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  • Sen. Pat Toomey's effort to block child protection bill faulted

    Sen. Toomey's effort to block a child protection bill in the Senate because it doesn't include a bill of his own is an example of Toomey putting himself above the needs of his constituents.
  • Politics as Usual

    Fed nominee blocked over role in Abu-Jamal case withdraws from consideration A civil rights attorney nominated to a Justice Department post has formally withdrawn his name from consideration, months after Pennsylvania's two senators played key roles in...

    Four Pennsylvania federal judge nominees approved by Senate panel

    — A former Bethlehem city solicitor and three other federal judicial nominees from Pennsylvania are one step closer to their new jobs. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to approve the nominations of Joseph Leeson of Bethlehem and...

    Pat Toomey holds up child care bill to force action on background-check measure

    Pat Toomey holds up child care bill to force action on background-check measure
    – His colleagues haven't responded to his urgent requests, and now U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey has taken a legislative hostage. The Pennsylvania Republican is using a procedural maneuver to hold up a child care bill, arguing that if his legislation...

    Congress should modernize tax code this year

    Many of my colleagues in Congress insist we should pass legislation to stop or dissuade corporate inversions. I agree. But as we do so, let us first be clear about the actual consequences and motivations of these transactions and, second, let's solve...