Rep. Pat Meehan

(Left to right, outside the Sunoco refinery in Marcus Hook:   Michael Krancer, secretary, Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection; US Rep. Bob Brady; US Rep. Pat Meehan; US Rep. Chaka Fattah; Jack Whelan, chairman, Delaware County Council.   Photo credit:  David Madden)

Congressional Delegation Visits Delaware County Over Threatened Refinery Closures

Rep. Pat Meehan (at lectern) figures some 2,600 jobs are on the line if three Delaware County refineries shut down.


(Credit:  Mike DeNardo)

Delaware County Officials Show Senior Citizens How To Avoid Scams

Organizers say seniors need to know that a scammer could be lurking on the other end of the phone, or online, or even sorting through their trash.


(L-R: Rep. Chaka Fattah, Rep. Allyson Schwartz, Sen. Bob Casey, Rep. Pat Meehan.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia-Area US Lawmakers Back Tax Breaks For Life Sciences Industry

The University City Science Center, at 37th and Market Streets in West Philadelphia, was the backdrop on Monday as members of Congress showed their support for legislation to stimulate innovation in the life sciences industry.


(Members of Delaware Council Council announce their plan to develop the "Veterans Justice Initiative."  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Delaware County, Pa. Planning Alternate Court Track For Returning Vets

The program would be for nonviolent offenders only.


(US congressman Rob Andrews, D-NJ, in AP file photo.)

Fellow Legislators Say Weiner’s Resignation Was The Right Thing

Congressman Rob Andrews of New Jersey didn’t mince words over the announcement by Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York that he’s going to quit Congress.


(Photo by Brad Segall)

Delco DA Candidate Demands New Sentencing For Petition Forger

Kendall Brown wants the state attorney general to resentence Paul Summers of Drexel Hill, Pa., who pleaded guilty to forging signatures on petitions for congressional candidate Patrick Meehan last year.


(The November 2010 cover of the online Al Qaeda magazine "Inspire.")

Rep. Pat Meehan Says Terrorists Eyeing Philadelphia Area Targets

Amid word of a new, emerging terrorist group in the Middle East, a US congressman serving Delaware County held a homeland security hearing today focusing on Philadelphia and the surrounding area.


(File photo)

Delco’s Osprey Production Facility Spared In Latest Budget Cuts

Congress is trying to make big cuts in military spending, but the V-22 Osprey has now been taken off the chopping block, potentially saving the jobs of thousands of local workers.