Thursday, November 29, 2012
The McCandless Democrat will be working for Florida Blue, the state's version of Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
Rep. Jason Altmire, D-McCandless, has accepted a position with Florida Blue, the state's Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurer, as a senior vice president for public policy, government, and community affairs. Altmire, a three-term congressman, has been looking for a job since losing the primary to fellow Democrat, Rep. Mark Critz, D-Johnstown, when their two districts were reshaped into one by a GOP redistricting map. Critz lost the general election to Republican Keith Rothfus. "Serving the people of Western Pennsylvania in the United States Congress has been the highest honor of my life," Mr. Altmire said in a statement released by Florida Blue. "During the past six years I have worked to represent every constituent in our diverse …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
House voted Wednesday to repeal the federal health care overhaul.
U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire, D-4th District, released a statement today (Wednesday) explaining why he opposes repealing the 2010 health care reform law. House lawmakers voted Wednesday to repeal the federal health care overhaul—the latest in a long line of anti-ObamaCare votes, but the first vote since the Supreme Court upheld the law, according to Fox News. The vote was 244 to 185, with five Democrats voting for repeal—Jim Matheson of Utah, Larry Kissell and Mike McIntyre of North Carolina, Dan Boren of Oklahoma, and Mike Ross of Arkansas, according to NBC Politics on msnbc.com. No Republicans voted against the repeal. “I will not support the repeal bill that is being put forth by House leadership and faces certain defeat in the Senate. …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Senior Taylor Lantz wins first place in Congressional Art Competition.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Four Seneca Valley students recently were recognized as top performers in U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire’s district for the 31st annual Congressional Art Competition. Senior Taylor Lantz was chosen as the winner of the contest, which is sponsored by the Congressional Art Caucus. Her classmates Bria Davis, Tyler Dorsch and Deanna Magiske all were finalists. Students from Altmire’s district were invited to submit original works of art to be judged for the exhibition. A total of 53 pieces were evaluated on behalf of Altmire by a panel of local art experts. The 15 finalists, including Lantz, also recently had their work exhibited at The Center for Creative Arts Expression in Beaver Falls. As the winner, Lantz will have her work displayed in the …