Cherry blossoms outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. (Capital-Star photo by Jennifer Shutt).

U.S. House approves debt limit package, sending it to Senate days before default deadline

BY: and - May 31, 2023

Pennsylvania U.S. Reps. Scott Perry, a Republican, and Summer Lee, a Democrat, cast ‘no’ votes on the debt deal.

Carnegie Mellon gets $20M in federal funds to spark transportation safety initiative

BY: - May 30, 2023

The money will help make 'quality STEM education, training and jobs accessible for all,' U.S. Rep. Summer Lee said.

Pa. Rep. Summer Lee introduces hazard pay bill for healthcare workers

BY: - May 25, 2023

'Every time disaster strikes, our health care workers show up for us. It’s time we show up for them,' the W.Pa. Democrat said.


Pa. Republicans back bill to reinstate Trump-era immigration policies

BY: and - May 12, 2023

The symbolic legislation has no future in the Senate. And President Joe Biden has said he will veto it.

Pa. Rep. Lee slams hospital giant UPMC over charitable donations | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 13, 2023

'We already knew UPMC was ripping us off,' Lee, D-12th District, said.

‘We can never let up on this’: Pa. Rep. Lee talks assault weapons ban, gun violence reform

BY: - March 31, 2023

U.S. Rep Summer Lee, D-12th District, spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives Wednesday night, imploring Republicans to “stop putting your politics over our children’s lives.”  Her remarks came the same day two Pittsburgh high schools were locked down for active shooter threats that turned out to be part of a larger hoax […]

W.Pa pols tout federal investment in pollution monitoring

BY: - March 16, 2023

'Our region has been grappling with the consequences of air pollution for a long time,' Pittsburgh City Councilmember Erika Strassburger said.

Pointing to ‘lived expertise,’ Pa. Rep. Lee speaks out on the need for student loan forgiveness

BY: - March 10, 2023

'[E]very decision I make is shaped by the obscene amount of student debt I carry," Lee, D-12th District, said this week.

Black women’s political gains due to experience, knowledge and skill, observers say

BY: - March 6, 2023

By Stephen Williams PHILADELPHIA — Political observers say the most recent political gains by Black women in Pennsylvania and across the U.S. are a result of their knowledge, skill, experience, work ethic and relationships. As Black History Month ended and Women’s History Month kicked off, state Rep. Joanna McClinton ascended to speaker of the Pennsylvania […]

Summer Time: W.Pa. progressive Rep. Summer Lee is ready to take on tough fights in Congress

BY: - March 5, 2023

'It's easier to be bold, and to be courageous when you don’t have to do it alone,' Lee said.

STEM education

Pa.’s Shapiro, Lee help launch $150M partnership to improve access to STEM education

BY: - February 23, 2023

'Pittsburgh’s future as [an] innovation hub depends on ... closing the representation gap and making quality STEM education,' U.S. Rep. Summer Lee said.

Summer Lee swearing-in

Pa. U.S. Rep. Summer Lee celebrates Black achievement during ceremonial swearing-in

BY: - February 19, 2023

'We are going to have to decide what our country is going to be, and who it is going to be for,' Lee said.