US Senate News

“The news for Joe Sestak’s stumbling campaign just keeps getting worse. Earlier this month, a Quinnipiac poll showed U.S. Senator Pat Toomey with a 10-point lead over Democratic challenger Joe Sestak. This week, even fellow Democrats such as Congressman Bob Brady and former State Party Chairman T.J. Rooney are voicing their concerns with his faltering [...] Read More
Anxious about a candidate considered to be an unreliable maverick and a political liability, Democratic Party leaders have undertaken a quiet, intensive search in recent months to recruit a serious primary challenger to former Rep. Joe Sestak, the party’s Senate nominee in 2010 who is again running for the seat. The effort has involved former [...] Read More
After Democrats were eviscerated in last year’s elections, the party took solace in the fact that 2016 seemed built for a comeback. The party runs better in presidential elections — and while the House of Representatives isn’t in play, seven GOP senators are up for reelection in states President Barack Obama won twice. But a [...] Read More
Kristina Papa WNEP … Senator Pat Toomey says federal correctional officers have been pushing for more protection. That’s why he recently proposed the Eric Williams Correctional Officer Protection Act. It would allow officers in medium to high security federal prisons to carry pepper spray. “It very likely would give a corrections officer a better chance [...] Read More
By: Dirk E. Slack York Daily Record As a U.S. Army veteran, I felt it necessary to respond to a recent op-ed in The York Dispatch that falsely depicted Sen. Pat Toomey’s record on veteran issues. First, Sen. Toomey has never voted against a bill that specifically and soley funds the Veterans Administration (VA). In [...] Read More
Colin McEvoy Lehigh Valley Express-Times U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey visited the Lehigh Valley today, speaking with local fire chiefs and elected officials about ongoing efforts to assist first responders and improve fire safety. “We had a very helpful conversation,” Toomey said during his visit to Allentown’s recently unveiled East Side Fire Station. “It’s helpful for me to hear [...] Read More
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., is trying to get a child abuse prevention bill to unanimously pass the Senate by the end of the month. The Protecting Students from Sexual and Violent Predators Act would require schools to perform criminal background checks on all employees and contractors who have contact with students. It also would [...] Read More
Kevin Horne Onward State United States Senator Pat Toomey will visit campus this morning to meet with the National Champion Women’s Volleyball team. Head Coach Russ Rose and the rest of the team will join Sen. Toomey for a short presentational ceremony on the court in Rec Hall at 11 a.m. … “Penn State’s women’s [...] Read More
U.S. Senator Pat Toomey Wilkes Barre Times Leader As one of Pennsylvania’s U.S. senators, it is my privilege to visit every county of our commonwealth and meet Pennsylvanians from all walks of life. I always learn something new from them. Some teach me about our historical industries – such as coal and steel – that [...] Read More
Chris Stigall 1210 AM WPHT Chris Stigall spoke with Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey this morning on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about problems with the rollout and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. “The CBO comes out and announces that based on their analysis, within a decade we have two-and-a-half-million fewer people working as a direct [...] Read More