U.S. Rep. Charles Dent gets good marks for attendance in the House of Representatives
Saturday, September 8, 2012
By Melissa Daniels | PA Independent HARRISBURG — None of Pennsylvania’s sitting 19 U.S. representatives achieved perfect attendance for recorded votes, according to records compiled by GovTrack.us. The representatives cite various reasons for missed votes including district needs trumping legislative duties, illness or personal matters. And while most Pennsylvania representatives hover near the national median — missing 2.4 percent of eligible votes — there are a few outliers. U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-District 2, tops the list. Fattah missed 8 percent of votes in his 16-year career in Congress, or 923 out of 12,206 votes. In 2007, when he was running for mayor of Philadelphia, Fattah skipped 154 out of 1,186 votes. This year, by contrast…
Democratic congressional nominee says the Republican attempts at repealing the Affordable Care Act are a "meaningless political game."
Thursday, July 12, 2012
By Matt Cartwright Two weeks ago, the Supreme Court upheld the Constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In response to the court’s ruling, Republicans in the House of Representatives decided to hold a vote to repeal the health care law completely. The timing of this could not be worse; neither could the flagrant political posturing. It is important to realize what a full repeal of this bill would mean. The Medicare prescription “doughnut hole,” would remain open, once again placing the burden of full payment on our seniors. People with pre-existing medical conditions, including cancer patients, could once again be denied the possibility obtaining affordable care. According to the non-partisan Congressional …