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Sen. Pat Toomey

(Credit:  Steve Tawa)

Sen. Toomey Says He’s Under ‘No Illusions’ About Deficit-Reduction Task

The committee is tasked with recommending ways in which to reduce the deficit by $1.2 trillion by Thanksgiving.

08/11/2011

(US Sen. Pat Toomey.  File photo)

Sen. Toomey Proposes Prioritization Of US Payments In Event Of Debt Ceiling Impasse

Toomey (R-Pa.) says he’s still pushing for a hike in the nation’s debt limit with appropriate budget cuts, but he’s introduced a bill to prioritize spending in the event the debt ceiling is reached on August 2nd.

07/26/2011

US Sen. Pat Toomey (in red necktie at left) chats with Benjamin Pascal (in green necktie), CEO of Invisible Sentinel, a medical device manufacturer.  Photo by Michelle Durham

Sen. Pat Toomey Tours Nation’s Oldest Urban Research Park, In West Philadelphia

Recently elected US senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) took a tour on Monday of the University City Science Center, on Market Street in West Philadelphia, promoting repeal of a tax on medical devices.

03/14/2011

(Megan DeSmedt) of PennPIRG, the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group.  File photo provided)

Philadelphia Group Says US House Isn’t Budget-Cutting In Public’s Interest

Megan DeSmedt of the organization PennPIRG calls the US House-passed spending resolution “wrongheaded” and hopes that the Senate will take a different path.

03/01/2011

(US Sen. Pat Toomey, in file photo)

Sen. Toomey Proposes Hard-Line Debt Cap Legislation

Pennsylvania’s newest US senator, offering a relatively low-key profile since taking office last month, took his case for putting the brakes on federal spending to a Washington, DC-based conservative forum today.

02/16/2011