| Nov 7, 2014
| 6:30 PM
As Republicans eagerly outline their plans for next year's GOP-controlled Congress, an item near and dear to some of the region's larger employers is the first thing on their lists: repealing the medical device tax.
Jettisoning the tax, which helps fund...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:50 AM
In his first staffing decision as governor-elect, Tom Wolf announced this morning that he’s tapped Katie McGinty to serve as his chief of staff.
McGinty, who went from Wolf’s primary rival to leading the PAC that supported him, is a...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 8:10 PM
In 20 years serving with the Navy, Immanuel Odongkara learned all manner of marketable skills.
He worked on planes. He also drove a tractor-trailer.
But when Odongkara returned home, he found those skills weren't as easily translated into a job as...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 8:21 AM
The dust from 2014's general election has officially settled. Club For Growth, the conservative political action committee, announced today it is backing U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and five other senators for re-election in 2016.
The Club solicits and...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 3:39 PM
WASHINGTON — In a bid to revive his own stalled bill, Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey used a legislative maneuver this fall to slow down another.
He placed a "hold," or a secret, formal objection, on a child care bill when his own measure to...
| 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...
| 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...