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Protecting students: Toomey’s proposal deserves support in Congress

If the proposal Republican Sen. Pat Toomey introduced last week sounds familiar, that’s because it’s the same one he pitched last year.

The legislation, co-sponsored by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, aims to keep sexual predators away from school children by stepping up background checks and prohibiting schools from hiring anyone convicted of violent or sexual crimes. It also forbids school districts from recommending suspected abusers for positions in other states.

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Toomey bill would compel wider background checks for school employees

WASHINGTON — While colleagues bicker over a provision in a sex-trafficking bill that would fund abortions for victims of sexual slavery, Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey is readying an amendment to protect children from predators at public schools.
Whether the amendment makes it to a vote depends on whether the Senate can resolve its dispute over the abortion provision, and bring the bill to the floor.

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Letter to the Editor: Make classrooms safer by passing U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s bill regarding child predators

The Luzerne County Child Advocacy Center recently hosted a roundtable discussion with child protection advocates from the region and elected leaders such as District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis and U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey.

The intent of the roundtable was for advocates to detail what they see and cope with every day in dealing with the horrible crime of child abuse. Additionally, this discussion provided everyone involved with the opportunity to discuss steps that can be taken to better protect society’s most vulnerable members, our children.

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Criminal background checks for teachers under bill proposed by Sen. Pat Toomey

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa) is sponsoring legislation that would require teachers to undergo thorough criminal background checks.

Toomey, who introduced his legislation on Tuesday, says the bill would prevent sex offenders from being hired as public school teachers.

In addition to thorough background checks, the bill would prevent, Toomey said, the practice known as “passing the trash,” which is when school districts knowingly pass along or recommend a known predator to another school district, even across state lines.

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Toomey, Manchin team on bill that targets job-jumping predators

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey and Joe Manchin want to make sure no school district can “pass the trash” again.

The Pennsylvania Republican and West Virginia Democrat will reintroduce in the Senate on Thursday the Protecting Students from Sexual and Violent Predators Act, a bill intended to keep pedophiles out of schools and from moving undetected from state to state, a practice known as “passing the trash.”

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With Iran, Congress Must Provide Urgency

As we woke up this morning, the Islamic Republic of Iran was supplying money and weapons to radical terrorist organizations and governments in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen, and elsewhere, and it was advancing further down the path toward producing its own nuclear weapons. Since the president began negotiations with the Iranians, their efforts in each of these areas have expanded, not contracted. Iran is playing us for fools, and time is running short before the most dangerous regime in the world has the most destructive weapon in the world. If the White House lacks a sense of urgency about this unfolding nightmare, then Congress must provide it.

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U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey: Scranton police officer and others exhibit law enforcement at its best; tell them ‘thanks’

Every holiday season, law enforcement officers from across Lancaster County enable young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to go shopping. The kids are given $100 to purchase gifts for their parents, brothers and sisters, and other loved ones. Once all the gifts have been purchased, the kids wrap the gifts and share lunch together at a local church.

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Montco Child Advocates to Honor Sen. Pat Toomey

Child advocates to honor Toomey

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN The Montgomery Child Advocacy Project’s 10th anniversary dinner dance and silent auction is scheduled for 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Marriott Philadelphia West in West Conshohocken, and U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) is the announced host and guest of honor.

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Toomey looks forward to stronger GOP majority in Senate

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey returned to Capitol Hill last week reinvigorated by the GOP Senate takeover following the Nov. 4 election and ready with an ambitious agenda that includes dismantling the Affordable Care Act, repealing the excise tax on medical devices, approving the Keystone XL pipeline and rolling back banking regulations.

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Toomey congratulates VFW on 100th anniversary

The Shippensburg News-Chronicle-9/18/14
Pat Toomey is honoring the 100th anniversary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and is commending its members for their courage and sacrifice.

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Toomey to seek greater flexibility for veterans’ career counselors

“A quiet shift in federal policy makes it difficult for the government to help unemployed veterans..” Pat Toomey and Joe Manchin said.

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Toomey works hard for veterans
Pat Toomey is working hard for our veterans, a claim few others can make, and to state otherwise is politics at its worst.

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Toomey, House Members Call for Senate to Act

Parkesburg Gazette- 9/13/14
Pat Toomey called on the Senate to take long-overdue action on their bipartisan bill to keep sexual predators out of our kids’ classrooms.

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Much work remains to correct problems at VA

The Allentown Morning Call- 9/8/14
Read Pat Toomey’s Op-Ed about the need for more solutions for the serious issues plaguing the VA.

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Sen. Toomey Visits All 67 Pennsylvania Counties
Pat Toomey has visited all 67 Pennsylvania counties during the 113th Congress which began in January 2013.

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Toomey hosts town hall meeting in Waynesboro

Herald Mail Media- 9/2/2014
Pat Toomey hosted a town hall-style meeting at the Waynesboro Ambulance Squad, where constituents asked about a wide variety of issues.

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Pass Toomey’s bill requiring background checks of school workers

The Reading Eagle- 8/25/14
Pat Toomey is sponsoring a bill to require any school receiving federal funds to conduct background checks of all its employees who have access to kids.

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Toomey congratulates VFW on 100 years of service and sacrifice

The Daily Review- 8/23/14
Toomey is sponsoring a resolution encouraging all Americans to express their appreciation to vets and to the VFW.

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By Pat Toomey: After the transplant battle

Philadelphia Inquirer- 8/18/14
Read Pat Toomey’s op-ed about Sarah, a little girl who fought for her life and fair treatment for kids needing transplants.

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Action News Investigation: Local school district hires felons

ABC 6 – 8/13/14
Pat Toomey is pushing for federal legislation that would require periodic criminal backgrounds checks for all school employees across the country.

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Toomey talks with Schuylkill veterans

The Pottsville Republican& Herald- 8/12/14
Pat Toomey said Monday that the scandal in the Department of Veterans Affairs is not the only problem those who have served their country are facing.

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Toomey blasts ‘excessive regulations’

Observer-Reporter- 8/6/14
Pat Toomey made it clear at a town meeting Tuesday, that he believes the economy is being weighed down by excessive regulations.

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Don’t let schools cover for dangerous teachers

York Daily Record- 8.67.14
Read Pat Toomey’s LTE about keeping school children safe from sexual predators.

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Toomey visits Greene, Fayette counties

Herald Standard- 8/6/14
Pat Toomey is making an effort to visit all 67 counties during the current congressional session to talk with constituents.

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Toomey, like Beaver County, is ready to work

Times Online-8/5/14
Toomey said he’s ready to work for Beaver County, but blamed the lack of business conducted by Congress on the partisan rift.

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Toomey Aims To Lower Unemployment Rate Among Vets

CBS Philly-7/28/14
Pat Toomey held a meeting to discuss ways to lower the unemployment rate of recent military veterans.

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Toomey-Backed Israel Resolution Passes Senate
The Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution co-sponsored by Pat Toomey expressing support for Israel.

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Bi-Partisan Softball
Watch Pat Toomey’s team, Hit it Toomey, take on Senator Bob Casey’s, Scrantonicity, in their annual softball match on the National Mall.

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VA mismanagement must stop

News Radio 1070- 7/14/14
Pat Toomey says the serious mismanagement must be stopped, but it won’t happen overnight, “There has to be greater accountability.

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Boy Scouts shape next generation of leaders

The Morning Call-7/3/14
Pat Toomey reflects on the impact Boy Scouts had on his life and how one boy scout in particular left a lasting impression.

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Obamacare stymies hiring

The Daily Item-7/3/14
ObamaCare is preventing small businesses from hiring and needs to be amended Pat Toomey told 18 Valley businesswomen.

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Toomey pushes for higher Alzheimer’s funding 7/2/14
Pat Toomey co-sponsors a bill that would raise funding through an Alzheimer’s postage stamp. Watch the clip from ABC 27 WHTM here.

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Toomey supports effort to protect Allegheny National Forest

The Bradford Era- 6/26/14
Pat Toomey is attempting to protect the Allegheny National Forest and ensure the gov’t manages the nation’s woodlands before continuing to acquire more land

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Toomey, Thompson join against EPA ‘overreach’

The Bradford Era- 6/24/14
“This is yet another clear example of the EPA trampling state law and imposing a costly mandate on Pennsylvania farmers,” said Toomey.

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Letter: Toomey working on behalf of vets

Reading Eagle-6/23/2014
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey should be commended for his efforts to ensure veterans receive the medical care they’ve earned.

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Senators approve bipartisan VA overhaul

Delco Times- 6/12/14
The U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation Wednesday that aims to boost accountability within the Department of Veteran Affairs and enable veterans to receive care from health providers outside the VA.

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Bipartisan bill would help biotechs fund research

Philadelphia Inquirer-6/10/14
Pat Toomey works on a bipartisan solution to grow Pennsylvania’s biotech industry and help patients.

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Partisan attacks on Sen. Toomey are ‘offensive’

Daily Times-6/9/14
Senator Toomey should be commended for taking a stand and pointing out that our veterans deserve better and should be above political brinksmanship

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Stronger protections for corrections officers 06/05/14
Sens. Toomey and Manchin have introduced legislation to permit correctional officers to carry their personal firearm while they commute to-and-from work.

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Toomey: Allow veterans to sue VA employees

Public Opinion Online-03/03/14
Pat Toomey introduced a bill that would allow veterans and other patients at VA hospitals to sue VA employees who falsified and destroyed health records.

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Pat Toomey: Taking on Alzheimer’s

The Times-Tribune-06/03/14
A team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania is working to develop state-of-the-art therapies for one of the most tragic diseases: Alzheimer’s. PA is leading the charge against Alzheimer’s

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Toomey shares goals for VA Accountability Act to vets in Cumberland County

Fox 43- 5/31/14
Pat Toomey said, “My legislation would help to hold accountable the people guilty of malfeasance at the VA.”

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Toomey bill would bring accountability for neglecting veterans

The Mercury- 5/29/2014
Pat Toomey, wants to protect America’s veterans from dishonesty and malfeasance in the delivery of medical services and hold Veterans Affairs employees accountable to those they serve.

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Toomey introduces bill to stop VA falsification of records

The Times-Herald News- May 28, 2014
Pat Toomey said he will introduce a bill to allow veterans to sue Veterans Administration employees who falsify and destroy health records.

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Toomey says Philly VA is being investigated 27, 2014
Senator Pat Toomey said Tuesday that “at least one” Pennsylvania veterans affairs facility is among the 26 being investigated nationally for delayed appointment times,

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Casey, Toomey introduce bills to aid abused children

Pittsburgh Post Gazette- 5/15/14
In separate bills, Pennsylvania’s two senators on Thursday introduced measures to help abused children. Pat Toomey’s legislation would make it easier for victims to collect restitution awards in criminal cases.

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Pat Toomey with Chuck Volpe on FOX56

FOX56- 5/14/2014
Take a look at Pat Toomey’s interview with Chuck Volpe on FOX56 where we discussed protecting our children from predators, Obamacare’s impact on Pennsylvania and more.

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Casey & Toomey standing up for Medicare Pt. D 5/ 13/2014
U.S. Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey, and U.S. Reps. Tim Murphy and Joe Pitts recently helped to block an effort that would have devastated Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable patients.

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Senate considers tougher sanctions on Russia

Herald Standard- 5/11/14
Pat Toomey joins Bob Corker in calling for tougher sanctions on Russia because the administration’s weak response to Russia’s acts of aggression in Ukraine has not been enough to stem Russian ambitions in the region.

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Minimum Wage Increase is Harmful

MSNBC’s Morning Joe- 5/9/14
Pat Toomey explains that he opposed the proposed minimum wage increase because it would decrease the amount of jobs available and he wouldn’t support that outcome.

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Honoring the good guys who said ‘No’ 3/7/2014
Pat Toomey exemplified JFK’s profile in courage by standing up to President Obama, saying, “You will not force an offensive nominee on the people of this country, and especially not on the people of my state.”

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Casey, Toomey should keep up good work 12/19/13
Democrat Bob Casey and Republican Pat Toomey established a process to vet nominees, which enabled them to present a very helpful united front to the Judiciary Committee and the full Senate.

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Balance the budget & create long-term growth

National Review Online- 5/11/2011
As I traveled across Pennsylvania last year, I promised Pennsylvanians that I would dedicate myself to two key priorities in the United States Senate: restoring economic growth and private-sector job creation.

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No need for a trade war over cheese

The naming rights to European cheese and other foods — those based on the geographic areas in which they are produced — are the subject of a looming trade war between the European Union and the United States.

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Bucks County struggles to define, combat human trafficking

Human trafficking has cut a path through the heart of Bucks County, where government officials, at all levels, are struggling to define, identify and combat the problem.

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Toomey backs bill to raise money for Alzheimer’s research

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Zionsville, has announced he is supporting a bill that would direct proceeds from postage stamp sales to fund research for Alzheimer’s.

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Toomey shows bipartisanship by hosting Democratic York mayor at State of the Union

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey chose a distinctively south central Pennsylvanian as his guest at Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address – York Mayor Kim Bracey.

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Protect America’s Firefighters from the Affordable Care Act

One of the more disturbing aspects of the act — to date — is the astounding notion that fire companies could be fined if they do not provide insurance for their volunteers.

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Words of a statesman: Toomey talks sense at a time of nonsense

“I never thought it was a good idea, and I never signed on to the approach of insisting we would shut down the government if we didn’t defund Obamacare,” he said.

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Sen. Toomey earning respect within GOP

At an exclusive evening reception at a yacht club hosted by the conservative news magazine National Review, the man of the hour was Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey.

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Pat Toomey raises stink over push to bar U.S. cheese makers from using European names

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and other big wheels in Washington, D.C., are urging the Obama administration to fight a European Union plot that threatens cracker and dip lovers everywhere.

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