PA-Sen: Toomey Votes Against Budget Bill

Pat ToomeySenator Pat Toomey voted against the budget deal today.

The bill, with the support of Pennsylvania’s senior Senator Bob Casey, still passed 64-35. You can look at how your each PA member of the House voted here.

“Unfortunately, this budget deal fails to address our overspending problem – in fact, it makes the problem worse,” Toomey stated. “It also suspends the debt limit and allows Washington to continue piling up more red ink without addressing the gross fiscal mismanagement that causes the need for more borrowing in the first place.”

It didn’t take long for two of his Democratic opponents to respond.

“Pat Toomey voted against the bipartisan budget deal this morning, showing that he would rather see our country face a catastrophic default than agree to a realistic compromise that looks out for the wellbeing of average Americans,” former Congressman Joe Sestak wrote.

“By voting against the bipartisan budget agreement last night, Senator Toomey proved that he is willing to play games with the full faith and credit of the United States at the expense of Pennsylvanians,” former Chief of Staff to Gov. Wolf Katie McGinty stated. “Once again, Toomey double-downed on his right-wing, partisan agenda and was willing to let the government shutdown and allow our nation to default on our obligations. While this budget agreement isn’t perfect, it promotes economic growth, job creation, prevents drastic cuts to Social Security disability benefits and massive increases to Medicare premiums.”

Sestak, McGinty and Braddock Mayor John Fetterman are competing for the Democratic nomination. Sen. Pat Toomey is running for his second term.

14 Responses

  1. It’s great that you work for a living, Lou. But your grammar has me wishing you weren’t employed as a teacher. Yikes …

  2. Toomey’s vote was correct. This isn’t a “bipartisan” budget bill. It is an “incumbents covering our butts and trying to get re-elected” bill. Toomey would have voted for a clean no-default bill. We needed A budget bill. We did not need THIS budget bill. This just keeps the system rolling toward the eventual disintegration of the country.

  3. Next year , we get our chance to vote out Toomy . Sen. Toomy has had his chance , we gave it to him . But he showed how good he can do the job ! Joe was a congressman . He should understand the government better than the other democrat.

  4. Catastrophic is what Pennsylvanians get because they gave up actual counts of real ballots for the use of proprietary electronic systems of undisclosed design, build, programming, reliability, security, and operation.

  5. Toomey needs to go- we agree! Real reason- he’s a phony baloney—he votes against budget deal but supported one of its prime architects- Mitch McConnell and his buddy John Boehner. Better A real democrat like Sestak- than a poltical hack like Toomey. His vote didn’t matter on this one- when it does he will fold like his hapless friends at Club for growth.
    Bye Bye Pat we’ll be glad to see you go

  6. I plan on voting for McGinty in the primary next year, but ugh at the grammar in that press release. Hopefully she adds some English majors to her staff to proofread whoever wrote this!

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