| Jan 1, 2013
| 6:28 AM
In 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...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 4:16 AM
After 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...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Taking a cue from the Bible, the Department of Veterans Affairs has decided the last shall be first.
The agency announced last week it will expedite claims for disability benefits that have been pending for a year or longer. Those veterans will receive...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 7:19 PM
As Ron Jones lodged his shotgun against his shoulder Friday night, took aim and fired, a heaviness hung over the Lower Providence Rod & Gun Club’s weekly trapshoot in Montgomery County as thick as the smoke that belched from his firearm.
| Apr 25, 2013
| 7:28 AM
A bipartisan group of lawmakers that includes Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, want military spouses to get a tax credit if they have to renew or transfer a professional license due to a change-of-station transfer.
Others lining up behind the...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The massive federal budget cuts commonly referred to as the sequester will be felt nationwide and will lead to furloughs at places such as Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Pa., while the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va., is facing layoffs,...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 4:06 PM
The massive federal budget cuts commonly referred to as the sequester will be felt nationwide and will lead to furloughs at places like Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Pa., while the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va., is facing layoffs,...
| May 20, 2013
| 12:56 PM
The federal Environmental Protection Agency will not ask for an additional review of the Route 219 project from the Meyersdale Bypass north to where the four-lane currently ends in Somerset.
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-...
| May 16, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators sit on the powerful tax-writing Senate Finance Committee, which will begin its investigation of the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups at a hearing on Tuesday.
Republicans and Democrats are...
| May 7, 2013
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is asking the Navy to have the USS Somerset commissioned in the state.
The House unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday written by state Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar, R-Allegheny Township. The goal of the...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 6:35 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Built to dominate the enemy in combat, the Army's hulking Abrams tank is proving equally hard to beat in a budget battle.
Lawmakers from both parties have devoted nearly half a billion dollars in taxpayer money over the past...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 10:41 AM
If you liked it then you shoulda put a - check made payable to the Bob Casey campaign - on it?
The Pennsylvania Democratic U.S. senator, who just won his re-election in 2012, is looking to refill his coffers this summer at a fundraiser held at the...