Friday, December 21, 2012
Open Secrets has published a list of recipients of National Rifle Association campaign contributions that also includes outgoing U.S. Reps. Mark Critz of Johnstown and Jason Altmire of McCandless, both Democrats.
U.S. Reps Tom Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair), Mark Critz (D-Johnstown), Jason Altmire (D-McCandless) and Mike Kelly (R-Butler) of Pennsylvania accepted thousands in 2012 campaign contributions from the National Rifle Association, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The NRA doled out more than $750,000 in campaign contributions in 2012, according to the center, a research organization that tracks money in politics and how it affects elections and policies and shares the information on OpenSecrets.org. The center obtained its data from the Federal Election Commission. Fifteen members of Congress from Pennsylvania accepted contributions from the NRA during their 2012 bids for office, according to the center's list. Three of the top…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The McCandless Democrat will be working for Florida Blue, the state's version of Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
Rep. Jason Altmire, D-McCandless, has accepted a position with Florida Blue, the state's Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurer, as a senior vice president for public policy, government, and community affairs. Altmire, a three-term congressman, has been looking for a job since losing the primary to fellow Democrat, Rep. Mark Critz, D-Johnstown , when their two districts were reshaped into one by a GOP redistricting map. Critz lost the general election to Republican Keith Rothfus. "Serving the people of Western Pennsylvania in the United States Congress has been the highest honor of my life," Altmire said in a statement released by Florida Blue. "During the past six years I have worked to represent every constituent in our diverse …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Construction will soon be under way on a military commissary on University Boulevard, marking the end of a six-year battle to bring the facility to Moon Township.
Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, said it was a testament to perseverance. Members of Pennsylvania's Congressional delegation and military officials from across the region earlier today attended the ground-breaking ceremony for the long-awaited Moon Township military commissary. The 43,000 square-foot facility, set to open in the fall of 2013, will house a grocery story for more than 170,000 military members and their families in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. The regional hub will be located at the corner of University Boulevard and the Interstate 376 Business Route in Moon and will more than double the size of Oakdale's Charles E. Kelly Commissary, which is slated to close. The effort to bring the new commissary to Moon has been in…
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
House voted Wednesday to repeal the federal health care overhaul.
U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire, D-4th District, released a statement today (Wednesday) explaining why he opposes repealing the 2010 health care reform law. House lawmakers voted Wednesday to repeal the federal health care overhaul—the latest in a long line of anti-ObamaCare votes, but the first vote since the Supreme Court upheld the law, according to Fox News. The vote was 244 to 185, with five Democrats voting for repeal—Jim Matheson of Utah, Larry Kissell and Mike McIntyre of North Carolina, Dan Boren of Oklahoma, and Mike Ross of Arkansas, according to NBC Politics on msnbc.com. No Republicans voted against the repeal. “I will not support the repeal bill that is being put forth by House leadership and faces certain defeat in the Senate. …
Friday, June 22, 2012
U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire, D-McCandless, was proud of his House voting streak, which ended at 4,734 last month. Altmire attended the May 16 Medal of Honor ceremony at the White House for Sgt. Leslie H. Sabo Jr., killed May 1970 during the Vietnam War.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Check on the latest race results from the Pennsylvania Primary.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Pennsylvania’s primary election was held on Tuesday and the results are being reported. Scroll down the page to see the race results from the April 24, 2012 Pennsylvania Primary. We are monitoring results from the state. These are unofficial returns with 9,184 out of 9,260 districts reporting statewide. State Representative - District 16 Democratic Party 100%
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Incumbent Jason Altmire concedes after Critz captures the seat in Tuesday's Democratic primary.
Incumbent Rep. Mark Critz has won the Democratic nomination in a close primary that pitted him against incumbent Rep. Jason Altmire for the new 12th Legislative District, according to unofficial results. Altmire, 44, of McCandless, whose 4th District includes Sewickley, and Critz, 50, of Johnstown, Cambria County, were locked in a tight race to the finish for the chance to represent much of Western Pennsylvania in the U.S. House of Representatives. As of 10:50 p.m., Critz had received 29,643 votes to 25,206 cast for Altmire by voters in the sprawling district. "Congratulations to my colleague Congressman Mark Critz on his hard-fought and well-deserved victory in the primary. He has my full support as his campaign moves on to the fall," …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Public is invited to April 18 workshop.
The Internet can be very useful and informative, but safety and precaution are necessary—especially when it comes to knowing to whom you're talking and what information is shared online. The Office of U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire and Plum Borough School District will conduct an Internet Safety Workshop at 7 p.m. April 18. The workshop, which is open to the public, will take place in the Oblock Junior High School Auditorium, 440 Presque Isle Drive in Plum. Representatives from Facebook and the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office will present information about responsible social networking, privacy settings, online safety and related topics. Pennsylvania Deputy Attorney General Anthony Marmo will discuss Internet privacy and related topics. …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
McCandless Democrat will face off against U.S. Rep. Mark Critz in April's primary.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire on Tuesday released his first two television commercials, titled “A lot” and “Ethic,” as part of his campaign to win the Democratic nomination for the 12th District. Incumbents Altmire, D-McCandless, and Rep. Mark Critz, (D-12) of Johnstown will face off in the April 24 primary for the nomination leading up to the 2012 general election. Sewickley is currently in the 4th Legislative District and is represented by Rep. Altmire. Redistricting put Altmire and Critz into one newly created district.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
The third AARP town hall meeting is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Kretzler’s Tavern in North Hills.
U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire is meeting with constituents in Western Pennsylvania through a series of town hall meetings. The latest of the three meetings will take place at 11 a.m. Friday in North Hills. The AARP is sponsoring the town halls along with Altmire, D-McCandless. Earlier this week on Tuesday, Altmire appeared at the Beaver Valley Senior Center in the Beaver Valley Mall and on Thursday he was joined by U.S. Rep Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, at Longwood at Oakmont in Verona, PA. The town hall was broadcast live on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN). Altmire plans to address issues related to Social Security, Medicare and the current state of the nation from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Kretzler’s Tavern, 2240 Babcock Boulevard…