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  • Trump Wants Joe Manchin’s Gun Control, Rejects Steve Scalise’s National Reciprocity Push

    02/28/2018 5:11:24 PM PST · by OneVike · 160 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/28/18 | AWR HAWKINS
    President Donald Trump embraced Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) gun control bill but rejected Rep. Steve Scalise’s (R-LA) push for national reciprocity during a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers Wednesday afternoon. After listening to Sen Chris Murphy (D-CT), Trump looked at toward the end of the table and asked Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) to detail their gun control bill. The Manchin/Toomey gun control bill is the same universal background check legislation supported by Barack Obama in the wake of the heinous attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School. It the very bill that was defeated in the Democrat-controlled...
  • Toomey Opens Debate About Impeaching State Supreme Court Justices After Redistricting Decision

    02/21/2018 1:11:01 PM PST · by Kay Ludlow · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2/21/18 | Cortney O'Brien
    Is impeachment an option for Pennsylvania state supreme court justices after their decision to redraw the state's congressional map? It at least deserves a "conversation," Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) suggested Wednesday.
  • GOP leaders unveil revamped Pennsylvania congressional map

    02/11/2018 11:38:31 AM PST · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    GazetteExtra ^ | February 10, 2018
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature on Friday produced a new proposed map of the state's congressional districts, three weeks after the state Supreme Court declared the former map unconstitutional. The proposal drafted by House Speaker Mike Turzai and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati would make widespread changes, eliminating dozens of municipal and county divisions while keeping nearly 70 percent of residents in their old districts. They forwarded the map and other materials to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who has until Thursday to tell the justices if he supports it. If not, the court has...
  • Trump: Lou Barletta is 'going to win big' in Pennsylvania Senate race

    10/11/2017 6:19:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies ^ | 10/11/17 | Alex Weaver
    President Trump offered some kind words for Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., and his bid to unseat Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., in 2018, saying that the Republican congressman is "going to win big" in the race. Trump made the remarks while opening up an event in Harrisburg, Pa., early Wednesday evening on tax reform.
  • Lou Barletta: Dems Put Illegal Immigrants over American Citizens with Schumer’s Shutdown

    01/21/2018 3:38:22 AM PST · by smileyface · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 20 2018 | John Binder
    Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) called out Senate Democrats following a government shutdown led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and members of the Republican establishment, saying the Democratic Party put the interests of illegal aliens ahead of American citizens. On Friday evening, Senate Democrats, including Schumer and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), along with well as Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), voted against a spending bill to prevent a government shutdown because it did not include amnesty for at least 3.5 million illegal aliens and their illegal alien parents. Barletta quickly responded to the decision to...
  • Rep. Lou Barletta: "We Demand That Ms. Rice Be Called To Testify"

    04/05/2017 12:07:05 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 18 replies ^ | April 4, 2017
  • Rep. Barletta endorses Trump: 'He caught my attention immediately'

    03/22/2016 11:00:39 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 3/22/2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Congressman Lou Barletta, R-Penn., is now the eighth federal lawmaker to have endorsed Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, claiming he and the billionaire have overcome similar obstacles. "He caught my attention immediately when he highlighted illegal immigration and the open Southern border," Barletta said in an interview Tuesday with the Washington Post. "The fact that he didn't back down, well, he was criticized the same way I was as mayor. It was reminiscent of what I went through." He continued, "I've been called names, a racist and a bigot. I fought my case all the way to the Supreme Court....
  • U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta endorses Donald Trump for president (Pennsylvania)

    03/22/2016 3:33:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | March 22, 2016 | John L. Micek
    U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-11th, has become the second member of Pennsylvania's GOP Congressional delegation to endorse billionaire Donald Trump's presidential candidacy. Trump has already received the endorsement of U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-10th, whose district borders Barletta's. This is the full text of the statement the Hazleton Republican released this afternoon: "Like millions of Americans, I want our next president to be a leader who fights for the American people and gets things done, not a politician who tries to say all the right things but will never be able to deliver on more broken promises. "Throughout his campaign,...
  • Sen. Pat Toomey Endorses Lou Barletta for U.S. Senate

    01/17/2018 3:51:17 PM PST · by smileyface · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 17, 2018 | Sean Moran
    Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) endorsed Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) in a video on Tuesday to challenge Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) in the 2018 midterm election. In a video endorsing Barletta, Sen. Toomey called Barletta a “trusted conservative and a relentless fighter for hardworking Pennsylvanians.” “No one in the House of Representatives has been more committed to fighting to protect our borders or to ending dangerous sanctuary city policies than Lou Barletta,” Toomey declared. “When we recently needed an ally in the House to pass the most sweeping tax reforms in a generation, Lou was there every step of the way,”...
  • AP source: Barletta to seek Senate seat held by Bob Casey

    07/31/2017 11:16:17 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 23 replies
    AP via WPXI ^ | July 31, 2017 | Alan Fram and Erica Werner
    <p>HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta of Pennsylvania, a crusader against illegal immigration, is telling GOP officials and activists that he's decided to run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Democrat Bob Casey.</p> <p>A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated Press that Barletta began telling party officials of his decision last week. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because Barletta has not yet made his plans public.</p>
  • Barletta to challenge Casey for Senate seat (PA)

    08/29/2017 7:10:47 AM PDT · by jiggyboy · 27 replies
    HAZLETON — Congressman Lou Barletta, a Republican from Hazleton, officially announced this morning he will challenge Democrat Bob Casey for a U.S. Senate seat next year. Barletta made the announcement this morning in a campaign video. Barletta has been a U.S. Representative for the 11th district since 2011, last winning re-election in 2016. He was one of the first Pennsylvania lawmakers to support Donald Trump's candidacy for president and he served as Pennsylvania Campaign Co-Chair and was named to the Executive Committee of President Trump’s Transition Team. "I don’t see running for the Senate to represent Pennsylvania as an opportunity....
  • The odd things tucked into the GOP tax plan

    12/02/2017 11:37:17 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 33 replies
    Axios ^ | 12/2/17 | Haley Britzky
    The GOP tax plan was passed through the Senate Friday night in a 51-49 vote. There are a number of things included in the last-minute text, including a provision by Sen. Gardner of Colorado that exempts Kombucha, a fermented tea drink, from alcoholic taxes and regulations. Why it matters: These are small examples of what got slipped in the bill last-minute as the Senate vote neared, and reveals some of the senators' pet projects back in their home states. Odd amendments included in the tax plan: Sen. Orrin Hatch Prohibit things like cash and gift cards to be given as...
  • Philly Mayor: 'Disgraceful' if Irish-Catholic Lawmakers Don't Vote for DREAM Act (Chain Migration)

    11/27/2017 3:20:39 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/25/2017 | NICHOLAS BALLASY
    Philadelphia Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney said “so what” if a “clean” DREAM Act gives DREAMers the opportunity to provide their undocumented immediate relatives with a path to U.S. citizenship. ---SNIP--- Kenney said Rep. Pat Meehan (R-Pa.) and Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) should vote for a clean DREAM Act as Irish-Americans. When President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was rescinded in September, Toomey said, "Congress needs to pass legislation to accommodate these young people while simultaneously addressing the other challenges within our deeply broken immigration system, including stopping dangerous sanctuary cities, strengthening border security, and cracking down on companies that...
  • Town hall attendee to Sen. Toomey: Have you heard ‘news’ your teen daughter was kidnapped?

    09/06/2017 6:26:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/06/2017 | John Sexton
    Last Thursday night Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania held a town hall event in the city of Bethlehem which was broadcast live. Part way through a representative from Indivisible called the event a “fake town hall” and asked when he would be holding a more open forum. Toomey disputed the characterization but added, “let’s be candid, there are some people that don’t want to have a constructive conversation.”As if to prove his point, a short time later a man named Simon Radecki used his time at the microphone to ask if Toomey had heard the “news” that his daughter...
  • Pat Toomey On Why The GOP Didn’t Have A Health-Care Plan Ready: We Didn’t Think Trump Would Win

    07/07/2017 11:52:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/07/2017 | AllahPundit
    Skip to 16:20 of the clip below for the key bit, which WaPo aptly describes as “remarkable.” This explanation, that Senate Republicans were simply caught off-guard by Trump’s victory, would be more tolerable if not for the fact that (1) they had seven years to reach a rough consensus of what Republican health-care reform should look like, (2) the panicked solution they appear to be settling on is basically ObamaCare minus lots of Medicaid spending, and (3) a serious, capable political party should always plan for the not-very-unlikely contingency that it might win. As surprising as Trump’s victory was,...
  • Rep. Black Slams California Judge Ruling Blocking Trump Administration’s Crack Down [Trunc]

    04/27/2017 2:22:01 AM PDT · by blueplum · 17 replies
    Press Release ^ | 26 April 2017 | Staff of Rep Black
    Title: Rep. Black Slams California Judge Ruling Blocking Trump Administration’s Crack Down on Sanctuary Cities Washington, D.C. – Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), a member of the House Border Security Caucus and author of the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act, responded to California Judge William Orrick’s ruling to block the Trump Administration’s actions to enforce common-sense immigration policy and withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities. Black released the following statement: “Yesterday’s ruling by one activist California judge will not stop the Trump Administration’s efforts to restrict funding from sanctuary cities that defy federal law.  In fact, the ruling confirms that the Justice...
  • Toomey Crosses Gun-Rights Divide In Pennsylvania Senate Race

    08/27/2016 12:54:16 PM PDT · by Abby4116 · 47 replies
    CBS Local ^ | August 27, 2016
    CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — Freshman U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is the rare conservative Republican who is running for re-election with the support of leading gun-control groups, but it may not be enough to save him in Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania in this unusual election year....His stance so angered one gun-rights group that it is backing his Democratic opponent, Katie McGinty, just to send a message to Toomey and any other Republican who might deviate from orthodoxy on guns.
  • GOP Senator Slams Sanctuary City That Released Illegal Accused of Child Rape

    08/11/2016 10:54:12 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 9, 2016
    GOP Senator Slams Sanctuary City That Released Illegal Accused of Child Rape An illegal immigrant whom Philadelphia police released from custody last year and is now charged with raping a child under the age of 13-years-old should be a wake up call for the city to end its sanctuary policies, according to Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA). “Too many Americans have fallen victim to crime due to dangerous sanctuary city policies,” Toomey said in a statement Tuesday. “Tragically, a young child in Philadelphia has now been added to the list.” Ramon Aguirre-Ochoa, a 46-year-old illegal immigrant from Honduras was arrested late...
  • GOP Senate incumbents lead big in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania

    07/14/2016 11:24:38 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 40 replies
    Quinnipiac University ^ | 07/14/2016 | Quinnipiac University
    Republican incumbent senators have solid leads over Democratic challengers in the key swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. Noteworthy is Ohio where former Gov. Ted Strickland, who had an early lead but now trails Sen. Rob Portman by 7 percentage points, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. The Swing State Poll focuses on Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania because since 1960 no candidate has won the presidential race without taking at least two of these three states. The U.S. Senate matchups show: Florida - Sen. Marco Rubio over U.S....
  • Reid: Bill Targeting Sanctuary Cities Would 'Undermine' Local Law Enforcement

    07/08/2016 8:43:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 6, 2016 | 3:41 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that a bill targeting sanctuary cities that refuse to enforce immigration laws would “undermine the ability of local law enforcement to police their own communities to ensure public safety.” “Senator Toomey”s bill will undermine the ability of local law enforcement to police their own communities to ensure public safety. It would deny millions of dollars of critical community and economic development funding to cities and states that refuse to target immigrant families,” Reid said in a speech on the Senate floor. Sen. Pat Toomey’s (R-Pa.) bill, the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act,...