Chairman Burn Calls on Toomey to Stop Hiding Earmark Requests

Toomey Caught Funneling $3 Million to Top Donor, Refuses to Release Records Harrisburg, PA — Today, Democratic Party Chairman Jim Burn called on Pat Toomey to stop hiding the earmark requests he made as a member of Congress. Chairman Burn’s request came after Pet Toomey was caught funneling $3 million to his top donor through […]

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Casey Tours Lancaster Amtrak Station Renovation Project

LANCASTER, PA – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today toured the Lancaster Amtrak train station. He surveyed the progress of the train station renovation project which is currently underway. He was joined by local officials and Amtrak representatives. “As ridership on the Keystone Corridor continues to grow, we must do all that we can to […]

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Casey Announces Certification of Riley Power Workers For Trade Adjustment Assistance

WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today announced the decision by the U.S. Department of Labor to certify former Riley Power workers in the Erie area for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA). “This is encouraging news for those who lost their jobs at Riley Power,” said Senator Casey.  “Being granted this Trade Adjustment Assistance will […]

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Critz Demands Review of Chinese Green Technology Imports

Calls upon the Obama Administration to swiftly accept USW petition   JOHNSTOWN, PA — Congressman Mark S. Critz (PA-12) called upon the Obama Administration to swiftly accept the petition filed today by the United Steelworkers (USW) union that identifies Chinese practices and policies that violate international trade rules.   The 5,800-page submission, filed with the […]

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THE ONORATO PLAN: MORE OF THE SAME

INCREASED SPENDING AND HIGHER TAXES   HARRISBURG, PA – With Pennsylvania facing a projected budget deficit of more than $1 billion, Dan Onorato is trying to deceive voters into believing that he is a fiscally responsible leader who will as Governor, “…figure out how to live within our [Pennsylvania’s] budget.”  In Philadelphia today, he talked […]

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Casey Applauds Petition Against Unfair China Trade Practices

WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) applauded a trade petition filed today that takes issue with unfair trade practices by China involving manufacturing in the  clean energy sector.  The petition filed with the Obama Administration under Section 301 of the Trade Act seeks remedies against Chinese subsidies and other policies that have unfairly put […]

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Onorato Accepts Endorsement From Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania

Onorato joins environmental leaders to describe how Corbett’s Marcellus shale plan will cost taxpayers billions   PHILADELPHIA: Democratic gubernatorial nominee Dan Onorato today accepted the endorsement of Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, the statewide political arm of the environmental movement. Onorato and Conservation Voters described how Harrisburg Republican Tom Corbett is protecting big oil and gas […]

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Casey Discusses U.S. Efforts in Afghanistan at Army War College

CARLISLE, PA – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today gave a speech about the U.S. efforts in Afghanistan at the U.S. Army War College (USAWC).  He highlighted several challenges facing the U.S. in Afghanistan: corruption in the Afghan government, training the Afghan National Army and the importance of development initiatives. He also highlighted his work […]

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Patrick Murphy Intervenes to Stop Outsourcing Program

Because of Murphy’s intervention, USAID ended $10 million program that was using taxpayer dollars to train outsourced IT workers in S. Asia   (Bristol, PA) – Today, Pennsylvania Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-8th District) announced that he successfully fought to end a program that was using millions of taxpayer dollars to outsource American jobs to South […]

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HELP ANNOUNCED FOR FARMERS DEVISTATED BY DROUGHT

Washington, DC – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that several counties in northeastern and central Pennsylvania are now eligible for two USDA disaster assistance programs. After reviewing Loss Assessment Reports, the USDA determined that there were sufficient production losses to warrant a Secretarial disaster designation due to losses caused by ongoing drought […]

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