Erie veterans group embarks on 6th annual trip to D.C.
Erie veterans group embarks on 6th annual trip to D.C.

This is the sixth annual trip for Warriors to Washington.

September 14th, 8:15 PM EDT
Senators await Trump's decision on gun proposals
Senators await Trump's decision on gun proposals

The week comes to an end after a tense partisan battle on the issue.

September 13th, 5:09 PM EDT
Pennsylvania Senators Recognize Police Detective for Rescuing Officer
Pennsylvania Senators Recognize Police Detective for Rescuing Officer

In 2017, Gibbs responded to an armed robbery where he rescued a fellow officer who was shot in the line of duty.

September 12th, 6:25 PM EDT
Climate change is 'melting away both my sport and my livelihood,' winter athletes tell Senate committee
Climate change is 'melting away both my sport and my livelihood,' winter athletes tell Senate committee

As a hall-of-fame goaltender, Mike Richter is known for his game-winning saves on the ice. Now, he’s trying to save something else: the environment.

September 12th, 5:48 PM EDT
Kelly's generic insulin proposal aims to address soaring costs
Kelly's generic insulin proposal aims to address soaring costs

The price of the life-saving drug is skyrocketing: up nearly 600 percent since 2001.

September 11th, 5:29 PM EDT
Guns, budget headline Congress's busy September schedule
Guns, budget headline Congress's busy September schedule

September is shaping up to be a busy month in Congress, and it starts with the renewed debate on guns.

September 10th, 4:55 PM EDT
Pa. lawmakers renew effort for whole milk in schools
Pa. lawmakers renew effort for whole milk in schools

Back-to-school season is giving some Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers a chance to renew their fight for whole milk in schools.

September 6th, 4:38 PM EDT
How the Problem Solvers Caucus is creating change in Washington
How the Problem Solvers Caucus is creating change in Washington

In Sept. 2018, New York Republican Rep. Tom Reed and his Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chair, Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) outlined a plan to “break the gridlock.”

September 5th, 6:29 PM EDT
Trump continues weighing Toomey's background check proposal, other options
Trump continues weighing Toomey's background check proposal, other options

The Pennsylvania Republican has spoken with President Donald Trump in recent days and regularly over the August recess on the background check issue, officials say.

September 4th, 4:59 PM EDT
Kelly pushes FDA to allow generic insulin
Kelly pushes FDA to allow generic insulin

The cost of insulin has been skyrocketing in recent years. But now, it’s forcing Pennsylvanians living with diabetes to make some potentially deadly decisions.

August 27th, 4:28 PM EDT
Freshman Year, Part 2: More women, private sector experience highlight Pa.'s class
Freshman Year, Part 2: More women, private sector experience highlight Pa.'s class

Pennsylvania went four years without a woman representing any of its eighteen Congressional Districts. That was until January, when four women from the Keystone State were elected to Congress.

August 21st, 3:26 PM EDT
Behrend grad Reschenthaler reflects on early time in Congress
Behrend grad Reschenthaler reflects on early time in Congress

Nearly one-half of Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation (eight out of 18 members) consists of freshman members. That includes Penn State Behrend graduate and now U.S. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler.

August 20th, 5:30 PM EDT
Background check debate pushes Toomey proposals into spotlight once again
Background check debate pushes Toomey proposals into spotlight once again

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has twice-before proposed stricter background checks for gun shows and internet sales. Now, he’s hoping the third time is the charm for what has become known as the “Manchin-Toomey,” with W. Va. Sen. Joe Manchin. (D).

August 16th, 3:48 PM EDT
Local students wrap up Congressional internships
Local students wrap up Congressional internships

John Fazio’s day in Washington usually starts by seeing what’s happening back home in Western Pennsylvania.

August 13th, 4:14 PM EDT
Senate passes budget deal, suspends debt ceiling
Senate passes budget deal, suspends debt ceiling

A long-term budget deal is now heading to President Donald Trump’s desk.

August 1st, 12:46 PM EDT
Senate Democrats propose constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United
Senate Democrats propose constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United

On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and Senate Democrats introduced legislation that would overturn the 2010 Citizens United ruling made by the U.S. Supreme Court.

July 30th, 4:36 PM EDT
Kelly, Thompson split on Trump-backed budget plan that suspends debt ceiling
Kelly, Thompson split on Trump-backed budget plan that suspends debt ceiling

A long-term budget deal is one step closer to reality in Washington.

July 26th, 4:33 PM EDT
Proposed national women's history museum gains support of Reed's Problem Solvers Caucus
Proposed national women's history museum gains support of Reed's Problem Solvers Caucus

The push for a national women’s history museum in Washington, D.C. is gaining more support in Congress.

July 25th, 3:47 PM EDT
Senate clears permanent extension of 9/11 victims compensation fund
Senate clears permanent extension of 9/11 victims compensation fund

John Feal responded to the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 not knowing he and so many other New York City firefighters would walk away with more than a memory of that fateful day.

July 23rd, 6:32 PM EDT
Casey, coal miners urge Congress to extend Black Lung Disability Trust Fund
Casey, coal miners urge Congress to extend Black Lung Disability Trust Fund

On Tuesday, a group of miners suffering from the disease testified before the U.S. Senate, urging them to fully fund and extend the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund.

July 23rd, 3:13 PM EDT
Lawmakers push for transparency in prescription drug pricing
Lawmakers push for transparency in prescription drug pricing

In a highly-partisan Washington, one thing is bringing a group of Republicans and Democrats together: the soaring cost of prescription drugs.

July 19th, 12:23 PM EDT
Reed to visit U.S.-Mexico border Friday
Reed to visit U.S.-Mexico border Friday

Reed announced he and 15 members of his Problem Solvers Caucus are traveling to McAllen, Texas on Friday. The group is scheduled to tour a border patrol station and a centralized processing center, according to a release.

July 18th, 1:47 PM EDT
Supporters push McConnell for vote on 9/11 victims fund before August recess
Supporters push McConnell for vote on 9/11 victims fund before August recess

This comes one day after a Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) held up U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s request to unanimously pass the extension.

July 18th, 1:38 PM EDT
House votes to repeal unpopular 'Cadillac Tax' provision of Obamacare
House votes to repeal unpopular 'Cadillac Tax' provision of Obamacare

It would have charged an additional 40-percent tax on employer-provided health insurance that offered excess benefits.  The tax would have generated roughly $200 billion in Obamacare subsidies.

July 17th, 6:59 PM EDT
Casey calls on regulators to prevent robocall scams
Casey calls on regulators to prevent robocall scams

Those pesky robocalls are also proving to be costly, especially for American seniors. That was the focus of a hearing Wednesday on Capitol Hill. In all, 48 billion robocalls targeted American mobile and landline phones in 2018, according to Sen. Susan Col

July 17th, 11:39 AM EDT
Kelly says reporter 'mischaracterized' conversation about Trump tweets
Kelly says reporter 'mischaracterized' conversation about Trump tweets

Kelly said things are going “way beyond the pale” and that he is also a “person of color.”

July 17th, 12:18 AM EDT
Toomey, Casey split on Census citizenship question
Toomey, Casey split on Census citizenship question

Sen. Pat Toomey, a Republican, said he supported President Trump’s push to include the question. Sen. Bob Casey, a Democrat, was among the senators against it.

July 12th, 3:59 PM EDT
Senate Democrats launch bill to end migrant family separations
Senate Democrats launch bill to end migrant family separations

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced legislation that would effectively change the way the Trump administration detains migrant children at the Southern border.

July 11th, 4:46 PM EDT
The future of the Affordable Care Act is back in federal court
The future of the Affordable Care Act is back in federal court

On Tuesday, a federal appeals court in New Orleans is hearing whether or not the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.

July 9th, 3:30 PM EDT
Unions, labor could prove crucial for Democrats in 2020
Unions, labor could prove crucial for Democrats in 2020

The Rustbelt includes states that then-candidate and now-President Donald Trump flipped from Democratic strongholds to a new Republican stomping ground. They are now the same places Democrats are now trying to win back if they want to win the presidency.

July 3rd, 4:16 PM EDT