U.S. attorney general defends Hunter Biden investigation under questioning by House GOP
WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans led by Ohio’s Jim Jordan on Wednesday grilled U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland about how the Justice Department has handled its investigation and prosecution of Hunter Biden on felony gun charges. The questions about the president’s son came after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy last week asked several committees, including the […]
Parents have no right to allow their children’s gender transition, Republicans say
WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans on a panel for limited federal government on Thursday argued that parents should not be allowed to let their transgender children have access to gender-affirming care. “A parent has no right to sexually transition a young child,” the chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Limited Government, […]
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 […]
Pa.’s Rep. Scanlon: ‘No place’ for threats, violence no matter where you stand on abortion access
WASHINGTON — Republicans at a U.S. House hearing aired frustration with the Department of Justice this week for what they contended is a lack of enforcement of a Clinton-era law that protects access to reproductive health care at anti-abortion pregnancy centers and abortion clinics. GOP lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee expressed anger the Federal […]
Social Security aid to disabled Pa. residents crashed during the pandemic | Thursday Morning Coffee
Pennsylvania saw the steepest drop of all 50 states, particularly hitting Black and brown residents, new research shows.
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.
U.S. House lawmakers, including Pa.’s Scanlon, warned about disinformation in upcoming campaigns
Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-5th District., said that because Republicans let the lie about the 2020 presidential election being stolen fester, “we’ve seen dedicated public servants from both parties pay the price.”
Jan. 6 investigators want Georgia’s Loudermilk to explain pre-attack U.S. Capitol tour
Pa.'s Scanlon also said she saw 'unusual' tour groups in the Capitol in the days before the attack.
U.S. House votes to decriminalize marijuana in federal law
The House voted 220-204 to approve the measure, which would fix the split between federal law and 19 states where recreational marijuana is legal.
Pa. U.S. Rep. Scanlon car-jacked and robbed in Philadelphia
U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-5th District, was carjacked and robbed on Wednesday afternoon after finishing a meeting in Philadelphia’s FDR Park, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, citing her office and city police. The suburban Philadelphia Democrat was not injured. Scanlon was walking alone to her car around 2:45 p.m. on the 1900 block of Pattison […]
As U.S. House passes anti-Islamophobia bill, Pa.’s Perry calls sponsor Ilhan Omar ‘anti-Semitic’
Perry, the head of the House Freedom Caucus, is among the GOP members who have slammed the Minnesota Democrat
Immigration protections in Biden’s domestic bill face test in the Senate; Pa. lawmakers react
House Democrats sent a letter to Senate leaders urging them to include a pathway to citizenship in the final bill.