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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Luzerne County’s GOP Head To Work For Marino

Bill O’Boyle Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader Congressman-elect Tom Marino has announced his first staff appointment. Renita Fennick, who has served as executive director of the Luzerne County Republican Committee for nearly two years, has been named Marino’s communications director. Fennick, 50, of Wilkes-Barre Township, will be based in the 10th Congressional District and will travel occasionally to […]

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Meehan Advocates For Bioscience Firms

Danielle Lynch Delaware County Daily Times Congressman-elect Pat Meehan vowed to be an advocate for local members of the bioscience industry during a meeting Monday afternoon at Pennsylvania Bio. “This is a continuation of the dialogue that began during my campaign,” said Meehan, a Republican. Read more: http://www.delcotimes.com/articles/2010/12/14/news/doc4d06f2c297179693794564.txt

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Fitzpatrick Named To House Financial Services Committee

Gary Weckselblatt Bucks County Courier-Times Congressman-elect Mike Fitzpatrick has been named to the House Financial Services Committee in the 112th Congress. Fitzpatrick, the 8th District Republican, is one of 10 newly elected members selected by the House Republican Steering Committee, to join the committee. “It’s a tremendous vote of confidence,” Fitzpatrick said Friday.

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Dent Gets Power Of Purse

Colby Itkowitz Allentown Morning Call Lehigh Valley U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent will have a sought-after seat on a committee with a direct say in how federal dollars are spent.Dent found out Friday he’s been officially assigned to the Appropriations Committee, joining Democratic U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah of Philadelphia as the only Pennsylvanians on the panel. […]

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Congressman-Elect Kelly Plans To Decline Government-Paid Health Coverage

Kevin Flowers The Erie Times-News Congressman-elect Mike Kelly was among the Republicans who blasted the Democrats’ health-care law leading up to the midterm elections. Now many of those Republicans face pressure to decline government-provided health coverage when they take office — and Kelly said today he plans to do just that. Both Kelly and fellow […]

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House Republican Gains Rise To 62 Seats

Shane D’Aprile The Hill Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D-Texas) conceded defeat to Republican challenger Blake Farenthold late Monday after the recount he requested barely made a dent in the Republican’s election night lead.¬†Farenthold’s final margin of victory stood at 648 votes. Farenthold’s victory completes one of 2010’s biggest upsets on the House side and brings the […]

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Fitzpatrick Outlines Plans For New Term

Gary Weckselblatt Bucks County Courier-Times The congressman-elect said job creation will be his No. 1 priority. When Mike Fitzpatrick talks about his legislative priorities once Republicans take control of the U.S. House in January, his propensity is to repeat one four-letter word — jobs. The congressman-elect for the 8th District repeatedly drew a recent 75-minute […]

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