| 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...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Democrat 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...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 8:26 AM
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey gifted the chocolate of the top two percent and in return received the nut of the middle class.
It was the Senate's second annual bipartisan Secret Santa Monday evening and for the second year in a row, the Pennsylvania Democrat...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 9:26 AM
When 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...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 7:06 AM
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett decided Wednesday to let the federal government run a health insurance exchange mandated by the 2010 Affordable Care Act for Pennsylvanians rather than set up a state-based site. Read The Morning Call's full story on the...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey rejected Monday the idea that Congress could extend middle class tax cuts right away while negotiations on other tenants of the fiscal cliff debate continue, and accused President Obama of not offering Congress a "serious...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 8:57 AM
Economist Mark Zandi told Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Bob Casey that while the payroll tax cut holiday is effective, the expense of it may require it be scaled back.
Zandi, of Moody's Analytics in Philadelphia, suggested that rather than a two percent cut in...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 1:46 PM
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and 16 other Senate Democrats want the medical device tax - included in the 2010 healthcare reform law that they supported - postponed.
The 2.3 percent excise tax that devicemakers must pay on their gross sales goes into effect on...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 11:01 AM
After a grueling political campaign, Congress returns to work this week with the exact same cast of characters at play. Of Pennsylvania's 18 House members, only three are new, Matt Cartwright, D-17, Keith Rofthus, R-12, and Scott Perry, R-4, Both arrive...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 7:22 AM
As public polls last week showed the Pennsylvania Senate beginning to close, Bob Casey wants, and perhaps needs, voters to view Republican Tom Smith has a wealthy, extreme conservative, not a down home, relatable farm boy.
So the incumbent Democrat is up...