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  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today commended the passage of legislation to designate the new U.S. Courthouse in Harrisburg as the “Sylvia H. Rambo United States Courthouse,” which is expected to open next year. Toomey and Casey introduced this legislation in April, and Pennsylvania U.S. Representatives Scott Perry (R-Pa.), Susan... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement after opposing the temporary increase in the debt ceiling.  “Tonight, the Democrats voted to saddle the American taxpayers with an additional $480 billion in debt—even though this will only stave off another debt ceiling increase until early next year. Democrats, with narrow control of both... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.), today introduced bipartisan legislation to prevent presidential abuse of “national security” tariffs by reinstating congressional authority over trade. Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Maggie Hassan... Read More
  • Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement after voting against a continuing resolution that included substantial, non-offset, unrelated spending. The legislation also re-authorized several programs without the reforms they need to remain viable. “The legislation considered today included important funding to keep our government open,... Read More
  • Erie, Pa. – The office of U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, in conjunction with Gannon University and Erie Together, will host the sixth annual Youth Civic Engagement Symposium tomorrow in recognition of Constitution Day. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s symposium will be held virtually and will consist of six pre-recorded panels to help high school students... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today released the following statement after PennEast announced it was halting plans to construct the PennEast pipeline, which was a proposed 116-mile pipeline project from Luzerne County, Pa. to Mercer, County, N.J. “Instead of moving forward on a sensible, shovel-ready infrastructure project—which would lower energy... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement after Senate Democrats rejected Republican efforts to fund the federal government through December without authorizing a debt ceiling increase.   “Democrats are currently insisting on a debt ceiling increase that would provide the borrowing authority to cover the dangerous, unprecedented,... Read More
  • Washington, D.C.—In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) joined CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning to discuss the debt ceiling. During the interview, Senator Toomey explained that if Democrats insist on making our debt problem worse, they should and can raise the debt ceiling by themselves. On the Democrats’ ability to raise the debt ceiling... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today announced his support for the University of Pennsylvania President, Dr. Amy Gutmann, to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Germany.  “The United States’ relationship with Germany is particularly important for our economy, national security, and global standing. The next U.S. ambassador to Germany must be a proven... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement memorializing the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001. “The unbreakable resolve and courage of America stood resolute on September 11, 2001. Brave Americans on Flight 93 selflessly sacrificed themselves to save countless lives. Firefighters and first responders risked their lives to run... Read More
  • Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today questioned the legal authority of the Biden Administration to mandate vaccines or weekly testing for all employers with over 100 employees. Under the proposal, businesses that fail to enforce this mandate would be subject to a $14,000 per-violation fine.   “Choosing the vaccine is the right choice for most of America.... Read More
  • Allentown, P.A.—U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today urged President Joe Biden to approve Governor Tom Wolf’s request for a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania due to damage incurred from Tropical Depression Ida.  “Preliminary joint damage assessments conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state of Pennsylvania... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today announced a $2.2 million grant for recruiting and retaining volunteer firefighters in the Capital Region Council of Governments (CapGOR). CapGOR is one of the largest Council of Governments (COG) in Pennsylvania, served by 21 fire companies.  “I am pleased to announce a federal grant for more than $2.2 million... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and 16 of his colleagues sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan urging the EPA to mitigate the harm imposed on consumers and refiners by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)’s unachievable mandates. In their letter, the Senators requested that the EPA waive or significantly... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding the passing of Washington County District Attorney Gene Vittone:  “Gene Vittone’s top priority as District Attorney was to make Washington County a safer place to live, work, and raise a family. He was a leader in the fight against opioid abuse and always sought to protect our... Read More
  • U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement following Lockheed Martin’s announcement that it plans to close its Sikorsky facility:“For decades, the workers at the Sikorsky plant in Coatesville have produced state-of-the-art aircraft, including assembly of perhaps the most recognizable helicopter in the world – Marine One. Despite advocacy by the... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding the situation unfolding in Afghanistan:“What we are witnessing in Afghanistan is nothing short of a tragedy. The miscalculation to rapidly withdraw our forces to meet symbolic rather than strategic deadlines has created a rapidly unfolding humanitarian disaster that will lead to... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding his vote against the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget resolution: “The budget resolution embraced today by the Democrats paves the way for legislation that would redefine the very role of the federal government in the lives of average Americans, all under a 50-50 Senate, a razor... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding his vote against the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act:   “There is a need to expand and maintain our nation’s real, physical infrastructure, which is why the federal government spends billions on these projects every year. But this legislation is too expensive, too... Read More
  • The full text of the infrastructure proposal before congress can be read here. Read More
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