Four Pa. Republicans voted for a landmark gun control law in 1993. Now there’s just one yes vote. Here’s what that means

BY: - September 1, 2019

Despite increased pressure from Democrats and gun safety advocates, it’s far from certain that lawmakers will enact significant legislation. 


This Pa. House freshman is among Congress’ most bipartisan members | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 26, 2019

A new report looks at Congress' legislative activity through the first seven months of 2019. A pair of Pa. lawmakers distinguished themselves.

Targeted by the GOP, Pa’s Democratic U.S. House newcomers fill 2020 war chests 

BY: - August 4, 2019

“So much of the attention in the rest of the cycle is going to go to the presidential race,” one analyst said. “For that reason, it seems to me like this would be an important time for the House incumbents to be fundraising.”

Pa. Rep. Mike Doyle wants 2020 Dems to talk about more than Trump

BY: - July 21, 2019

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation was quite different when U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle arrived on Capitol Hill as a Democratic freshman back in 1995.  Pennsylvania’s 21 U.S. House members and two senators were men. Nearly half of the state’s congressional delegation had been in office for a decade or more.  Democrat Bill Clinton was in […]

Dean, Scanlon make unannounced tour of Berks Detention Center, call for more humane treatment of migrants

BY: - July 19, 2019

The center is one of three family detention centers in the country that can hold migrants before a legal hearing to decide whether they can stay or will be deported.

Pa.’s Fitzpatrick votes with Dems — again — this time for $15-an-hour minimum wage

BY: and - July 18, 2019

Democrats on Capitol Hill are hoping the bill will give voters a glimpse of what’s possible if they elect a Democrat to the White House in 2020.


Abortion rights are under attack nationwide. We have to push back on every front | Madeleine Dean

BY: - July 8, 2019

Women do not deserve to be judged. We deserve to be heard; we deserve to be understood; and we will have our rights protected.

With impeachment still bubbling, ‘I feel a patriotic duty to hold Trump accountable,’ U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean says

BY: - June 30, 2019

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean spends a lot of time with the Mueller Report.  She’s got marked-up copies around her congressional office, keeps one at home and often hauls a bound version around with her in the black backpack she carries. Last Wednesday, she spent a chunk of her morning leafing through the 448-page […]

Pa. lawmakers seize on Pentagon spending bill to tackle PFAS in drinking water

BY: - June 27, 2019

Lawmakers and environmental advocates say they’re optimistic that legislation to address the toxic chemicals will soon take effect.

U.S. House Dems, with serious Pa. backing, prep a vote on $15 an hour minimum wage bill

BY: and - June 17, 2019

The House could vote on a $15/hr minimum wage bill in July. It's in for a rocky road in the Republican Senate.

‘The woman should make the choice’: Wolf, allies rally for abortion access in suburban Philly

BY: - May 31, 2019

Wolf, a former Planned Parenthood escort, condemned abortion bans in other states.