Friday, December 28, 2012
The Pennsylvania governor speaks at the Moon Township-based air wing, urging military officials to scrap plans to shutter the base.
Standing beneath the wings of a C-130 aircraft at the 911th Airlift Wing, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said he would work with Pennsylvania's federal lawmakers to fight renewed plans to close the Moon Township air base. Corbett, appearing alongside Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, and state Sen. Matt Smith, D-Mt. Lebanon, implored military officials and federal lawmakers to end efforts to close the 911th as a cost-saving measure. "I'm going to ask our (Pennsylvania) congressional delegation to do whatever they need to do to save this base," Corbett said. The U.S. Air Force has again taken initial steps toward closing the airlift wing after March 2013— after the expiration of a law put…
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…
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Murphy shares 10 suggestions to help adults reassure and comfort children during this difficult and confusing time.
U.S. Rep. Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair) released the following statement on the violent shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. "(Friday's) senseless tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School leaves us all shocked. We don’t have words to explain our grief, and we cannot begin to understand what would cause an individual to inflict this kind of pain on fellow human beings, let alone defenseless children. To the grieving families, our deepest condolences go out to you all. For the many teachers, first responders, police officers and emergency personnel who were focused on returning the students to safety, we thank you for putting yourself in harm's way to save a child's life. We hold you all close in our prayers.” Prior to …
Monday, December 10, 2012
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy asks for all to join him in praying for the 28-year-old's family.
Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque, 28, a highly decorated Navy SEAL, died of combat related injuries sustained Dec. 8 while supporting operations in Afghanistan. WAVY-TV in Portsmouth, VA, reports that Checque, a highly-decorated combat veteran, was assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare command. The Department of Defense confirmed that Checque was from Monroeville but currently lived in Virginia Beach, Va. Checque was among the special forces team assigned to rescue an American doctor who had been abducted in Afghanistan. Hours after the mission was completed, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that "a U.S. service member was killed in the operation." Dr. Dilip Joseph was freed 11 hours after his captors…
Friday, November 30, 2012
The Republican's district includes Peters.
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair) has been appointed as the chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives' Energy & Commerce Committee. "I'm honored to serve as Subcommittee Chairman under the skilled and accomplished leadership of Chairman Fred Upton," said Rep. Murphy, a Republican whose 18th Congressional District includes Peters Township, in a news release. "The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee serves a critical role in conducting investigations and in federal government oversight. "I join Chairman Upton in extending my sincere appreciation to Congressman Cliff Stearns for his exceptional leadership of this panel during the 112th Congress, and I look forward to continuing…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Murphy credits his win to knowing the needs of southwestern Pennsylvania.
It's official. U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair) will serve a sixth term. Murphy declared victory around 10:15 p.m. against retired state police trooper and current Washington County Commissioner Larry Maggi, a Democrat. In his victory speech, Murphy credited the win to understanding the needs of southwestern Pennsylvania. He called his team from Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. to join him on the stage and thanked them. Also joining Murphy on stage was his wife, daughter and daughter's fiance. Maggi released this statement following the defeat: "Although we did not get the results we wanted, I am incredibly proud of the campaign I ran. We stuck to the issues, offered a contrast,and educated voters on what Congress is doing on the …
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Results (unofficial): President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. Obama won Pennsylvania, gaining the state's 20 electoral votes. In Pennsylvania's 2012 race for U.S. Senate, incumbent Bob Casey Jr. (D-Scranton) defeated Tom Smith (R-Shelocta). In the races for three state offices: Incumbent Tim Murphy will remain the U.S. representative of the 18th congressional district. Click here for other races affecting our area.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The good news is that ads will end after Tuesday. The bad news is Election Day is still two days away.
As we head into the last few days before the election, the campaign ads seem never ending. But do they influence voters or turn them off? Some people hang on to those ads which agree with their viewpoint but others just seem to be grating if you don't have a similar viewpoint. Many seem to be negative ads against the opponent rather than ones that point out the attributes of the candidate. So, you tell us. Take our poll and if there's a specific commercial that you want to point out, tell us in the comments section.
Friday, November 2, 2012
The candidates for the 18th Congressional District took part in a debate aired Tuesday night.
A TV debate between U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, and Democratic challenger Larry Maggi aired on PCNC Tuesday night and got heated when discussing whether Maggi supports President Barack Obama and his health care bill. When Murphy said Maggi "supports the president," Maggi responded: "I'm not in Congress, I'm a county commissioner. I appreciate the title you're giving me, but I have not voted (in Congress) or supported the president." "You said you supported the Democrat ticket and that you support President Obama," Murphy said. "I never said that," Maggi responded. "Yes you did, you said it as the Westmoreland debate. I have it on tape," Murphy said. The candidates also bickered while discussing President Obama's health care …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
The Upper St. Clair resident is seeking his sixth term.
Name : Tim Murphy Age : 60 Place of residence : Upper St. Clair, PA Bachelors degree from Wheeling Jesuit University, master’s degree from Cleveland State University and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh Job titles held : Psychologist; Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh; Pennsylvania State Senator Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Federal office Running for position: U.S. Congress Chamber/district: 18 Incumbent: Yes First elected: 2002 Previous elective offices : Pennsylvania State Senator Washington, D.C. Office : 322 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Main District Office: 504 Washington Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15228 Westmoreland District Office: 2040 Frederickson Place Greensburg, PA 15601 …