| Jul 3, 2014
| 2:01 PM
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey already is fielding questions about whether he’ll seek re-election in 2016, and the Lehigh Valley native has an eye on this fall’s election results to gauge what his work environmental might be like.
Asked during a visit...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 11:36 AM
Two of the Lehigh Valley’s federal lawmakers are commending today’s Supreme Court ruling in a contentious case over whether business owners can be exempted – based on religious grounds – from providing health insurance for their...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 3:29 PM
— U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey called in backup Tuesday as he pressed colleagues to approve his bill on school employee background checks before Congress wraps up this session.
The child advocates standing behind him want it. Law enforcement wants it. The...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Some would argue he never really left. While Democrat Joe Sestak may have kicked his high-gear campaigning down a few notches since his two-percentage-point loss to Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey in 2010, his intentions for another...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor became the latest politician to move to Wall Street, taking a high-paying job at investment bank Moelis & Co. and boosting the profile of the boutique firm founded in Century City.
Cantor, 51, who resigned last...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:26 PM
— It's showtime for Philadelphia.
The Democratic National Committee is heading to town Wednesday and Thursday to evaluate the city's bid to host the party's 2016 convention. Organizers say they plan to show off the City of Brotherly Love's historic...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:21 PM
— Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania sought unsuccessfully Tuesday to skip most environmental reviews for road and bridge repairs triggered by natural disasters, describing the review process as time-consuming and costly.
Opponents said there is...
| May 23, 2014
As of Thursday, the number of veterans health facilities under investigation in the expanding probe into accusations that medical centers delayed treatments to vets and fudged waiting lists had risen to 29. Are any facilities in Pennsylvania on that list?...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:55 PM
– His colleagues haven't responded to his urgent requests, and now U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey has taken a legislative hostage.
The Pennsylvania Republican is using a procedural maneuver to hold up a child care bill, arguing that if his legislation...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:55 PM
— A former Bethlehem city solicitor and three other federal judicial nominees from Pennsylvania are one step closer to their new jobs.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to approve the nominations of Joseph Leeson of Bethlehem and...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 2:39 AM
— 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...