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  • Casey, Toomey vote against farm bill

    Casey, Toomey vote against farm bill
    Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators voted against final passage of the farm bill Tuesday for the exact opposite reasons. Democrat Bob Casey and Republican Pat Toomey joined a bipartisan mix of 32 senators voting against the $956 billion measure that...
  • Toomey amendment to highway bill fails in Senate

    — Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania sought unsuccessfully Tuesday to skip most environmental reviews for road and bridge repairs triggered by natural disasters, describing the review process as time-consuming and costly. Opponents said there is...
  • The latest on the VA scandal, including statement from VA secretary

     
    As of Thursday, the number of veterans health facilities under investigation in the expanding probe into accusations that medical centers delayed treatments to vets and fudged waiting lists had risen to 29. Are any facilities in Pennsylvania on that list?...
  • Chan Lowe: The Senate background check vote

    Chan Lowe: The Senate background check vote
    It was Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania who indicated that there was another, less savory Senate motive for defeating universal background checks for gun purchases last week.   All this time, many of us had assumed that the dogged preservation of the...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • The Toomey v. Schwartz money race

    The Toomey v. Schwartz money race
    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...
  • Bipartisan Pennsylvania lawmakers back medical device tax repeal

    Bipartisan Pennsylvania lawmakers back medical device tax repeal
    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...
  • Casey joins Toomey on coveted Finance Committee

    Casey joins Toomey on coveted Finance Committee
    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...
  • Is Rep. Dent a centrist or conservative? Depends on who you ask.

    Is Rep. Dent a centrist or conservative? Depends on who you ask.
    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...