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Patrick J. Toomey

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  • 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...
  • Medical device industry absorbing Obamacare tax so far

    Medical device industry absorbing Obamacare tax so far
    WASHINGTON — B. Braun Medical and other makers of medical devices cried foul over a 2.3 percent tax imposed on their industry by Obamacare, saying it could force them to cut jobs, move overseas and stop growth. Seven months since its...
  • Toomey reaffirms support for background checks ahead of Sandy Hook anniversary

    Toomey reaffirms support for background checks ahead of Sandy Hook anniversary
    On the eve of the six-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook murders, Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey issued a statement reaffirming his support for expanding background checks on firearms sales and said he hopes the Senate can find the votes to make...
  • Toomey beats Sestak by 5 points (if 2016 Senate election held today)

    Toomey beats Sestak by 5 points (if 2016 Senate election held today)
    There's three and a half years before Republican Sen. Pat Toomey faces voters again at the ballot, but Quinnipiac University has tested early how he'd fare today against a familiar foe: Democrat Joe Sestak. A survey of Pennsylvania voters found Toomey...
  • Ehrlich distorts the facts about Obamacare

    Ehrlich distorts the facts about Obamacare
    As is often his wont, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s recent column on Obamacare provided a very one-sided narrative using gross generalizations and failing to provide context for his arguments ("Lost jobs, higher costs: Obamacare hits home," May 26). Mr....
  • Senate rejected Toomey-backed sugar amendment to farm bill

    Senate rejected Toomey-backed sugar amendment to farm bill
    Disputes over the government's sugar program break down regionally rather than politically. It pits lawmakers from states like Pennsylvania where candy making is big business against those from states where sugar is grown. Helping to lead the candy...
  • Policy pits candy against sugar

    Policy pits candy against sugar
    Some of Baltimore's best-known candy makers are pressing Congress to overturn a decades-old sugar policy they say is leaving a bad taste in their mouth. Goetze's Candy Co., Wockenfuss Candies and others want lawmakers to rethink long-standing...
  • Toomey votes no on Sandy relief

    Toomey votes no on Sandy relief
    Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey joined most of the Senate Republican caucus in voting against the $50.5 billion Hurricane Sandy relief bill, citing costs unrelated to the Northeast storm. The measure cleared the Senate Monday night, 62-36. The House...
  • Toomey debt ceiling amendment fails, is compared to 'The Hunger Games'

    Toomey debt ceiling amendment fails, is compared to 'The Hunger Games'
    Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s solution for dealing with the nation’s recurring debt ceiling debate is to prioritize what the federal government would pay first if Congress ever can’t agree to extend the limit. The U.S. Senate...
  • Cartwright as Dem class president aims to soften tone

    Cartwright as Dem class president aims to soften tone
    When the Lehigh Valley's new congressman, Matt Cartwright, was elected freshmen class president last week, he promised his peers dedication to softening the acerbic tone in Washington. "My top priority is to address the toxic atmosphere in Washington,"...