In recent weeks, these pages have been filled with opinions regarding the impending race for the U.S. Senate. I’d like to add my voice.
Over the past five-plus years, Sen. Pat Toomey has done a great job in the U.S. Senate for the people of Pennsylvania.
Toomey was elected on a platform of growing the economy and restoring a sense of fiscal sanity in Washington, D.C. Toomey has lived up to his promises and then some. He co-authored the JOBS Act, which is helping businesses across the country create jobs and expand. Upon signing the JOBS Act, even President Barack Obama remarked that the act is a “game changer.”
Additionally, Toomey has led the charge to end the wasteful practice of earmarks. Not only did Toomey co-author the Republican conference rule banning earmarks, but he also introduced bipartisan legislation that would install a permanent prohibition.
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Outside of his work on economic issues, Toomey has stepped up on matters of public safety. He authored a law to make our classrooms safer for kids by establishing a national ban on “passing the trash,” which is when a school lets an employee suspected of child abuse resign instead of pursuing charges. Toomey is also a strong voice in support of law enforcement and standing up to terrorist threats around the world.
I am proud of the work Toomey has done in Washington and I look forward to supporting him in November.
Tyler Gilbert, State College