| Mar 27, 2015
| 6:53 AM
Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey was among a handful of Republicans who helped give a surprisingly strong show of support Thursday to a proposal allowing workers to earn up to seven days of paid leave.
Toomey was initially a “no” vote on the...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 5:56 PM
— For the 28,000 Pennsylvania doctors who treat Medicare patients, Thursday's vote by the U.S. House of Representatives brought a sigh of relief.
The overwhelmingly bipartisan proposal would end a series of financial cliffs for the health care...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 8:00 PM
— Pennsylvanians who benefit from food stamps, Pell grants, housing assistance and many other federal programs would suffer under Republican budget plans poised for votes this week, the White House said Tuesday.
Republicans defend their party's...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 9:00 PM
The congressional effort to repeal the medical device tax could see its first test of support this session as Republicans begin work on their budget resolutions.
The Senate budget plan outlined on Wednesday would repeal the device tax, which was imposed...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 7:07 PM
— Republican Pennsylvania congressman Lou Barletta is hoping that the third time is the charm for a bill that cleared the U.S. House on Tuesday.
His legislation to ensure that volunteer firefighters are not counted as full-time employees under...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 11:40 AM
The letter sent to Iran and signed by 47 Republican U.S. senators, including Pat Toomey, may not be treason or a violation of the Logan Act, but it was a disgraceful and ignorant action.
The president and our allies are attempting to negotiate an...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 6:23 PM
Legislation that would prevent child predators from working in schools could have changed Beth Docherty's life.
Even though there had been reports that the band director at Docherty's school had sexually abused students in the past, he was still able to...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 2:10 PM
This week, following the sneakily arranged speech by Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu before Congress, 47 Republican senators sent a letter to Iran's leadership warning that any nuclear deal with President Obama may not last long.
| Mar 12, 2015
| 4:26 PM
PHILADELPHIA — The vast majority of federal correctional officers are being equipped with pepper spray, a tool their colleagues in a pilot program say has been a game-changer in prisons where inmates have long tilted the balance of order with...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 8:52 PM
— Democratic Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania criticized his Republican counterpart, Pat Toomey, and the 46 other GOP senators who signed a letter warning Iranian leaders that Congress will need to approve any nuclear agreement between the countries....
| Mar 11, 2015
| 11:00 AM
Republican Sen. Pat Toomey signed on to a letter to Iranian leaders that has drawn sharp criticism from Democrats and the White House, who say it could undercut foreign policy efforts.
The letter, signed by 47 Senate Republicans, warns that the...