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PA Sen. Daylin Leach visits Colorado to check up legal marijuana. We pay.
CapitolInq: The passengers and crew of United Flight 93, along with others killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, received Congress’ highest honor Wednesday in a ceremony at the Capitol awarding them the Congressional Gold Medal.
WASHINGTON - For Jon Runyan, days like Thursday are exactly why he's leaving Congress after just two terms. Once again, the South Jersey Republican saw a House vote on a critical issue scuttled by GOP infighting. House conservatives on Thursday morning rebelled against the Republican leadership as the GOP tried to pass a measure aimed at addressing the crisis of thousands of undocumented children who have come from Central America to the southern border.
Two Pennsylvania congressmen on Thursday released pictures they say show boxes of mail that went unanswered for years at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Regional Office.
Longtime U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah continues to feel the heat in his hometown of Philadelphia, six days after his former political adviser admitted in federal court last week to lying to conceal an illegal $1 million campaign loan.
He has not been charged with any crime, and the plea memo summarizing the wrongdoing of his onetime top aide does not even name him.
Congressman: Philly VA leaders wanted to monitor his staff on an unannounced visit
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan (R., Pa.) helped push through a bill Monday aiming to strengthen the national protections and response to cyber-attacks...
WASHINGTON - Sen. Robert Menendez is asking the Justice Department to pursue evidence obtained by U.S. investigators that the Cuban government concocted an elaborate plot to smear him with allegations that he cavorted with underage prostitutes, according to people familiar with the discussions.
Five congressmen asked the NCAA to rescind penalties imposed after the Sandusky scandal.
DUQUOIN, Ill. (AP) - A red-faced Mike Bost showed little restraint when he took to the floor of the Illinois House in 2012 and unleashed a furious rant about the way Democrats run the state, complete with hollering, paper-throwing, fist-waving and an oddly placed reference to Moses.
WASHINGTON - If Democrats ever hope to take control of the House of Representatives, they will need to win moderate, slightly right-of-center districts like those surrounding Philadelphia.
Been lots of news lately regarding treatment of women. Here's yet another example of how equality lags.
CapitolInq: The passengers and crew of United Flight 93, along with others killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, received Congress’ highest honor Wednesday in a ceremony at the Capitol awarding them the Congressional Gold Medal.
WASHINGTON - Pushing for airstrikes in Syria almost exactly one year ago, President Obama found almost no support from Philadelphia-area lawmakers.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) defended his accomplishments in Congress Monday and said he had not done anything illegal, though he declined to address the actions attributed to him in a top political aide's guilty-plea deal over misusing federal funds.
Longtime U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah continues to feel the heat in his hometown of Philadelphia, six days after his former political adviser admitted in federal court last week to lying to conceal an illegal $1 million campaign loan.
PA Sen. Daylin Leach visits Colorado to check up legal marijuana. We pay.
WASHINGTON - For Jon Runyan, days like Thursday are exactly why he's leaving Congress after just two terms. Once again, the South Jersey Republican saw a House vote on a critical issue scuttled by GOP infighting. House conservatives on Thursday morning rebelled against the Republican leadership as the GOP tried to pass a measure aimed at addressing the crisis of thousands of undocumented children who have come from Central America to the southern border.
Two Pennsylvania congressmen on Thursday released pictures they say show boxes of mail that went unanswered for years at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Regional Office.