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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PA GOP Chairman Gleason Releases Statement Regarding Census Announcement

HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding news that Pennsylvania is losing one Congressional seat in the latest Census. “Today is a sad day for Pennsylvania as we are faced with the reality that we have lost a voice in Congress,” Gleason said. “Even though today’s announcement means a […]

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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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Corbett Names Corrections, Police Heads; Inaugural Website Goes Live

Amy Worden Philadelphia Inquirer Make it three nominees for Gov-elect Corbett’s new cabinet. Today Corbett — the current state Attorney General — named the top investigator in his office to lead the Pennsylvania State Police and a central Pennsylvania county jail warden to head the state Corrections Department. Corbett will be sworn in as Pennsylvania’s 46th governor on Jan. […]

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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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Toomey Impressed With Boeing Plant

Alex Rose Delaware County Daily Times Republican U.S. Senator-elect Pat Toomey said he was impressed with innovations taking place on assembly lines for the Chinook Helicopter and Osprey V-22 at Boeing after a tour of the company’s plant in Ridley Township on Wednesday morning. A recent report from the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and […]

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