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  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement on the passing of Patrick Solano: “Pat Solano was a patriot and a giant in Pennsylvania politics. For his valiant service in World War II, Pat was awarded two Bronze Stars and numerous other honors. After serving our nation, Pat came home to Pennsylvania where he earned a reputation as... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement on his decision to support the nomination of Dr. Janet Yellen to be Treasury Secretary: “I will vote to confirm Dr. Janet Yellen to serve as the next Secretary of the Treasury. Presidents deserve a degree of deference on assembling their teams, provided their nominees are qualified. While Dr.... Read More
  • Washington D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is lauding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision to allocate $1.5 million towards the Presque Isle State Park beach nourishment project in the FY21 Work Plan. Senator Toomey sent a letter earlier this year to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging continued federal assistance to this project. “Presque Isle... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement on President Biden revoking the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline: “The Keystone XL pipeline was approved by bipartisan majorities in both chambers of Congress in 2015. Revoking the Presidential Permit for the pipeline is bad economic policy, costs American jobs, and, as one of... Read More
  • Washington D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement on the news that the Philly Shipyard will build two additional National Security Multi-Mission Vessels (NSMVs) for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration: “I am pleased to see that the Philly Shipyard has been awarded an order for the construction... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement on the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States: “President Joe Biden took the oath of office today during a health crisis and significant political strife.   “I commend President Biden for his call for national unity, and his assurance to those who did not... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – At today’s Senate Finance Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) discussed why President-elect Biden’s proposed spending package doesn’t help Americans most in need, slows the economic recovery, and makes it harder to come to bipartisan agreement.When questioning Dr. Janet Yellen, President-elect Biden’s nominee to lead the Treasury... Read More
  • Allentown, Pa. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding the economic plan outlined last night by President-elect Joe Biden: “In less than one year, Congress has spent $3.4 trillion on direct COVID relief aid and nearly doubled the entire federal budget. Blasting out another $2 trillion in borrowed or printed money - when the ink on... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), the incoming Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee, and U.S. Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-N.C. 10th), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement regarding actions taken by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to begin... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement regarding the resignation of United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bill McSwain: “When local leaders charged with upholding and prosecuting violent crimes chose to abrogate their responsibilities, Bill McSwain stepped in to fill the void. This is just one of... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement regarding the United States House of Representatives impeaching President Trump:“I stand by my statements over the last week regarding President Trump and the role he played in the deadly riot at the Capitol.“President Trump will be out of office before a Senate impeachment trial can begin.... Read More
  • Allentown, Pa. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled that a proposed safe injection site violates federal law:“Today’s decision by the Third Circuit affirms what we believed to be true: federal law does not allow for safe injection sites and the power to permit such activity rests solely... 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 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. The application period will close on Friday, February 12, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. ET. These grants are available to eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) issued the following joint statement on the deal to give European Union businesses a preferential investment environment in China:“America’s go-it-alone approach to trade over the past four years has harmed American workers, consumers, and businesses, all of whom have paid the cost of various... Read More
  • Allentown, Pa. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding the intent of some Republican senators to oppose certifying the presidential election results:“A fundamental, defining feature of a democratic republic is the right of the people to elect their own leaders. The effort by Senators Hawley, Cruz, and others to overturn the results of the... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is leading an effort to expand trade with Taiwan.  The Constitution gives Congress control over trade policy, and it is the responsibility of the executive branch to pursue trade policies and trade agreements in line with those supported by Congress. In line with this, Senator Toomey has introduced a Senate resolution... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the latest COVID-19 relief bill: “For the fourth time this year, Congress has passed major spending legislation to help the American people cope with the economic and public health fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. While there is much in this bill that I disagree... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement about legislative language regarding the CARES Act’s temporary, emergency lending facilities: “The language Senate Republicans are advocating for affects a very narrow universe of lending facilities and is emphatically not a broad overhaul of the Federal Reserve’s emergency lending authority.... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Subcommittee on Health Care, will convene a hearing examining the testing and treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and the fiscal implications of the disease on our federal healthcare programs on Wednesday, December 16th at 2:30 PM.  The hearing will be... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding Attorney General Bill Barr’s decision to step down in the coming days:  “Attorney General Bill Barr has served the American people and the Department of Justice with distinction under two separate administrations – Presidents Donald Trump and George H.W. Bush. Unfazed by... Read More
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