Thursday, January 3, 2013
Constituents waste no time weighing in on Congress.
U.S. Representative Patrick Meehan (R-PA7) is now officially a second-term Congressman. Meehan, who lives in Drexel Hill and who represents parts of Delaware, Chester and Montgomery Counties, took the oath of office during swearing-in ceremonies on Capitol Hill Thursday afternoon. Meehan posted a fairly genetic statement on Facebook shortly after taking the oath. "It is my honor to serve the people of the 7th congressional district for a second term," the Facebook posting reads. "Every day, I appreciate the great privilege that it is to represent the voice of our district in Congress. Our country is facing many great challenges indeed, and there is much work ahead for the 113th Congress." Meehan, a GOP moderate, voted in favor of the so-…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A top campaign aide calls the win one bright spot in a disappointing night for GOP in DC.
Republican Incumbent Congressman Pat Meehan of Drexel Hill (Upper Darby) (R-PA7) easily defeated Democrat Challenger George Badey of Radnor to win a second term in the U.S. House Tuesday. Meehan held an nearly 2 to 1 margin in Delaware County to retain the seat he won during the historic GOP victories of the 2010 Obama mid-term elections. The Republican momentum was not with the national GOP Tuesday night, prompting one top Meehan Campaign official to call his victory as "at least one bright spot in an otherwise disappointing night." During his victory speech Meehan told a ballroom full of supporters at the Springfield Country Club that his focus during his second term will be on jobs. Meehan cited his work to save the gasoline refinery …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The 7th District Congressman and former federal prosecutor weighs in on the scandal that now threatens to end the career of legendary Penn State head coach.
- Bob Byrne
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
As the New York Times is reporting that Penn State University is about to give legendary Head Football Coach Joe Paterno his walking papers for his role in not reporting allegations of sexual abuse, U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA 7) is calling for a federal investigation. Meehan's Seventh Congressional District includes Haverford, Marple, Newtown, Radnor, Upper Providence, Edgmont, and Middletown townships, Media and Conshohocken and parts of Tredyffrin and Easttown townships. Former Penn State Defensive Coordinator Jerry Sandusky is accused of sexually molesting young boys who were part of Sandusky's program for under privileged children, held on the Penns State campus. As if the allegations were not disturbing enough, the scandal has …