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Patrick J. Toomey

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  • House Democrats Lead New Gun Control Effort

    House Democrats Lead New Gun Control Effort
    The leader of gun-violence prevention efforts in the U.S. House of Representatives was in Connecticut on Friday to help Democrats execute their new strategy: Demonstrate enough support in the lower chamber to compel the U.S. Senate to revisit the bill...
  • Newtown Families Make Their Case In Washington

    Newtown Families Make Their Case In Washington
    WASHINGTON — At the end of an emotional day of deeply personal meetings with senators Wednesday, families of victims of the Newtown school massacre sat down for a public conversation with Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who had just...
  • Frank Lautenberg dies at 89; Democratic senator from New Jersey

    WASHINGTON — Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey, the last World War II veteran in the Senate and a stalwart Democrat who led congressional battles over three decades to toughen gun laws, ban smoking on planes and crack down on drunk driving,...
  • Tom Corbett and Allyson Schwartz clash reveals governor's desperation as he attacks gas tax idea

    It became apparent this past week where Gov. Tom Corbett will aim his biggest political cannons in what has become his desperate bid to get re-elected. The main salvos target U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, a Democrat from Montgomery County who is seen as a...
  • Congress readies for next fight over federal pay

    Congress readies for next fight over federal pay
    Congressional Republicans are stepping up their rhetoric on federal employee pay, positioning the issue as a central bargaining chip in negotiations next month over raising the debt ceiling and keeping the government open. House GOP leaders will hold...
  • Navy Yard shooting near U.S. Capitol unlikely to spur new gun laws

    Navy Yard shooting near U.S. Capitol unlikely to spur new gun laws
    WASHINGTON – A leading advocate of stricter gun safety laws argued earlier this month that momentum had not stalled in Congress and cited one “inevitable fact” as proof. “There will be another mass shooting. And when it happens,...
  • Navy Yard shooting unlikely to revive gun control legislation

    Navy Yard shooting unlikely to revive gun control legislation
    WASHINGTON — This month, a leading advocate of stricter gun safety laws argued that momentum had not stalled in Congress and cited an "inevitable fact" as proof. "There will be another mass shooting. And when it happens, members of Congress will...
  • Toomey: 'Unclear' if Navy Yard shooting changes background checks debate

    Toomey: 'Unclear' if Navy Yard shooting changes background checks debate
    In the aftermath of Monday's mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey cast doubt that advocates' efforts to resurrect the debate for new gun laws would be successful. Toomey, the co-architect of this spring's...
  • Toomey gets by with a little help from his ... friends?

    Toomey gets by with a little help from his ... friends?
    Political cynics who believed Sen. Pat Toomey stuck his neck out on background checks to improve his 2016 re-election chances in lean-blue Pennsylvania were not incorrect that the Republican's efforts would score him some points with state Democrats....
  • Immigration's a go, Toomey's a no

    Immigration's a go, Toomey's a no
    Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey voted no Monday night on a procedural test vote on the comprehensive immigration package, signaling that he would also vote against the bill on final passage. Toomey was considered a possible GOP pick up on...
  • Toomey sponsors immigration amendment to increase low skilled worker visas

    Toomey sponsors immigration amendment to increase low skilled worker visas
    Calling it the "anti-immigration bill" because the cap on a new work visa program for low skilled immigrants is, in his view, too low, Sen. Pat Toomey offered an amendment Thursday afternoon to increase the visa ceiling from a max of 75,000 to a max of...