Casey joins Toomey on powerful panel

   February 14, 2013 10:30 am    0

 

The two U.S. senators from Pennsylvania have something else in common now.

Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Bob Casey, D-Pa., are now both serving on the powerful Senate Finance Committee following Casey’s appointment this week.

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey/File photo

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey/File photo

 

Casey was appointed to fill the vacancy left by John Kerry,  D-Mass., when he became secretary of state.

Casey, in a statement, said that he was honored for the chance to serve on the commitee, “where I will continue to fight for Pennsylvania priorities. This assignment means I will have a seat at the table in addressing responsible tax reform to spur innovation, create jobs and promote economic growth.

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey/ File photo.

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey/ File photo.

“I will also be in an even better position to continue my efforts to level the playing field for American manufacturers through reasonable trade policy, ensure essential programs like Medicare work for current and future beneficiaries, (provide incentives for) research and development, and protect our future by providing children with access to affordable health care,” he said.

— John  Guerriero

 

 

 

 

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