Pa. House Votes To Restore Minimum SentencesThe state House has again passed legislation to restore mandatory minimum sentences in Pennsylvania.
Senate Democrats Have Votes To Filibuster Supreme Court Nominee, Neil GorsuchSenate Democrats now have enough votes to try to block Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with a filibuster, setting up a showdown with Republicans who plan to confirm him anyway.
State Senate Moves Bill To Fix Unemployment Compensation MessThe Senate Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to authorize $15 million to at least temporarily alleviate long delays for people calling to apply for benefits.
Pa. Rep. Rick Saccone To Take On Sen. Bob CaseyHe’s not yet a household name, but U.S. Senate candidate Rick Saccone may be best known for his campaign to bring back the motto – “In God We Trust” -- to public buildings and schools.
Ransomware Attack Hits Pennsylvania Senate DemocratsPennsylvania's Senate Democrats say they are in contact with the FBI after a "ransomware" cyberattack shut down their computer systems.
Senate Confirms Jeff Sessions For Attorney GeneralThe Senate on Wednesday confirmed Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general in the Trump administration despite fierce Democratic opposition to the Alabama Republican over his record on civil rights and immigration.
Warren Violates Arcane Rule, Sparking Senate DustupSenate Republicans silenced Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren for criticizing colleague and attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions with the words of Coretta Scott King from three decades ago.
Pittsburgh, Local Counties Targeted By Sanctuary Cities BillThe Pennsylvania Senate is advancing a measure that could cut off hundreds of millions of dollars in state subsidies to cities and counties that don't honor detention requests from federal immigration authorities.
Pence Breaks Senate Tie To Confirm DeVos As Education Secretary Senate confirms Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary after Vice President Mike Pence breaks 50-50 tie.
Pennsylvania Senate To Resume Push For Abortion RestrictionsA Pennsylvania Senate committee is poised to advance legislation to impose new restrictions on elective abortions.
GOP Pushes 2 Top Cabinet Picks Through To Full SenateRepublicans jammed two of President Donald Trump's top Cabinet picks through the Senate Finance Committee with no Democrats in the room Wednesday after suspending a rule that would have otherwise barred them from taking the vote.
Trump Urges Senate To Change Rules, Push Through Court PickPresident Donald Trump urged Majority leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday to change the rules of the Senate if necessary to swiftly push through his Supreme Court nominee.

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