Meehan Fields Advice In His New Role As Congressman

A large part of U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan’s new daily reality is the volume, date, and texture of his mail.The letters arrive by the thousands, all of them postmarked at least two weeks ago, all of them already opened, and all crinkly and crumbling. That’s because, since the anthrax scare of 2001, all mail to […]

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Congress, State Capitols And GOP

Lancaster Online It’s good to be a Republican these days. In November’s midterm congressional elections, the GOP wrested control of the U.S. House from Democrats and made significant inroads in the Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate. At the same time, Pennsylvania elected a Republican governor, who will be working with a Republican state House and Senate, starting […]

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Fitzpatrick To District: I Will Be There For You

Bucks County Courier Times The Republican vowed he would be the most accessible member of Congress and said his office belongs to the people of the 8th District. Whether Mike Fitzpatrick’s statement Monday night falls the way of many New Year’s resolutions, by any measure it was certainly a whopper. The congressman-elect of the 8th […]

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Marino, Barletta Sworn Into Congress

Scranton Times-Tribune Lou Barletta, a former road line-painter who became Hazleton’s mayor, and Tom Marino, a former bakery manager who became U.S. attorney, took new steps into the nation’s future together Wednesday and officially gained new titles: United States congressmen. Mr. Marino and Mr. Barletta were sworn in as Northeast Pennsylvania’s newest representatives in Congress, […]

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New Reps Marino, Barletta Pick Their Top Aides

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader U.S. Reps.-elect Tom Marino and Lou Barletta have announced the appointments of their top congressional staffers. Lackawanna County natives Bill Tighe and David Weber will head Marino’s Washington and district operations, respectively. Tighe, 33, of Burke, Va., formerly of Newton Township, was named chief of staff. Weber, 29, of Clarks Green, had […]

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Pitts Selected To Deliver Weekly Republican Address

Lancaster Intelligencer Journal Rep. Joe Pitts has been selected to deliver the Weekly Republican Address on Friday.The speech, which will be delivered in response to President Obama’s weekly address, will pay tribute to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and touch upon the importance of service to others, according to a press […]

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Meehan Learns His House Committee Posts

Danielle Lynch Delaware County Daily Times Pat Meehan, congressman-elect for the 7th District, has secured seats on the Oversight and Government Reform, Homeland Security and Small Business committees. “I am extremely pleased with these assignments,” said Meehan, a Republican, in release. “Each of these committees afford me with the opportunity to focus on the priorities […]

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Congressman-Elect Kelly Named To House Committees On Oversight, Education

Kevin Flowers Erie Times-News Republican Congressman-elect Mike Kelly, of Butler, has been named to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for his first term in Congress. Kelly, 62, learned his committee assignments from leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, his spokesman, Brad Moore, said today. The committee has the power to […]

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Marino Gets On Two Key Committees

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader U.S. Rep.-elect Tom Marino has landed positions on two key congressional committees. Marino, R-Lycoming Township, was notified Wednesday that he will join the U.S. House Homeland Security and Judiciary committees when the 112th Congress convenes next month. “I don’t think there is anything more important than to serve on a committee that […]

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Barletta Lands 2 Committee Positions

Jerry Lynott Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice U.S. Rep.-elect Lou Barletta received assignments to two House committees that he requested based on his experience in the areas they cover.Barletta, a Republican and former Hazleton mayor, will sit on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Education and Labor Committee. Both had been sought after, said Shawn Kelly, […]

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