Protesters from Pa., nationwide rally at U.S. Supreme Court as justices hear landmark abortion case
By: Ariana Figueroa - December 1, 2021
Supporters of abortion rights and abortion opponents jostled in front of the court, chanting and shouting through bullhornsbullhorns
Immigration protections in Biden’s domestic bill face test in the Senate; Pa. lawmakers react
By: Ariana Figueroa - November 25, 2021
House Democrats sent a letter to Senate leaders urging them to include a pathway to citizenship in the final bill.
House Dems pass Biden’s $1.85T domestic policy bill; Pa. lawmakers split on party lines
By: Laura Olson, Jacob Fischler, Ariana Figueroa and John L. Micek - November 19, 2021
The sprawling 'Build Back Better' legislation now goes to the U.S. Senate, where Sen. Bob Casey has called for swift action.
Pa.’s Capitol Hill Republicans vote against censuring Arizona’s Paul Gosar over threatening video
By: Ariana Figueroa and Jacob Fischler - November 18, 2021
Eight of of Pa.'s 9 GOP lawmakers, including Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, a frequent Democratic crossover vote, opposed the measure, which also stripped Gosar of his committee posts
At D.C. rally, parents GOP lawmakers vow nat’l push to get critical race theory out of schools
By: Ariana Figueroa - November 17, 2021
'We’re ready for a new era in education,' U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C. said. 'Other people now know what I’ve known for a long time—parents are a force to be reckoned with.'
‘America is moving again’: Biden signs $1.2T infrastructure bill, bringing billions to Pa.
By: Laura Olson, Ariana Figueroa, Jacob Fischler and John L. Micek - November 15, 2021
The bill, which channels billions of dollars in funding to the Keystone State, 'will undoubtedly move Pennsylvania forward,' Gov. Tom Wolf said.
U.S. House sends $1.2T infrastructure bill to Biden for his signature
By: Jacob Fischler, Ariana Figueroa and John L. Micek - November 6, 2021
All nine Democratic members of Pennsylvania's Capitol Hill delegation voted in favor, joined by U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1st District.
Biden pitches new $1.75T spending blueprint to Dems that drops paid family leave
By: Ariana Figueroa - October 28, 2021
Clean energy program, other major Biden initiatives, stripped from framework to satisfy moderate Democrats.
GOP lawmakers push back against federal probe into threats against school board members
By: Ariana Figueroa - October 8, 2021
U.S. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, R-14th District, is among the GOP lawmakers protesting the DOJ's move.
FBI to investigate threats made against school board members, teachers
By: Ariana Figueroa - October 6, 2021
School board meetings have also been under attack for mask mandates to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools.
Congress has a plan for universal pre-K. Will states opt in?
By: Ariana Figueroa - October 3, 2021
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has stressed her commitment to keeping in provisions relating to children, such as universal pre-K.
Immigration reform blocked from reconciliation bill in Congress, but Democrats vow to try again
By: Ariana Figueroa - September 20, 2021
The opinion by Elizabeth MacDonough, the Senate’s nonpartisan parliamentarian, was a setback for the Biden administration and Democrats who would have to reach 60 votes in the Senate for any immigration reform, rather than a simple majority through reconciliation, a process reserved for matters that affect spending, revenues, the deficit or the debt limit. The Senate is evenly split between the parties.