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Critz Returns 5% of Budget to Pay down National Debt

Critz Returns 5% of Budget to Pay down National Debt   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mark S. Critz (PA-12) today fulfilled a promise he made earlier this year to return five percent of his Congressional operating budget to help pay down the national debt.   “Our neighbors across western Pennsylvania are making difficult sacrifices in […]

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Statements from Chairman Burn, Sen. Costa and Sen. Leach on the Passing of Senator O’Pake

Statements from Chairman Burn, Sen. Costa and Sen. Leach on the Passing of Senator O’Pake Harrisburg, PA – Today, Senator Michael O’Pake passed away. Sen. O’Pake began his service in the Senate in 1972. Before his election to the Senate, he served two terms in the state House of Representatives. Democratic Party Chairman Jim Burn: […]

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Reichley Offers Condolences on Passing of Sen. O’Pake

Reichley Offers Condolences on Passing of Sen. O’Pake   EMMAUS – Rep. Doug Reichley (R-Berks/Lehigh) released this statement today on the passing of state Senator Michael A. O’Pake:   “Berks County, and indeed our entire Commonwealth, has lost a strong leader with the passing of Senator Michael O’Pake. With more than four decades of service […]

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Casey on the Passing of Mike O’Pake

Casey on the Passing of Mike O’Pake WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the passing of Pennsylvania State Senator Michael O’Pake: “Mike O’Pake was a dedicated public servant for Berks County and the Commonwealth. He was one of the longest serving and most effective members of the Pennsylvania State Senate. […]

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Sen. Costa Comments on the Death of State Senator Michael A. O’Pake

Sen. Costa Comments on the Death of State Senator Michael A. O’Pake   HARRISBURG – December 27, 2010 – Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) today issued the following statement concerning the death earlier today of state Sen. Michael A. O’Pake (D-Berks).   “Senator O’Pake committed his life to public service and making life better […]

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Rep. Pitts Delivers Republican Christmas Address

Rep. Pitts Delivers Republican Christmas Address   “To those wearing the uniform in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world at this hour, know that we are behind you and we join your loved ones in praying for your safe return home” Washington–Delivering the Weekly Republican Address, Rep. Joe Pitts (PA-16) marks the Christmas season by […]

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Casey Applauds Disaster Relief for Philadelphia

Casey Applauds Disaster Relief for Philadelphia WASHINGTON, DC-U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) applauded the decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to release federal funding to help Philadelphia recover from winter storms in February.  Philadelphia will receive $1,775,008.25 in federal grants for reimbursement for snow removal efforts. “I wish to thank the Obama administration […]

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CITY OF PHILADELPHIA AWARDED RECOVERY FUNDING

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA AWARDED RECOVERY FUNDING Philadelphia, December 23, 2010- The City of Philadelphia was awarded about $13 million in Recovery Zone Facility Bonds (RZ-FBs) through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The Commonwealth increased Philadelphia’s RZ-FB allocation, with the re-allocation of RZ-FB volume cap waived by other municipalities within the Commonwealth, based on […]

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MUSICIANS FROM ACROSS PENNSYLVANIA TO PERFORM AT INAUGURAL SWEARING IN CEREMONY

MUSICIANS FROM ACROSS PENNSYLVANIA TO PERFORM AT INAUGURAL SWEARING IN CEREMONY Harrisburg- Musical performers from across Pennsylvania will help celebrate the swearing-in of Pennsylvania’s 46th Governor, Tom Corbett. The entertainment will include military bands, youth choirs and a Civil War era tribute band. The performers include: The 28th Infantry Division Band The 553rd Air National […]

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Schroder Calls on state Gaming Control Board to Drop Challenge to State Treasurer’s Authority on Board, Improve Transparency

Schroder Calls on state Gaming Control Board to Drop Challenge to State Treasurer’s Authority on Board, Improve Transparency   HARRISBURG – Following a Dec. 10 Commonwealth Court decision in which the court sided with state Treasurer Robert McCord in his suit against the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), Rep. Curt Schroder (R-Chester County), chairman of […]

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