| Mar 7, 2013
| 6:12 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Efforts to stave off a late March government shutdown shifted to the Senate after House Republicans swiftly passed legislation to keep federal agencies running, while also easing some of the effects of $85 billion in budget cuts....
| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Just after 11:30 p.m., a few hours after dining on steak as President Obama's dinner guest, Pat Toomey walked onto the Senate floor to give his Republican colleague a 15-minute respite from a filibuster that was approaching the 12-hour mark.
| Feb 21, 2013
| 10:24 AM
Separate congressional ratings show two different Charlie Dents.
In one, the National Journal's annual vote scores, Dent literally falls in the dead center of his House of Representatives colleagues. His votes in 2012 make him 49.8 percent liberal and...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 6:37 PM
Letterkenny Army Depot stands to be one of the biggest losers if the federal sequestration cuts take place as scheduled in one week.
According to the U.S. Department of Defense, the depot would absorb spending reductions of more than $449 million....
| Feb 25, 2013
| 1:30 PM
As the clock ticks down to the sequester deadline on Friday, it's almost certain that the $85 billion in annual cuts will happen despite bipartisan agreement that the indiscriminate nature of them would be economically harmful.
| Feb 6, 2013
| 8:37 AM
If U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, who is widely known to be eyeing a run for statewide office, does wait and take on incumbent GOP U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey in 2016, both politicians' recent campaign finance filings foreshadow a high-priced race between two...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Pennsylvania lawmakers from both parties are supporting the renewed push to repeal a tax on medical device sales created to help pay for the 2010 health care law. While Republicans U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent have been advocates for...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 7:07 AM
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...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 5:38 AM
There's three and a half years before Republican Sen. Pat Toomey faces voters again at the ballot, but Quinnipiac University has tested early how he'd fare today against a familiar foe: Democrat Joe Sestak.
A survey of Pennsylvania voters found Toomey...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Pennsylvania now has double the influence on the powerful tax-writing Finance Committee, joining Ohio as the only other state to have both of its senators on the panel.
Democrat U.S. Sen. Bob Casey announced Tuesday he'd be filling a seat on the panel...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 7:55 AM
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...