John Davis, a Conservative Republican, running for President of the United States will be in Erie on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 8 am. He is on a bus tour of Pennsylvania and neighboring states covering the following dates and places, which can be seen at John Davis for President web site
His bus will be stationed at the Intermodal Transportation Center on Erie’s Bayfront, 208 East Bayfront Parkway, Erie, PA, 16507. All interested persons may meet and greet him and ask questions of national importance and his positions pertaining to the topic.
Dan Rice Days are celebrated annually in Girard and West County Republican regional party had
participated with a booth for the past two years. This year the booth was decorated by Elizabeth and Eugene Sorrentino under the leadership of Clayton Schulze, chairman of the regional party.The booth was located just to the right of the band playing big band music.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has lost its sterling credit rating.
Credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s on Friday lowered the nation’s AAA rating for the first time since granting it in 1917. The move came less than a week after a gridlocked Congress finally agreed to spending cuts that would reduce the debt by more than $2 trillion — a tumultuous process that contributed to convulsions in financial markets. The promised cuts were not enough to satisfy S&P.
The drop in the rating by one notch to AA-plus was telegraphed as a possibility back in April. The three main credit agencies, which also include Moody’s Investor Service and Fitch, had warned during the budget fight that if Congress did not cut spending far enough, the country faced a downgrade. Moody’s said it was keeping its AAA rating on the nation’s debt, but that it might still lower it.
Posted by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan on August 02, 2011
Moments ago, the President signed into law a significant bipartisan step forward in getting Washington’s fiscal house in order. Relative to the magnitude of our budget challenges, the spending cuts are modest. But judged against Washington’s dismal track record of fiscal stewardship over the years, the Budget Control Act marks a major change in the culture of spending that is driving our nation to the brink of a debt-fueled economic crisis. Continue reading “Paul Ryan’s response to Gene Sperling”
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (PA-03) issued the following statement on his vote tonight in support of the revised Budget Control Act of 2011, which passed the House by a vote of 269-161:
Erie’s own Jean Craige Pepper Victor was sworn in today in a ceremony held at the Erie Maritime Museum by US District Judge Sean J. McLaughlin at noon. The museum was an extremely appropriate choice for the ceremony which was to install her as a member to the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Her nomination by Governor Tom Corbett was confirmed by the Senate on June 26,2011.