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PA Bill Number: HB829

Title: In preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions;

Description: An Act amending the act of April 12, 1951 (P.L.90, No.21), known as the Liquor Code, in preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions;

Last Action: Act No. 57 of 2024

Last Action Date: Jul 15, 2024

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Senator Patrick Toomey

District: PA

Party: R

Ratings: FOAC: D- , NRA: C, GOA: D

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Capital Office Contact Information

248 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20515

Phone 1: 202-224-4254

FAX: 202-228-0284

Local Office Contact Information

US Custom House, 200 Chestnut Street Philadelphia 19106

Phone 1: 215-241-1090

FAX: 202-224-4442

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News, Articles & Other Information

Toomey Constituent Response on BATF Director Nominee David Chipman :: 07/01/2021

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GOP Senator Pat Toomey Says 'Make It More Difficult' for Dangerous People to Get Guns :: 03/29/2021

Biden On Gun Control After Colorado Shooting: ‘We Should Ban Assault Weapons Again’


Tree of Life shooting inspires renewed push by Sen. Toomey to close gun show loophole :: 11/14/2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey hopes the slaughter of 11 adults in a Pittsburgh synagogue will do what the massacres of 20 first-graders in Connecticut, 58 concert-goers in Nevada, and 49 nightclub patrons in Florida could not: persuade Congress to expand background checks for gun purchases.


NICS Denial Notification Act introduced in Senate :: 03/07/2018

A bipartisan team of senators introduced a proposal this week to alert state authorities every time a gun buyer fails a background check.


Arming teachers, raising purchase limit to age 21: Where local lawmakers stand on gun legislation being debated in Congress :: 03/01/2018

Congress is discussing a broad range of possible legislative responses to the mass shooting at a Florida high school.


Speaking to gun-safety group, Pat Toomey reaffirms support for background check bill :: 05/04/2017

Coopersburg resident Mary Ann Nord was looking for reassurance when one of her senators,


Go Home, Sen. Toomey, You're Drunk :: 01/03/2017

Though the GOP majorities in Congress have been retained, and President-elect Trump has vowed to appoint judges who will uphold the Second Amendment, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) has announced that he will push (AGAIN) for the Toomey-Manchin background checks in the next Congress.


Gun control's silver bullets :: 11/20/2016

GUN CONTROL was a central tenet of Hillary Clinton’s unsuccessful campaign for president, but it would be wrong to interpret the results of the Nov. 8 elections as a slam dunk for those opposed to sensible gun laws. Three states approved ballot initiatives for strengthened gun-control measures despite stiff opposition from the national gun lobby.


Republicans retain narrow control of Senate as Gun Sense (Gun Control) candidates tank :: 11/09/2016

The GOP defied expectations as voters in a number of key races cast ballots to keep their Senators in place, with only one incumbent Republican — outspokenly in favor of gun control — tanking.


Toomey Pitches Himself to Dems :: 10/26/2016

Pat Toomey appears to believe he needs split-ticket voters to win re-election.


Q&A: Pat Toomey :: 09/24/2016

Your dad was a union worker. Your mom was a secretary. Having grown up in the white working class, why do you think that community is experiencing such high rates of opioid addiction, imprisonment and suicide? There’s not a simple answer we can point to. The one thing I am sure of is that if we generate stronger economic growth, an environment where people have jobs, where people are getting raises—that may not solve all problems, but it makes all problems easier to solve.


In PA Senate race, unfamiliar battle lines on gun rights :: 09/15/2016

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - As he seeks re-election to his U.S. Senate seat this November, Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey can make an unusual claim. He is the sole Republican nationwide running with the endorsement of top U.S. gun control advocates Gabby Giffords and Michael Bloomberg.


In rare move, Gabby Giffords's gun safety (?) group endorses two Republicans :: 08/26/2016

In a rare move, a leading gun-safety political action committee co-founded by Gabrielle Giffords—the shooting survivor who is a former Democratic U.S. representative from Arizona—has endorsed two Republican senators in their races for re-election.


Gun control advocates endorse GOP's Toomey and Kirk in Senate races :: 08/23/2016

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly this week gave their support to a pair of incumbent Republican Senators up for reelection in November.


Advocates for more gun laws rally at DNC, but face dilemma choosing between Pat Toomey, Katie McGinty :: 07/27/2016

Advocates for tougher gun laws are planning to flex their muscles in this fall's critical Senate elections -- but they have a dilemma in Pennsylvania.


Thanks to a GOP Senator, Obama's Far Left Pick Confirmed to Head Library of Congress :: 07/14/2016

Conservative critics of President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Library of Congress were blindsided Wednesday when a key Republican engineered her lopsided confirmation by the Senate despite concerns she is, in the words of one opponent, “an unqualified, far-left progressive.”


Toomey and Casey Join Together on Gun Bill :: 06/27/2016

The latest chance to do something about gun violence may have just passed Congress by…again.


Can Toomey Defy His Base on Guns? :: 06/21/2016

It’s tough being a statewide politician in a swing state.


Sen. Pat Toomey Working With Gun-Control Group Everytown :: 06/17/2016

Sen. Pat Toomey, a Pennsylvania Republican up for re-election this year, is working with Everytown for Gun Safety on an effort to restrict suspected terrorists’ access to weapons, the first indication that a bipartisan legislative compromise could emerge in response to the Orlando, Fla., mass shooting.


PA-Sen: Toomey Challenges Trump :: 05/10/2016

Senator Pat Toomey was in a great position. A Republican incumbent forced to run in a blue state during a presidential election year, he had done an extraordinary job of making a name for himself.


Commentary: Advice to Trump: Seek to unite and listen more :: 05/08/2016

Donald Trump has dominated the political discussion for the better part of the last year. While I would prefer to focus on my work in the U.S. Senate, and on my own campaign for reelection, there is an unlimited interest in all-things Trump, so I'll offer a few thoughts about the presidential race.


Toomey ads push expanded background checks on gun sales :: 03/26/2016

Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is returning to Pennsylvania's airwaves for the first time since last summer, advancing a pro-law enforcement and pro-gun control message as Democrats step up attacks on him.


Toomey agrees to meet with Obama SCOTUS nominee :: 03/25/2016

The battle over President Obama’s Supreme Court nomination continued this week with Sen. Pat Toomey reportedly agreeing to meet with Judge Merrick Garland, though it’s unclear when the sit-down will take place.


Cruz Gun Adviser: Obama Nominated Garland To 'Ruin The Second Amendment And Destroy This Country' :: 03/24/2016

A top gun-rights adviser to Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign claimed this weekend that President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court is “his last-ditch effort” to “ruin the Second Amendment and destroy this country.”


GOP Senator Doesn't Want to Block All Obama Judges :: 02/24/2016

The Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee has vowed to block the path for President Barack Obama’s eventual Supreme Court nominee. But Sen. Pat Toomey is asking that committee to quickly let through two different Obama nominees from his home state of Pennsylvania.


Sen. Toomey says a new president should pick a Scalia successor :: 02/16/2016

WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s unexpected death Saturday has put Senate Republican incumbents including Pennsylvania’s Pat Toomey on the hot seat as they stand for re-election.


PA-Sen: Toomey Attacks Kenney for Making Philly a "Sanctuary City" :: 01/08/2016

Senator Pat Toomey is picking a fight with an unexpected PA politician, the new Mayor of Philadelphia Jim Kenney.


Toomey, Manchin Unveil Background Check Package :: 04/10/2013

Sen. Pat Toomey and his Democratic colleague Joe Manchin of West Virginia Wednesday unveiled a legislative proposal to subject more gun purchases to background checks.


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