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Bergdahl release puts White House, GOP in awkward spot

Bergdahl release puts White House, GOP in awkward spot

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) --Those trying to make a political point on Sgt. Bergdahl's release have found themselves facing uncomfortable questions.
Gabrielle Levy
Unemployment insurance passes test vote in Senate

Unemployment insurance passes test vote in Senate

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- The Senate took another step towards passing an extension on emergency unemployment insurance Thursday, voting 65-34 to begin debate.
Gabrielle Levy
At year's end: Washington starts, end 2013 working on budget matters

At year's end: Washington starts, end 2013 working on budget matters

From the get-go, 2013 was turbulent in Washington. Crises rolled over the nation's capital like thunderheads after President Obama took his second oath of office on a crisp January day.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

GOP senator proposes 'common sense' changes to healthcare law

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A Republican senator called Saturday for "common sense bipartisan solutions" to the problems exposed in the Affordable Care Act.
Giffords shifts campaign funds to pro-gun control PAC

Giffords shifts campaign funds to pro-gun control PAC

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., has terminated her campaign committee and moved its revenues to her pro-gun control PAC, Roll Call reported.
Interior Secretary: Gettysburg Address a reminder of sacrifice

Interior Secretary: Gettysburg Address a reminder of sacrifice

GETTYSBURG, Pa., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Tuesday Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, delivered 150 years ago, tells "us what it means to be an American."

Senate to debate gay-rights job bill

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner says he opposes a Senate bill to be debated Tuesday outlawing workplace bias based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
U.S. Senate advances ENDA on procedural vote

U.S. Senate advances ENDA on procedural vote

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate in a procedural vote Monday advanced the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to protect gay, lesbian and transgender Americans in the workplace.
House unanimously votes to restore fallen soldiers' benefits

House unanimously votes to restore fallen soldiers' benefits

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. House voted unanimously Wednesday to restore Defense Department death benefits for the families of fallen service members.
Politics 2014: Endorsements for McConnell not coming in from Tea Party

Politics 2014: Endorsements for McConnell not coming in from Tea Party

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a darling of the Republican Party's conservative wing, didn't offer support for party leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, when asked if he would back McConnell over Tea Party-backed challenger Matt Bevin in the primary.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Politics 2014: Let the debt ceiling, budget games begin!

Politics 2014: Let the debt ceiling, budget games begin!

Come the fall, Washington watchers may think they're in a time warp as they listen to debate begin -- again -- on keeping the government running and raising the debt ceiling so the United States can pay on the debt it's already incurred.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Bloomberg urges donors to withhold support from four Democrats

NEW YORK, June 12 (UPI) -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked major New York political donors Wednesday to withhold support from four Democrats who voted against background checks.

Some senators seek more cuts in U.S. farm subsidies

WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) -- Some U.S. senators hope to cut even more from the $955 billion farm bill before it comes up for a floor vote.

Manchin still pressing background check bill

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he still thinks the amendment he sponsored to expand gun purchase background checks can pass the U.S. Senate.

U.S. Senate Democratic leaders worry about gun control ads

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate leaders say they worry New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns' efforts could cost Democrats control of the chamber.
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WAP2003010816 - WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Rep. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., left, speaks on behalf of former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, who has joined with Citizens for a Sound Economy after retiring from Congress, during a news conference on Jan. 8, 2003, on Capitol Hill. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI
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Patrick Joseph "Pat" Toomey, Sr. (born November 17, 1961) is the junior United States Senator from Pennsylvania and a member of the Republican Party.

Previously, Toomey served as the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district from 1999 to 2005. He narrowly lost the Republican primary for United States Senate in 2004. From 2005 to 2009, he served as president of the Club for Growth. He was elected to the United States Senate on November 2, 2010.

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Toomey was raised by Catholic parents, and was one of six children. He attended La Salle Academy on scholarship and graduated from Harvard University with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in political science.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Pat Toomey."
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