Summer Lee launches re-election bid: ‘I’m battle-tested’
Held at the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers Union headquarters on Pittsburgh’s South Side, the freshman congresswoman played to a packed room of supporters, leaders from a veritable alphabet soup of labor unions, City of Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey (who also gave opening remarks) and numerous aspiring Allegheny County politicians including District Attorney nominee Matt Dugan and County Executive nominee Sara Innamorato.
Court orders re-evaluation of special counsel’s access to Rep. Scott Perry’s phone
A federal appeals court on Tuesday told a lower court to re-evaluate its ruling that gave Justice Department officials access to most of the data on U.S. Rep. Scott Perry’s cell phone in their investigation of the attempt to overturn the 2020 election. Perry, R-10th District, asked the court to reverse a lower court’s decision […]
Casey, Pa. Reps. introduce bill to lower renewable energy compliance costs for refineries
Lawmakers said the bill would reduce Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) compliance costs for domestic refineries, which requires refineries to submit Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) each year showing the amount of renewable fuel blended into the transportation fuel supply.
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey says he has prostate cancer but has an ‘excellent prognosis’
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., said Thursday that he was diagnosed last month with prostate cancer. Casey, Pennsylvania’s senior senator, said he has been given an “excellent prognosis” and has exceptional medical treatment and the unwavering support of his family. In a statement Thursday morning, Casey said he will undergo surgery in the coming months […]
Pro-Israel group renews attack on Summer Lee days ahead of general election
United Democracy Project, a political action committee affiliated with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, launched a $78,684-direct mail campaign on Wednesday - just days before the Nov. 8 general election, attacking Lee for her “dangerous views of the U.S.-Israel alliance.”
GOP asks Pa. Supreme Court to take immediate action to enforce ballot dating requirement
The lack of uniformity is, 'eroding public trust and confidence in the integrity of Pennsylvania’s elections,' the lawsuit argues.
Days before his gay son’s wedding, a Pa. Republican cast a vote against same-sex marriage
“”We love it when they find their one true love, especially when they become a part of our families then. That’s what we’re rooting for,” U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson said at his gay son's wedding, days after casting a vote against same-sex marriage protections.
U.S. House panel weighs labor law amendment to protect workers from wage theft
House Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro introduced the bill, H.R. 3712, known as the “Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act of 2022.” It would require employers to provide pay stubs to workers, establish new minimum and maximum civil penalties for employers who engage in wage theft and provide grants to organizations and institutions to enhance the enforcement of wage and hour laws.
7th Congressional District GOP Candidates Scheller, Dellicker to debate on April 1
Snover said the event is for Republicans. She did not elaborate on criteria for determining admittance but said it’s on a first-come basis. The press is invited, the press release said.
Here’s how Pa. politicians reacted to Biden’s Congressional address
(*This developing story will be updated) President Joe Biden spoke to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night, where he touted his administration’s accomplishments during its first 100 days, and its response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Biden also laid out parts of his $1.5 trillion proposed American Families Plan for members of Congress. […]
Pa. set to shed a congressional seat as 2020 Census data begins trickling in
Pennsylvania is one of seven states to lose seats, along with New York, California, Illinois, Michigan, West Virginia and Ohio.
How Pa.’s congressional delegation voted on objections to electoral vote count
Due to violence in the nation’s capital Wednesday, Congress was delayed into the early hours of Thursday morning when it ultimately affirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s victory 306-232.