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Three midstate Republican congressmen opposed 11th-hour deal

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 17, 2013 3:00 PM
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Sen. Pat Toomey is among the midstate Republicans who voted against raising the nation's borrowing limit to avoid a potentially calamitous default

Five of Pennsylvania's 14 Republican members of Congress voted against raising the nation's borrowing limit to avoid a potentially calamitous default and ending the federal government's partial shutdown after 16 days.

Three are from the midstate.

The votes by Senator Pat Toomey and midstate Congressmen Scott Perry, Tom Marino and Joe Pitts put them in the majority of 277 Republicans in Congress who voted "no.''

Meanwhile, nine Republican members of Congress voted to raise the nation's borrowing limit and end the shutdown.

All of six of Pennsylvania's Democrats in Congress voted for the legislation.

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Comments: 2

  • Larry img 2013-10-20 07:49

    Toomey and the other Congressmen are irresponsible.

    Knowing they are a minority they prefer to intimidate and bully rather than compromise on their values, while demanding others compromise on their values.


    The issue is restoring tax reductions since the Eisenhower administration that were based on the promise of job creation.

    Those jobs have never been created, and the tax reductions have only contributed to falling investments in infrastructure, job training and education, and quality of life.

    Had we maintained that tax base and funded our wars we would not be having this debate.

    Let us return to the tax base of the Eisenhower administration and fund our wars.

    Americans have had enough tea with these Mad Hatters!

  • Larry img 2013-10-20 07:50

    Toomey and the other Congressmen are irresponsible.

    Knowing they are a minority they prefer to intimidate and bully rather than compromise on their values, while demanding others compromise on their values.


    The issue is restoring tax reductions since the Eisenhower administration that were based on the promise of job creation.

    Those jobs have never been created, and the tax reductions have only contributed to falling investments in infrastructure, job training and education, and quality of life.

    Had we maintained that tax base and funded our wars we would not be having this debate.

    Let us return to the tax base of the Eisenhower administration and fund our wars.

    Americans have had enough tea with these Mad Hatters!

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