Congressional Black Caucus calls for Senate action on voting rights

BY: - January 13, 2022

Only one Republican, Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, has said she would support Democrats in passing the John Lewis measure.

Advocacy groups reflect on voting rights on the anniversary of the 19th Amendment

BY: - August 18, 2021

“We’re not celebrating, we’re working,” Susan Gobreski, director of government policy for the Pennsylvania League of Women Voters, told the Capital-Star

House Dems to unveil revamped voting rights bill named for the late John Lewis

BY: - July 31, 2021

During a Friday press conference, House Democratic Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina said that House Democrats are expected to introduce a revised H.R. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights and Advancement Act, on Aug. 6. That is the same date that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Pa.’s U.S. House delegation splits along party lines on sweeping voting rights package

BY: - March 4, 2021

Even though Democrats control Congress and the White House, their slim majority in a 50-50 Senate is not enough to enact into law a massive package that tackles dark money in campaigns, voter suppression and election security that requires 60 votes rather than a simple majority.

Without apologies, Pa. Republicans forge ahead with election hearings spree

BY: - January 22, 2021

It isn't just the House looking into the election In the Senate, an investigatory committee on "election integrity and reform" was created by a party line vote this month.

Senate GOP leader proposes special panel to review 2020 election

BY: - December 21, 2020

The special committee that Corman, R-Centre, outlined in a memo to his colleagues would consist of five Republican senators, including Corman, and four Democrats.

With one election barely over, state lawmakers look to make fixes ahead of the next one

BY: - December 3, 2020

Time’s likely up for Pennsylvania’s Legislature to override the outcome of the 2020 election. But lawmakers have already turned their eyes to changing how Pennsylvanians vote in the future.

Pa. Senate panel that approved voting bill will get a do-over next week because of improper notice

BY: - September 4, 2020

(*This story was updated at 2:07 p.m. on 9/4/20, to include comment from Senate Secretary Megan Martin) The Pennsylvania Senate’s State Government Committee is taking a mulligan on a House-approved voting reform bill opposed by Gov. Tom Wolf and legislative Democrats. The public was not given sufficient notice of the Republican-controlled panel’s 10-minute session held […]

With little notice, Pa. Senate panel advances voting bill that Wolf, Dems oppose

BY: - September 3, 2020

The 2:30 p.m. meeting was not on the Senate’s public schedule by Wednesday afternoon.

Pa. Senate GOP advances ‘first pass’ at election fixes. Wolf says talks are ongoing

BY: - August 25, 2020

With barely two months left until the Nov. 3 general election, Pennsylvania lawmakers are “actively negotiating” changes to the state’s election code as they try to resolve crucial questions of election security in the Legislature rather than in the courts, Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday. But there’s not yet consensus among Democrats and Republicans on […]

Pa. House advances bill changing state’s primary date; half of votes cast from outside Harrisburg

BY: - March 24, 2020

The votes also marked the first time lawmakers casted a floor vote en masse from outside of the state's capital in the nearly 350-year history of the legislative body

Rush hour fees, supplemental appropriations and more | Five for the Weekend

BY: - February 29, 2020

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