Category Archives: U.S. Senate

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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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. Toomey calls Iran nuclear talks extension ‘very troubling’

Update. Started 8:38 p.m. In a phone interview Monday night, U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-Carroll Township, said that he feels that most Americans who have been following the negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program were “not at all surprised” … 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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Mayor Bracey attends State of the Union

A little bit before the State of the Union kicked off, we got some photos of York Mayor Kim Bracey’s visit to Washington D.C., for the address.

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York Mayor Kim Bracey will be U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s guest for State of the Union

York Mayor Kim Bracey will be U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s guest for President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday, said Toomey spokesman Steve Kelly. Kelly said that Toomey, a Republican, decided to invite the Democratic mayor because of … Continue reading

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What Pa.’s two U.S. senators said about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act for sexual orientation, gender identity

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., on Nov. 7 voted in favor of  the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, to make it illegal for employers to base hiring and firing decisions on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Toomey also introduced an … 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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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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