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Senator Toomey Joins Local Leaders For Issues Forum

August 28th, 2017

From left, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey is shown with Cole Memorial CEO and Potter County Human Services administrator Jim Kockler during Monday’s luncheon.

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey was guest speaker during a luncheon hosted by the Potter County Commissioners Monday at the Gunzburger Building. He spoke with about 20 local leaders representing education, industry, law enforcement, environmental protection, local government, economic/community development, emergency services, health care, veterans’ affairs and state¬†government. Topics ranged from issues of national security and health care legislation, to suggestions for bridging the political divide that Toomey said is stalling meaningful action in Congress and plaguing the nation. He expressed his support for ongoing efforts to streamline federal government regulations that are impeding economic growth. Among the measures Toomey said he is pushing is a proposal to have regulations that are proposed by federal agencies made subject to congressional approval. He expressed support for some of President Donald Trump’s initiatives, but also cited areas with which he disagrees with the President. Toomey also said that, contrary the position held by many of his Senate colleagues, he favors term limits for federal lawmakers. Among those in attendance was State Representative Martin Causer, who stayed after the senator’s visit to participate¬†in a roundtable on state government issues with many of the attendees.

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