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  • The One Sentence That Explains Washington Dysfunction

    07/17/2017 7:03:40 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 54 replies
    WFB ^ | 14 July 2017 | Matthew Continetti
    The other day Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania explained why Republicans are having such trouble with health care. Speaking at a town hall during the July 4 recess, Toomey said, "I didn't expect Donald Trump to win. I think most of my colleagues didn't. So we didn't expect to be in this situation." No kidding. I too can report that, from June 16, 2015, to November 8, 2016, the feeling among the elected officials, party functionaries, consultants, strategists, and journalists in our nation's capital was that Donald J. Trump stood no chance of becoming president of the United States. And...
  • Speaking to gun-safety group, Pat Toomey reaffirms support for background check bill

    05/04/2017 4:10:41 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    The Lehigh Valley senator told her and others gathered at the Grand Hyatt that he and West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin — his cosponsor on the measure to extend background checks to gun show sales and online purchases — still support the bill and finding a path through Congress.
  • Highmark pulls out of ACA marketplace in 27 Pennsylvania counties for 2017

    11/06/2016 8:24:52 PM PST · by kvanbrunt2 · 10 replies
    https://twitter.com/sentoomey ^ | Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, 12:33 a.m. | By Wes Venteicher
    Highmark Inc. is canceling individual health plans in more than half of the Pennsylvania counties in which it has sold the plans on the Affordable Care Act's marketplace, reducing the competition that some experts say is necessary to make the market sustainable. The Pittsburgh-based insurer is no longer selling the plans in 27 of the 49 counties in which it sold them for 2016, according to a Tribune-Review analysis of federal marketplace data. About 70 percent of the insurer's individual marketplace members in Pennsylvania will lose their plans, according to a Highmark spokesman. The plans expire at the end of...
  • Sen. Toomey's neighbors' homes hit with anti-GOP graffiti

    10/25/2016 9:56:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 25, 2016 9:44 AM EDT
    Police are investigating anti-Republican graffiti spray-painted on the homes of neighbors of GOP U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. The graffiti sprayed late Saturday or early Sunday says, “Nazi, Slavers, Rapists, Cross-Worshippers == GOP.” Another message says, “Look Out Toomey and Your Neo Nazi Republicans,” and a third says hashtag “Americans Against the Republican Party.” …
  • Rubio, Toomey Dispute Trump 'Rigged' Election Claims in Debates

    10/18/2016 1:10:43 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 68 replies
    Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Pat Toomey became the latest Republicans to speak out against Donald Trump's warnings of a rigged election Monday night. In separate high-stakes debates, the two incumbent U.S. senators each refuted Trump's claim that the results of the 2016 election could be tainted, and both men called for confidence in next month's vote. "Our elections may not always be completely perfect, but they are legitimate, they have integrity and everyone needs to respect the outcome," Toomey said during his debate with challenger Katie McGinty when asked about the Republican presidential nominee's allegations, which he's been repeating...
  • Toomey up by 8 in New Quinnipeac

    10/05/2016 12:28:47 PM PDT · by wireman · 59 replies
    philly.com ^ | 10/05/2016 | Jonathan Tamari
    A Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday found Republican Sen. Pat Toomey leading Democrat Katie McGinty by 8 percentage points
  • 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.
  • Sen. Toomey and Bloomberg discussing gun-control measure to close the terror gap

    06/15/2016 10:31:08 AM PDT · by TroutStalker · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 15, 2016 | Karoun Demirjian
    Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is working with former New York mayor and vocal gun-control advocate Michael Bloomberg’s organization to attempt to come up with a measure to keep terrorists from acquiring guns. A spokeswoman from Bloomberg’s organization, Everytown for Gun Safety, said Wednesday that the group was “working with Toomey’s office on the terror gap,” referring to a quirk in the laws that makes it legal for people on the government’s terrorist watch lists to purchase firearms. Toomey’s office would not comment Wednesday. It’s unclear if the effort will result in the actual drafting of a bill or is a...
  • Toomey ads push expanded background checks on gun sales

    03/30/2016 3:45:26 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 28 replies
    Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is returning to Pennsylvania's airwaves for the first time since last summer, advancing a pro-law enforcement and pro-gun control message as Democrats step up attacks on him. The ads, starting Tuesday, tout Toomey's support for undoing Obama administration restrictions on police access to U.S. military gear and Toomey's push to expand background checks on firearms purchases. Toomey's re-election bid is expected to be expensive and hotly contested, and the seat in closely divided Pennsylvania is viewed as crucial to control of the Senate.
  • Rubio endorsements: Another senator, Pat Toomey, signs on

    02/03/2016 9:03:31 PM PST · by entropy12 · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | FEBRUARY 3, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Not as important as Tim Scott’s support since Toomey’s not from an early state, but still significant big-picture. This isn’t just a case of Cruz losing out to Rubio on another endorsement among his Senate colleagues, it’s a litmus test of electability — or perceived electability. Why might a Republican from a purple state, whose seat is up this year by the way, prefer Rubio to Cruz or Trump? Hmmm:
  • Sen. Cruz: We Must Send the Message That Defiance of Our Laws Will No Longer Be Tolerated (Video&T)

    10/20/2015 11:35:57 AM PDT · by Isara · 57 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | October 20, 2015
    Demands accountability of the Obama Administration through legislation cracking down on sanctuary cities, criminal illegal aliens Watch the video WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor citing the Obama Administration’s persistent negligence of immigration law enforcement and bolstering the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act (S. 2146), of which he is a lead cosponsor, as a small step in the right direction. In addition to stripping certain federal funds from sanctuary jurisdictions, the legislation also incorporates critical elements of Kate’s Law, which Sen. Cruz introduced earlier this year, by imposing...
  • Dems ready sweeping new guns bill

    10/07/2015 5:49:27 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/07/15 | Burgess Everett and Seung Min Kim
    Senate Democrats will begin a campaign to combat gun violence on Thursday as party leaders prepare to unveil a sweeping package of legislation that builds on their failed 2013 attempt to require universal background checks for gun purchases, according to senators and aides. The goal is to have the entire caucus, minus perhaps one centrist Democrat, backing a legislative package aimed at preventing guns from ending up in the hands of the wrong people. In addition to background checks, Democrats are aiming to add new money for the Justice Department’s existing background checks system that has recently faltered and include...
  • Manchin: ‘I need Republican help’ to fix gun sale checks

    07/26/2015 5:58:17 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 44 replies
    One of the Senate’s biggest supporters of firearm background checks is renewing calls for Congress to fix the system in the light of a deadly theater shooting in Lafayette, La. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Sunday that Congress should “shut down the loophole” that allows some mentally ill people, like the Louisiana movie theater shooter, to slip through the government’s system for vetting gun sales. “Right now, I need Republican help,” said Manchin, a moderate Democrat has led the push to reform background checks. “I need my friends on the Republican side of the aisle to help us with a...
  • Marco Rubio Provides The Final Vote To Give Away More American Jobs

    06/24/2015 7:00:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 73 replies
    CHQ ^ | 6/23/2015 | George Rasley
    Yesterday’s procedural vote in the Republican-controlled Senate to give Obama Trade Promotion Authority, or “fast track” as it used to be called, passed by just one vote – that of Florida’s Republican Senator and presidential aspirant Marco Rubio. Why would Rubio vote to give Obama more power? No one knows for certain, but Senator Jeff Sessions, in a statement released after the vote gave us some insight into the dynamics of what went on on Capitol Hill prior to the vote. “Americans increasingly believe that their country isn’t serving its own citizens. They need look no further than a bipartisan...
  • Joe Manchin ponders gubernatorial run

    05/08/2014 4:25:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin said Sunday he’s keeping “all options open” on whether to seek the governor’s office in 2016 or remain in the Senate, where he has expressed frustration with partisanship and gridlock. Manchin, a Democrat, said his time as governor was the most productive period in his life but he hasn’t felt the same way since his election to the Senate in 2010 to finish the term of the late Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd. Manchin, who served as West Virginia governor for six years, was elected to a full term in 2012.
  • Working With Both Sides To Solve Our Budget Crisis (Toomey-PA)

    11/02/2013 2:30:23 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 17 replies
    Office of Senator Pat Toomey ^ | November 1, 2013 | Senator Pat Toomey
    If you followed the recent goings-on in Washington this past month, you are aggravated. I understand. This has been a frustrating time for me, and for anybody who wants to see our country on a sustainable fiscal path. After almost three weeks in shutdown mode, Congress extended government funding and raised the debt ceiling by several hundred billion dollars with nothing to show for it - no reforms that rein in our country's deficits and debt, no spending constraints, no changes whatsoever. While this result is disappointing, I hope we will see a more fruitful outcome in December as members...
  • Senators Casey, Toomey Frustrated By Stalemate

    10/15/2013 8:04:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 40 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | October 15, 2013
    WASHINGTON DC (KDKA) — Frustration seems to be more common in Washington than the ability to reach a bipartisan deal across party lines. Pennsylvania’s senior senator, a Democrat, knows who he blames. “The Tea Party caused this shutdown, and if we allow it to continue, we’re going to have a Tea Party default and that’s not good for anyone,” says Sen. Bob Casey. Sen. Casey says ultraconservatives in the House are so fixated on repealing or changing Obamacare that they are willing to risk the nation’s economic health. “If they keep throwing out the ideas they’ve been talking about that...
  • Toomey prepared to vote against government funding bill

    09/26/2013 6:06:40 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    The Harrisburg Patriot-News, via PennLive ^ | September 25, 2013 | Robert J. Vickers
    U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey pledged Wednesday to vote against a Senate procedure that would lead to continued funding of the federal government if Obamacare remains fully funded or other measures delaying its implementation are not allowed to be offered up. Toomey, R-Lehigh Valley, said Senate leaders had yet to decide what rules they'll apply to the vote, but added that if they try to block any attempt at defunding, altering, or delaying implementation of Obamacare, they'd be responsible for the consequential government shutdown.(snip) Toomey also shied away from criticizing Sen. Ted Cruz's marathon 21-hour speech on the Senate floor that...
  • Call Toomey's office today and ask if he has seen the CO recall election results (Vanity)

    09/11/2013 5:46:25 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    A great day to call Toomey's office to see if he has seen the recall results in Colorado. FWIW, you do not need to be from PA to get through. 202-224-4254
  • Why Should I Vote GOP ?

    08/07/2013 5:06:25 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 78 replies
    8/7/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    As a Conservative, I hold these truths to be self evident: (in no particular order) * Life begins at the moment of conception. Abortion, for any reason, real or imagined, is murder. * The Right to Bear Arms is an unalienable right that the government cannot infringe on in any way. Background checks, "assault weapon" bans, magazine capacity rules, and the like are completely unconstitutional. *Global warming is as much of a fraud as the "Next Ice Age" scare was in the 1970's. *Illegal aliens are criminals and should be treated as such. There should be no amnesty for illegal...