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  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), together with the ranking members of several committees involved in national security issues, sent a letter to President Joe Biden outlining Republican policy on effectively addressing the challenge posed by Iran as the administration seeks to re-engage with the Iranian regime. “Despite early agreement on confronting the... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – After some Senate Democrats detailed plans to misuse the federal tax code to coerce businesses into enacting a $15-an-hour minimum wage, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement:  “Bipartisan opposition and Senate rules combined to prevent the Democrats’ job-killing $15 minimum wage increase from being included in their $1.9... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement on last night’s airstrike in Syria: “The commander-in-chief has a responsibility to protect Americans at home and abroad. President Biden is right to respond to recent Iranian-backed attacks on Americans with this airstrike. I now hope his administration will work with Congress to... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement on the Delaware River Basin Commission’s vote to ban fracking in northeast Pennsylvania: “The proliferation of natural gas has helped Pennsylvania power plants to emit 36 percent less CO2. Unfortunately, the Delaware River Basin Commission’s decision to ban natural gas exploration across... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) are teaming up again to reintroduce their bipartisan legislation aimed at reducing maternal deaths and improving the health outcomes of pregnant women and mothers enrolled in Medicaid. “Hundreds of women in the United States die each year as a result of complications from pregnancy and... Read More
  • Pittsburgh, Pa. – Today, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) announced that his Western Pennsylvania Director, Matthew Blackburn, will be leaving his office at the end of the month for an opportunity in the private sector.  “Matt has been with me since day one and is one of my closest advisors,” said Senator Toomey. “He has done a terrific job leading my operations in Western... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement after he and a bipartisan majority of the U.S. Senate voted to convict former President Donald Trump on the article of impeachment: “President Donald Trump’s defense team made several accurate observations at the impeachment trial. Many elected Democrats did want to impeach President... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has been selected by his Senate Republican colleagues to serve as Ranking Member for the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs in the 117th Congress. “I look forward to leading my Republican colleagues on the committee and working with Chairman Brown to build bipartisan consensus. With vaccination... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) report on raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour: “The CBO has confirmed what we already knew: a universal and arbitrary federal $15-per-hour minimum wage will destroy jobs across the country. Our economy and job market are on the way back. A step... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has offered an amendment to the Democrats’ budget proposal that would facilitate the targeting of dangerous sanctuary city policies that forbid local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities, even when they wish to do so. Senator Toomey offered the following remarks upon offering his amendment:... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) delivered a floor speech this afternoon on the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion spending bill. During his speech, Senator Toomey said: “Just a few weeks into office, and the president and our Democratic colleagues seem to be abandoning what had consistently been overwhelmingly bipartisan, successful, major responses to this COVID... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), the incoming ranking member on the Senate Banking Committee, today in a committee vote will oppose the nomination of Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and will support Cecilia Rouse’s nomination to be Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement on President Biden’s misuse of Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act to impose tariffs on aluminum from the United Arab Emirates: “Imported aluminum from the United Arab Emirates does not pose a national security threat to the United States, nor has it ever. Using taxes to coerce American... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs incoming Ranking Member Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) announced requests for legislative proposals to increase economic growth and job creation by facilitating capital formation. “I am announcing this initiative because America’s future economic growth depends on remaining the global leader in... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement: “Congress has spent an unprecedented amount of taxpayer money - approximately $4 trillion - on COVID-19 relief aid. The staggering amount is on par with the size of the entire annual federal budget and is equal to about a quarter of our entire annual economy. Moreover, billions of authorized... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement on President Biden signing an executive order allowing for American foreign aid to be used to pay for and support abortions in other countries: “I do not support using American taxpayer dollars to fund or facilitate abortion. President Biden used to hold the same position, until it became... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement: “I find it disturbing when retail investors who are simply seeking to buy a stock are frozen out of the market. The rapid ascent of a few stocks has all of the characteristics of a bubble, and like all investment bubbles in history, this will end poorly for the people buying stock late—just... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), the incoming ranking member on the Senate Banking Committee, today questioned President Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio 11th), about her past comments on Republicans. During his opening remarks, Senator Toomey said: “A few short months ago... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement on President Biden’s executive orders: “One week ago, President Biden stood in front of the Capitol and stressed unity and healing. He expressed respect for those who did not vote for him and committed to working with Congress. And then he got to the White House and immediately started a... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement on the constitutionality of an impeachment trial for President Trump: “There are legal and constitutional arguments both favoring and opposing an impeachment trial of a former president.  “In my view, the text and context of the Constitution, the meaning of the term ‘impeachment’ to... Read More
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