After a grueling political campaign, Congress returns to work this week with the exact same cast of characters at play. Of Pennsylvania's 18 House members, only three are new, Matt Cartwright, D-17, Keith Rofthus, R-12, and
Because we know you've been starving for some policy-related news on this blog, we've brought you back our occassional afternoon snack feature. Bon appetit.
First bite: Last week, immediately following the election, we spoke to federal lawmakers and local officials to get their take on how the gridlock that has haunted Washington for so long will change if nothing else inside the Beltway is changing. We heard from U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey and Bob Casey as well as U.S. Rep.
Second bite: Speaking of the fiscal cliff,
Third bite: U.S. Rep.