| Jan 29, 2013
| 8:50 AM
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...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 1:03 PM
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...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 8:37 AM
If U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, who is widely known to be eyeing a run for statewide office, does wait and take on incumbent GOP U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey in 2016, both politicians' recent campaign finance filings foreshadow a high-priced race between two...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Pennsylvania lawmakers from both parties are supporting the renewed push to repeal a tax on medical device sales created to help pay for the 2010 health care law. While Republicans U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent have been advocates for...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Pennsylvania now has double the influence on the powerful tax-writing Finance Committee, joining Ohio as the only other state to have both of its senators on the panel.
Democrat U.S. Sen. Bob Casey announced Tuesday he'd be filling a seat on the panel...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 10:24 AM
Separate congressional ratings show two different Charlie Dents.
In one, the National Journal's annual vote scores, Dent literally falls in the dead center of his House of Representatives colleagues. His votes in 2012 make him 49.8 percent liberal and...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 1:30 PM
As the clock ticks down to the sequester deadline on Friday, it's almost certain that the $85 billion in annual cuts will happen despite bipartisan agreement that the indiscriminate nature of them would be economically harmful.
| Feb 27, 2013
| 12:53 PM
U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent plans to buck fellow Republicans and vote against their scaled back version of the Violence Against Women Act Thursday.
But he will support a Senate-passed version that includes protections for gay, lesbian and transgender...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Pat Toomey will break bread, and perhaps gridlock, with President Obama.
The Pennsylvania U.S. senator is one of seven Republicans invited to dine with the president Wednesday evening, as first reported by the Associated Press. Obama is reaching out...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Just after 11:30 p.m., a few hours after dining on steak as President Obama's dinner guest, Pat Toomey walked onto the Senate floor to give his Republican colleague a 15-minute respite from a filibuster that was approaching the 12-hour mark.
| Mar 12, 2013
| 3:00 AM
President Barack Obama had a dinner date last week with a dozen of his worst enemies, thus proving that the governmental stalemate in Washington, D.C., is driving him to unusual acts of political creativity -- or desperation.
The president personally...