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PITTS WORST VOTE #39: PITTS DEFENDS WATERBOARDING

PITTS WORST VOTE #39:  PITTS DEFENDS WATERBOARDING   September 21, 2010 —  Picking the 40 worst votes by Joe Pitts from the past four years is tough:  there are so many of them.  But we at the Herr 2010 campaign just had to include the Congressman’s votes in defense of waterboarding, mock executions and other […]

September 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Reps. Markosek, Shapiro and DePasquale bring key stakeholders to Harrisburg to push for passage of distracted driving bill

Reps. Markosek, Shapiro and DePasquale bring key stakeholders to Harrisburg to push for passage of distracted driving bill HARRISBURG, Sept. 20 – House Transportation Committee Chairman Joseph F. Markosek, D-Allegheny/Westmoreland, and state Reps. Josh Shapiro, D-Montgomery, and Eugene DePasquale, D-York, held a press event today to discuss the importance of passing distracted driving legislation in […]

September 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Toomey Signs Pledge to Repeal the Death Tax Today

Toomey Signs Pledge to Repeal the Death Tax Today   Allentown – This afternoon, U.S. Senate candidate and former small business owner Pat Toomey reiterated his support for the permanent repeal of the Death Tax by signing the American Family Business Institute’s Death Tax Repeal Pledge at the family-owned mechanical and electrical contracting firm, Herre […]

September 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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CORBETT RELEASES PLAN TO PROTECT PENNSYLVANIA’S ENVIRONMENT

CORBETT RELEASES PLAN TO PROTECT PENNSYLVANIA’S ENVIRONMENT — Says he will work to protect our air, land and water with common sense policies– Harrisburg – Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett today announced his plan to protect Pennsylvania’s environment. Corbett has worked aggressively throughout his career to protect the environment and his plan as governor is […]

September 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Senate Panel Approves Hunger Awareness, Prevention Measures

Senate Panel Approves Hunger Awareness, Prevention Measures HARRISBURG – The Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee approves measures today to promote hunger awareness and help the food industry donate to food assistance networks, according to committee chairman Senator Mike Brubaker (R-36).   The committee approved Senate Resolution 384 to designate September as Hunger Action Month […]

September 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Casey, Specter Announce over $19.6 million in Loans for Southwestern PA Water System Infrastructure Improvements

Casey, Specter Announce over $19.6 million in Loans for Southwestern PA Water System Infrastructure Improvements WASHINGTON, DC-U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Arlen Specter (D-PA) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $19,653,300 in loans to three projects in Southwestern Pennsylvania to protect public health and the environment by improving water quality […]

September 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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AFL Endorses Murphy, Slams Fitzpatrick for Outsourcing Jobs

AFL Endorses Murphy, Slams Fitzpatrick for Outsourcing Jobs Group calls out former Congressman Fitzpatrick for lying about promises to vote against unfair trade deals that shipped American jobs overseas (Bristol, PA) – ON MONDAY, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO endorsed Patrick Murphy in Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District race over his opponent, former Congressman Fitzpatrick, who lied to […]

September 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Critz: Barnes-Watkins Reclamation Project Receives National Award

Critz: Barnes-Watkins Reclamation Project Receives National Award   JOHNSTOWN, PA — Congressman Mark S. Critz (PA-12) announced today that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Barnes-Watkins Refuse Pile Reclamation Project, located in Cambria County, has received the 2010 Appalachian Region Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Award by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface […]

September 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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PennFuture calls on legislature to Keep the Promise to pass severance tax on drilling in Marcellus Shale

PennFuture calls on legislature to Keep the Promise to pass severance tax on drilling in Marcellus Shale Failure not an option as Senate returns from summer recess (Harrisburg, PA – September 20, 2010) – PennFuture President and CEO, Jan Jarrett, today called on the members of the Pennsylvania legislature to keep the promise to pass […]

September 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Toomey Makes Social Security Privatization a Core Component of Fall Campaign

Toomey Makes Social Security Privatization a Core Component of Fall Campaign Toomey Makes Noticeable Pivot Toward Advocating for Privatization on the Campaign Trail Harrisburg, PA – It’s been just under a month since Pat Toomey falsely claimed that he had never advocated for Social Security privatization, but during the past month he has made Social […]

September 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments