Chesco Congress members feeling heat on health care vote

At last count, Meehan, Costello and Smucker appear to be yes votes By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The fate of a controversial health care reform bill may end up in the hands of local members of the U.S. Congress — as two of them were seen as being on the fence on the bill but now said to be leaning toward “yes” votes — as the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans scramble to...

Ryan visits Chesco to boost Costello

Speaker touts local Congressional candidates Scott Johnson, President of J-Tech, tells Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan (left) about how hard U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello (right) has worked for local constituents, during a tour of his Chester Springs facility, Thursday. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times CHESTER SPRINGS — Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.)...

Costello assigned to veterans committees

U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello (R-6) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Ryan Costello (R-6) was named to HVAC’s Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) and Economic Opportunity subcommittees House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (HVAC) Chairman Jeff Miller (R-FL) announced Monday. Costello released the following statement after it was announced that he would be serving on the subcommittees: “I...

Houghton announces bid to take on Pitts

London Grove Democrat cites his record on agriculture, bi-partisanship By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Former State Representative Tom Houghton makes a point about his record of working across the aisle, in announcing Monday that he would take on veteran U.S. Rep Joe Pitts in the race for the 16th District Congressional seat. WEST HEMPFIELD — In a frosty Lancaster barn full of hay, former State...

Letter: Enemies of the people

To the Editor, U.S. legislators in opposition to the President of the United States and his effort to help some 30 million Americans achieve the peace of mind to have health care available to them and their families have reached the limits of their audacity. Eighty Republican Congressmen signed a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representative demanding that he begin the process to shutdown the...