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2 lawmakers resuscitate a man on Capitol Hill

Posted September 29, 2016, 9:49 am

Just call them Hill’s angels.

GOP Reps. Tim Murphy and Michael Burgess helped resuscitate a man in the Rayburn House office building this afternoon after he was found on the floor of an elevator unconscious and not breathing.

Murphy, a psychologist by trade, was with his staff waiting on an elevator when the doors opened to reveal an unresponsive man lying on the floor.
The Pennsylvania lawmaker immediately started performing CPR while staffers ran to search for a defibrillator and Capitol Police. Burgess (R-Texas), a medical doctor, was also on hand.

Then, Murphy and a Capitol police officer worked together to use the defibrillator. Murphy, who has been CPR certified since January 2015, put the pads on the man’s chest and did not stop performing CPR while the police officer oversaw the defibrillator, according to a staffer on the scene.
The man’s pulse returned, he started breathing again and was transported to a local hospital.

“We’re super thankful that he was transported with a heart rate,” said Carly Atchison, spokeswoman for Murphy, who confirmed the events. “We’re just going to continue to pray.”

Vito Maggiolo, public information officer for DC Fire and EMS, confirmed that paramedics were dispatched to the Rayburn building at 4:31 p.m. for a cardiac arrest call and that a man was taken to the hospital but couldn’t give further details due to medical privacy laws.

Commonwealth Foundation – Government Union Campaign Spending (2010-2016)

Posted September 28, 2016, 9:59 am

It is a crime for elected officials to use public resources for politics. Yet, public resources are used to funnel union dues and campaign contributions from workers’ paychecks to union leaders. Since 2010, PSEA, AFSCME 13, SEIU, UFCW and PFT unions have contributed $18 million from Political Action Committees. These same unions reported spending $40 million on “political activities and lobbying” using union dues. The following Pennsylvania elected officials are the largest recipients of government union PAC contributions.

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Click for full article: http://www.commonwealthfoundation.org/issues/detail/government-union-campaign-spending-2010-2016

Arnold Palmer: Remembering a Legend

Posted September 27, 2016, 9:40 am

543543543“No other person did as much to define a sport and make it part of the American Fabric than Arnold Palmer. He was exceptional not only as an athlete, but as an American. Here in Southwestern Pennsylvania he was instrumental in developing Latrobe Airport, founded the Arnold Palmer Pavilion at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and helped establish the Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation, and so much more. He established thriving business and always gave selflessly to numerous charitable and community organizations.

Arnold Palmer was not only an ambassador of golf for the common man, but an inspiration to youth, a benefactor to many and a friend to all. I will deeply miss his friendship and always honor his memory.

I was proud to have had a man of his stature and accomplishment as a constituent and prouder still to call him a friend. I join everyone in mourning the loss of a great champion, a true gentleman and a great American. The name of Arnold Palmer is synonymous with the game of golf, and his life is proof that hard work and a drive to excel have deep roots in Western Pennsylvania.”

-Tim Murphy

Murphy Reschenthaler Food Truck Rally

Posted September 27, 2016, 9:28 am

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Video: Charlotte Riots – What They’re NOT Telling You

Posted September 24, 2016, 10:43 am

Jim Christiana State Representative

Posted September 24, 2016, 10:40 am

43243Your endorsement is appreciated and will never be taken for granted.

When I first ran for State Rep. in 2008, I wanted to redefine the public’s expectations for a legislator in the 15th district. At the time, the unfortunate truth was that too many legislators were caught up in the “game” of getting re-elected and had lost sight of their top priority of representing the needs and best interests of the men and women of their district.

Eight years later, it’s still a work in progress, but we’ve made great strides in driving politics back into the hands of the people. We have forced transparency in government spending. We eliminated legislator car allowances, finally forced the legislature to contribute to their healthcare (while it’s still not enough) and cut the abuse of per diems. I am proud of my record in actually addressing the concerns you have brought to me.

It hasn’t always been easy, particularly in this climate of extremism politics where there is little middle ground and as a result, little progress. However, my record of working with Democrats and Republicans is solid, and will continue to be, because it’s what best serves our communities.

You are my best references and advocates. The work I have accomplished over the last four terms is my resume. I want the job again, but I need your help.

Today I’m not asking for a financial donation, I’m asking for something that means so much more to me, your endorsement.  Please consider donating your yard, your recommendation, your stories, your email and your social media.

Social media has become as much a part of campaigning as bumper stickers and yard signs. Many of you have seen the Beaver County Democrat’s advertisements and social media posts supporting my opponent’s campaign. I pray that this type of campaigning by stealing photos and overlaying them with buzz words and accusations that have no substance or truth is not a trend that sticks around. It is a distraction from the importance of the issues we are facing and the importance of understanding how your candidates intend to solve them.

The challenges in Harrisburg are far too great, and the consequences of higher taxes and wasteful spending too severe, to run a childish campaign. While I appreciate the support and kind words many of you have offered on these posts, I want to bring it back around to what is important.

You. My constituents, your concerns, my record in meeting those needs and my plans going forward. We are only one election from returning to the old school politics you voted out eight years ago.

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Why Democrats in Western Pennsylvania Are Voting Trump

Posted September 14, 2016, 9:40 am

A sign welcomes people to Charleroi, PA., on Sept. 7, 2016.

A sign welcomes people to Charleroi, PA., on Sept. 7, 2016.

CHARLEROI, Pa.—Angela LeJohn is 49, has worked at a local energy company for nine years, and loves it. A registered Democrat, she never once voted for a Republican and never expected to entertain such a thought—not even in a local election—until this year.

“The short of it is that I am looking at this election through self-preservation,” she explained. “I love my job, I love that I only live three miles from work, I love that who I work for contributes to a stable life, and I love that my community is holding on because of the trickle effect Lee Supply Company’s impact has on the region.”
LeJohn will vote for Donald Trump for president and for incumbent U.S. Senator Pat Toomey in November, she candidly admits, not because she loves either Republican candidate but because “they have my back.”

Angela LeJohn, 49, of Allenport, has worked at Lee Supply in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, for nine years. She has never voted Republican but expects to this year. She was among more than 60 employees who attended an informal voter-registration effort conducted by Secure Energy for America, a non-partisan trade association that has visited energy vendors and suppliers in key counties of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Ohio’s Mahoning Valley, and Virginia. It hopes to mobilize energy-industry workers, along with their relatives and neighbors, to vote in November. Officially, the effort is non-partisan. Yet for most energy workers in Pennsylvania, voting to preserve their industry means voting for Trump and Toomey.

Click to read more: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/09/why-democrats-in-western-pennsylvania-are-voting-trump/499577