Pat Toomey


How (and why) Pat Toomey became a boogeyman in some GOP circles

The 2012 election cycle was a rough one for the Republican Party. Democrats fared well up and down the ballot, and conservatives who’d invested heavily had little to show for their efforts. As the dust settled, Karl Rove launched an initiative called the Conservative Victory Project intended to turn...
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Sen. Pat Toomey, other Republicans pushing back against plan to address ACA's 'family glitch'

Sen. Pat Toomey is calling out the Biden administration for a plan to have the IRS expand the Affordable Care Act's premium tax credit. Toomey, along with Senators Richard Burr and Bill Cassidy, sent a letter to the IRS. At issue - the White House's plan to address the ACA's "family glitch." Currently, under the Affordable Care Act, you cannot receive premium tax credits if your employer offers self-only coverage with a premium that is roughly 10 percent, or less, of your income.

Why none of the Republican Senate candidates is as good as Pat Toomey

With my renewed membership in the Republican Party, I paid close attention to what the GOP Senate candidates said during two debates this week. I pride myself on being an informed voter. You can’t vote based on what you see on TV commercials and Facebook. I came away from the debates feeling empty. The reason I left my independent voter status and re-registered with the GOP was because there ...

Sen. Pat Toomey on inflation, Ukraine, and election

WYOMING COUNTY, Pa. — Sen. Pat Toomey spent about an hour with leaders in the natural gas industry at the Lackawanna College campus in Tunkhannock Township, Wyoming County. Many spoke with him about the issues facing the industry, like labor shortages and government regulations, which Toomey says is frustrating.

Lancaster County leaders, Sen. Pat Toomey discuss opioid crisis

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — Eighty-four percent of drug overdose deaths in Lancaster County in 2021 were connected to fentanyl. That eye-opening statistic from the Lancaster County District Attorney caught the attention of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey. Fentanyl and the COVID pandemic were not a good combination, and the...

US Senator Pat Toomey Proposes Alternate Regulatory Framework for Stablecoins Featuring Looser Rules

Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania is proposing a different regulatory framework for stablecoins than what US President Joe Biden had previously announced. In the bill, Toomey proposes a new license for current stablecoin issuers that would maintain their standing as legal money transmitting businesses while also allowing Federal Depository Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insured entities such as centralized banks and trust companies to issue stablecoins.

Republican Senator Pat Toomey To Oppose Ketanji Brown Jackson’s SCOTUS Nomination

By: Patrick Damp/KDKA-TV WASHINGTON (KDKA) – Pennsylvania Republican Senator Pat Toomey announced on Sunday his decision on the nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson. Senator Toomey has announced he will oppose her nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States. “While Judge Jackson undoubtedly has an impressive educational and professional background, her inability to define her own judicial philosophy makes it difficult to understand how she might approach the most important cases facing the nation today, tomorrow, and far into the future. Rather than confine herself to one philosophy, Judge Jackson has only offered a ‘methodology’ that is ultimately unhelpful for...