| Jul 18, 2014
| 8:52 AM
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)...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 12:33 PM
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...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:17 PM
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...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:17 AM
From fried chicken to fine dining, here are some fun takeaways from area federal lawmakers' end-of-the-year campaign finance reports.
While there's no confirmation that campaign operatives dig into buckets of KFC while pouring over...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Some benefits claims from veterans are complicated and should take time for the government to resolve.
I wouldn't count the claim filed by Carl Dean among them.
Dean of Northampton was a jet mechanic at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland 1962-66. He...
| Mar 5, 2014
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...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 8:37 AM
If U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, who is widely known to be eyeing a run for statewide office, does wait and take on incumbent GOP U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey in 2016, both politicians' recent campaign finance filings foreshadow a high-priced race between two...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 11:13 AM
In its first major push in the shift from elections to policy, the Obama campaign's grassroots arm dispatched volunteers Friday to advocate for gun control.
Calling it a "Day of Action" advocates showed up at congressional offices nationwide to pressure...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Area House Republicans are yes men for Speaker John Boehner, according to a database compiled by The Washington Post.
With the House GOP seeming incapable lately of agreeing on anything, the Post's politics team looked at six fractured votes this year...
| Mar 13, 2013
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...