Immigration reform blocked from reconciliation bill in Congress, but Democrats vow to try again
The opinion by Elizabeth MacDonough, the Senate’s nonpartisan parliamentarian, was a setback for the Biden administration and Democrats who would have to reach 60 votes in the Senate for any immigration reform, rather than a simple majority through reconciliation, a process reserved for matters that affect spending, revenues, the deficit or the debt limit. The Senate is evenly split between the parties.
Pa. Sen. Bob Casey, state legislators rallying in D.C. urge Congress to act on voting rights
The nearly 800-page package would undo dozens of restrictive voting laws already in place and faces major hurdles gaining enough GOP support to advance in the Senate.
Why is Joe Manchin? What the Dems really need to do about their W.Va problem | John L. Micek
Biden, Pelosi, and Schumer have enough to worry about with the Party of Q and Insurrection. Trying to keep Manchin mollified and onside is a waste of time and energy.
Pa.’s Levine wins Senate confirmation to No. 2 job at Health & Human Services; Casey, Toomey split on vote
The Senate voted 52-48 to confirm her as an assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services. Two Republicans, Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, joined Democrats in supporting her nomination.
MontCo Republican Jeff Bartos announces 2022 U.S. Senate run
Jeff Bartos, 48, has noted his interest for weeks, and is the biggest name to step into the potentially crowded GOP primary so far.
Biden’s pick for Interior secretary likely to face rocky confirmation hearing
U.S. Senate Republicans may use next week’s Interior confirmation hearing for Rep. Debra Haaland to air their grievances about the Biden administration’s energy policies
Democrat Kenyatta brings his ‘working poor’ Philly upbringing to 2022 Senate race
A tall, brash Democratic politician familiar to Twitter users and cable news viewers alike with a pitch about fighting for working people has just stepped into Pennsylvania’s 2022 U.S. Senate race. You may feel like you have already read this story, but it’s not about Lt. Gov. John Fetterman. It’s about Philadelphia state Rep. Malcolm […]
U.S. Senate hears from Ohio on the need for economic relief, minimum wage boost; Pa’s Toomey questions need
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.
Fetterman’s early 2022 entrance gives him time to build strength — or set up his fall
Fetterman — the 6’8” former mayor of a western Pennsylvania mill town known for his social media jabs and informal dress — has built a brand and identity with strong appeal to thousands of avid supporters.
LG John Fetterman says he’s running for U.S. Senate
Capping weeks of build-up, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman announced today that he's seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.
LG Fetterman starts testing the waters for 2022 U.S. Senate bid
Fetterman, identifiable for his height, informal outfits and tattoos, has slowly built national clout over the past few years.
We need independent judicial review. We don’t need the filibuster. Let’s get rid of it | Bruce Ledewitz
We need independent judicial review. We don’t need the filibuster. We need to get rid of it.