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Congressman Bob Brady

(US Rep. Bob Brady, in file photo.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Submits Proposal To Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

Proposals had to be submitted by Saturday for those cities in the United States who wanted to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Philadelphia’s plan is one of those in the running.

06/07/2014

Joe Biden

Vice President Biden Visits Philadelphia For Gun Control Talk

It will be a friendly audience for the Vice President, in that he’ll be in a roundtable discussion with local police, state prosecutors and three members of Congress — all Democrats.

02/11/2013

US Rep. Bob Brady, D-Pa., testifies before Philadelphia City Council
regarding a second casino license in the city.  (Credit: City of
Phila. TV)

Brady Pushes Proposal For Second Casino Benefiting City Schools, Pension Fund

Congressman Brady and others are backing a plan in which Penn National Gaming would run the second casino, and two-thirds of the revenues would be channeled through a non-profit to the struggling school district and the pension fund.

02/08/2013

(US Rep. Bob Brady, at KYW Newsradio studios, in file photo)

Congressman Brady: ‘We’re Off To The Casino Races’

The deadline passed Thursday evening to file an application for Philadelphia’s second casino license. One of the proposals comes from a gaming company based near Reading and according to Philadelphia-based U.S congressman Bob Brady (D-Pa.), it is a great bet for the city.

11/16/2012

AFL-CIO Philadelphia President Pat Eiding and Rep. Bob Brady speak to workers about the importance of avoiding federal budget cuts mandated by the "fiscal cliff." (credit: Pat Loeb)

Local Congressman Ready To Act To Avoid ‘Fiscal Cliff’

Congressman Bob Brady joined local labor leaders on Thursday to demand that his colleagues act to spare federal programs.

11/08/2012

(credit: Pat Loeb)

Local Democrats Answer New Republican Push In Region With Push Back Of Their Own

Local Democratic officials remained confident on Sunday that a strong Philadelphia turn-out will give the Pennsylvania’s electoral votes to President Obama on Tuesday.

11/04/2012

Labor Day March 2012

Labor Marches In Philadelphia Undaunted By The Rain

Thousands of Philadelphia area workers braved drenching rain to march in the 25th annual Labor Day parade along Columbus Boulevard, Monday morning.

09/03/2012

(Sunoco's refinery in South Philadelphia.  Credit: David Madden)

Sunoco Reaches Deal To Save South Philadelphia Refinery

Sunoco’s South Philadelphia refinery — slated to close next month — will remain open under a deal announced on Monday. 850 jobs are being saved by the deal.

07/02/2012

Philabundance executive director Bill Clark. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Philabundance Raises Money To Purchase Building For Chester Supermarket

Philabundance has had its eye on the building for some time and has been working to raise $4.5-million to try to buy it and open it up as a grocery store that will also serve as a food center.

02/24/2012

(Jerry Jordan (middle) Philadelphia Federation of Teachers President, along with Congressman Bob Brady (right) make their plea for the jobs bill to pass. Credit: Pat Loeb)

Congressman Brady, Others, Make Push For Jobs Bill

Congressman Bob Brady joined school district and union officials to make a push for the jobs bill proposed by President Obama. Vice President Biden will also be in the area on Tuesday.

10/18/2011

Brady

Local Congressman Wants To Make It A Crime To Threaten Any Federal Lawmaker

In the wake of the shooting in Arizona, a local congressman is introducing legislation that would expand the law that deals with threats against the President to also cover federal lawmakers.

01/10/2011