Monday, December 20, 2010

Allyson Schwartz In the News

Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz has been in the news the past few days. She represents the 13th district in Pennsylvania (parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery County).

When the "Tax Cut and Unemployment Compromise" bill was signed, Schwartz was given a shout out in the President's remarks, and she was next to the president when he signed the bill (photo):

I want to acknowledge and thank Senator Mitch McConnell and the rest of the Republican leadership in the Senate; Dave Camp, Republican over in the House, for their willingness, as Joe indicated, to do what was right for the country, even though it caused occasional political discomfort. I especially want to thank the folks who are here -- Dick Durbin, Max Baucus, Danny Davis, Allyson Schwartz, Rob Andrews -- part of a broader team that worked very diligently both in the House and the Senate on the Democratic side to make this happen.

Looking ahead to the 2012 congressional elections, Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post ("Steve Israel, new DCCC chairman, ready to go on 'offense' for House Democrats") mentions Schwartz as one of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's recruiters:

As evidence of that approach, Israel notes that his newly formed recruitment team met Thursday to sketch out early targets, and he and Rep. Allyson Schwartz (Pa.) will hit the road this week to scout out possible candidates. (Israel will be in Arizona; Schwartz in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.)

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