That counts as news nowadays.
On Friday, Congress approved a $1.1 trillion appropriations bill that will keep the government funded until next fall. Therefore, Harrisburg has become more dysfunctional than Washington (chew on that thought for awhile).
The legislation passed the House 316-113 with five members missing the vote. Among GOP Representatives the tally was 150-95-1 while it was 166-18-4 within the Democratic caucus.
The vote in the Senate was 65-33 with two Senators absent for the roll call. Republicans split 27-26-1 while Democrats voted 38-7-1.
As to how members of the Commonwealth voted, Pennsylvania’s two Senators were divided with Sen. Casey supporting it and Sen. Toomey opposing the bill.
All five Democratic Congressmen from PA (Reps. Boyle, Brady, Cartwright, Doyle and Fattah) as well as six Republicans (Reps. Costello, Dent, Fitzpatrick, Murphy, Pitts and Thompson) voted for it.
The other seven GOP Congressmen, however, all opposed the measure (Reps. Barletta, Kelly, Marino, Meehan, Perry, Rothfus and Shuster).