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  • Allentown, Pa. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement on the death of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:"Our nation mourns the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Renowned for her legal intellect and sharp opinions, Justice Ginsburg served on our nation’s highest court for nearly three decades with distinction... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement in response to today’s election decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court:“Once again, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has decided that laws have no meaning. The current state election statute, which was signed by Governor Wolf less than a year ago, is clear that mail-in ballots must be... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today announced that the Crime Victim Center of Erie County has been awarded a $1,858,965 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Grant. Senator Toomey wrote a letter supporting the organization's grant application in May.“Since joining the Senate, a top priority of mine has been ensuring that those working with victims of crime and... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), a member of the bipartisan Congressional Oversight Commission, offered the following opening remarks at today’s public hearing examining the Municipal Liquidity Facility established by the CARES Act. Of note, citing the restoration of liquidity in the municipal bond market, Senator Toomey called for the Municipal... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.), and Tom Carper (D-Del.) issued the following statements on the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) recommendations to the U.S. Department of Commerce on how to improve its exclusion request process and economic impact reviews of steel and aluminum tariffs:“Steel and aluminum tariffs, which were... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – In the wake of this weekend’s attack on police officers in Los Angeles, California and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today urged his Senate colleagues to pass his Thin Blue Line Act – legislation that would ensure criminals face the strongest possible repercussions in federal cases when they kill state or local law enforcement... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement:“A full-grown man, wielding a large carving knife over his head while charging an officer, obviously poses a mortal threat to that officer. In general, police officers in this type of situation are well within their rights to use deadly force to protect themselves and the public. The body... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked additional coronavirus legislation: “The bill put forward by Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans would have provided billions to schools and for testing, helped struggling small businesses stay afloat, given aid to displaced workers, and protected reopened... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) joined Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and several of his colleagues in sending a letter to Attorney General William Barr concerning the recent rise in individuals willing to justify targeting law enforcement officers for harassment, assault, and deadly attacks.“Over the past three months, our nation has been in the midst of... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and U.S. Congressman Mike Kelly (R-Pa. 16th) announced today that the United States Department of Transportation will award two BUILD Grants for projects in western Pennsylvania.  Butler County will receive $25 million to fund several improvements to State Route 228. These improvements include widening lanes, adding... Read More
  • Washington D.C. – Following the confirmation of Christy Wiegand to the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) released the following statements:“I am pleased the Senate has confirmed Christy Wiegand to sit on the federal bench in the Western District of Pennsylvania,” said Senator... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today announced that the Mifflinburg Hose Company in Union County has been awarded a $376,190.48 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) by the Department of Homeland Security. Senator Toomey wrote a letter supporting the department's grant application in March."Firefighters embody public service in their dedicated work to... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today announced that the Citizens' Ambulance Service in Indiana, Pennsylvania has been awarded a $131,818.18 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) by the Department of Homeland Security. Senator Toomey wrote a letter supporting the department's grant application in March. "Firefighters embody public service in their... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today announced that the Snow Shoe Volunteer Fire Company in Centre County has been awarded a $120,952.38 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) by the Department of Homeland Security. Senator Toomey wrote a letter supporting the department's grant application in June. "Firefighters embody public service in their dedicated... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) are asking federal health agencies to bolster efforts to protect residents and workers in nursing homes. "Tragically, the experiences of some nursing homes in the country highlight the devastation that can occur in this population. In Pennsylvania, for instance, nearly 70% of fatalities associated... Read More
  • Allentown, Pa. - The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the Humane Society Legislative Fund has presented U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) with the Pennsylvania 2019 Legislator of the Year Award for his efforts to protect animals and beyond by sponsoring the Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act. "I'm honored to receive the HSUS Pennsylvania Legislator... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today announced that the Sheppton-Oneida Volunteer Fire Company has been awarded a $46,230 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) by the Department of Homeland Security. Senator Toomey wrote a letter supporting the department's grant application in April. "Firefighters embody public service in their dedicated work to... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today announced that the West Manchester Township Fire Department has been awarded a $248,452 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) by the Department of Homeland Security. Senator Toomey wrote a letter supporting the department's grant application in June. "Firefighters embody public service in their dedicated work to... Read More
  • Allentown, Pa. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement after China sanctioned him for supporting Hong Kong: "From jailing newspaper publishers, to rigging elections, to dramatically expanding surveillance of Hongkongers, the recent actions of China's communist leaders prove just how determined they are to stamp out democracy and fundamental... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), authors of the bipartisan Hong Kong Autonomy Act, issued the following statements on the United States sanctioning 11 top Hong Kong and mainland China officials that are working to erode Hong Kong's autonomy: "The Chinese Communist Party has been systematically eroding the basic freedoms that... Read More
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