GOP senators walk out of vote on subpoenas in U.S. Supreme Court ethics inquiry
The subpoena vote came after a year of revelations about Supreme Court justices’ failure to disclose luxury travel and real estate deals.
Stranded legislation: Pa. lawmakers in both chambers lament lack of consensus
State Rep. Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny) had introduced the Fairness Act, to extend Pennsylvania’s anti-discrimination law to LGBTQ+ people, in every legislative session since 2001 before it passed in the state House this spring. Five months after lawmakers sent House Bill 300 to the Republican-controlled Senate with a bipartisan 102-98 vote, the historic legislation remains on […]
Attempt to kill Biden student debt relief plan tied to income fails in U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Republicans on Wednesday night failed to garner enough votes to block a new Biden administration rule on an income-driven repayment plan for federal student loans. The resolution did not pass, 49-50. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia was the sole Democrat who joined Republicans in backing the resolution. Sen. Tim Scott […]
GOP women in Pa. House announce bills to strengthen rules against sexual harassment
The bills would reform rules in the wake of a $295,000 settlement the state paid to a woman who accused a top aide to Gov. Shapiro of sexual harassment.
Oklahoma senator challenges Teamsters president to fight at U.S. Senate hearing
Sen. Markwayne Mullin, an Oklahoma Republican, challenged the head of the Teamsters union to a physical fight at a U.S. Senate hearing Tuesday intended to showcase how labor unions are making families’ lives better.