Congressman Jim Gerlach’s announcement that he will not seek re-election to a seventh two-year term in the US House is expected to set off a mad scramble for his seat.
At a press conference in center city, their message was that immigration is not just a legal and economic issue, but a moral one.
Former Philadelphia Eagle turned US congressman Jon Runyan has announced he will not seek re-election in 2014.
Rep. Pat Meehan (R-Pa.) said, in a statement, that the measure “improves our country’s fiscal health by cutting our out-of-control spending.”
Margolies says she would bring a different voice to Congress.
Leach, an unabashed liberal, has served in the state legislature for the last decade and becomes the first candidate to officially enter the Congressional race.
Amtrak has been ordered by Congress to slash its $8-million annual subsidy for the Philadelphia-to-Harrisburg “Keystone” route.
In 2008, John Adler became the first Democrat in more than a century to represent New Jersey’s heavily Republican Third Congressional District. Two years later, Runyan ousted Adler, who passed away last April.
Protest rallies have been cropping up across the country, including in Philadelphia, as organizers try to lean on Congress to get the job done.
Congress soon will consider competing bills that target those who steal music and movies online. But it could have a major impact on how everyone surfs the web.
A new Quinnipiac University poll shows the battle over the nation’s debt in Washington has left everyone in the process on the “outs” with Pennsylvania voters.
Toomey (R-Pa.) says he’s still pushing for a hike in the nation’s debt limit with appropriate budget cuts, but he’s introduced a bill to prioritize spending in the event the debt ceiling is reached on August 2nd.
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.
“What compounds that problem is that private sector companies and families who rely upon that (governmental) activity are going to be brought to a halt as well,” said Rep. Rob Andrews.
If the federal government does shut down on Friday, some of Philadelphia’s top tourist attractions will be closed to the public.