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  • Fun with FEC: Fried Chicken and PA Society

    Fun with FEC: Fried Chicken and PA Society
    From fried chicken to fine dining, here are some fun takeaways from area federal lawmakers' end-of-the-year campaign finance reports. Fried chicken While there's no confirmation that campaign operatives dig into buckets of KFC while pouring over...
  • Casey, Toomey vote against farm bill

    Casey, Toomey vote against farm bill
    Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators voted against final passage of the farm bill Tuesday for the exact opposite reasons. Democrat Bob Casey and Republican Pat Toomey joined a bipartisan mix of 32 senators voting against the $956 billion measure that...
  • Potential '16 rivals Toomey and Kane working together

    Potential '16 rivals Toomey and Kane working together
    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is possibly eyeing Pat Toomey's U.S. Senate seat in 2016, but on Friday the two politicians will hold a joint event in Harrisburg to highlight Toomey-sponsored legislation to protect children from sexual...
  • The latest on the VA scandal, including statement from VA secretary

     
    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?...
  • Chan Lowe: The Senate background check vote

    Chan Lowe: The Senate background check vote
    It was Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania who indicated that there was another, less savory Senate motive for defeating universal background checks for gun purchases last week.   All this time, many of us had assumed that the dogged preservation of the...
  • Toomey reaffirms support for background checks ahead of Sandy Hook anniversary

    Toomey reaffirms support for background checks ahead of Sandy Hook anniversary
    On the eve of the six-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook murders, Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey issued a statement reaffirming his support for expanding background checks on firearms sales and said he hopes the Senate can find the votes to make...
  • Toomey sponsors immigration amendment to increase low skilled worker visas

    Toomey sponsors immigration amendment to increase low skilled worker visas
    Calling it the "anti-immigration bill" because the cap on a new work visa program for low skilled immigrants is, in his view, too low, Sen. Pat Toomey offered an amendment Thursday afternoon to increase the visa ceiling from a max of 75,000 to a max of...
  • Immigration's a go, Toomey's a no

    Immigration's a go, Toomey's a no
    Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey voted no Monday night on a procedural test vote on the comprehensive immigration package, signaling that he would also vote against the bill on final passage. Toomey was considered a possible GOP pick up on...
  • Cartwright as Dem class president aims to soften tone

    Cartwright as Dem class president aims to soften tone
    When the Lehigh Valley's new congressman, Matt Cartwright, was elected freshmen class president last week, he promised his peers dedication to softening the acerbic tone in Washington. "My top priority is to address the toxic atmosphere in Washington,"...
  • Congress readies for next fight over federal pay

    Congress readies for next fight over federal pay
    Congressional Republicans are stepping up their rhetoric on federal employee pay, positioning the issue as a central bargaining chip in negotiations next month over raising the debt ceiling and keeping the government open. House GOP leaders will hold...
  • Lehigh Valley native, Capitol Hill staffer wins $100K on Who Wants to be a Millionaire

    Lehigh Valley native, Capitol Hill staffer wins $100K on Who Wants to be a Millionaire
    A Capitol Hill staffer born and raised in the Lehigh Valley is suddenly $100,000 richer. Chris Jacobs, without telling anyone he was to be a contestant, went on 'Who Wants to Be A Millionaire' and walked away with a hefty prize. Not the big prize, but...