Crunching the numbers: Campaign finance reports show a few surprises

BY: - October 17, 2023

Campaign finance reports from the year’s third quarter are in, and there are a few surprises in the contests for Pennsylvania’s U.S. House seats. Here’s a look at how the latest numbers from the Federal Election Commission break down, and how they compare to the year’s previous quarterly results, and the 2022 election cycle. U.S. […]

Striking Mack Trucks workers in Pennsylvania: ‘We deserve our fair share, too.’

BY: , and - October 11, 2023

UAW members who work for Mack walked off the job Oct. 9 after rejecting the company’s tentative contract proposal

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Rural America a focus for bipartisan health caucus formed in U.S. House

BY: - October 2, 2023

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan congressional caucus aims to improve accessibility to quality health care and services in rural U.S. communities. The Bipartisan Rural Health Caucus had its first meeting Sept. 20 and serves as a forum for U.S. representatives to promote legislation and policy actions regarding rural health. Members came together to discuss the issues […]

Democrats push to extend child care grant program

BY: and - September 13, 2023

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats introduced a bill Wednesday to extend funding for five years for a pandemic-era child care subsidy program set to expire at the end of the month. The legislation would extend the child care stabilization grant program, which Congress established in 2021 to help child care providers meet additional costs during the […]


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. Reps. Wild, Meuser partner on bill aiding rural hospitals | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 7, 2023

The proposal would boost reimbursements for rural teaching hospitals, helping them continue to train physicians.

Congressional Dems target Pa.’s Perry, Fitzpatrick for 2024 | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 4, 2023

They are among 31 GOP-held seats ID'd as Dems look to retake the House.

Direct service providers rally for more money in the 2022-23 state budget at the Pennsylvania state Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa.’s Wild, Fitzpatrick press for full funding for mental health services | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 28, 2023

The request comes 'in recognition of the mental health and substance abuse crisis affecting our nation from coast to coast.'

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U.S. House panel passes GOP bill mandating federal Parents Bill of Rights

BY: - March 9, 2023

Pa. GOP U.S. Reps. Glenn 'GT' Thompson, Lloyd Smucker voted 'yes'; U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, D-7th District, voted 'no.'

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U.S. House panel passes national ban on transgender athletes in girls’ sports

BY: - March 9, 2023

Pa. U.S. Reps. Glenn 'GT' Thompson and Lloyd Smucker were 'yes' votes; U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, D-7th District, voted 'no.'

Incumbent Democratic Rep. Susan Wild, left, and Republican challenger Lisa Scheller, candidates in the 7th Congressional District, shake hands after their televised debate Oct. 21, 2022, at PBS 39 studios hosted by / Photo by Donna Fisher

At nearly $14M, fight for 7th Congressional District was Pa.’s priciest House race

BY: - February 6, 2023

Democratic U.S. Rep. Susan Wild won a 3rd term, defeating Republican Lisa Scheller in the bellwether seat.

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U.S. House GOP backs rules plan without disclosing deals made with hard-right members

BY: , and - January 10, 2023

The 55-page rules package sets the parameters for how bills should be written, how committees will operate and how the floor will run during the next two years.