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  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) issued the following statement detailing their concerns regarding another round of taxpayer-funded grants for the passenger airline companies: “For the past six months, the American taxpayers have spent $25 billion covering the payroll obligations of passenger airlines. No other Fortune 500... Read More
  • Washington, D.C.-  U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is now accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program – COVID 19 Supplemental Round 2 (AFG-S). The application period will close on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 5PM ET.These grants are available to volunteer and... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – As officials from the European Union and the United Kingdom negotiate trade relations and agreements moving forward, U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) have issued the following statement in support of maintaining the Good Friday Agreement: “The 1998 Good Friday Agreement helped bring peace to Northern Ireland after... Read More
  • Allentown, Pa. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and former Governor of Pennsylvania Ed Rendell are calling for term limits to be placed on members of Congress.In a column in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Senator Toomey and Governor Rendell wrote:“In these partisan times, one might ask what a Democratic governor and a Republican senator from Pennsylvania could possibly have... Read More
  • Allentown, Pa. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey announced today that he will not seek another term in the United States Senate and will not run for Governor of Pennsylvania.At a press conference this morning at Lehigh Valley Public Media, Senator Toomey said:“My family and I have reached a decision and I wanted to share that with the people of Pennsylvania. And that is that I... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today announced that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has awarded a $250,000 Citizenship and Assimilation Grant to the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Pittsburgh (JFCS) to expand its capacity to assist lawful permanent residents, including former refugees and asylees, with the naturalization... Read More
  • Erie, Pa. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey's office, in conjunction with Gannon University and Erie Together, will host the fifth annual Youth Civic Engagement Symposium in recognition of Constitution Day. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s symposium will be held virtually. This year’s virtual symposium will consist of five pre-recorded panels to help high school... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is urging Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to reconsider his opposition to allowing in-person attendance at outdoor school sporting events during the 2020-2021 season, and encouraging him to permit spectators at collegiate and professional football games.Senator Toomey, along with each of Pennsylvania’s... Read More
  • Allentown, Pa. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court:“I am pleased that President Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court.“Given Judge Barrett’s intellect, strong legal credentials, and impeccable character, I... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding the transfer of powers: “Candidates need to live with the outcome of elections. When an incumbent loses an election or is subject to statutory term limits, it’s important that they support the orderly transfer of power. “A problem we are facing in Pennsylvania though is that the... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and U.S. Representatives Harley Rouda (D-Calif. 48th) and Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla. 2nd) are working together to provide greater assistance to individuals who have struggled with opioid misuse and abuse.The Improving Medicaid Programs’ Response to Overdose Victims and Enhancing (IMPROVE)... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court vacancy: “Four years ago, I noted that my decision to oppose moving forward with the Supreme Court confirmation process for Judge Merrick Garland was related to the circumstances present at the time.[1]“In 2016, the White House and the Senate, which share equally... Read More
  • 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.), 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. 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. 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
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