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
Warriors to Washington executive director invited to national conference
Warriors to Washington executive director invited to national conference

Joe Pfadt, who is also the founder of the non-profit that takes both active duty and retired military veterans to Washington, D.C. each fall, has been attending the United States Global Leadership Coalition State Leaders Summit in Washington.

June 18th, 4:54 PM EDT
E.D.D.C. touts Opportunity Zones in D.C. return
E.D.D.C. touts Opportunity Zones in D.C. return

A meeting at the U.S. Department of Transportation is one of five stops leaders of the Erie Downtown Development Corporation made during another whirlwind trip to Washington.

June 13th, 5:59 PM EDT
Wolf, Trump talk workforce reforms during White House meeting
Wolf, Trump talk workforce reforms during White House meeting

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) met with President Donald Trump in Washington Thursday during a meeting focused on criminal justice and workforce reforms.

June 13th, 5:34 PM EDT
Toomey launches new plan for ending sanctuary cities
Toomey launches new plan for ending sanctuary cities

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is launching a new strategy for curbing illegal immigration and ending sanctuary cities.

June 12th, 12:48 PM EDT
Hundreds of nursing homes violate federal standards, Casey and Toomey report finds
Hundreds of nursing homes violate federal standards, Casey and Toomey report finds

Hundreds of nursing homes across the country, including more than a dozen across Pennsylvania, are now under the microscope for what are being called serious health and safety violations.

June 4th, 5:15 PM EDT
Riding D.C.'s Metro this summer? Here are the stops under construction
Riding D.C.'s Metro this summer? Here are the stops under construction

If you’re planning a trip to our nation’s capital, we have some things you need to know if you plan on using the popular Metro rail system. Some stops will be shut down all summer.

May 30th, 4:22 PM EDT
Reed aims to shore up USPS funding
Reed aims to shore up USPS funding

The United States Postal Service lost nearly $4 billion in 2018. But a new plan from U.S. Rep. Tom Reed would help to curb those losses. However, it’s unclear if the Postal Service is on-board with the idea.

May 24th, 11:00 AM EDT
Toomey has 'serious reservations' about USMCA trade deal
Toomey has 'serious reservations' about USMCA trade deal

Toomey had been pushing the Trump administration for months to repeal steel and aluminum tariffs, which the White House did last week. The move clears a major hurdle for the President as he attempts to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada trade pact.

May 22nd, 4:06 PM EDT
Senate OKs tax break for Gold Star child benefits
Senate OKs tax break for Gold Star child benefits

Children whose parents died while serving in the military are getting a long-overdue tax break.

May 21st, 5:16 PM EDT
Alabama abortion law stirs constitutionality debate among 2020 candidates
Alabama abortion law stirs constitutionality debate among 2020 candidates

Some 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are once again protesting the Alabama law that provides a near-total ban on abortion. It's creating controversy over what is considered a "constitutional right."

May 17th, 4:25 PM EDT
Kelly plans to reintroduce infrastructure bill
Kelly plans to reintroduce infrastructure bill

National Infrastructure Week continues Thursday in Washington and around the United States. It comes as talks still continue between the White House and top Democrats on how to pay for a comprehensive infrastructure package.

May 16th, 3:45 PM EDT
Rising child care costs at the heart of new Casey proposal
Rising child care costs at the heart of new Casey proposal

By some estimates, child care can cost more than college on an annual basis. In Pennsylvania, it’s an average of more than $11,500.

May 10th, 3:21 PM EDT
Senators consider raising smoking age to 21 nationwide
Senators consider raising smoking age to 21 nationwide

If a group of U.S. Senators have it their way, younger Americans will have to be a little bit older to buy a pack of cigarettes.

May 8th, 4:52 PM EDT
Biden courts unions, independents in Pittsburgh kick off rally
Biden courts unions, independents in Pittsburgh kick off rally

Former Vice President Joe Biden officially kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign rallying union workers in Pittsburgh on Monday. This was his first official campaign stop after announcing his bid on Thursday.

April 29th, 6:51 PM EDT
Reed's SPIKE Act pushes for transparent prescription drug costs
Reed's SPIKE Act pushes for transparent prescription drug costs

Analysts at AARP found brand name drugs jumped an average of nearly $5,000 from 2006-2017. But if priced at the rate of inflation during the same time period, that increase would’ve been significantly less, around $500.

April 26th, 2:52 PM EDT
Casey endorses Biden as former Vice President launches 2020 bid
Casey endorses Biden as former Vice President launches 2020 bid

U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D-Pa.) is endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden for President in 2020, according to a statement released Thursday morning.

April 25th, 9:44 AM EDT
Crawford Central Superintendent among D.C. education panel
Crawford Central Superintendent among D.C. education panel

The superintendent of the Crawford Central School District is among a group of educators on a panel in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. The group that invited those educators are proposing sweeping changes of the American public education system.

April 23rd, 5:31 PM EDT
Expanding the Supreme Court? Toomey, GOP Senators say no.
Expanding the Supreme Court? Toomey, GOP Senators say no.

From nine Supreme Court justices to eleven? Even more?
Democrats on the 2020 presidential campaign trail have been floating a number of reforms they would like to see for the Supreme Court.

April 19th, 9:18 AM EDT
Laughlin leads Erie delegation to White House Opportunity Zones Conference
Laughlin leads Erie delegation to White House Opportunity Zones Conference

State Senator Dan Laughlin (R-49th District) and local economic leaders were among the nearly 200 attendees from 40 states at the first-ever White House Opportunity Zones Conference Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

April 17th, 4:59 PM EDT
Dairy trade groups push for USMCA as talks slow in Congress
Dairy trade groups push for USMCA as talks slow in Congress

Dairy producers and industry trade groups have a lot to gain from the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. But they also have a lot to lose if the deal falls through in Congress.

April 16th, 5:13 PM EDT