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Pa.’s Fitzpatrick sides with Dems on Dreamers bill, as immigration debate intensifies

BY: and - March 19, 2021

The measures mark the first step towards what advocates for immigration reform hope will be a year or two of substantive action on the issue.

U.S. House sends Biden giant $1.9T COVID relief package; Pa. lawmakers break on party lines

BY: - March 10, 2021

Biden is expected to sign it on Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at a briefing.

Pa.’s U.S. House delegation splits along party lines on sweeping voting rights package

BY: - March 4, 2021

Even though Democrats control Congress and the White House, their slim majority in a 50-50 Senate is not enough to enact into law a massive package that tackles dark money in campaigns, voter suppression and election security that requires 60 votes rather than a simple majority.

Pa. Rep. Scanlon takes questions on COVID, Capitol riot, and schools during town hall

BY: - January 26, 2021

More than 3,250 constituents called into the town hall, according to her office, and about a dozen ultimately got a chance to ask a question. 

Pa. Rep. Brendan Boyle pushes criminal investigation of Trump for Capitol attack

BY: - January 15, 2021

“Provided there is sufficient evidence, as I strongly believe there is, Donald Trump must be indicted, arrested, and put on trial. And if convicted, he should go to prison.”

Pa.’s Scanlon says she saw tour groups in the Capitol before attack

BY: - January 14, 2021

Speaking to reporters Thursday, U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-5th District, said she had seen "people getting tours in the day or two preceding the attack on the Capitol."

Where suburban Philly’s 2020 congressional hopefuls stand on LGBTQ issues, explained

BY: - October 14, 2020

This is your guide to where the 2020 congressional candidates in suburban Philadelphia stand on issues relevant to the LGBTQ community.

‘American women go to work’: Democratic women roast Trump’s ‘suburban housewife’ scare tweet

BY: - August 13, 2020

A day after President Donald Trump darkly tweeted warnings of a suburban “invasion,” and bragged that only he could protect “the suburban housewife” from its impact, four Democratic women offered a forceful rebuttal, describing him as a relic of an America that, if it existed in the first place, was the relic of an “Ozzie […]

Pa.’s Fitzpatrick votes with U.S. House Dems to pass police reform package

BY: and - June 26, 2020

House passage comes a day after Senate Democrats blocked a bill authored by Sen. Tim Scott, the only Black Republican in the Senate GOP conference.

Pa’s Congressional Dems help roll out expansive police reform plans

BY: - June 9, 2020

House Democratic leaders said they expect to soon hold hearings and a floor vote on the legislation, which they expect to pass the chamber.

Scanlon, Pa. Dems talk about Census challenges amid pandemic

BY: - May 21, 2020

Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Scanlon and the others emphasized the importance of the census and getting an accurate count. 

COMMENTARY

To the Class of 2020: Times are hard. We need you to lead us now | Mary Gay Scanlon

BY: - May 19, 2020

Our pathway to creating a better, more equitable, and just world begins with you. Your power is your energy, your audacity to challenge the status quo.