As Manchin pulls energy plan, Pa.’s Toomey votes against advancing stopgap spending bill

Democrats and Republicans voted 72-23 on Tuesday to move the measure toward a final vote later this week

By: - September 28, 2022 10:38 am

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U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., was among the Republican “no” votes on advancing the bill.

Taking to Twitter, the Lehigh Valley Republican explained his vote, saying that “without permitting and without adequate opportunity to amend this legislation, I could not support another measure to simply punt the hard decision down the road to tomorrow or worse yet into the lame duck session.”

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.