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  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) are teaming up to make it easier for Americans to obtain personal protective equipment (PPE) that is critical in the fight against COVID-19. The pair is introducing two bipartisan bills that aim to address persistent nationwide shortages by temporarily cutting taxes on imported PPE, requiring... Read More
  • Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) announced today that the Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority has been awarded a $1.46 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) to continue upgrading the city's public transportation system. The awarded funds will be used to invest in clean, safe, and modern fixed bus routes designed to meet Erie's... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today announced that the Waynesboro Fire Department has been awarded a $45,454 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) by the Department of Homeland Security. Senator Toomey wrote a letter supporting the department's grant application in March. "Firefighters embody public service in their dedicated work to ensure the safety... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today announced that the Broomall Fire Company has been awarded a $29,636 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) by the Department of Homeland Security. Senator Toomey wrote a letter supporting the department's grant application in March. "Firefighters embody public service in their dedicated work to ensure the safety of... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - In case you missed it, the editorial board of LNP in Lancaster, Pa. highlighted U.S. Senator Pat Toomey's (R-Pa.) longstanding effort to encourage Americans to wear masks to help combat the spread of COVID-19. The editorial board wrote: "U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey has been consistent in his efforts to encourage mask-wearing. And the Pennsylvania Republican... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - The bipartisan Congressional Oversight Commission will hold its first public hearing on Friday, August 7th beginning at 10:00 AM ET. The commissioners will examine and hear testimony regarding the Main Street Lending Program established by the Treasury Department and Federal Reserve, pursuant to the CARES Act. During the hearing, the Congressional... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement following the successful drug raid conducted by the Luzerne County Drug Task Force and Hazleton City Police on Thursday, July 30, 2020: "The drug raid in Luzerne County yesterday demonstrates that we must remain diligent and work together to bring an end to an epidemic that has killed... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) are teaming up again to encourage Americans to wear a mask when they venture out of their homes. In late March, Senators Toomey and Bennet became the first two members of Congress to publicly support mask wearing to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Their efforts included encouraging the... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement regarding Philadelphia NAACP President, Minister Rodney Muhammad's sharing of an anti-Semitic post on social media: "Minister Rodney Muhammad's hateful post is a reflection of the disturbing rise in anti-Semitism that we are witnessing here and abroad. Anti-Semitic speech and hate speech of... Read More
  • Washington D.C. - Following the confirmation of Scott Hardy to the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) released the following statements: "I am pleased the Senate has confirmed Pittsburgh native Scott Hardy to serve on the federal bench in Western Pennsylvania," said Senator Toomey.... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement on the news that Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Health Secretary Rachel Levine won't allow the Toronto Blue Jays to call PNC Park home this summer: "This decision by Governor Wolf and Health Secretary Levine is baffling and disappointing. If it is safe for Pittsburgh to host the Pirates... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) convened a virtual roundtable today on what Major League Baseball (MLB) is doing to keep players safe while resuming play. You can watch the full video here. Joining Senator Toomey for the roundtable was Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Ben Cherington, MLB's Medical Director Dr. Gary Green, MLB's Senior VP and Deputy... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - The members of the bipartisan Congressional Oversight Commission have published their third report. It is available for review here. The Commission's first and second reports are also available for review: The First Report of the Congressional Oversight Commission (May 18, 2020) The Second Report of the Congressional Oversight Commission (June 18,... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) will convene a virtual roundtable on the safe resumption of Major League Baseball (MLB) on Tuesday, July 21st at 2:30 PM EDT. "Baseball is finally back, and for millions of Americans, not a moment too soon. I'm excited to host Philadelphia Phillies star Rhys Hoskins, Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Ben Cherington, and... Read More
  • Allentown, Pa. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is featured on a new online platform by actor Chris Evans to help constituents better understand the issues of the day. A Starting Point's mission is "to create a bipartisan channel of communication and connectivity between Americans and their elected officials with the goal of creating a more informed electorate." Click... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) issued the following statements on their bipartisan Hong Kong Autonomy Act being signed into law: "The national security law imposed by the Chinese communist government has one purpose: to crush the autonomy and basic rights of the people of Hong Kong," said Senator Toomey. "This overt act of... Read More
  • Allentown, Pa. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement regarding President Trump's decision to commute the sentence of Roger Stone: "The president clearly has the legal and constitutional authority to grant clemency for federal crimes. However, this authority should be used judiciously and very rarely by any president. While I understand the... Read More
  • Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is urging U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin to respond to the ongoing atrocities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities. In a letter, Senator Toomey and a bicameral, bipartisan group of his colleagues ask the administration... Read More
  • Philadelphia, Pa. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and U.S. Congressman Dwight Evans (D-Pa. 3rd) are launching a bicameral, bipartisan effort to help small businesses that were damaged or destroyed during recent nationwide incidents of civil unrest related to the death of George Floyd. The Toomey-Evans Helping Entrepreneurs Access Loans (HEAL) Act would provide 75 percent... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved bipartisan legislation authored by U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) to defend Hong Kong's autonomy against increasingly brazen interference from the Chinese Community Party. The Hong Kong Autonomy Act now awaits President Trump's signature. "The harsh steps the Chinese Communist... Read More
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