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Patrick J. Toomey

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  • Bob Casey urges renewal of export bank; Pat Toomey calls it 'slush fund'

    Bob Casey urges renewal of export bank; Pat Toomey calls it 'slush fund'
    – A federal agency that provides financing for U.S. companies to sell their products abroad is again facing the threat of being shut down, an outcome that Democratic Sen. Bob Casey and other supporters say would hurt Pennsylvania businesses. The...
  • Outside Conservative groups playing defense this cycle

    WASHINGTON Five years ago, Mike Lee rode the anti-establishment wave and unseated Utah Sen. Robert F. Bennett, one of the first casualties of the tea party revolution. This cycle, with Lee in the Senate, conservative outside groups known in the past...
  • Some Pa. lawmakers squirm over Pope's comments on climate change

    Some Pa. lawmakers squirm over Pope's comments on climate change
    Pennsylvania Congressman Lou Barletta is so eager to welcome Pope Francis this fall he introduced a resolution authorizing the Capitol grounds to be used for the event. The Hazleton Catholic has praised the pope, saying Congress "should take a page from...
  • Charlie Dent discloses Nantucket flight paid for by David Jaindl

    – Lehigh Valley congressman Charlie Dent received approval from the House Ethics Committee last year prior to flying to Nantucket with David Jaindl, a longtime friend and political donor. The flight, paid for by Jaindl, a real estate developer...
  • U.S. House advances plan to repeal medical device tax

    — The U.S. House voted Thursday to end a key Affordable Care Act provision targeted by congressional Republicans and some Democrats: the law's tax on medical device manufacturers. The proposal easily cleared the chamber on a vote of 280-140, with...
  • Capitol Hill Buzz: GOP Sen. Graham offers abortion bill

    A Republican senator seeking his party's 2016 presidential nomination introduced a bill Thursday banning most late-term abortions and is predicting the Senate will vote on the highly polarizing issue this year. That's a vote that could put some GOP...
  • Senate Judiciary panel vets Pa. nominee

    Federal appeals court nominee Luis Felipe Restrepo moved one step closer to a confirmation vote Wednesday after a long-awaited but uneventful Senate hearing. Restrepo, who serves as a district court judge for Pennsylvania's Eastern District, was...
  • Politics as Usual

    Birthday wishes for Senate foes Sen. Pat Toomey won't let a silly thing like running for the office that he holds stand in the way of wishing someone a pleasant birthday. On Toomey's legislative and campaign Twitter accounts, his staff offered...
  • Pawlowski, Sestak on display as Pennsylvania Democrats meet in Allentown

    Pawlowski, Sestak on display as Pennsylvania Democrats meet in Allentown
    As Allentown officials rolled out the red carpet for Democrats from across the state Friday, the official agenda was run-of-the-mill: Vet candidates for local and judicial offices on the ballot this fall. But to many in attendance, the bigger show of...
  • Pennsylvania Democrats head to Allentown for summer gathering

    Pennsylvania Democrats head to Allentown for summer gathering
    This weekend, Allentown will be hosting the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, and it may feel a bit like a housewarming. The two-day meeting will give state Democrats a firsthand look at the downtown turnaround that local leaders have been heralding. Its...
  • Happy birthday, even if you are seeking my job

    Sen. Pat Toomey won't let a silly thing like running for the office that he holds stand in the way of wishing someone a pleasant birthday. On both his legislative and campaign Twitter accounts, Toomey's staff offered birthday greetings to three...