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U.S. Senate approves stopgap spending bill with disaster relief, heating aid

BY: - September 29, 2022

As he did earlier in the week, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., voted against the spending package.

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

BY: - September 28, 2022

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

Retiring GOP U.S. Sen. Toomey joins in calls for Fetterman to debate

BY: - September 7, 2022

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and Mehmet Oz also questioned whether Fetterman — who suffered a stroke in May — is fit to serve in public office.

Biden to wipe out $10K in student loan debt for many borrowers

BY: - August 24, 2022

In a statement, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., a Harvard educated former Wall Street banker, called the loan scheme a "grossly unfair taxpayer-subsidized handout to the wealthy."

U.S. Senate in turnaround backs aid for veterans exposed to burn pits

BY: and - August 2, 2022

The shift came after days of protest and vigils outside the U.S. Capitol, in heat and rain, by veterans outraged at the delay in passage of the $280 billion measure due to objections from Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey. Veterans advocacy groups were intensely critical of the delay as well.

Stalled U.S. Senate bill on veterans’ burn pit exposure could be revived this week

BY: - August 1, 2022

The measure, which the Senate voted 84-14 to pass in June, stalled last week after a group of 25 Republicans switched their votes to block the measure over concerns from Toomey about how some of the spending would be classified. 

Pa. Sen. Toomey faces heat from Jon Stewart, veterans over burn pit legislation

BY: - July 30, 2022

The legislation would have expanded health care benefits for veterans exposed to toxic material.

U.S. Senate fails to advance burn pits bill for veterans in dispute over spending

BY: - July 28, 2022

Some members had objected because the federal government would pay for the bill’s $278.5B cost through mandatory rather than discretionary spending.

U.S. Senate moves forward on gun safety legislation

BY: - June 22, 2022

The bill 'protects the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens while taking steps to make our communities safer,' U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said.

U.S. Senate passes landmark legislation to aid veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange

BY: - June 16, 2022

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., voted against the bill, saying it '[substituted] Congress’ political judgment in place of available evidence.'Je

U.S. Senate GOP leader McConnell ‘comfortable’ with framework for gun control bill

BY: - June 15, 2022

“For myself, I’m comfortable with the framework,” the Kentucky Republican said during a press conference. “And if the legislation ends up reflecting what the framework indicates, I’ll be supportive.” 

COMMENTARY

The U.S. Senate has a deal on gun reform — if it can keep it | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 13, 2022

The framework announced Sunday is the first chance for change in years. Republicans will have blood on their hands if they torpedo it.