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Patrick J. Toomey

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  • Robert K. Young: Citizens lose out to corporate political money

    Robert K. Young: Citizens lose out to corporate political money
    Polls show that most Americans have no confidence in our candidates for Congress, including incumbents. One of the key factors in our lack of trust is the feeling that big money donated from secret sources to members of Congress and candidates for...
  • Vote with a vengeance to thwart GOP

    Vote with a vengeance to thwart GOP
    With days to go until the midterms, and with polls pointing to the prospect that Republicans could take control of the Senate, the stakes are high not just for the Obama administration and congressional Democrats, but for the United States. The...
  • Lehigh Valley lawmakers urge limits on travel from Ebola areas

    Lehigh Valley lawmakers urge limits on travel from Ebola areas
    – Most Lehigh Valley federal lawmakers are joining a chorus of concerns about how federal officials are responding to the Ebola crisis, calling for restricting travel from the affected countries and better coordination among agencies. Republican...
  • Reid, Democrats block GOP bills

    Reid, Democrats block GOP bills
    Sen. Pat Toomey first initiated a child protection bill that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid refused to schedule for a vote. Toomey has been one of the few legislators to reach across the aisle for Americans desiring action. Now certain people...
  • 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. The bill Toomey is holding hostage provides day care access to...
  • Dent's campaign manager pitching in for Corbett

    Dent's campaign manager pitching in for Corbett
    Without a race of his own, Republican U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent is lending a hand - or a set of hands? - to Gov. Tom Corbett’s uphill re-election battle. Dent’s campaign manager, Sam Chen, is joining the Corbett campaign as the gubernatorial...
  • Toomey drops proposal to shift funding for pedestrian projects

    — Funding for bike trails and popular pedestrian projects remains in the highway spending bill moving through the U.S. Senate after Sen. Pat Toomey dropped a proposal to shift those dollars to road and bridge projects. A conservation group that...
  • Toomey: GOP "likely" to retake Senate majority in November

    Toomey: GOP "likely" to retake Senate majority in November
    U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey already is fielding questions about whether he’ll seek re-election in 2016, and the Lehigh Valley native has an eye on this fall’s election results to gauge what his work environmental might be like. Asked during a visit...
  • PA lawmakers react to Hobby Lobby case

    PA lawmakers react to Hobby Lobby case
    Two of the Lehigh Valley’s federal lawmakers are commending today’s Supreme Court ruling in a contentious case over whether business owners can be exempted – based on religious grounds – from providing health insurance for their...
  • Toomey child-predator bill stuck in limbo

    Toomey child-predator bill stuck in limbo
    — U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey called in backup Tuesday as he pressed colleagues to approve his bill on school employee background checks before Congress wraps up this session. The child advocates standing behind him want it. Law enforcement wants it. The...
  • Sestak gearing up for official bid against Toomey

    Sestak gearing up for official bid against Toomey
    He’s back. Some would argue he never really left. While Democrat Joe Sestak may have kicked his high-gear campaigning down a few notches since his two-percentage-point loss to Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey in 2010, his intentions for another...