Fetterman, Dean introduce bill to let sexual violence survivors defer student loan payments
Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. John Fetterman and U.S. Rep Madeleine Dean on Wednesday introduced legislation that would defer student loan payments for survivors of sexual violence who withdraw from school to seek treatment. “After going through horrific trauma like harassment, stalking, or assault, survivors deserve the time to heal — and if they’re in school and […]
U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean and her son discuss substance use, recovery in Harrisburg
Dean and her son Harry Cunnane, who struggled with substance use disorder as a teenager and young adult, joined Department of Drug and Alcohol Secretary Latisha Jones for a discussion about substance use disorder and addiction during a National Recovery Month event at the Capitol on Monday night.
Biden border policies ripped by U.S. House GOP as impeachment threats ramp up
WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday faced off with Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee, who did not directly call for his impeachment but strongly criticized his oversight of the agency. “I know that today Secretary Mayorkas is going to try to paint a rosy picture of this disastrous […]
U.S. House approves debt limit package, sending it to Senate days before default deadline
Pennsylvania U.S. Reps. Scott Perry, a Republican, and Summer Lee, a Democrat, cast ‘no’ votes on the debt deal.
Pa. Republicans back bill to reinstate Trump-era immigration policies
The symbolic legislation has no future in the Senate. And President Joe Biden has said he will veto it.
As opioids overdose deaths keep rising, report urges lawmakers to develop new approaches
Drug overdose rates in the U.S. have risen fivefold in the past two decades, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Pa’s Casey, Dean back bill that would cut cost of opioid addiction treatment
“The opioid epidemic is devastating communities and tearing families apart in Pennsylvania and across the nation,” Casey, of Scranton, said in a statement.
U.S. House Republicans push through two anti-abortion measures in first work week
U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-4th District, accused the GOP of engaging in 'another extreme political stunt.'
Pa. addiction specialists, lawmakers, and officials discuss addiction, settlement funds, stigma
The virtual roundtable ”to share their personal stories and discuss how their agencies’ efforts are making an impact” included state Rep. Jim Struzzi, R-Indiana; state Sen. Art Haywood, D-Montgomery; U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-4th District; Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Secretary Jen Smith; and Dr. Bernard James Costello, associate vice chancellor for Health Science Integration at the University of Pittsburgh.
The Fed raises interest rates again, signals more coming despite pressure to slow the pace
The Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday that in its continuing efforts to tamp down inflation, it would raise interest rates yet again by another three-quarters of a point to a target range of 3.75 to 4 percent. Federal Reserve Chairperson Jerome Powell said during a press conference following the announcement that the “historically fast pace” […]
A third of U.S. House Dems, including Pa., oppose Manchin permitting deal in stopgap spending bill
Pa. U.S. Reps. Dwight Evans, Madeleine Dean and Mary Gay Scanlon are among the opposition.
Here’s how broken Washington is: Democrats agreeing with each other is big news | John L. Micek
Our pugilistic politics are exhausting the voters — who rightfully expect better. But how to get there?