Fetterman, Casey Applaud Nomination of Mary Kay Costello to Federal Bench

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators John Fetterman (D-PA) and Bob Casey (D-PA) celebrated the nomination of Mary Kay Costello to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. If confirmed, Costello will sit in Philadelphia and will be President Biden’s ninth federal judge appointment in Pennsylvania. “Recommending Mary Kay Costello’s nomination […]

Fetterman Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Urging USDA to Consider Mushroom Growers’ Concerns in Rulemaking

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Pennsylvania U.S. Senator John Fetterman led a bipartisan, bicameral letter urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to consider Pennsylvania producers’ priorities when finalizing the “National Organic Program: Market Development for Mushrooms and Pet Food” proposed rule. Specifically, the letter highlighted the concerns that Pennsylvania’s mushroom […]

Senator Fetterman, Rep. Blunt Rochester Introduce Bicameral Comprehensive Legislation to Address Barriers to Creating More Affordable Housing

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator John Fetterman (D-PA) and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) introduced the Reducing Regulatory Barriers to Housing Act in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, respectively. The legislation would empower local and state governments to address regulatory barriers to increasing the housing supply and decreasing costs by establishing new national frameworks and guidance. […]

Fetterman Statement on Bryan Hagerich Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, a Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) judge announced a 52-week suspended sentence for Bryan Hagerich of Somerset County, PA. Hagerich, who had been detained in TCI for approximately three months for inadvertently carrying small amounts of ammunition in his luggage, will be released today and is set to return home to […]

Fetterman Statement on Immigration Bill Vote

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Senate failed to pass the bipartisan border security bill. Senator Fetterman voted in favor of the legislation. Senator Fetterman released the follow statement in response to the vote: “I voted yes on this bill once again because I know we must secure our border, and this bill would help do that. […]

Fetterman, Casey Hail Catherine Henry Nomination to Federal Bench

Washington, D.C. – Today, Pennsylvania U.S. Senators John Fetterman and Bob Casey celebrate the nomination of Catherine Henry to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. If confirmed, Henry will sit in the Lehigh Valley, marking President Biden’s eighth federal judge appointed in Pennsylvania. “I was so happy to recommend Cathy […]

Fetterman Statement on Norfolk Southern, EPA Settlement

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a $310 million settlement with Norfolk Southern for damages from the February 2023 train derailment in East Palestine, OH, that also impacted nearby Pennsylvania communities. Senator Fetterman released the following statement in response: “This is an important settlement and a welcome development. But it does not […]

Senator Fetterman Leads Second Inquiry into SNAP Eligibility Changes

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator John Fetterman (D-PA), Chairman of the Food and Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Organics, and Research Subcommittee of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee sent a follow-up letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regarding access to the key federal nutrition program. This follows a similar, initial request last […]

Fetterman Delivers Major Wins for Pennsylvania in 2024 Water Resources Development Act

Bill with authorize funding for Army Corps projects across the commonwealth, including in Philadelphia, Johnstown, Williamsport WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator John Fetterman joined his colleagues in voting to advance the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2024 out of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) committee. Once passed and signed into law, WRDA 2024 […]

Fetterman Returns from CODEL to Turks and Caicos to Urge Release of Detained Americans

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator John Fetterman returned from a bipartisan, bicameral congressional delegation (CODEL) to Turks and Caicos (TCI) to meet with TCI officials about five American citizens who are currently being detained for carrying small amounts of ammunition in their luggage when traveling to TCI. One of the detained Americans, Bryan Hagerich, is from Somerset […]