| May 10, 2013
| 2:56 PM
The leader of gun-violence prevention efforts in the U.S. House of Representatives was in Connecticut on Friday to help Democrats execute their new strategy: Demonstrate enough support in the lower chamber to compel the U.S. Senate to revisit the bill...
| May 14, 2013
| 7:44 AM
The Admiral is readying for a rematch.
Former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, who has played it coy since his narrow loss to Pat Toomey in the grueling 2010 Senate race, announced Tuesday morning by email that he's formed an exploratory committee to run again for...
| May 16, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators sit on the powerful tax-writing Senate Finance Committee, which will begin its investigation of the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups at a hearing on Tuesday.
Republicans and Democrats are...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Some of Baltimore's best-known candy makers are pressing Congress to overturn a decades-old sugar policy they say is leaving a bad taste in their mouth.
Goetze's Candy Co., Wockenfuss Candies and others want lawmakers to rethink long-standing...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Disputes over the government's sugar program break down regionally rather than politically. It pits lawmakers from states like Pennsylvania where candy making is big business against those from states where sugar is grown.
Helping to lead the candy...
| May 29, 2013
| 6:45 AM
As is often his wont, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s recent column on Obamacare provided a very one-sided narrative using gross generalizations and failing to provide context for his arguments ("Lost jobs, higher costs: Obamacare hits home," May 26).
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:23 PM
WASHINGTON — Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey, the last World War II veteran in the Senate and a stalwart Democrat who led congressional battles over three decades to toughen gun laws, ban smoking on planes and crack down on drunk driving,...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 5:38 AM
There's three and a half years before Republican Sen. Pat Toomey faces voters again at the ballot, but Quinnipiac University has tested early how he'd fare today against a familiar foe: Democrat Joe Sestak.
A survey of Pennsylvania voters found Toomey...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:54 AM
For the second time in his short Senate career, Sen. Pat Toomey is on a high-stakes committee with a formidable task.
As part of the deal to reopen the government after the 16-day shutdown this month and raise the debt ceiling, a select group of 29...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:18 AM
Sen. Pat Toomey's goals for this round of budget talks are more modest than when he drafted a long-term deficit reduction plan on the super committee.
Wednesday is the first public meeting of 29 lawmakers, including Toomey, working the rest of the...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:58 PM
WASHINGTON — With another government shutdown looming as soon as January, congressional negotiators convened Wednesday to attempt to reach a budget compromise and end the brinkmanship that has left the capital lurching from one fiscal crisis to...