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  • Toomey, Casey prep amendments for budget vote-a-rama

    Toomey, Casey prep amendments for budget vote-a-rama
    For the first time in four years, the Senate will debate a budget resolution that will allow Pennsylvania's senators and their colleagues to offer an unlimited number of amendments that will, if nothing else, highlight their legislative priorities....
  • Lew won't commit to paying bondholders if debt limit is breached

    Lew won't commit to paying bondholders if debt limit is breached
    WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on Thursday would not commit to paying interest on government bonds if the debt limit is not raised, saying it would be extremely difficult to choose which bills to pay if there is not enough money. On top...
  • Toomey votes no on shutdown/debt ceiling deal

    Toomey votes no on shutdown/debt ceiling deal
    Sen. Pat Toomey was among 18 senators to vote against a deal Wednesday night to reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling. The Pennsylvania Republican joined the Senate’s most conservative lawmakers in their opposition to a last-...
  • Is Toomey the key to gun legislation?

    Is Toomey the key to gun legislation?
    Could Sen. Pat Toomey be the Democrats chance to get gun control legislation passed? Reports circulated Friday afternoon that the Pennsylvania Republican is in talks with West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on a bill to expand background checks on...
  • UPDATED: Status report on Toomey-Manchin gun talks expected around 5 p.m.

    UPDATED: Status report on Toomey-Manchin gun talks expected around 5 p.m.
    UPDATED: Sen. Pat Toomey kept his head down as he quickly walked past a gaggle of reporters. Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who Toomey is working with on a background check compromise, sprinted past several huddled reporters, arms pumping,...
  • 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...
  • Bipartisan On Background Checks?

    Bipartisan On Background Checks?
    Let a cheer, however muffled, arise for the bipartisan deal on expanded background checks announced Wednesday by Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Patrick Toomey, R-Pa. The agreement does not close all the loopholes in current law on background checks for...
  • Should Senate OK background checks deal?

    Should Senate OK background checks deal?
    Two U.S. senators, Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, unveiled a compromise Wednesday to subject more gun buyers to criminal background checks. Currently the checks only apply to sales from licensed dealers,...
  • How could 31 Senators vote against debating expanded background checks?

    How could 31 Senators vote against debating expanded background checks?
    How could it be that even a single U.S. senator — no matter how opposed to gun control — could vote to hold up consideration of a proposal to require background checks for gun purchases? This is an idea not only embraced by something in the...
  • Newtown tragedy brings bipartisanship back to Congress

    Newtown tragedy brings bipartisanship back to Congress
    They started out with a lot in common -- Joe Manchin and Patrick Toomey. Sure, one's a Democrat and one's a Republican, but they're both conservatives, both longtime gun owners and both sport an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association. But now...
  • Toomey meets with Giffords on guns deal

    Toomey meets with Giffords on guns deal
    A scrum of reporters gathered outside Sen. Joe Manchin's office Tuesday afternoon waiting for any sign of movement on his embattled background checks amendment while inside he met privately with negotiating partner Sen. Pat Toomey and former Rep. Gabby...