| Oct 28, 2014
| 3:06 AM
Polls show that most Americans have no confidence in our candidates for Congress, including incumbents. One of the key factors in our lack of trust is the feeling that big money donated from secret sources to members of Congress and candidates for...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 4:23 PM
With days to go until the midterms, and with polls pointing to the prospect that Republicans could take control of the Senate, the stakes are high not just for the Obama administration and congressional Democrats, but for the United States. The...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 6:16 PM
– 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.
| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Sen. Pat Toomey first initiated a child protection bill that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid refused to schedule for a vote. Toomey has been one of the few legislators to reach across the aisle for Americans desiring action.
Now certain people...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Sen. Toomey's effort to block a child protection bill in the Senate because it doesn't include a bill of his own is an example of Toomey putting himself above the needs of his constituents.
The bill Toomey is holding hostage provides day care access to...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Without a race of his own, Republican U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent is lending a hand - or a set of hands? - to Gov. Tom Corbett’s uphill re-election battle.
Dent’s campaign manager, Sam Chen, is joining the Corbett campaign as the gubernatorial...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:07 PM
— Funding for bike trails and popular pedestrian projects remains in the highway spending bill moving through the U.S. Senate after Sen. Pat Toomey dropped a proposal to shift those dollars to road and bridge projects.
A conservation group that...
| 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...