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At the offices of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Philadelphia, US Sen. Pat Toomey, fourth from left, leads a roundtable discussion on child sex abuse.  Photo by Steve Tawa

Sen. Toomey Presses For Stricter Background Checks on School Employees

Today, Toomey held a round table discussion in center city Philadelphia on the topic of sexual abuse of children and how to prevent it.

07/07/2015

(US Sen. Bob Casey, in file photo. Credit: CBS)

US Sen. Bob Casey Visits Hospital Where Amtrak Survivors Are Recovering

Casey says he deliberately avoided speaking with those still in recovery mode, but talked with physicians about the challenges they faced.

05/15/2015

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker gives remarks before the US Senate. (Photo from Senate video feed)

Booker Takes To US Senate Floor Ahead Of Same-Sex Marriage Arguments In Supreme Court Two Weeks From Now

In just two weeks, the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether the US Constitution requires states to recognize same-sex marriages from other states.

04/14/2015

(Sen. Robert Casey speaks with reporters at the 30th Street Amtrak station in West Philadelphia.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Sen. Casey Says Legal Quirk Locks Amtrak Police Out of US Emergency Radio Frequencies

US senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) wants the Federal Communications Commission to change its policy to allow Amtrak police to communicate with other first responders.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/13/2015

Robert Menendez

N.J. Voters Tell Sen. Menendez To Stay Put As He Fights Corruption Charges

A Rutgers-Eagleton poll of 860 registered voters in the Garden State found most giving their senior senator the benefit of the doubt.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/07/2015

Robert Menendez

Sources: Indictment of US Sen. Menendez (D-N.J.) is Imminent

New reports indicate that US senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) could be indicted on federal corruption charges as soon as this week.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/31/2015

(Former US rep. Joe Sestak holds a pair of boots aloft as he promises Pennsylvania voters he will 'walk in their shoes' as he announces his candidacy for the US Senate seat now held by Pat Toomey.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Joe Sestak Announces US Senate Run To Unseat Pat Toomey

Today, outside Independence Hall, Sestak held up a pair of military-issue boots as he said, “While I don’t know all Pennsylvanians, I intend to walk in their shoes.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/04/2015

(US Sen. Bob Casey speaks with US military veterans at The Veterans Group LLC, on Baring Street in West Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Sen. Bob Casey Calls For Hearings Into V.A. Processing Backlogs

Even with changes and reforms, Casey says, the backlog for disability claims is 266 days for Philadelphia veterans. “That backlog is unacceptable,” he says.

11/10/2014

(Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Democrat Cory Booker Is Re-elected To US Senate

New Jersey voters returned Democratic incumbent Sen. Cory Booker’s to Washington for his first full term Tuesday, extending the party’s firm grip on the office.

11/04/2014

(US Sen. Bob Casey talks about the importance of having enough school nurses.  Credit: CBS3)

Call Widens For More School Nurses

US Senator Bob Casey says he is endorsing a bill that would require one nurse for every 750 students.

09/08/2014

(David Cohen, left, executive vice president of Comcast, testifies as Arthur Minson Jr., executive vice president and CFO of Time Warner Cable, listens during a Senate Judiciary Commettee hearing on Capitol Hill.  Photo by Mark Wilson/ Getty Images)

Comcast Exec Tells Senators Merger Will Be Good For Consumers

But several members of the US Senate Judiciary Committee were skeptical.

04/09/2014

Cory Booker (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Cory Booker To Be Sworn In As US Senator Next Week

The White House says Vice President Joe Biden will swear in Booker on Oct. 31 at noon at the U.S. Capitol.

10/23/2013

(US Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., speaks to reporters inside 30th Street Station in West Philadelphia.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

US Sen. Casey Says Even GOP-Led Gov’t Shutdown Won’t Derail Obamacare

“The problem is the extreme right is driving the train, at least in the Congress,” Casey said at 30th Street Station.

09/30/2013

FILE: Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan. (Booker photo by Ramin Talaie/ Getty Images)

Political Analyst Says Lonegan Needs Low Voter Turnout To Beat Booker

Rowan University political analyst Larry Butler says getting people out to the polls — or not — could be the key to victory.

08/15/2013

(Cory Booker, during a campaign appearance in June.  Credit:  Ramin Talaie/ Getty Images)

Cory Booker Holds Firm Lead in US Senate Race For Lautenberg’s Seat

The survey of more than 2,000 Garden State voters indicates that Democrats are heavily in favor of Newark, NJ mayor Cory Booker, who garnered 54 percent in the poll.

08/07/2013

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