In this photo illustration, a package of NARCAN (Naloxone) nasal spray sits on the counter at a Walgreens pharmacy, Aug. 9, 2017 in New York City. Starting on Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday that no-cost or low cost Naloxone (NARCAN), a drug that can help reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, will be available at all pharmacies across New York state. (Photo Illustration by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

As opioids overdose deaths keep rising, report urges lawmakers to develop new approaches

BY: - March 17, 2023

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

BY: - March 16, 2023

“The opioid epidemic is devastating communities and tearing families apart in Pennsylvania and across the nation,” Casey, of Scranton, said in a statement.

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U.S. House Republicans push through two anti-abortion measures in first work week

BY: - January 11, 2023

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

BY: - December 16, 2022

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

BY: - November 3, 2022

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

BY: - September 12, 2022

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

BY: - July 29, 2022

Our pugilistic politics are exhausting the voters — who rightfully expect better. But how to get there?


Will the Dems hold Congress? For Pa.’s Dean, a glass ‘half-full’ | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 26, 2022

Amid predictions of a GOP year, Democrats have a chance for four, key pick-ups in the U.S. Senate, the MontCo lawmaker said.

Pa. Rep. Dean: Trump should be criminally charged for role in the Capitol insurrection

BY: - July 25, 2022

A Pennsylvania lawmaker who participated in former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial says the Republican should be “held responsible by the rule of law,” for inciting a crowd of his supporters to march on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 to disrupt the certification of the 2020 election results. Trump “assembled the mob, […]

A man shoots AR-15 rifles and other weapons at a shooting range during the “Rod of Iron Freedom Festival” on October 12, 2019 in Greeley, Pa. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images).

U.S. House panel advances assault weapons ban on party-line vote

BY: - July 21, 2022

U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-4th District, slammed Republicans for refusing to address the fact that there are thousands of victims of mass shootings.

Members of the U.S. House about to get arrested by Capitol Police for abortion rights demonstration that’s blocking an intersection between the Capitol Building and the Supreme Court.

Pa.’s Dean among lawmakers arrested after abortion rights protest in front of U.S. Supreme Court

BY: - July 19, 2022

'I wanted to send a signal to my daughters and granddaughters. I will stand up for their rights,' Dean said.

Biden urges assault weapons ban, as U.S. House Democrats advance gun control bills

BY: - June 3, 2022

'Do you think the founding fathers were picturing AR-style weapons?' U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-4th District, asked Republicans.