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  • Allentown, Pa. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding today’s attack on Capitol Police officers: “The Capitol Police officers who were ambushed today outside the Russell Senate Office Building are heroes. They put themselves in harm's way and stopped an individual who was attacking the Capitol. I hope all Pennsylvanians will join me... Read More
  • Allentown, Pa. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement regarding President Biden’s speech in Pittsburgh where he unveiled a massive plan to increase spending and taxes: “We can and should do more to rebuild our nation’s physical infrastructure. I am happy to work with anyone who wants to make responsible progress. That means funding... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is continuing his effort to relieve the economic burden of the job-killing Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) on oil refining states.  From today’s POLITICO Morning Energy: Republicans Press EPA on RFS: Thirteen GOP senators, led by Pennsylvania’s Pat Toomey, sent a letter to EPA Administrator... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding his vote to oppose Dr. Rachel Levine’s nomination to serve as Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “In Pennsylvania, the pandemic struck seniors in nursing homes disproportionately hard compared to other states. This was due in part to... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and all Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee urged the Federal Reserve to refrain from using its regulatory authority to further environmental objectives, which is beyond the scope of the Fed’s mission. Fox News’s Jonathan Garber wrote: “We question both the purpose and efficacy of... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is pressing the Pennsylvania Department of Health on its shortcomings in protecting long-term care residents from COVID-19.  PennLive’s Wallace McKelvey writes: “U.S. Senator Pat Toomey circulated a letter this week seeking answers to a variety of questions about the state’s response to the... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) issued the following joint statement on the State Department’s report that named 24 individuals sanctioned under Senator Toomey and Senator Van Hollen’s Hong Kong Autonomy Act: “We commend the Biden administration for using the authority under our Hong Kong Autonomy Act to hold... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding the death of Philadelphia-area attorney and philanthropist, John Elliott: “John Elliott’s legal acumen is well-known in Pennsylvania. He was a gifted attorney who spent decades working tirelessly for those he represented. More importantly though, John was a terrific father,... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – Amid the rapidly escalating crisis along the southern border, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and 40 of his Republican colleagues sent a letter to Government Accountability Office (GAO) Comptroller Gene L. Dodaro highlighting President Joe Biden’s suspension of border wall funding and construction without lawful justification, as required by the... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and U.S. Congressman Lloyd Smucker (Pa.-11th) are pressing the Pennsylvania Department of Health on its significant shortcomings in protecting long-term care residents from COVID-19 during the pandemic. In a letter to Pennsylvania Department of Health Acting Secretary Alison Beam, Senator Toomey and Congressman... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. –U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) joined a bipartisan group of his colleagues in reintroducing gun safety legislation that will help states enforce existing laws against individuals who attempt to purchase firearms by lying on their background checks. The NICS Denial Notification Act would require federal authorities to alert state and local law enforcement... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding the his vote opposing the Democrats’ partisan, wasteful $1.9 trillion spending bill:  “Last year, Congress passed, with overwhelmingly bipartisan support, five bills that provided almost $4 trillion in response to COVID. This year, President Biden and congressional Democrats... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement on the Biden administration’s decision to suspend tariffs on COVID-related medical products for six months:“I’m glad the Biden administration is continuing the tariff exclusion for PPE. As we turn the corner in the fight against COVID-19, now is not the time to restore taxes on the... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – In a speech this afternoon on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) dismantled the Democrats’ claims that their $1.9 trillion spending bill is about COVID-19.During his speech, Senator Toomey listed off a number of items in the spending bill that have nothing to do with COVID-19, saying: “$270 million for the National Endowment of the Arts... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) spoke this afternoon at a press conference on the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion spending blowout and the massive, unnecessary $350 billion bailout for state and local governments included in the bill. Senator Toomey’s full remarks are below. You can watch and download his remarks here.  “The notion that our states and... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement on the nomination of Katherine Tai to be United States Trade Representative: “After much deliberation, I will support Katherine Tai to be United States Trade Representative. “I am disappointed Ms. Tai did not make an unambiguous commitment to expanding trade. However, during her confirmation... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement on his decision to oppose the confirmation of Xavier Becerra to be Secretary of Health and Human Services: “Xavier Becerra has a long history of backing policies that are outside of the American mainstream. This includes, but is not limited to: a complete government takeover of our... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. –U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), together with a number of his Republican colleagues, has introduced legislation to permanently ban earmarks.  “Earmarks allow lobbyists and politicians to belly up to the pork barrel buffet in order to fund pet projects that are based on politics and favors instead of merit,” said Senator Toomey. “Going back down this... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) announced tonight that the Senate Parliamentarian ruled that an earmark in the House COVID-19 relief bill violated the Byrd Rule and could be removed from the bill. That earmark would provide approximately $140 million in funding to expand an underground rail project in Silicon Valley. “Expanding Silicon Valley’s subway... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), together with the ranking members of several committees involved in national security issues, sent a letter to President Joe Biden outlining Republican policy on effectively addressing the challenge posed by Iran as the administration seeks to re-engage with the Iranian regime. “Despite early agreement on confronting the... Read More
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