| Sep 6, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Pennsylvania is home to many historically significant places in our country's military history. Valley Forge, Lake Erie, Gettysburg and others were the scenes of profound sacrifice for freedom and our nation's defense.
For more than 200 years, our...
| Jun 2, 2014
U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) met with Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski and the top fire officials of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton on Monday to discuss his efforts to assist first responders and improve fire safety. The meeting at the newly opened East...
| 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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Second Amendment absolutists complain that gun-control advocates are an out-of-touch elite seeking to destroy the way of life of real men who pack heat, pass weapons on to their sons and are a rampart against government tyranny. It's dangerous out there....
| 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...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
What you think of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) depends on who you believe.
Is the freshman senator on an "ego trip," putting himself before country (Dana Milbank, The Washington Post), or is he standing on his principles (Cruz's conservative supporters)?
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:17 AM
From fried chicken to fine dining, here are some fun takeaways from area federal lawmakers' end-of-the-year campaign finance reports.
While there's no confirmation that campaign operatives dig into buckets of KFC while pouring over...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:15 PM
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...
| 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...