Toomey Set To Announce His Own Budget

Peter Schroeder The Hill Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) plans to throw another budget plan into the ring next week, when he unveils his own fiscal 2012 proposal. The freshman senator will unveil a separate budget proposal Tuesday, which would balance the budget within nine years. “Right now, our country stands on the verge of a […]

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Toomey Willing To Raise Debt If Spending Controlled

Scranton Times-Tribune U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey said Monday he is hoping to produce his own plan to balance the federal budget in 10 years in time for the upcoming debate on raising the nation’s debt ceiling. Mr. Toomey said he will vote to raise the debt limit from the present $14.29 trillion only if there […]

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Unsustainable Budget Threatens U.S.

Repeated battles over the 2011 budget are taking attention from a more dire problem—the long-run budget deficit. Divided government is no excuse for inaction. The bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, under co-chairmen Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, issued a report on the problem in December supported by 11 Democrats and Republicans — a clear majority of the panel’s 18 members.

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Toomey Takes Oath As Pa.’s New US Senator

WFMZ-TV The new Congress — with its Republican majority in the House and a weakened Democratic majority in the Senate — opened its 112th session on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Republican Pat Toomey of the Lehigh Valley is among the new senators to take office. He replaced Arlen Specter, who lost his bid for re-election […]

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Congress, State Capitols And GOP

Lancaster Online It’s good to be a Republican these days. In November’s midterm congressional elections, the GOP wrested control of the U.S. House from Democrats and made significant inroads in the Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate. At the same time, Pennsylvania elected a Republican governor, who will be working with a Republican state House and Senate, starting […]

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Toomey Impressed With Boeing Plant

Alex Rose Delaware County Daily Times Republican U.S. Senator-elect Pat Toomey said he was impressed with innovations taking place on assembly lines for the Chinook Helicopter and Osprey V-22 at Boeing after a tour of the company’s plant in Ridley Township on Wednesday morning. A recent report from the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and […]

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Toomey Visits Mechanicsburg Company In Tour Of State

WHTM Senator-elect Pat Toomey made a stop Monday in Cumberland County as part of his tour of the state to meet with major employers and job creators. Toomey visited Select Medical to discuss the company’s concerns and economic challenges. He said he plans to hit the ground running when he takes office next month. Read […]

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Toomey On Health Care Ruling: “A Step In The Right Direction”

Politics PA Senator-elect Pat Toomey voiced his support for today’s ruling of a federal district court that the individual mandate portion of the health care law is unconstitutional. “I haven’t had a chance to read the decision, but I agree with the conclusion,” said Toomey. “I never thought that it is within the legitimate powers […]

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Toomey Urges Austerity Before Jobless Benefits

Mike Wereschagin Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Sen.-elect Pat Toomey said Thursday that Congress should extend unemployment benefits but must pay for them by cutting money elsewhere. With Republicans about to take control of the U.S. House and six more seats in the Senate, policy debates in Washington are shifting from government stimulus to government austerity. Incoming House […]

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Senator-Elect Toomey Talks With Channel 11

WPXI In about a month Republican Pat Toomey will be sworn in as the United States senator representing Pennsylvania. On Thursday, Toomey spoke with Channel 11’s Rick Earle in a one-on-one interview. The senator elect from Allentown talked about some of the top issues he plans on tackling next year. “We’ve got to get this […]

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