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Mike Fitzpatrick

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  • For congressmen, 'It's all about that basin' in Delaware River conservation plan

    For congressmen, 'It's all about that basin' in Delaware River conservation plan
    WASHINGTON — A group of regional congressmen are pushing again to boost the amount of conservation money heading to the Delaware River Basin, and they've turned to the pop music charts for a little marketing help. Their message to colleagues who...
  • Elder House members aren't the only ones to retire

    WASHINGTON The usual way to identify potential House retirements is to pick out the oldest members of each caucus. But that strategy misses an entire crop of potential exits, since the most senior members aren't the only ones to call it quits. When 88-...
  • Legislation would fix Medicare copay problem for colonoscopies

    Colorectal cancer affects one in every 20 Americans and is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. That's why, during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we're teaming up to shed light on this disease and advance legislation...
  • Ex-Gov. Ridge urges Congress to keep paychecks flowing to Homeland Security workers

    Ex-Gov. Ridge urges Congress to keep paychecks flowing to Homeland Security workers
    — Former Pennsylvania governor and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge joined with other past and present agency chiefs Wednesday to urge Congress to act on a funding bill before the department runs out of money at midnight Friday. Ridge, a...
  • Proposed tax increase 'a non-starter' Toomey says

    Proposed tax increase 'a non-starter' Toomey says
    WASHINGTON — Hours before President Barack Obama wrapped up his prime-time State of the Union address, Sen. Pat Toomey's staff went over the logistics of their boss' response. Included was how to meet up with Toomey afterward on the other side...
  • U.S. House votes to undo Obama's immigration actions

    WASHINGTON — The Republican-led U.S. House pushed back against President Barack Obama's recent immigration actions Wednesday, with Pennsylvania Rep. Lou Barletta at the forefront of an effort to curtail deportation relief for those in the country...
  • House approves Volcker Rule delay despite Obama veto threat

    House approves Volcker Rule delay despite Obama veto threat
    The House defied a veto threat by President Obama and voted Wednesday to approve a two-year delay in implementing part of the so-called Volcker Rule, a key banking regulation enacted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The delay was the most...
  • 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." What was it last year, one staffer asked another. "183." "That's out of the whole...
  • Reform bills get early push in Congress

    Reform bills get early push in Congress
    As the new congressional session gets underway, government reform proposals are getting early interest from Pennsylvania legislators. Republican Sen. Pat Toomey said Wednesday that he’s co-sponsoring a constitutional amendment from Louisiana Sen....
  • Alleged fake Army Ranger in viral video may face federal charges

    Alleged fake Army Ranger in viral video may face federal charges
    In a YouTube video that's gone viral, a Bucks County war veteran accuses a man shopping in Army fatigues of posing as a member of a special operations unit. So far, an investigation hasn't determined whether the man who claimed he was an Army Ranger...
  • Police: Unclear if man claiming to be Army Ranger committed crime

    Middletown police and a U.S. Army investigator are reviewing all available video footage to determine if a crime was committed by a man who claimed to be a U.S. Army Ranger when confronted by a veteran at the Oxford Valley Mall on Black Friday....