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In this image from video, Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.) speaks during a debate in the US House of Representatives on Jan. 7, 2021. (House Television via AP)
These Eight PA Reps Voted Against the Violence Against Women Act

Even without their votes, the bill had bipartisan support in the House of Representatives and is moving on to the Senate.

A voter drops off their mail-in ballot prior to the primary election, in Willow Grove, Montgomery County, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
PA Republicans Are Waging a War on Voting. The For the People Act Could Be the Solution.

As the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Legislature works to pass voter suppression laws, Democrats in Congress have one chance to stop the assault on voting rights.

In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana File)
Swoyersville Woman Charged in Capitol Attack

One witness said Annie C. Howell appeared to be "inciting the crowd in order to storm the building."

Dave and Kelsey Moyer and two of their children in February. (Courtesy of Kelsey Moyer)
What Does the Expanded Child Tax Credit Mean for Pennsylvania Families?

More than 2.3 million children—90% of all children under 18 in Pennsylvania—will benefit from the expansion of the child tax credit.

In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, domestic terrorists try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
State College Man Charged in Assault of Capitol Officer Who Died After Jan. 6 Attack

US officials have arrested and charged two men with assaulting US Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick during the Jan. 6 attack. They do not know yet whether it caused the officer's death.

A man holds a sign that says "I lost my job because of coronavirus." Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic and related business closures. The American Rescue Plan extends unemployment benefits to help them  through September. (Shutterstock Photo/Nata Bene)
What Does the COVID Relief Package Mean for Pennsylvania’s Unemployed?

Approximately 10% of Pennsylvania’s workforce will benefit from the unemployment program extension included in the American Rescue Plan.

Jess Koltsaklis and her mom, Louann Olson, enjoying some quality time together before the pandemic. (Courtesy of Jess Koltsaklis)
American Rescue Plan Could Help Pennsylvanians Get Vaccinated Quicker

The plan calls for $160 billion in vaccine development and distribution nationally, as well as $20 billion for community vaccination centers.