Stories tagged: "Pat Toomey"


Rachel Levine fist bumps Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., at the end of her confirmation hearing before a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Caroline Brehman/Pool via AP)
Senate Confirms Levine, Who is Now the Nation’s Highest Ranking Transgender Official

Former Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine has become the first openly transgender person confirmed to a government position in the nation’s history.

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., arrives for votes on President Joe Biden's cabinet nominees, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Pennsylvania Republicans Nearly Censure Toomey for Voting to Support Election Results

Pennsylvania's Republican Party expressed its disapproval of US Sen. Pat Toomey over his vote to convict Donald Trump during the former president’s second impeachment trial.

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has been a proponent of unions and legalizing marijuana.
It Sure Looks Like Fetterman Is Running For Toomey’s Senate Seat

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a Democrat, is taking the first steps in running for the US Senate seat currently held by Republican Pat Toomey.

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., during a Congressional Oversight Commission hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 10, 2020. (The Washington Post Photo via AP/Sarah Silbiger)
Toomey Rips Fellow Republicans Who Plan to Vote Against Election Results

Eight of members of the US House of Representatives from Pennsylvania plan to vote against the certification of the 2020 election results.

US Sen. Pat Toomey announces his decision not to seek re-election or run for governor in 2022 at a press conference on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. (Screenshot)
Sen. Pat Toomey Confirms He Won’t Run for Re-election or Governor

Toomey also pushed for the quick confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court.

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., speaks during a ceremony in September 2019 in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Sen. Pat Toomey Reportedly Not Seeking Reelection

Toomey, the only Republican to hold statewide office other than several judges, also is not planning to run for governor in 2022.

In this Feb. 3, 2020, file photo, Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., walks at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Toomey Supports Moving Forward with Supreme Court Nominations Before Election

Pennsylvania’s Republican US Sen. Pat Toomey said Tuesday that he is on board with the Senate considering President Donald Trump's forthcoming nominee to the Supreme Court right away.