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TRUMP FAILURES MAKE THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS WORSE

President Trump failed to prepare America for the COVID-19 pandemic. He continues to ignore experts, mislead the public, and cause confusion. As a result of these failures, the virus is spreading, more Americans are dying, hospitals and our public health system are being stretched to the brink and our economy is headed into recession. In ... Read more

SENATOR CASEY, DEMOCRATS CLEAN UP TRUMP MESS THAT CAUSED PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, SKYROCKETING UNEMPLOYMENT

As new reports reveal that Trump’s failures have led to 540,000 new unemployment claims in Pennsylvania, Senate Democrats secure much needed relief package PENNSYLVANIA – Donald Trump’s failure to prepare for the coronavirus crisis has cost American lives, pushed our economy toward another recession and led to record breaking unemployment across Pennsylvania. To clean up ... Read more

PA Democratic Chair Statement On March 17th Special Elections

  PENNSYLVANIA – Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Patton Mills issued the following statement following tonight’s special election results: “We are so grateful to Howie Hayes, Phil Heasley and Rob Prah for stepping into the arena and fighting to make Pennsylvania a better place. Their campaigns all put up a strong effort and were tenacious ... Read more

There are Still Three Special Elections on March 17th

  Despite precautionary calls for postponement from Governor Wolf and state Democrats, the special elections for PA House Districts 8, 18, and 58 are still set for Tuesday, March 17th. The PA Democratic Party understands there’s a lot to do and think about right now, but the challenge of COVID-19 only makes it more important ... Read more

MIKE TURZAI’S HORRIFIC DECISION PUTS THE HEALTH OF BUCKS COUNTY RESIDENTS AT RISK

PENNSYLVANIA – Following House Speaker Mike Turzai’s decision to move ahead with the special election in Bucks County on Tuesday — despite the county’s mitigation period announced by Governor Wolf today — the Pennsylvania Democratic Party released the following statement from Executive Director Sinceré Harris. “Let’s put politics aside for a moment — this is a ... Read more

ICYMI: LOS ANGELES TIMES: TRUMP ADMINISTRATION BLOCKS STATES FROM USING MEDICAID TO RESPOND TO CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

* Despite mounting pleas, the Trump administration isn’t allowing states to use Medicaid more freely to respond to the coronavirus crisis by expanding medical services. In previous emergencies, including the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina and the H1N1 flu outbreak, both Republican and Democratic administrations loosened Medicaid rules to empower states to meet surging needs. ... Read more

TRUMP’S TARIFFS THREATEN 1,500 PA JOBS

Donald Trump refuses to reverse course on his erratic trade policies — and it’s threatening jobs in Pennsylvania. Now, an AK Steel plant in Butler is at risk of closing because of Trump’s tariffs, and 1,500 jobs are on the line. “Time and again, Trump’s erratic trade policy has killed Pennsylvania jobs and the latest ... Read more

PA DEMS CHAIR: TRUMP FAILS TO EXPLAIN BROKEN PROMISES AT SCRANTON TOWN HALL

PENNSYLVANIA – Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Patton Mills issued the following statement following the Fox News town hall with President Trump in Scranton. “Donald Trump is an ineffective leader and nothing he said tonight changes that. He has broken promise after promise to Pennsylvania families and still has no answers. We’re still waiting to ... Read more

TOOMEY JOINS TRUMP AT TOWN HALL WHILE THEY RATION CORONAVIRUS VACCINES FOR THE RICH

PENNSYLVANIA – Today, Pat Toomey is joining President for a town hall in Scranton while the Trump administration is bungling the fight against the Coronavirus epidemic. Just earlier this week, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar even admitted that he couldn’t assure that the vaccine would be affordable for all Americans. “Tonight Pat Toomey ... Read more

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