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More than 500 migrant kids sent to Pennsylvania
More than 500 migrant children among the tens of thousands who have flooded the southern U.S. border are being housed in Pennsylvania, attracting a visit from some members of Congress and at least one tea-party protest.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Lawmakers examine housing of unaccompanied minors entering United States illegally
Three members of Berks County's delegation to the House of Representatives gathered Tuesday in an effort to learn more about the local housing of Central American children who entered the United States illegally.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
The York Daily Record
Pennsylvania lawmakers take more free, legal trips
U.S. House members from Pennsylvania and their staff accepted 41 privately paid trips so far this year, ranging from $20,000 in business-class airline tickets to Japan for Rep. Charlie Dent and his wife to $300-a-night hotel rooms for congressional staff at a luxurious Las Vegas casino resort.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Two U.S. congressmen from Pa. keep pressure on VA for more answers
Two Pennsylvania congressmen on Thursday released pictures they say show boxes of mail that went unanswered for years at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Regional Office.
Local lawmakers back Pa. bill changing mental-health treatment
That's why, said state Rep. Tim Murphy , the age at which mentally ill children can choose whether they should have treatment should be raised.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
And here you thought this was a do-nothing Congress
My congressman, Pat Meehan , seems like a nice enough chap, the kind of politician that -- if I may be allowed to coin a new phrase here -- you'd like to have a beer with.
GOP lawmaker: No taxpayer funds for Obama bowling alley upgrade
A House Republican lawmaker was introducing a measure Tuesday to ban the use of taxpayers' dollars to renovate the White House bowling alley.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
The Washington Post
In the Loop: For judicial nominee, a 17-year wrinkle in time
Ronnie White, shown here in 2001, is on his way to the federal bench after a long wait.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Chemical and Engineering News
Bill Targets Security Gap
The Department of Homeland Security would have to take steps to ensure that all high-risk chemical facilities in the U.S. are complying with federal security requirements under a bill passed last week by the House of Representatives.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
ARA applauds House passage of Chemical Facility Security Bill
The Agricultural Retailers Association applauded the U.S. House of Representatives approval of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program Authorization and Accountability Act of 2014 on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
Media couple put their beliefs into action time and again
Rumsey and Robin Lasersohn, 48, his wife and business partner, created Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
NACD Welcomes Bipartisan CFATS Legislation Passage in House
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation that would provide a three-year authorization for the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program, which aims to safeguard chemical facilities from the threat of terrorist attack.
Countering Gun Rights Haters on the Street and in the Press ~ Video
This video of me, Darren Wolfe, blasting universal background checks is what readers first see when they land on the Delaware County Daily Times article " Gun rights activists, gun control advocates face off over background checks " about the Saturday, June 28, 2014 competing rallies.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
"Congress Quietly Deletes a Key Disclosure of Free Trips Lawmakers Take"
It's going to be a little more difficult to ferret out which members of Congress are lavished with all-expenses-paid trips around the world after the House has quietly stripped away the requirement that such privately sponsored travel be included on lawmakers' annual financial-disclosure forms.
Why the EPA Reversed Its Position on Renewable Fuels | Commentary
In late 2013, the oil industry scored a major victory over ethanol producers when the Obama administration proposed decreasing the level of biofuel that must be blended into gasoline.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
What to watch on the Hill today: Harkin's HEA plan - Oklahoma...
WHAT TO WATCH ON THE HILL: Senate HELP Chairman Tom Harkin will introduce his plan for HEA reauthorization today.
Tue Jun 24, 2014
Ventura County Star
House members argue over surge in young immigrants illegally entering the U.S.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh C. Johnson told a congressional panel Tuesday that dire circumstances in their home countries and smugglers' misinformation about how they'll be treated in the U.S. largely explains the influx of unaccompanied minors crossing the border illegally.