Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Part Two of a Four-Part Series: How budget cuts may impact local senior citizens.
Another 24 hours is lost, and Congress has yet to agree on a plan that would stop sequestration. The automated budget cuts will deliver a hit to Montgomery County programs, including those designed to assist area senior citizens. In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, House Speaker John Boehner said the cuts would be a product of Obama's "failed leadership." "Most Americans are just hearing about this Washington creation for the first time: the sequester," Boehner writes in his column. "What they might not realize from Mr. Obama's statements is that it is a product of the president's own failed leadership. There is nothing wrong with cutting spending that much -- we should be cutting even more -- but the sequester is an ugly and dangerous …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Congress must pass VAWA in order for funding to be maintained. Casey supporting the Act.
Last year, 530 adults were turned away from a shelter in Bucks and Montgomery counties due to lack of room, said a report on PhillyBurbs.com. "Should Congress fail to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which pays for programs that help victims of domestic violence, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., said it would encourage 'a terrible, horrific betrayal of who we are as a people' and make it more difficult to help victims," said the article. VAWA, according to WhiteHouse.gov's fact sheet, is credited with decreasing domestic violence against women by 67 percent from 1993 to 2010. The fact sheet calls the Act a "landmark federal legislation’s comprehensive approach to violence against women combined tough new provisions to hold …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The national group is asking supporters to call Congress to push for a secret ballot in the election, scheduled for Noon today.
Tea Party Patriots National is pushing constituents to call Congress and request a secret ballot vote for its Speaker of the House vote, which will occur Jan. 3 around noon. A secret ballot vote is what many believe to be a step in the Tea Party's plan to oust House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), who many conservatives thought underperformed in the fiscal cliff talks, and eventual outcome - the "American Taxpayer Relief Act." In an e-mail sent last night to Montgomery County Tea Party Patriots, the group said that the power of elected officials sent to Washington in 2010 has been “squandered by establishment types blackmailing, bullying and bribing rank-and-file members to go along to get along. “Your representatives deserves to be able …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Republican candidate Joe Rooney, who is seeking a seat in the 13th Congressional District, chimes in on Wednesday's Voter ID ruling.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Joe Rooney, who is running for a seat in the 13th Congressional District, issued the following statement on Thursday after Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson ruled to uphold the law that requires every Pennsylvania voter to show a valid photo ID before being allowed to vote. "I applaud the decision of Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson to uphold Pennsylvania’s voter identification law. Judge Simpson concluded in a thoughtful, nonpartisan 70 page decision that the law did not violate the Pennsylvania State Constitution. PA voters now have almost three months to ensure that they possess the necessary identification to vote. Additionally, the law allows voters to cast a provisional ballot which will be counted once the proper ID is…
Monday, September 12, 2011
With the threat of the entire operation shutting down by the end of the month, Patch decided to catch up with a Pennsylvania official for more on the issue.
The United States Postal Service may be shutting down for good at the end of the month, according to a recent ABC World News report. In light of a potential shut down, the USPS is asking Congress for help, but may still have to close hundreds of branches across the nation to ease up expenses. We caught up with USPS Philadelphia's Manager, Consumer and Industry Contact Cathy Yarosky concerning the issue as a whole, as well as how it affects us locally. LRSC Patch: What is the USPS's current status with the government? From what I heard, they are threatening to shut down without help by Sept. 30. Is there truth to this? Cathy Yarosky: The reality is this - without enactment of legislation by the end of this month, the Postal Service faces …