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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The draft of a bill that President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif. negotiated to raise the nations debt ceiling.

Editorial | What is the debt ceiling deal and should you care?

By The Pitt News Editorial Board May 30, 2023
The Pitt News Editorial Board discusses the debt ceiling debacle and offers advice on how to engage with it.
Members on the Republican side of the House Judiciary Committee, from left, Rep. Laurel Lee, R-Fla., Rep. Nathaniel Moran, R-Texas, and Rep. Harriet Hageman, R-Wyo., listen to amendment proposals as the panel meets to pass its operating rules under the GOP majority, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023.

Editorial | House GOP is endangering civil rights, liberties by disbanding subcommittee

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 6, 2023
At the end of January, the GOP-controlled House Oversight and Accountability Committee leaders disbanded the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee. Following this decision, some House Democrats expressed concern, saying “GOP Oversight⁩ tried to toss out the Civil Rights Subcommittee without anybody noticing.”
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and her husband Paul Pelosi walk on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023.

Opinion | Americans will never forget Nancy Pelosi’s legacy

By Paul Beer, Staff Columnist January 11, 2023
Despite one’s political leanings or feelings toward Nancy Pelosi, she will go down as one of the most successful Speakers of the House in modern American history.
The Office of Congressman Mike Doyle on East Carson Street in South Side on June 24, 2019. Steve Irwin, Pittsburgh lawyer, recently announced he will run to replace Doyle’s seat in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district.

Squirrel Hill attorney Steve Irwin announces run for U.S. House

By Natalie Frank, News Editor November 8, 2021
Squirrel Hill attorney Steve Irwin announced on Thursday that he is joining the race to represent Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District. The seat currently belongs to U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, who announced on Oct. 18 that he will not run for reelection.
Chris Deluzio, policy director of Pitt’s Institute for Cyber Law, Policy and Security and adjunct professor in the School of Law, is running to represent the 17th Congressional District.

Pitt’s Chris Deluzio seeks to succeed Conor Lamb in Congress

By Natalie Frank, News Editor August 23, 2021
Chris Deluzio, policy director of Pitt’s Institute for Cyber Law, Policy and Security and adjunct professor in the School of Law, announced he is running to represent the 17th Congressional District on Monday.
Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey dialed in Thursday evening to share his political insight with students across the Pittsburgh area — all while driving home from a late congressional meeting.

Sen. Bob Casey discusses civic engagement at RSA town hall, encourages youth activism

By Katie Cassidy, Staff Writer April 19, 2021
The Resident Student Association held its final town hall to discuss civic engagement and advocacy with Casey. Danielle Obisie-Orlu, president of RSA, and Anneliese Harp, vice president of administration of RSA, served as co-moderators for the event.
David Hickton, the founding director of Pitt’s Institute for Cyber Law, Policy and Security was selected to be staff director and senior counsel for the U.S. House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis.

Pitt Cyber founder selected for House committee role

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer May 27, 2020
David Hickton, the director and founder of Pitt’s Institute for Cyber Law, Policy and Security was selected to be staff director and senior counsel for the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis. The bipartisan committee, which was created on April 23 by a House vote, will oversee the use of funds supplied by Congress to aid the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives Tuesday would increase Pell Grants, create a fund of $500 million for states to identify and prioritize colleges with high numbers of minority and low-income students and simplify student loan repayment plans.

Editorial: House bill necessary to reform higher education

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 15, 2019
A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives Tuesday is a reasonable starting point to make college more affordable.
U.S. President Donald Trump talks to the press before departing the White House to visit the Texas border as the federal government shutdown continues on Thursday.

Editorial: Trump’s test of emergency powers

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 11, 2019
The National Emergencies Act of 1976 was originally passed to provide a check on presidential power while codifying specific constraints under which presidents could declare states of emergency. Congress must enforce this intent.
Students line up to vote in Posvar Hall in November 2016. About 80 people cast their vote at the polling station in November 2017.

Everything Pitt students need to know about the 2018 midterm elections

By Dylan Giacobbe, Hannah Schneider, and Ashley Priore October 19, 2018
The 2018 midterm elections in Pennsylvania take place Nov. 6 — but Pitt students who vote in these elections have traditionally been low in number.
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