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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Congressman-Elect Kelly Gets Crash Course In D.C. Politics At Freshmen Orientation

Kevin Flowers Erie Times-News The Republican from Butler, who defeated one-term Democratic Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper, of Erie, in the Nov. 2 election for the 3rd Congressional District seat, attended an orientation session in Washington for new members of the 112th Congress. A total of 94 soon-to-be freshman legislators — 85 Republicans and nine Democrats — […]

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Red Letter Day For Lou Barletta

Bill O’Boyle and Jerry Lynot Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader Mr. Barletta is going to Congress. Mr. Kanjorski is going home. Hoping that his seniority would be an asset, U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski’s his bid for a 14th term ended Tuesday when Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta beat the 13-term Nanticoke Democrat. Barletta had a buffer of more than […]

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