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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." 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....
  • Wide margins in Pa.'s congressional contests

    Wide margins in Pa.'s congressional contests
    Last night's election results were the stuff of sweeping gestures. The first modern Pennsylvania governor to be denied a second term and the end of the eight-year party swaps. Republicans taking definitive control of the U.S. Senate. The GOP padding...
  • Fitzpatrick, Strouse spar on abortion, Ebola, other issues

    Fitzpatrick, Strouse spar on abortion, Ebola, other issues
    Viewpoints on abortion, the Ebola virus, marijuana and health care — and nearly $2 million in campaign cash — now divide Bucks County Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick and Kevin Strouse, his Democratic challenger for the 8th Congressional...
  • Cartwright cruises to second term

    Cartwright cruises to second term
    Congressman Matt Cartwright was well on his way Tuesday night to winning a second term over Republican Dr. David "Doc" Moylan for the 17th Congressional District, which meanders from the banks of the Delaware River to the Anthracite Region. Touting a...
  • New Pennsylvania congressional delegation younger, and all-male

    New Pennsylvania congressional delegation younger, and all-male
    — Among congressman-elect Ryan Costello's first tasks? Figuring out his government-issued cellphone. The Republican from West Chester had only had a couple of hours Wednesday to fiddle around with the security-laden device when Costello began...
  • Lehigh Valley lawmakers urge limits on travel from Ebola areas

    Lehigh Valley lawmakers urge limits on travel from Ebola areas
    – Most Lehigh Valley federal lawmakers are joining a chorus of concerns about how federal officials are responding to the Ebola crisis, calling for restricting travel from the affected countries and better coordination among agencies. Republican...
  • Fitzpatrick studies ISIS funding on Mideast trip

    Back from a six-day trip to Qatar and Turkey, U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick said Tuesday he believes the threat from Islamic State militants is growing stronger and that the U.S. needs to step up efforts to cut off the terror group’s funding. The...
  • Pennsylvania House lawmakers vote for ISIS/Syria plan

    — Congressman Charlie Dent broke from the rest of the Lehigh Valley delegation Wednesday when he voted against a plan to train and equip Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants. Dent, a Republican who represents much of the...
  • Pa. races' GOP tilt could be sign for U.S. House

    Pa. races' GOP tilt could be sign for U.S. House
    WASHINGTON — If Democrats ever hope to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives, they will need to win moderate, slightly right-of-center districts like those surrounding Philadelphia. But races in those suburbs are tilting toward...
  • Lehigh Valley lawmakers listen for Obama's plan to combat militants in Iraq, Syria

    — The Lehigh Valley's congressional delegation was looking for a clear plan from President Barack Obama on Wednesday as he outlined more aggressive military steps for combating Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria. In interviews, area lawmakers...