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WASHINGTON – Senators from both parties are expressing enthusiasm for pushing a comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s immigration system. But while immigration politics appears to have changed in the wake of sweeping Republican rejection...
He said he’d like to see legislation that, in the short term, would raise the price of a gallon of milk from its current $3.83 to $4.15. He noted that a gallon cost $4.07 just a few weeks ago. “It would give the dairy farmer a chance to stay...
Tags: Fiscal Cliff, Prices, Consumers, U.S. Congress, Farms
Staff writer, @BruceJSiwyArden Tewksberry doesn't believe a 32-cent increase on a gallon of milk is too much to ask. He said he'd like to see legislation that, in the short term, would raise the price of a gallon of milk from its current $3.83 to $4.15. He noted that a...
Tags: Fiscal Cliff, Prices, U.S. Congress, Farms, U.S. Senate
Call Washington BureauAllentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski urged Congress to have the "courage" to act on the gun control measures laid out by President Obama on Wednesday. Pawlowski attended the rollout event in the Old Executive Office Building next to the White House where a...
Tags: Allentown, Weaponry, U.S. Congress, Assault, Charlie Dent
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. If you've been around politics for a while, then you know how hard it is for politicians to break from the mold and occasionally swim upstream. In the wake of the Newtown shootings, it's been......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Well, here it is, the moment that some of you have all been waiting for -- we've reached the No. 1 entry in our countdown of the Top Political Stories of 2012. So break out......
Daily American Staff WriterThe predictions are dire: milk prices doubling, dairy markets collapsing, family farms folding. These are the potential results of congressional inaction on a new federal farm bill and the impending "fiscal cliff." But according to Milford...
Call Washington BureauAfter a full day of will they, won't they, the U.S. House passed a bill late Tuesday night to avert the perilous fiscal cliff with the support of all of the region's lawmakers. Though most Republicans voted against (85-151) the measure to raise taxes on...
Call Washington BureauIn the wee hours of the new year, Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators joined 87 of their colleagues to overwhelmingly approve a deal to avoid most of the fiscal cliff that haunted Congress and the nation's fragile economy and cast a shadow over the holiday...
Call Washington BureauDemocrat Bob Casey urged a federal emergency official to reimburse Pennsylvania for the state's Hurricane Sandy preparations on Wednesday and Republican Pat Toomey is pushing back against a $60.4 billion aid bill he says is excessive. To be sure, Toomey...
Both of Pennsylvania's U.S. senators, it was reported last week, "have issues" with former Sen. Chuck Hagel, nominated to be our next secretary of defense. The junior senator, Republican Pat Toomey, is from the Lehigh Valley and the senior senator,...
Call Washington BureauWhen the U.S. Senate adjourned for the night Monday, they did so in honor of the late Arlen Specter. The Senate passed a resolution honoring Specter's life, sponsored by U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and co-signed by every senator. The resolution is a...
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