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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...
  • Philadelphia to make its pitch for 2016 Democratic convention

    — It's showtime for Philadelphia. The Democratic National Committee is heading to town Wednesday and Thursday to evaluate the city's bid to host the party's 2016 convention. Organizers say they plan to show off the City of Brotherly Love's historic...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lehigh Valley lawmakers listen for Obama's plan to combat militants in Iraq, Syria

    — The Lehigh Valley's congressional delegation was looking for a clear plan from President Barack Obama on Wednesday as he outlined more aggressive military steps for combating Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria. In interviews, area lawmakers...
  • Lawmakers backing Obama but questions persist

    — Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania had a concise response Thursday to the president's request for money to arm and train Syrian rebels: Better late than never. The request was part of a broad plan that President Barack Obama outlined Wednesday...
  • Pat Toomey: Much work remains to correct problems at VA

    Pat Toomey: Much work remains to correct problems at VA
    Pennsylvania is home to many historically significant places in our country's military history. Valley Forge, Lake Erie, Gettysburg and others were the scenes of profound sacrifice for freedom and our nation's defense. For more than 200 years, our...