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Sen. Pat Toomey

Sen. Pat Toomey

Republican, Pennsylvania
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Office Phone: 202-224-5054
Committees:
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Budget
Finance

DISTRICT SNAPSHOT
Among children in this district:
17.0% of children are in poverty
19.7% of children under 6 are in poverty
7.4% of children are in extreme poverty
12.5% are food insecure
4.4% lack health insurance

Sources: 2017 Annual Community Survey, US Dept. of Agriculture

Toomey on Child Poverty

  • voted for H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provided for tax cuts that disporportionately favor wealthy individuals and corporations. The bill is projected to add $1.5 trillion to the national debt over ten years, which could lead to future cuts to important social safety net programs. The bill also repeals the individual health insurance mandate established under the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing health insurance coverage for millions of people.

  • Toomey on Child Health

  • voted for H.R.195, the HEALTHY KIDS Act, which extended funding for the federal government by three weeks and extended CHIP for six years.

  • voted for H.R.1370, the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, which extended funding for the government by four weeks and retroactively funded CHIP for the first half of fiscal year 2018.

  • voted for H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.

  • voted against H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act, which extended CHIP for four additional years, funded a home visiting program for new mothers, funded community health centers, and modified funding and eligibilty requirements for foster care prevention services.

  • co-sponsored S.222, the Obamacare Replacement Act, which would repeal provisions of the Affordable Care Act and provide private health insurance reform.

  • co-sponsored S.2507, the Improving Choices in Health Care Act, which would allow for the sale of short-term, renewable, less-than-12-month insurance plans that provide bare bones coverage. Often these plans are purchased by low-income individuals who are unaware that the benefits offered by the plan are extremely limited.

  • Toomey on Child Welfare

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Child Welfare. To learn more visit SenToomey or call this member’s office at http://twitter.com/SenToomey.

    Toomey on Youth Justice

  • voted for the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General,, the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, which CDF opposed due to Jeff Sessions’ poor record on civil rights and criminal justice.

  • Toomey on Gun Violence Prevention


    Toomey on Housing

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Housing. To learn more visit SenToomey or call this member’s office at http://twitter.com/SenToomey.

    Toomey on Nutrition

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Nutrition. To learn more visit SenToomey or call this member’s office at http://twitter.com/SenToomey.

    Toomey on Early Childhood Development

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Early Childhood. To learn more visit SenToomey or call this member’s office at http://twitter.com/SenToomey.

    Toomey on Education

  • voted for the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education,, the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education, which CDF opposed due to concerns about Devos’s experience and her demonstrated opposition to robust enforcement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Title IX.

  • voted for H.J.RES.57, the resolution that nullified a Department of Education rule providing for federal standards for states implementing plans to meet the needs of historically marginalized groups under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

  • co-sponsored S.3102, the Student Empowerment Act, which would allow for private kindergarten through grade 12 expenses to be paid from a tax-advantaged 529 savings account, effectively providing a federal subsidy for private education.

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