| May 21, 2014
| 2:39 PM
The centrist shift of the Republican Party, first observed last fall with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's landslide re-election, continued this week with GOP establishment candidates defeating tea party challengers in primary races. The most visible...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 11:09 AM
A bill that would allow airlines to advertise fares without including taxes and fees would "deceive" travelers about the true cost of flying, according to a trade group for the nation's travel agents.
The proposed federal legislation, which is supported...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Republicans may control the U.S. House, but it was the Democrats who dominated the baseball field this week in the 53rd annual Congressional baseball game.
Four Pennsylvania House members took the field at Nationals Park on Wednesday: Reps. Lou...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Last week, the House of Representatives passed the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014. Great news, right? Who doesn't want more clarity when it comes to ticket prices and fees?
Well, fasten your seat belt and put your tray table in the upright position....
| Dec 10, 2013
| 12:49 PM
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WASHINGTON — Members of Congress clearly like to talk. And talk.
But when it comes to sitting on a plane next to a passenger jabbering on the phone through a long flight, a lot of...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 3:35 PM
U.S. Rep Bill Shuster, R-Pa., House chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, met with Amtrak's brass in New York last Friday, and then hopped on an Amtrak train for Hartford. Fellow Rep. John Larson and state Department of...
| Apr 23, 2013
Sequestration is starting to frustrate air travelers.
About 400 flights were delayed Sunday because of air traffic controller furloughs, the Federal Aviation Administration said, and a few more interruptions were reported Monday, though the nation's air...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:11 PM
WASHINGTON — As America's road planners struggle to find the cash to mend a crumbling highway system, many are beginning to see a solution in a little black box that fits neatly by the dashboard of your car.
The devices, which track every mile a...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Republican Rep. Charlie Dent found himself in a room filled with Democrats this week – who had all paid at least $250 to be in his company.
Dent received a financial assist for his re-election campaign Thursday night at the Bethlehem home of the...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:10 PM
The Federal Communications Commission took a key step toward allowing cellphone calls on planes, but other government officials don't expect travelers will be chatting from 35,000 feet any time soon.
Commissioners voted 3 to 2 on Thursday to allow...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 11:20 AM
The House passed the Republicans' 2012 budget Friday on a party-line vote, launching GOP lawmakers into an emerging debate with President Obama that vividly defines the parties and will help to shape the size and role of the federal government for years...