| Sep 17, 2014
| 7:22 PM
— Congressman Charlie Dent broke from the rest of the Lehigh Valley delegation Wednesday when he voted against a plan to train and equip Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants.
Dent, a Republican who represents much of the...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 2:39 AM
— The Lehigh Valley's congressional delegation was looking for a clear plan from President Barack Obama on Wednesday as he outlined more aggressive military steps for combating Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria.
In interviews, area lawmakers...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 5:12 PM
HAZLETON — U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta is introducing a bill that will give municipalities and states a say in whether the federal government can house immigrant children in their communities.
Various federal and other programs have brought 450 young...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:46 PM
Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta opposes higher taxes on Pennsylvania's booming natural gas industry.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Matthew Cartwright, on the other hand, not only wants higher taxes, but also more stringent environmental regulations....
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:19 PM
— About four years ago, a Lehigh County aquarium manufacturer found itself with a dilemma — it was becoming too successful at selling its products overseas.
That may not sound like a problem, but for EcoTech Marine's founders, the risk of...
| Aug 29, 2014
GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will host a lunch and live taping of "Business Matters" with congressmen Louis Barletta, Charlie Dent, Matthew Cartwright and Leonard Lance at St. Luke's West End Medical Center, 501 Cetronia...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:30 PM
When Republicans in Congress complained about his relentless attacks on their record, reporters dubbed President Truman "Give 'em Hell Harry." To which Truman fired back: "I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell!"...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:27 AM
— Questions continue to swirl around the young immigrants flooding across the border, forcing congressmen to scramble for scarce details, including information on the children's whereabouts.
On Tuesday, Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent is...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Republicans may control the U.S. House, but it was the Democrats who dominated the baseball field this week in the 53rd annual Congressional baseball game.
Four Pennsylvania House members took the field at Nationals Park on Wednesday: Reps. Lou...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:00 PM
For Rep. Charlie Dent it was just a “little gimmicky."
So the Lehigh Valley Republican, who is garnering quite the reputation as a rebel since he disagreed with party leadership over the government shutdown, refused to join in a public shaming...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:04 AM
Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey voted no Monday night on a procedural test vote on the comprehensive immigration package, signaling that he would also vote against the bill on final passage.
Toomey was considered a possible GOP pick up on...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:45 PM
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during a news conference Friday in New Orleans. Photo credit: Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: Bob Schieffer will broadcast CBS' “Face the Nation” from New Orleans, where the Super Bowl...