WASHINGTON, D.C. – The office of U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (PA-15) today launched a new Twitter account that will be used to keep constituents informed about breaking news, local events, helpful resources and more.

“Twitter is another convenient and cost-effective tool my staff and I can use to keep residents of the 15th District up-to-date on my activities in Pennsylvania and Washington, DC,” Dent said. “My hope is the growing number of Twitter users in our area will find our ‘tweets’ informative, useful and fun.”

Since entering Congress in 2005, constituents have connected to Dent through social networking sites like Facebook and YouTube, but the Congressman believes launching a Twitter account will facilitate even greater interaction.

Dent’s new Twitter account can be accessed at http://twitter.com/#!/dentpressshop or found by typing DentPressShop in the website’s search engine.