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White House: Bipartisanship still possible on bills, despite gun vote

White House: Bipartisanship still possible on bills, despite gun vote

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Despite criticism of Senate Republicans after a gun-control bill was defeated, President Obama thinks consensus remains on other issues, the White House said.

Reid yanks gun-control bill for now

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the chamber, after defeating a gun sale background checks bill, would table the measure to focus on other legislation.
U.S. Senate votes to kill gun control legislation

U.S. Senate votes to kill gun control legislation

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama said Wednesday the Senate vote to kill a bill expanding gun sale background checks was "shameful," but it was "just round 1" of the fight.
Biden: 'We're gonna get' new gun laws 'eventually'

Biden: 'We're gonna get' new gun laws 'eventually'

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, speaking Wednesday before the Senate killed a bill expanding gun-sale background checks, said "we're gonna get this eventually."
Toomey, Manchin mull gun-bill compromise to lure support

Toomey, Manchin mull gun-bill compromise to lure support

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- Backers of a bipartisan plan to expand U.S. gun-sale background checks mulled changing their compromise measure to win Senate votes, two news outlets reported.

Background-check backers scramble for Senate votes

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- Backers of a plan to expand U.S. gun-sale background checks raced to secure Senate votes Monday while a gun-rights lobby broke ranks to support the measure.
Toomey, Manchin defend compromise on gun purchase background checks

Toomey, Manchin defend compromise on gun purchase background checks

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said Sunday he's "confident" Congress will pass compromise legislation he worked on expanding gun sales background checks.
Report: Few House Republicans back Senate compromise on guns

Report: Few House Republicans back Senate compromise on guns

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- A top Senate Republican said there is support among House Republicans for expanded gun sale background checks but few GOP House members have said so publicly.
GOP not backing down on gun bill

GOP not backing down on gun bill

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- Republican lawmakers indicated they would keep opposing gun-control legislation in the U.S. Senate after a potential GOP filibuster was thwarted Thursday.
Deal reached on gun background checks

Deal reached on gun background checks

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators announced Wednesday they have agreed on a proposal to expand background checks for gun purchases to all commercial sales.
Background-check deal said getting close

Background-check deal said getting close

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- A bipartisan deal to expand gun-purchase background checks looks promising, U.S. Senate aides said, as the White House began a strong gun-control push Monday.
Obama, Ryan, Van Hollen to meet for lunch

Obama, Ryan, Van Hollen to meet for lunch

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- President Obama's outreach to congressional Republicans includes a lunch with House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the 2012 GOP vice presidential candidate.

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Obama to meet congressional caucuses

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama will go to Capitol Hill next week to talk with lawmakers in both parties about his legislative priorities, the White House said Wednesday.

Some in GOP deny debt ceiling problem

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Some U.S. lawmakers say arguing that failing to raise the federal debt limit would lead to default is a scare tactic and no president "would actually default."
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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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