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Patrick J. Toomey

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  • Toomey talks jobs, benefits with veterans in Allentown

    Toomey talks jobs, benefits with veterans in Allentown
    In 20 years serving with the Navy, Immanuel Odongkara learned all manner of marketable skills. He worked on planes. He also drove a tractor-trailer. But when Odongkara returned home, he found those skills weren't as easily translated into a job as...
  • Club For Growth starts Rubio campaign

    Club For Growth starts Rubio campaign
    The dust from 2014's general election has officially settled. Club For Growth, the conservative political action committee, announced today it is backing U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and five other senators for re-election in 2016. The Club solicits and...
  • McGinty to serve as Wolf's chief of staff

    McGinty to serve as Wolf's chief of staff
    In his first staffing decision as governor-elect, Tom Wolf announced this morning that he’s tapped Katie McGinty to serve as his chief of staff. McGinty, who went from Wolf’s primary rival to leading the PAC that supported him, is a...
  • Repealing medical device tax at top of agenda for Republican Congress

    Repealing medical device tax at top of agenda for Republican Congress
    As Republicans eagerly outline their plans for next year's GOP-controlled Congress, an item near and dear to some of the region's larger employers is the first thing on their lists: repealing the medical device tax. Jettisoning the tax, which helps fund...
  • Fritz Walker: State House rejects common-sense gun control provision

    Fritz Walker: State House rejects common-sense gun control provision
    Background checks are a common-sense safeguard that require gun sellers to first check if a buyer is a convicted felon, domestic abuser or mentally incompetent, and therefore prohibited from purchasing firearms. By federal law, sales of all firearms by...
  • Newly influential Toomey kicks off annual Chamber bash

    Newly influential Toomey kicks off annual Chamber bash
    Thrust into a position of added influence by a Republican midterm election sweep, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., told business leaders Thursday that there are places the GOP can work with President Obama to put an end to gridlock. "My biggest priority...
  • Pa'.s new millionaire governor to accept no salary

    Gov.-elect Tom Wolf, a multimillionaire businessman, said he would forgo his salary or donate it to charity when he takes over Pennsylvania's top office in January. Speaking on Wednesday, the day after his victory over incumbent Republican Tom Corbett,...
  • U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey outlines agenda for Republican-controlled Senate

    U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey outlines agenda for Republican-controlled Senate
    Hours after a wave of victories on Tuesday that will allow his party to take over the U.S. Senate agenda in January, Republican Sen. Pat Toomey was outlining his to-do list. The Lehigh Valley's freshman senator quickly ticked off an array of policy...
  • Pennsylvania's clout, Pat Toomey's role to rise if GOP takes Senate

    Pennsylvania's clout, Pat Toomey's role to rise if GOP takes Senate
    — Pennsylvanians won't be voting on a U.S. senator this year, leaving the state voiceless in perhaps this fall's most high-stakes contest — which party controls the Senate. The deciding battles are being fought in far-flung states like Iowa,...
  • Tuesday's election will be hard to take sober

    Mix a pitcher of martinis Tuesday evening to fortify yourself against the torrent of election returns painting a pointillist portrait of the nation's mind. Before you become too mellow to care, consider some indexes of our civic tendencies. Voting...
  • Tom Corbett makes final Lehigh Valley stop

    Tom Corbett makes final Lehigh Valley stop
    The top of the Republican Party ticket made a final election eve Lehigh Valley stop this morning in Bethlehem. Gov. Tom Corbett and Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley appeared by Bethlehem Diner off Airport Road and Route 22 with U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, U.S. Rep....