Sen. Pat Toomey
The committee is tasked with recommending ways in which to reduce the deficit by $1.2 trillion by Thanksgiving.
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.
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.
Megan DeSmedt of the organization PennPIRG calls the US House-passed spending resolution “wrongheaded” and hopes that the Senate will take a different path.
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.