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  • Two Pa. congressmen keep pressure on VA

    Two Pennsylvania congressmen on Thursday released pictures they say show boxes of mail that went unanswered for years at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Regional Office. In a letter sent to a top VA official, U.S. Reps. Patrick Meehan (R., Delaware)...
  • House Ethics chairman slams Fitzpatrick as he reverses travel disclosure change

    House Ethics chairman slams Fitzpatrick as he reverses travel disclosure change
    After media outrage earlier this week over a quietly approved change to how legislators must disclose privately funded trips, the House Ethics Committee is reversing course. The National Journal first reported that a rule change meant details of trips...
  • Dent, House Ethics colleagues mum on travel disclosure change

    Dent, House Ethics colleagues mum on travel disclosure change
    The U.S. House Ethics Committee – of which Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent is a member – has come under fire for a discreet change regarding how legislators must disclose privately funded trips. Details of trips paid for by outside...
  • Fun with FEC: Fried Chicken and PA Society

    Fun with FEC: Fried Chicken and PA Society
    From fried chicken to fine dining, here are some fun takeaways from area federal lawmakers' end-of-the-year campaign finance reports. Fried chicken While there's no confirmation that campaign operatives dig into buckets of KFC while pouring over...
  • Lobbying to fix the 'fix'

     
    Physicians from around Pennsylvania are in Washington today urging legislators to fix the "doc fix. Doctors are targeting a Medicare formula that is a classic example of Washington kicking the can down the road. It's called the SGR, short for...
  • Congress still gets paid while government is closed

    Congress still gets paid while government is closed
    Congress has failed so miserably that it can't even keep the government open for business. But our representatives and senators still will get paid for failing to do their job. Rest assured it's not because they are considered "essential" personnel...
  • Dent votes against slapping self on wrist for debt limit increase

    Dent votes against slapping self on wrist for debt limit increase
    For Rep. Charlie Dent it was just a “little gimmicky." So the Lehigh Valley Republican, who is garnering quite the reputation as a rebel since he disagreed with party leadership over the government shutdown, refused to join in a public shaming...
  • Auditor General-Elelct Eugene DePasquale names top staffers.

     
    Incoming state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has named his senior staff. The York County Democrat takes office on Monday. “I am proud to announce the senior staff who will help me fulfill my commitment to the people of Pennsylvania to......
  • Longtime Republican leader in Bucks County dies

     
    Harry Fawkes, Bucks County’s longtime Republican Party leader, has died. Fawkes, 83, of Bristol Township died tuesday. He led the GOP for four decades. Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement...
  • Let the air wars begin in #PA8. Democrat Boockvar releases her first TV commercial.

     
    Here's Your First Look ... ... at the first television commercial from Democratic 8th Congressional district candidate Kathy Boockvar. She's taking on incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick. The ad is called "Decisions" and, in it, Boockvar tries...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: State lawmakers tackle juvenile sentencing laws.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Welcome back to the first working day after the long bank holiday weekend. We hope it was both restful and productive. But because the news never sleeps, let's dive right into your handy, clip-and-save guide......