Stories tagged: "Senate"

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the Democratic nominee for the state's U.S. Senate seat, waves a towel after being introduced by wife Gisele Barreto Fetterman, right, during a rally in Erie, Pa., on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
John Fetterman ‘Grateful’ in Return to Pa. Senate Race

Pennsylvania’s Democratic US Senate candidate acknowledged he was lucky to be alive as he officially returned to the campaign trail in Erie on Friday, more than 90 days after he suffered a stroke that threatened his life and political prospects.

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act Passes, But Senate Republicans Block Insulin Price Cap, Delivering Big Win For Big Pharma

After voting to keep an insulin price cap out of the Inflation Reduction Act, Pat Toomey was one of several Republican Senators calling on the Finance Committee to “evaluate” the measure, a political ruse if ever there was one.

Pat Toomey, R-Pa. (Tom Williams/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Jon Stewart Takes Aim at Pennsylvania GOP Senator Pat Toomey Over Anti-Veteran Vote

Republicans “haven’t met a war they won’t sign up for and they haven’t met a veteran they won’t screw over.” This statement was made by comedian Jon Stewart just after the GOP blocked the PACT Act, a bill designed to help toxin-exposed veterans, a bill that passed a procedural vote just a couple days ago...

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Pennsylvania Republicans Choose Party Over Working Families… Again

The whole thing reads a bit like the script of a bad daytime drama. Mitch McConnell, playing the familiar role of lead villain, wanted to stop Democrats from passing a reconciliation bill that would invest in climate action, lower healthcare costs, and reduce the national deficit. None of these goals are very popular with GOP...

State Sent. Judy Ward R-Blair speaks during a Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee hearing at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Republicans Move Closer to Restricting Abortion Access, Voter Rights, in Pennsylvania

Under cover of darkness Thursday, Senate Republicans began their systematic dismantling of reproductive and voting rights, and the powers of the governor. Their efforts continued during waking hours Friday with the passing of a series of constitutional amendments.

State Sens. Katie Muth, D-Montgomery, left, and Maria Collett, D-Montgomery, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Pennsylvania Senators Working to Codify Roe v. Wade into State Law

A group of Pennsylvania Senators plan to introduce a bill that would codify into state law the personal right to make decisions about health and reproduction, including access to safe and legal abortions.

Desks are arranged in a classroom at Panther Valley Elementary School, Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Nesquehoning, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
As Pride Month Closes, PA’s GOP-Controlled Senate Passes Anti-LGBTQ Student Laws

Two bills limiting classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity, and a bill banning trans athletes from sports have passed the state Senate along party lines.