Congressional News

HARRISBURG — In anticipation of Tom Wolf’s anniversary as Governor, the Republican Party of Pennsylvania is taking a look back on some of the major issues that occurred during his first year in office. Today, we highlight Governor Tom Wolf’s costly decision to veto the entire budget passed by the General Assembly, plunging Pennsylvania into ... Read More
“While Senator Pat Toomey keeps fighting for justice for crime victims, Joe Sestak and Katie McGinty remain silent while victim advocacy programs are cut from the federal budget. Both Joe Sestak and Katie McGinty were both vocal supporters of this budget plan, but they’ve failed to explain why they chose to support taking money from ... Read More
HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding 16th District Congressman Joe Pitts’ decision not to seek re-election in 2016. “Congressman Joe Pitts is an incredible Dean of the huge Pennsylvania Republican delegation,” Gleason said. “During his 19 years in Congress, Joe Pitts has served as a tireless advocate ... Read More
These past few months have brimmed with tragedy. Americans are struggling to make sense of horrific acts of mass violence like the August shooting on live television in Roanoke, Va., and last week’s college campus shooting in Roseburg, Ore. We all know how this plays out in Congress: a moment of silence on the House ... Read More
The Record-Herald U.S. Congressman Bill Shuster, a Republican whose district includes Franklin County, spent Thursday morning at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg. Shuster’s visit included a tour of the missile complex and an update by base leadership, where he was joined by local business and government representatives. As a senior member on the House Armed Services Committee, ... Read More
With the Republican Party poised to take a stronger lead in the Capitol, so too is Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation, lawmakers and analysts say. When the 114th Congress convenes on Tuesday, the House composition of 247 Republicans and 188 Democrats will represent the largest GOP majority since 1929. Senate Republicans hold a 54-to-46 advantage over Democrats. ... Read More
Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Kelly highlights the importance of developing all forms of American energy for the sake of spurring job creation and robust economic growth in the Weekly Republican Address on Saturday. You can read the transcript of Rep. Kelly’s address here.
… Newcomer James, 33, who has made a point of spending time in some of the district’s rougher neighborhoods, advocates more support for vocational alternatives to college as well as corporate tax reform to improve employment. If elected, he would have a long way to go to match Fattah’s record of service. Given the serious ... Read More
… The Inquirer endorses RYAN COSTELLO. Costello has worked productively with Democrats, adding credibility to his campaign promise to fight partisan gridlock in Congress. He speaks convincingly about trying to connect local industries with schools to create career paths for students, and he wants to cut the cost of higher education. Costello supports open space ... Read More
Denise Clay Philadelphia Public Record When Gregory Naylor, former Chief of Staff to Congressman Chaka Fattah, pled guilty to a series of complicated financial transactions connected to the Congressman’s 2007 mayoral campaign, speculation began in earnest about Fattah’s future. The game of “When will Chaka resign?” has been played in earnest, mostly by Republicans on ... Read More