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  • New roles for Charlie Dent as his seniority rises in Congress

    New roles for Charlie Dent as his seniority rises in Congress
    — Moments before he walked on to the U.S. House floor to be sworn in, Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent picked up a packet of manila envelopes marked "146."
  • Rep. Dent target of Occupy protest in Utah

    Rep. Dent target of Occupy protest in Utah
    Lehigh Valley's U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent is getting some attention across the country this weekend, where an Occupy group and an anti-capitalism student group will protest his Enemy Expatriation Act at a courthouse in Utah.  From the Salt Lake Tribune:...

    House repeals medical device tax that pays for health care reform

    House repeals medical device tax that pays for health care reform
    As part of the Republicans' effort to handicap the Democrats' health care reform law, the House voted Thursday afternoon to repeal a new 2.3 percent tax on medical device sales intended to offset the law's cost. With Pennsylvania a hub for medical device...

    State Rep. Jim Christiana Announces Congressional Exploratory Committee.

     
    This One Was Only ... ... a matter of time. State Rep. Jim Christiana, R-Beaver, father of the so-called "Christiana Compromise" on school-choice has announced an exploratory bid for Congress. Rather annoyingly, it does not say anywhere in the e-mail...

    Thursday Morning Coffee: House Continues Shale Fee Debate Today.

     
    The state House convenes at 9 a.m. today to continue debate on the 5,765 (not really, but it seems that way) amendments that have been filed to a bill imposing a local impact fee on Marcellus shale natural gas drillers. And as debate on the fee drags into...