What Are Philly-Area Pols Doing With Government Shutdown Looming?

How Toomey, Casey, Fattah and the whole gang are staying busy

Personally, if the Scoop were an elected official, he’d be a little tempted to secretly wish for the unexpected vacation time. However, our lawmakers are hard at work, voting for measures and bills, posting to Facebook, making videos, feeding soundbites to newspaper reporters. Lou Barletta seems to be the only PA official who says maybe a government shutdown wouldn’t be such a bad thing. Probably because Hazleton’s been shut down for years. PA2012.com has a nice little roundup of what our senators and reps are saying and doing.