Stories tagged: "Matt Cartwright"


Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., is one of the eight republicans who voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act. (House Television via AP)
These Are the Eight PA Representatives Who Voted Against the Paycheck Fairness Act

Federal legislation that would prohibit employers from paying men more than women narrowly passed the US House of Representatives on Thursday.

Travelers boarding a train at Amtrak's Penn Station, Aug. 6, 2020, in New York. If Congress moves and approves President Joe Biden's plan to increase Amtrak funding, folks at Penn Station could one day board a train to Scranton. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
The Little City That Could: How Proposed Amtrak Rail Could Boost Scranton

Native son President Joe Biden could help the Electric City by boosting funding for Amtrak in his American Jobs Plan.

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.

In this image from video, Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., speaks during House debates on Jan. 7, 2021. (House Television via AP)
These Nine Pennsylvanians in Congress Voted Against $1,400 Stimulus Checks, Other Pandemic Relief

The US House of Representatives approved a pandemic relief package early Saturday. But nine of the 18 Pennsylvanians in the lower chamber of Congress opposed it.

State Sen. John Blake during a recent Zoom call. (Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Senate)
State Sen. John Blake Resigning to Work for US Rep. Matt Cartwright

Blake's resignation will lead to a special election in the district he has represented for a decade.

US Rep. Dan Meuser, R-Luzerne, speaks in on the House floor on Dec. 18, 2019. (House Television via AP)
These Eight Pennsylvanians in Congress Voted Against $2,000 Coronavirus Relief

The US House of Representatives passed a measure to boost coronavirus relief payments to $2,000 on Monday. But eight of the 18 Pennsylvanians in the lower chamber of Congress opposed it.

An election worker opens up a mail-in ballot before it is counted in the 2020 general election at the Dauphin County Administration Building, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
With More Than 760,000 Ballots to Go, Mail-Ins Already Changing Leads in Some Races

President Donald Trump's lead over Joe Biden has shrunk, and Attorney General Josh Shapiro and two Democratic US Reps. have taken the lead in their races.