Smucker voted 'yes'; U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, D-7th District, voted 'no.'
U.S. House panel passes national ban on transgender athletes in girls’ sports
Pa. U.S. Reps. Glenn 'GT' Thompson and Lloyd Smucker were 'yes' votes; U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, D-7th District, voted 'no.'
Eight of Pa.’s nine Republicans in the U.S. House say they will oppose certification of Pa.’s electors
There has been no proof of voter fraud. And all the lawmakers who signed the statement won re-election on Nov. 3 under the same ground rules.
On Capitol Hill, Pa. Dems advance pro-union reforms with an eye toward Nov. elections
WASHINGTON — Buried under news about the Iowa caucuses, the president’s State of the Union address and the end of the impeachment trial is an upcoming vote on what could be the most significant labor reform legislation in generations. The U.S. House bill would strengthen protections for workers who organize for higher wages, better benefits […]
Pa’s Fitzpatrick’s votes with Dems to torpedo DeVos student loan rule
Republicans said the bill, which faces a White House veto, was another Democratic attempt to undermine President Donald Trump during impeachment.
Pa.’s Congressional delegation splits on party lines on House vote to check Trump on Iran
The Senate could vote as early as next week on a similar resolution from Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine.
Pa. Susan Rep. Wild slams Betsy DeVos during testy Capitol Hill hearing
Democrats went on offense against DeVos' controversial student loan forgiveness policy during a House committee meeting on Thursday.
Pa. Rep. Smucker to help lead bipartisan border trip to U.S.-Mexico border on Friday
U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker, R-11th District, will serve as the co-leader of the trip, along with U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips, a Minnesota Democrat, in the Rio Grande Valley on Friday.
‘This bill is revolutionary:’ Pa.’s congressional Dems get behind sweeping voting rights, ethics bill
The bill faces an uncertain future in the U.S. Senate, where Republicans have denounced it as a massive federal overreach
Pennsylvania congressman warns of ‘radical’ and ‘socialist’ infiltration in fundraising pitch
Fresh off a successful re-election bid, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker, R-11th District, is making a play for voters’ wallets by asking them to help him fight socialism. “We have self proclaimed Socialists serving in the Pennsylvania State House and in Congress,” Smucker wrote on his Facebook page Tuesday. “Socialist ideas are no longer just in […]