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  • 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
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding the Department of Commerce's release of its four remaining section 232 "national security" reports to Congress: “Congress requires consultation and reporting for all trade powers delegated to the executive branch. I thank Secretary Raimondo and President Biden for making good on... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding his vote in support of the Emergency Security Supplemental: “I am grateful to the members of the U.S. Capitol Police and National Guard who protected our nation’s capital and ensured a democratic transfer of power. We also have a responsibility to protect Afghans who now face... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement regarding his vote against proceeding to the infrastructure package:  “Once again today we were asked to proceed to legislation that does not yet exist. While a great deal of work has been done by my colleagues to reach this stage, there remains no text whatsoever. I still have... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – United States Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) are renewing their bipartisan effort along with Representatives Virginia Foxx (N.C.-05) and Danny Davis (Ill.-07) to rein in America's flawed sugar price support program. Yesterday, the bicameral group of lawmakers reintroduced the Fair Sugar Policy Act of 2021 to reform the federal... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is re-introducing a bill to increase the affordability of long-term care insurance. Senator Toomey’s Long-Term Care Affordability Act would allow individuals to pay up to $2,500 each year for long-term care insurance with their 401(k), 403(b), and IRAs without a tax penalty. “The onset of a chronic illness requiring... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding the nomination of David Cohen to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Canada:  “President Biden has made an outstanding decision in naming David Cohen to be ambassador to Canada, one of our closest and most important allies. David’s global business acumen and decades of experience on... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding his vote against proceeding to the yet to be finished infrastructure package:  “Senator Schumer’s decision to force a vote on a measure that does not yet exist doomed this procedural vote from the start. Despite this, I expect negotiators will continue to work towards an... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding his vote on the VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act:  “By failing to adopt my amendment, the Senate missed a tremendous opportunity to guarantee Crime Victim Fund dollars actually reach victims of crime. While I am disappointed many voted to maintain the ability to... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – United States Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.),  Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) today introduced the Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act, a bill to end the corn ethanol mandate in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The mandate requires annual increases in the amount of renewable fuel that must be blended into... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement announcing his plan to oppose David Chipman’s nomination to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF):  “Meaningful progress on gun safety will only be possible when members of Congress and the executive branch drop the politics and hyperbole and focus on the... Read More
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