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  • Ahead of the holidays, Ted Cruz tells Casey to find stronger vice

    Ahead of the holidays, Ted Cruz tells Casey to find stronger vice
    The notably combative Texas Sen. Ted Cruz – the man many hold responsible for the federal government shutdown in October – had some holiday advice for his much more mild mannered colleague from Pennsylvania: Indulge in stronger vices....
  • Toomey lays out goals for budget conference

    Toomey lays out goals for budget conference
    Sen. Pat Toomey's goals for this round of budget talks are more modest than when he drafted a long-term deficit reduction plan on the super committee. Wednesday is the first public meeting of 29 lawmakers, including Toomey, working the rest of the...
  • Budget talks to ward off another government shutdown begin

    Budget talks to ward off another government shutdown begin
    WASHINGTON — With another government shutdown looming as soon as January, congressional negotiators convened Wednesday to attempt to reach a budget compromise and end the brinkmanship that has left the capital lurching from one fiscal crisis to...
  • How did the gun issue impact Toomey's fundraising?

    How did the gun issue impact Toomey's fundraising?
    Republican Sen. Pat Toomey raised nearly $1 million in the second quarter of this year, which included the period when he was on the front lines of the political battle to strengthen background checks on firearms. Toomey raised $946,000 from April...
  • Casey outlines specific tax reform goals

    Casey outlines specific tax reform goals
    Sen. Bob Casey believes any tax reform package should include incentives for investing in domestic manufacturing, life science innovation and renewable energy. And the Pennsylvania Democrat wants the child tax credit and the earned income tax credit -...
  • Toomey votes against Yellen to run the Fed

    Toomey votes against Yellen to run the Fed
    Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey voted against President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the Federal Reserve Bank, citing concerns over the central bank maintaining low interest rates. The vote Thursday in the Senate Banking Committee, of...
  • Obama to bring economic message to Pennsylvania next week

    Obama to bring economic message to Pennsylvania next week
    President Barack Obama will return to Pennsylvania, the swing state he won handily in 2012, to continue his summer push to shift the policy conversation back to the economy. Details are few, but the White House confirmed that on "Thursday, August 22 and...
  • Toomey ENDA amendment aims to reinforce religious freedoms

    Toomey ENDA amendment aims to reinforce religious freedoms
    The current draft of the Employment Nondiscrimination Act includes a provision exempting religious institutions from the ban on workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, but Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey wants to...
  • UPDATED: Toomey and Casey support suspending aid to Egypt

    UPDATED: Toomey and Casey support suspending aid to Egypt
    UPDATED: With violence escalating in Egypt, Pennsylvania’s two U.S. senators now say the federal government should suspend aid to the country. News broke Tuesday that the Obama administration had quietly suspended most military aid to the Egyptian...
  • Obama administration says aid to Egypt is under review, not on hold

    WASHINGTON –  The U.S. government hasn’t secretly cut off economic or military aid to Egypt, the White House said Tuesday, denying news reports that the assistance program is on hold. But a spokesman for President Obama did not contest the...
  • Toomey to hold four townhalls next week

    Toomey to hold four townhalls next week
    Sen. Pat Toomey will hear from Pennsylvania voters with once-a-day public townhalls for four consecutive days next week, the first such forums since taking a highly publicized stance on the guns issue this spring. Toomey, a Republican, will be travel...