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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Republican Concern About Meehan Campaign Grows, Shadowy Front Group for Insurance Industry Used to Launch Attack Ad

Group was subject of ethical complaint Springfield, PA – Today Americans for Job Security, a shadowy advocacy group that is funded by the insurance and pharmaceutical industries, launched an attack ad against Bryan Lentz’s campaign in the 7th Congressional District. The ad is the latest sign that Republicans are skirting ethical boundaries in order to […]

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Sen. Byron Dorgan Campaigns with Joe Sestak

The Senator Who Warned that Wall Street Risk-Taking Would Lead to the Economic Crisis Condemns Congressman Toomey’s Call for more Destructive Deregulation “I think we will look back in 10 years’ time and say we should not have done this but we did because we forgot the lessons of the past, and that that which […]

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KANJORSKI SUPPORTS IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN WAR VETERANS BY PROVIDING $500 PER MONTH STOP LOSS PAYMENTS FOR EXTENDED SERVICE

Service Members Who Were Forced to Extend Their Military Tours in Iraq and Afghanistan Must Apply for Payments Before Oct. 21 Deadline   DUPONT – Today, Congressman Paul E. Kanjorski (PA-11) announced that about 145,000 service members who were forced to extend their tours of duty, known as stop loss, in Iraq and Afghanistan, are […]

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Pat Toomey Meets with Pittsburgh Health Care Leaders; Addresses Burdensome New Tax Medical Device Makers Are to Shoulder

Allentown, PA – This morning in Pittsburgh, U.S. Senate candidate Pat Toomey met with health care leaders in the medical device field to discuss a disturbing provision in the new, Joe Sestak-approved health care law. A new 2.3% tax, which is estimated to cost industry manufacturers $20 billion in new taxes over the next decade, […]

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Mike Fitzpatrick Defends Vote to Ship Jobs Overseas

After promising constituents to vote against outsourcing, the former Congressman broke his word and turned his back on working families in Bucks County (Bristol, PA)  — Mary Dunne remembers the meeting she had with Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick in the summer of 2005. She traveled from Bensalem to Washington to ask that Fitzpatrick vote against a […]

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Corbett Responds to Integrity Questionnaire

Yesterday Rock the Capital and Democracy Rising PA received the response from Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett to the groups’ Integrity Questionnaire. His answers to the 12 questions appear side-by-side with responses from Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Onorato on the DR web site. Click here. The questions addressed issues raised by the 28th Statewide Investigating […]

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The Corbett Plan: Billions in Costs for Pennsylvania Taxpayers

GOP nominee’s major donors will reap the rewards while taxpayers are left to clean up the mess   EASTON: Democratic gubernatorial nominee Dan Onorato said today that Harrisburg Republican Tom Corbett is protecting big oil and gas corporations at the expense of the water Pennsylvanians drink and the safety of the state’s families.               […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PITTS TAKES CREDIT FOR LANCASTER STATION PROJECT AFTER VOTING TO STARVE AMTRAK

Lois Herr, the Democratic candidate for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional District, has pointed to a glaring inconsistency in Congressman Joe Pitts’ public statement on Amtrak in Lancaster.  “Joe Pitts tries to come off as an Amtrak booster in his taxpayer-funded campaign mail,” Herr said. “But he’s no friend of rail travel in Lancaster County.” […]

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Pat Meehan “A Hypocrite” for Backing Republican Who Raised Property Taxes for Education Funding, Asked for Stimulus Funds, Chairman of Upper Darby Democratic Party Says

UPPER DARBY, PA – Today Ed Bradley, Chairman of the Upper Darby Democratic Committee, called Pat Meehan “a hypocrite” for supporting Maureen Carey, a Republican candidate for State Representative. Carey, who is Vice President of the Upper Darby School District board, raised local property taxes numerous times and passed budgets that relied on increased funding […]

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