Posts tagged Pat Toomey

AG Kane: 2016 election ‘a long way off’

   July 17, 2014 9:38 am    0

Will Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane run for U.S. Senate in 2016? That’s the question I asked when she stopped at the Times Publishing Co. this week. Not surprisingly, she didn’t say yes, or no, for that matter. U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., is expected to seek a second six-year term, but likely would face a Democratic opponent,…


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Farm bill vote wasn’t a S.N.A.P. for Pa.’s two senators

   February 6, 2014 1:43 pm    0

President Barack Obama is scheduled to sign a controversial farm bill into law on Friday. It’s a bill that both of Pennsylvania U.S. senators voted against, but for different reasons. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., said that while the bill includes “some very good policies,” the bill also includes significant cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,…


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Toomey endorses Corbett

   December 20, 2013 4:40 pm    0

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey has endorsed Gov. Tom Corbett and Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley for a second term. The  Corbett-Cawley team announced the endorsement today. All three are Republicans. In a statement about his endorsement, Toomey, R-Pa., said they “recognize the importance of preserving the fiscal health of our commonwealth for future generations. “Under the leadership of…


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Toomey stands alone among those representing Erie

   October 17, 2013 8:33 am    5

The Erie area is represented by four members of Congress, only one of whom voted against the bill to reopen the government and extend the nation’s borrowing authority until Feb. 7. U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., joined 17 of his Senate colleagues in voting against the bill. The vote was 81-18 in the Democratic-controlled Senate. U.S. Sen….


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Toomey to hold veterans’ roundtable

   September 3, 2013 1:35 pm    0

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey will be in Meadville on Thursday. Toomey, R-Pa., will host a roundtable with veterans at 9:45 a.m. at V.F.W. Post 2006. Toomey is expected to provide an update on policy matters in Washington,  D.C., and talk about issues specific to veterans. Here’s guessing that Syria will be one of the topics. — John Guerriero


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Toomey to meet with Venango business groups

   August 27, 2013 9:51 am    0

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey will host a jobs forum Thursday morning in Venango County. Toomey, R-Pa., will hold the forum at 9:20 a.m. at DeBence Antique Music World, 1261 Liberty St., Franklin. Participating will be the Oil City Alliance, Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce and the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce. The latest unemployment statistics, from July, show…


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New political book is a ‘talker’

   August 14, 2013 10:46 am    0

If you’re a political junkie, I can recommend Mark Liebovich’s book about the incestuous nature of Washington, D.C. politics. The book has a long title, “This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral – plus plenty of valet parking!” But the book doesn’t read long. I found myself zipping through the 371-page critique – often humorous – of the connections…


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Toomey named to bipartisan steel caucus

   May 9, 2013 9:15 am    0

In a steelmaking state, this appointment make sense. U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey,  R-Pa.,  has been named a vice-chairman of the bipartisan Senate Steel Caucus. Toomey joins a leadership group of Sens. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., Jay Rockefeller , D-W. Va., who will serve as co-chairmen, and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, who will also serve as a vice-chairman. The…


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Is Corbett in trouble for re-election?

   May 8, 2013 10:24 am    0

The latest poll numbers for Gov. Tom Corbett again don’t look good. His job performance remains low, with only 25 percent of registered voters saying he’s doing an excellent or good job,  according to the Franklin & Marshall College poll released today. That percentage represents little change from February’s 26 percent. Not surprisingly, the poll showed…


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Toomey’s gun background check defeated

   April 17, 2013 5:08 pm    0

So much for that. U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s bipartisan compromise proposal to expand background checks on gun purchases has been defeated in the Senate. Toomey had teamed with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on the amendment that failed late this afternoon in the Senate. The legislation would have made it harder for criminals and the dangerously…


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