Stories tagged: "House Republicans"


FILE - A man pumps gas at a mini-mart in Pittsburgh on June 15, 2022. As the challenges confronting President Joe Biden intensify, his predictions of a rosy political future for the Democratic Party are growing bolder. The assessments, delivered in speeches, fundraisers and conversations with friends and allies, seem at odds with a country that he acknowledged this week was “really, really down,” burdened by a pandemic, surging gas prices and spiking inflation. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Pennsylvania Dems Introduce Plan to Suspend State’s Gas Tax and Push Anti-Price Gouging Laws

State. Sen Lisa Boscola introduced a plan this week to suspend the state’s 57.6-cent-per gallon gas tax—the highest in the nation—for two months in order to reduce the cost of gas in the commonwealth. Boscola’s bill will require approval by the Republican-led legislature to become law.

HARRISBURG, PA - MAY 15: A man with an assault rifle reacts while joining demonstrators outside the Pennsylvania Capitol Building to protest the continued closure of businesses due to the coronavirus pandemic on May 15, 2020 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
Pennsylvania’s GOP Lawmakers Really Want 18-Year-Olds to Have Assault-Style Rifles

For the second week in a row, state Republican lawmakers used their majority to defeat gun safety proposals that attempt to address the ongoing gun violence in the country.

Gas prices are displayed at a filling station in Philadelphia, Thursday, March 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
All of PA’s Congressional Republicans Voted Against Gas Price Gouging Bill

The US House of Representatives passed a bill that would outlaw gas price gouging during an energy emergency. The commonwealth’s lawmakers voted along party lines, with all Dems voting for and Republican reps voting against.

Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., speaks at a news conference held by members of the House Freedom Caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 29, 2021, to complain about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. and masking policies. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
PA Congressman Scott Perry “Deeply Involved” in Jan 6 Planning, New Evidence Suggests

Excerpts contain some revealing information about Trump’s pre-insurrection “inner circle” and the activities they engaged in as they plotted to overturn the 2020 election and stop a duly elected president from taking office.

State Rep. Tom Mehaffie (L) with members of the Hershey Kiss Committee at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg on April 6, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Hershey Kiss Committee)
Sweet Stuff: Bucks County High School Students Looking to Make Hershey’s Kisses the Official State Candy

What better way to learn about the legislative process than by trying to get the iconic Hershey’s Kiss named the official candy of Pennsylvania.

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 9, 2021, file photo, demonstrators from MarchOnHarrisburg stand outside Pennsylvania's Capitol to press lawmakers to pass legislation banning them from taking gifts from lobbyists and others aiming to influence them, in Harrisburg, Pa. On Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, Pennsylvania's state House of Representatives began advancing a package of bills aimed at lobbyist influence, including limiting gifts from lobbyists and prohibiting lobbyists from trying to influence an elected official for whom they also worked as a campaign strategist. (AP Photo/Marc Levy, File)
Bills Seek to Keep PA Lawmakers From Falling Under the Influence… of Lobbyists

Gov. Tom Wolf in 2015 banned employees under his jurisdiction from accepting gifts of any amount, but lawmakers still allow themselves to accept gifts in unlimited quantities from anyone seeking to influence them.

Image via Flickr/Office of Gov. Tom Wolf
House Republicans Tried to End Gov. Wolf’s Emergency Declaration Once and for All. They Failed.

Here’s what you need to know about the latest in the GOP’s ongoing fight to limit the governor’s emergency powers.