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Pa.’s Casey, Fetterman, back rule boosting transparency on trains carrying toxic material

BY: - July 7, 2023

The proposed rule comes in the wake of this year's toxic spill along the Pa./Ohio border.


Credit bureau CEOs face tough questions at Senate hearing; Democrats push to remove medical debt

BY: - April 29, 2023

'Medical debt does not correlate with credit risk – it correlates with illness,' U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said.

Pa.’s Casey, Fetterman join Ohio counterparts to call for more federal action on Ohio train derailment

BY: - February 15, 2023

Pennsylvania’s two Democratic U.S. senators  joined their Ohio counterparts Wednesday on a pair of letters calling on federal agencies to take more action following a train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, on Feb. 3. 

Dems, allies slam Pa.’s Toomey, Republicans for blocking Biden’s Fed nominees

BY: - February 16, 2022

Democrats and their allies went on the attack Wednesday, accusing Republicans of playing games with the nation’s economic recovery after Republican members of a key U.S. Senate committee boycotted a vote on President Joe Biden’s nominees to the Federal Reserve Board. In a call with journalists, Democratic National Committee Chairperson Jaime Harrison said U.S. Sen. […]

Collapsing union pension plans win long-sought help from rescue package; How Pa. benefits

BY: - March 23, 2021

The $1.9 trillion pandemic relief measure included $86 billion that will be used for grants to help shore up the most troubled of those pension funds, covering the cost of retiree benefits for the next 30 years.

U.S. Senate hears from Ohio on the need for economic relief, minimum wage boost; Pa’s Toomey questions need

BY: - February 19, 2021

The committee’s ranking member, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., raised concerns about unnecessary spending in the bill and the proposed $1,400 stimulus checks to individuals.