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Pa. Senator: Colorado Trip Included Taking Hits Of Pot

A Pennsylvania state senator says he tried some marijuana on his taxpayer-funded trip to Colorado to see how the state’s marijuana industry is working.

08/01/2014

Portrait of John Perzel (R-Phila), former House speaker recently released from prison, on display in the state Capitol (Credit: Tony Romeo).

PA Senator: Remove Portraits Of Convicted Lawmakers

A newly-elected state Senator is shaking things up in the state capitol by suggesting that portraits of convicted legislative leaders ought not to be displayed in the halls of the venerable building.

04/27/2014

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey. (Credit: Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)

Local Senator Takes On Elder Abuse Issue

The number of elder abuse cases is increasing and one of Pennsylvania’s US Senators wants to do something about it.

02/01/2014

Rick Santorum (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Former Pa. Senator Santorum Not Ruling Out 2016 Presidential Run

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is spending time right now making movies, but he’s not ruling out another presidential run in 2016.

11/18/2013

Cory Booker (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

NJ Senator-Elect Cory Booker Names Two Staff Members

Louisa Terrell will serve as Booker’s chief of staff, and Modia “Mo” Butler will serve as New Jersey state director.

10/22/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Replacement For Sen. Lautenberg Not Assured

Gov. Chris Christie is perhaps the nation’s highest-profile Republican — but that’s no guarantee the seat held by the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg will switch to GOP hands.

06/03/2013

Sen. Frank Lautenberg

New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg Dead At Age 89

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a multimillionaire New Jersey businessman and liberal who was called out of retirement for a second tour of duty in Congress, has died at age 89.

06/03/2013

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Senators: Navy Agrees To Commission USS Somerset In Philadelphia

U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey and Bob Casey say the Navy has agreed to commission the USS Somerset in Philadelphia.

05/09/2013

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VP Biden To Get Pennsylvania Society Medal

Vice President Joe Biden, who had a boyhood home in Scranton, will receive the Pennsylvania Society’s Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement.

04/24/2013

Sen. Carper (center) commutes everyday from his home in Wilmington, Del. to Capitol Hill.

Delaware’s Sen. Carper Announces Support For Same Sex Marriage

Carper made the announcement Tuesday on his Facebook page, saying he came to his decision “after a great deal of soul searching.”

04/02/2013

Supporters Of Hudson River Tunnel Between NJ And NYC Hold Rally

Job Approval Numbers Rebound For New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez

Job approval poll numbers are rebounding from a five-year low for U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey in the wake of an ethics probe involving a major donor.

03/27/2013

Sen. Frank Lautenberg

Lautenberg Plans To Return To Senate This Week

Lautenberg spokesman Caley Gray said Monday that the New Jersey Democrat was feeling better and would be back for Senate votes on the budget expected later this week.

03/18/2013

(US Sen. Bob Menendez, in file photo, provided)

Sen. Menendez Hopes For U.S. Investigation Into Prostitution Claims

A spokeswoman for Robert Menendez says the senator hopes U.S. authorities join their Dominican counterparts in investigating the origin of reports he paid women in the Dominican Republic for sex.

03/18/2013

Sen. Frank Lautenberg

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg Outlines Plans For Final Term

The oldest member of the U.S. Senate says he’ll keep working until his term ends in 2015.

02/15/2013

Sen. Frank Lautenberg

New Jersey Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Says He Won’t Seek Re-election

The Senator is expected to make the official announcement from Paterson on Friday.

02/14/2013

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