Category Archives: U.S. House of Representatives

New website: Rep. Perry a ‘Dirty Air Villain’

Note: This post has been updated to include a statement by Rep. Scott Perry and some clarifications by a spokeswoman for the group. Congressman Scott Perry, R-Carroll Township, is considered a “Dirty Air Villain” by new website WhoVotesDirty.com. Put together … Continue reading

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Perry: Obama’s ‘radical ideology’ driving Keystone veto promise

Now that both chambers of the U.S. Congress have passed the U.S. Senate’s Keystone XL Pipeline bill, the project’s fate moves to President Barack Obama, who has promised to veto. Rep. Scott Perry, R-Carroll Township — who represents York and … Continue reading

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How Keystone XL might affect other industries

While researching my fact-check on statements made by U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-Carroll Township, I thought it would be interesting to check in on how the project might affect job numbers for other industries involved in the transportation of crude … Continue reading

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Sen. Toomey wants term limits

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, doesn’t think Congress should “be a body of career politicians who have forgotten why they were sent to Washington.” Toomey and Sen. David Vitter, R-Louisiana, intend to introduce legislation that will limit U.S. Representatives to only … Continue reading

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Sen. Pat Toomey: 3 Republican legislative priorities to watch for in next U.S. Senate session

Sen. Pat Toomey, the Republican junior Senator from Pennsylvania, called Tuesday night’s election “great” and “a huge opportunity” for Republicans to pass important legislation. He was speaking with about 20 reporters from around the commonwealth during a 15-minute conference call … Continue reading

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Casey, Toomey and Schwartz statements on the shutdown, debt ceiling deal

U.S. Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz, a Democrat from Montgomery County and candidate for governor, voted in favor of the deal in the House. She said in a statement: “This bipartisan agreement will end a senseless and wasteful crisis that should never … Continue reading

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Rep. Scott Perry explains ‘no’ vote for Sandy aid

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry explains his “no” vote for Superstorm Sandy aid.

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Five more thoughts on the fiscal cliff

1.) Wonkblog’s Suzy Khimm says we should call it an austerity crisis, not a fiscal cliff. Ezra Klein is taking nominations. 2.) Matt Bai says President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are, in some ways, “in stronger positions … Continue reading

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Congressman Todd Platts’ statement on fiscal cliff

Here’s Todd Platts’ full statement on the fiscal cliff: “With this contentious political season now behind us, it is absolutely critical that President Obama and Congressional leadership move beyond the endless political rhetoric to help enact real solutions to the challenges facing America, … Continue reading

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A look at Scott Perry and other veterans in Congress or headed there

Stars and Stripes had an interesting story before the election about an independent analysis group predicting that Congress could see an increase in lawmakers with military experience. Republican Scott Perry, who was elected to the represent the 4th Congressional District … Continue reading

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