Democrat Summer Lee winner of PA-12; becomes Pa’s first Black woman member of Congress

BY: - November 9, 2022

Western Pennsylvania Democratic state Rep. Summer Lee won the race for the commonwealth’s 12th Congressional District on Tuesday night. Republican opponent Mike Doyle conceded the race to Lee around 11:40 p.m. Lee received 55.74 percent of the vote, according to unofficial tallies.  If elected to Congress, Lee has previously said that she would support a […]

In W. Pa.’s 12th Congressional District, a hard-fought race, with historic consequences

BY: - November 6, 2022

Democratic state Rep. Summer Lee, of Allegheny County, could become the first Black member of Congress from Pennsylvania.

A scene from Pittsburgh's Hill District.

Pittsburgh’s Hill District prepares for $11M infrastructure injection

BY: - August 15, 2022

The historically Black neighborhood is one of 166 communities across the country selected for the federal RAISE Grants program.

A Q+A with state Rep. Summer Lee: ‘I’ve learned that there’s a different way to do politics’

BY: - April 19, 2022

After shaking up Harrisburg, the Pittsburgh Democrat has her sights set on Congress in the May 17 primary.

New congressional map makes Swiss cheese of Swissvale, complicating Pittsburgh primary

BY: - February 24, 2022

The architect of the split defended it, saying it was necessary to avoid a court challenge.

Offshore wind industry leaders ask Congress to back long-term plans to increase production

BY: - October 22, 2021

“The U.S. offshore wind  industry is a game changer for renewable energy and our efforts to combat climate change,” U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, D-18th District, said.

Why Pittsburgh is above average for non-car transit, and how it might be getting better

BY: - May 20, 2021

Let’s hope this is just the start of efforts to loosen the grip that cars have had on Pittsburgh’s transportation system.

Pa. Reps. Perry, Kelly vote ‘no’ to condemn QAnon

BY: - October 2, 2020

Other members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation voted to condemn the conspiracy group.

Pa. officials reject Trump EPA move to ease enforcement during pandemic

BY: - April 19, 2020

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania officials are pledging tough enforcement of environmental laws during the COVID-19 pandemic after the Trump administration announced that it would ease up on pollution rules. Late last month, the U.S. EPA laid out what the agency called a “temporary enforcement discretion policy.” It states that EPA won’t penalize polluters for failing to […]

Actor/activist Susan Sarandon backs Doyle primary challenger Jerry Dickinson

BY: - April 17, 2020

Democrat Jerry Dickinson is primarying veteran incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, D-18th District, which includes Pittsburgh and its suburbs.

Congressman Mike Doyle, Sen. Lindsey Williams, others call on Allegheny County’s Democratic chair to resign

BY: - February 21, 2020

The fallout from a controversial endorsement meeting last week continues.

On Roe v. Wade anniversary, primary challenger calls out Rep. Mike Doyle for backing Hyde Amendment

BY: - January 23, 2020

By Charlie Deitch PITTSBURGH —On the 47th Anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, Democratic 18th Congressional district hopefu Jerry Dickinson is calling out incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle for his long-standing support, until last year, of the Hyde Amendment, which restricts federal funding for abortion procedures except in certain […]