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Cliff averted, now what?

Cliff averted, now what?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Business leaders and deficit-reduction hawks say the "fiscal cliff" deal passed by the U.S. Congress is positive because it averts tax hikes, but falls short.

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Senate panel OKs less 'perk'-y tax reform

Senate panel OKs less 'perk'-y tax reform

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The Senate Finance Committee's foray into changing the U.S. Tax Code started with either a bang or a whimper, depending on who's providing the review.
GOP VP sweepstakes quietly under way

GOP VP sweepstakes quietly under way

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- U.S. congressional members are geared for months of talk about possible running mates for the Republican presidential candidate, aides said.
GOP senators float tax credit idea

GOP senators float tax credit idea

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Wednesday he and other Senate Republicans prefer a tax credit instead of an extension of the payroll tax cut.
Obama says he will veto efforts to undo cuts

Obama says he will veto efforts to undo cuts

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The congressional supercommittee Monday admitted it failed to find a compromise to trim the U.S. budget deficit $1.2 trillion in the next decade.

GOP 'scaled back' cuts for Dems

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A Republican U.S. senator said Saturday GOP members on the deficit-reduction supercommittee are making huge compromises to reach a deal, but Democrats are not.
Ramping up ideology

Ramping up ideology

There must be at least some envy in Europe over Washington's luxurious deficit reduction timetable.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Sandusky victim: You can't tell Jerry 'no'

Sandusky victim: You can't tell Jerry 'no'

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The mother of "Victim 1" in the Penn State sexual abuse scandal says her son was powerless against former football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Two Republicans put tax plan forward

Two Republicans put tax plan forward

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A plan by two Republican senators to reduce the U.S. deficit by bringing in $300 billion in new revenue has met with a mixed response from Democrats.
Senators take back Paterno nomination

Senators take back Paterno nomination

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators nominated Joe Paterno two months ago for the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but Thursday said they withdraw the nomination.
Disaster aid bill clears procedural hurdle

Disaster aid bill clears procedural hurdle

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate, on a second try, voted to take up a House-passed bill that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he wants to use to deliver disaster aid.
GOP: Obama made weak economy worse

GOP: Obama made weak economy worse

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama "inherited a weak economy" from a Republican administration, but isn't making it better, Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said Saturday.
GOP 'supercommittee' picks all anti-tax

GOP 'supercommittee' picks all anti-tax

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Rep. Jeb Hensarling and Sen. Pat Toomey were announced Wednesday as two of six GOP members of the panel charged with cutting the U.S. budget by $1.5 trillion.
DeMint: No increase in debt limit

DeMint: No increase in debt limit

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Sen. Jim DeMint, one of the most conservative members of the upper house, urged Republicans Friday to block any increase in the U.S. debt ceiling.
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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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