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

Native American agricultural leaders detail farm bill priorities at U.S. Senate hearing

BY: - March 25, 2023

WASHINGTON — A roundtable of Native American agricultural leaders at a recent U.S. Senate hearing lobbied for increased sovereignty and social justice in the coming farm bill by expanding tribes’ jurisdiction over U.S. Department of Agriculture programs. It’s called “638” authority and refers to Public Law 93-638, which gives tribes the power to manage certain federal […]

As Pa.’s Fetterman nears return to Senate, voters have stayed supportive

BY: - March 15, 2023

From Arlen Specter to Tom Wolf, Keystone State residents have stuck by pols contending with illness.

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U.S. Senate panel probes how crypto mining increases energy consumption

BY: - March 8, 2023

Crypto mining in both Nebraska and Pennsylvania was discussed in particular by the members of the panel of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

With the boss away, running Fetterman’s office takes a village of coordinated staff

BY: - March 6, 2023

As the Pennsylvania Democrat seeks treatment for depression, staff in D.C. and Pa. are stepping up.

USE ONCE: U.S. Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., has been widely praised for going public about his need for treatment for depression (Alex Wong via Getty Images News/The Conversation)

When does clinical depression become an emergency? 4 questions answered | Analysis

BY: - March 2, 2023

The good news is that depression responds well to treatment.

U.S. Senate panel spars over elevated food assistance spending in upcoming farm bill

BY: - February 17, 2023

The bulk of the food assistance programs included in the farm bill nutrition title consists of SNAP benefits.

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U.S. Senate panel pledges to work across the aisle to protect kids online

BY: - February 15, 2023

'Like we do in the real world, we need to protect our kids in the virtual world,' U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill, said.

Fetterman discharged from D.C. hospital

BY: - February 10, 2023

Fetterman, 53, the freshman senator from Pennsylvania, suffered a stroke in May 2022, days before Pennsylvania's primary election. He continues to have auditory processing issues as a result of the stroke, and uses assistive technology to help him communicate.

Pa.’s Fetterman hospitalized overnight after feeling ‘lightheaded’ during Senate retreat

BY: - February 9, 2023

“Initial tests did not show evidence of a new stroke," his office said.

Pa.’s Fetterman using assistive tech in Senate to aid in stroke recovery | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 2, 2023

Report: The Senate got a digital upgrade to help its newest member do his job.

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey says he has prostate cancer but has an ‘excellent prognosis’

BY: - January 5, 2023

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., said Thursday that he was diagnosed last month with prostate cancer. Casey, Pennsylvania’s senior senator, said he has been given an “excellent prognosis” and has exceptional medical treatment and the unwavering support of his family.  In a statement Thursday morning, Casey said he will undergo surgery in the coming months […]

U.S. Senate opens a new session with a record set by McConnell; Pa.’s Fetterman takes office

BY: - January 3, 2023

The W.Pa. Democrat won election in a nationally watched contest, flipping a Republican-controlled seat.