The latest from PA Dems

Scranton Times-Tribune: Honesty Deficit

* Marino and Barletta voted Tuesday and Wednesday for a tax bill that is heavily weighted to corporate and wealthy interests and over 10 years, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, will add $1.44 trillion to the deficit that both lawmakers claim to loath.  * Marino and Barletta both trot out discredited “trickle-down” theories ... Read more

Pennsylvania Democratic Party Statement On The GOP Tax Scam

Following the approval of the GOP tax plan, Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairman Marcel L. Groen issued this statement: “With this vote, Republicans have once again betrayed American families by providing bigger tax breaks to the wealthiest at the expense of children and the middle-class. Keep the images of Republicans celebrating in mind when the deficit ... Read more

PA Dems Statement On Congressman Barletta’s Vote For The GOP Tax Scam

Today, in response to Congressman Barletta’s vote to pass the Republican tax bill, Pennsylvania Democratic Party spokesman Max Steele released the following statement: “Today Congressman Barletta voted to raise taxes on many in Pennsylvania’s middle class while slashing them for millionaires and corporations who ship jobs overseas. The majority of Americans oppose this disastrous scheme ... Read more

PA GOP Leaders Snub Mitch McConnell’s Handpicked Candidate

Barletta’s Primary Problems Mount As Legislative Leaders Back Christiana Pennsylvania’s Republican House Speaker, House Majority Leader, and Senate Majority Leader are sending a clear message: they are not sold on Mitch McConnell’s handpicked candidate Congressman Lou Barletta. This week, State Representative Jim Christiana has earned the endorsements of Senate Leader Jake Corman, House Leader Dave ... Read more

Lancaster Newspapers: FCC Decision To Gut Net Neutrality Will Face ‘Serious Legal Challenges’ From Pennsylvania Attorney General

* State Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced plans Thursday to take legal action against the Federal Communications Commission’s recent repeal of net neutrality rules. These rules required internet, phone and cable providers to treat websites of all sizes equally while allowing the federal government to regulate high-speed internet delivery like a utility. * “The vote ... Read more

Pittsburgh City Paper: Pittsburgh-area U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle Really Wants To Keep Net Neutrality Alive

* Democrats, like Doyle, believe that repealing the rules will hurt consumers. “Congressman Doyle believes that Net Neutrality rules protect consumers who use the internet, promote competition among online business service providers, and encourage innovation and entrepreneurship — all leading to increased economic growth and improved standards of living,” reads a statement from Doyle’s office ... Read more

Scranton Times-Tribune: Permanently Fund Children’s Health Insurance

* Thanks to CHIP, the uninsured rate for children has fallen to a record low of 4.5 percent. More than 300,000 children across Pennsylvania rely on CHIP for their health care needs.  * When the House voted in early December to avoid a government shutdown, I wanted to include a long-term solution for CHIP. But, ... Read more

Moore’s Defeat Does Not Erase Barletta’s Record Of Silence And Complicity

From Trump to Moore, Congressman Barletta Stands with Republicans Accused of Sexual Assault Once again, Congressman Lou Barletta chose silence and complicity instead of taking a stand and doing the right thing. From the Alabama Senate race to the Access Hollywood tape, Barletta believes that when it comes to allegations of sexual harassment or assault, ... Read more

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