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 crisis. And now, it seems they are on a one-party, partisan track to pass a bunch of their liberal wish list items, much of which has nothing to do with the circumstances we face.
“The fact is, what we ought to be working on is maximizing the speed of vaccinations and ensuring that we return our economy to allow people to get back to work so that we can have the prosperity that we had before the pandemic struck.

“What we shouldn’t be doing is using the pandemic as the excuse to pass a longstanding partisan policy wish list.”

Senator Toomey is also likely to offer an amendment to the Democrats’ budget proposal based on his Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act. This amendment 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.