Thursday, April 11, 2013
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy invites students and families to attend the annual Academy Information Day at Chartiers Valley High School.
Students and families in the 18th Congressional district, which includes Peters Township, are invited to attend U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy's annual Academy Information Day at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, at Chartiers Valley High School. Each year, Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair) nominates up to 10 outstanding high school students for open student slots at the nation's four military service academies: the United States Air Force Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy, United States Military Academy and United States Naval Academy. Students interested in attending one of the academies must receive a congressional appointment. The competitive process is open to students who display exemplary academic achievement and commitment to serving the…
Friday, March 29, 2013
Murphy calls it his next step of his congressional examination of federal mental health programs and policies, following last year's tragedy in Newtown, CT.
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair), who represents Peters Township, will host two community forums in Mt. Lebanon and Washington, PA next week. The events, entitled "After Newtown: A Community Conversation on Violence and Severe Mental Illness,” will bring together parents, stakeholders, providers, and all interested residents in the community for a discussion on how mental health policies impact families and particularly children. The forums will explore issues related to school safety; early detection of mental illness; how the treatment for the severely mentally ill has changed over time; the programs and treatments currently being offered in hospitals, health centers, schools, and through the criminal justice system; and the …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Congressional lines were redrawn in January.
U.S. congressmen and women are elected to public office by residents of the districts that they represent. But those districts' shapes and residents can change, as they did on Jan. 3, this year, in accordance with shifting demographics. The U.S. House's District 18 of Pennsylvania, for example, which is represented by Republican Tim Murphy, once included all or parts of several municipalities that it no longer encompasses. Baldwin Borough, Baldwin Township, Brentwood Borough, Crafton Borough, Dormont Borough, Green Tree Borough and Wilkins Township are examples of those. But each of those municipalities are now part of Democrat Mike Doyle's 14th District, meaning that some residents are being represented by a member of an entirely …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Winning artwork will be showcased in U.S. capitol.
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair) invites high school artists across the 18th Congressional district, including Peters Township, to participate in his annual Congressional Art Competition. Each year, members of Congress are asked to submit one piece of artwork that best represents their district to be displayed in the walkway between the Capitol Building and the House office buildings for a period of one year. “The exceptional talent of our young local artists continues to impress me year after year,” Murphy said. “I’m especially excited to view 2013 submissions under our new patriotic theme. I urge our young artists to take part in this unique opportunity to demonstrate their talents and promote the southwestern Pennsylvania region…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
World War II Veteran Private First Class Wayne Alderson of Canonsburg, who recently died, was recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives.
U.S. Tim Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair) Tuesday gave a statement on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives recognizing Private First Class Wayne Alderson of Canonsburg. The WWII hero died on Feb. 22. At 86, he had been awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart for his courageous actions during the Rhineland campaign of 1945. Watch Murphy’s full remarks in honor of Alderson in the above video.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The representative showed up to a hearing Tuesday in a wheelchair.
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair) had some of his constituents worried Tuesday after arriving at the Veterans’ Affairs Committee's investigative hearing on the outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at the VA Hospital in Pittsburgh in a wheel chair. Murphy is recovering from a herniated disc. His doctors asked him to limit some of his movement through the week. He’s recovering well and is maintaining a full schedule, according to his spokesperson. Twitter was abuzz with the news when Washington correspondent of Cox Media Group Seth MacFarlene sent out the tweet: Rep Tim Murphy (R-PA) enters House VA Cmte hearing in wheelchair. Suffering back injury, spokeswoman says. Murphy was able to get out of the wheelchair and get into a regular …
Friday, January 25, 2013
The newspaper analyzed a decade of congressional pay records to find the offices with the highest turnover rates.
According to a study by The Washington Times, U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair) is the fifth worst boss on Capitol Hill. The Washington Times analyzed a decade of congressional pay records to find the offices with the highest turnover rates and it found that Murphy has a 42 percent average turnover rate, peaking at 64 percent in 2006. Four other representatives had turnover rates higher than Murphy: Murphy won his sixth term as Congressman in November. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The awards were presented earlier this month.
Three Peters Township members of the Civil Air Patrol’s Washington County Chapter received special congressional recognition from U.S. Rep. Timothy Murphy earlier this month, as well as awards from their squadron for their contributions to the community. Washington Squadron 601 is a local unit of Civil Air Patrol, an all-volunteer, civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and a nonprofit organization that provides search and rescue, emergency services, youth programs, aerospace education and more to the Washington County area. The awards were presented to the following Peters Township members at the annual banquet at the Washington Elks Lodge earlier this month: Capt. Edward Silassy, commander of Washington Squadron 601, said it's an honor…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Rep. Tim Murphy says the underlying cause for tragedies like Newtown's is untreated or undertreated mental illness.
Following President Barack Obama's announcement on what he wants to see changed in the wake of the Newtown mass shooting, Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair), who represents Peters Township, issued the following statement: With the President’s policy recommendations now released, Congress can begin the legislative process of reviewing these proposals with a shared goal of preventing tragedies like Newtown from occurring again. I am approaching this effort with the seriousness the families of Newtown, indeed all families across the nation, deserve from their elected officials and will examine all aspects of the President’s recommendations. But the underlying cause in mass tragedies like Newtown is that the perpetrator had an untreated or …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 late Tuesday night.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 to avert the fiscal cliff late Tuesday night. The vote was 257 to 167. U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair), who represents Peters Township, voted in favor of passing the legistlation. He explained his reasoning in this statement: “The process and product are imperfect, but what has been achieved can’t be overlooked. We’ve overcome the impasse to permanently lock in lower tax rates for 99 percent of taxpayers. (The) vote opens the door for work to begin in the next session of Congress on significant cuts in federal spending, meaningful tax reform and pro-growth policies to get our country back on solid fiscal footing.” The bill permanently extends current…