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In return to Washington, Toomey upbeat about Trump prospects

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 10, 2016 3:47 PM
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Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa. speaks to the media after voting at the Zion's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Old Zionsville, Pa.

(Harrisburg) -- Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is preparing for a new six-year term following his narrow Pennsylvania victory and says he continues to have reservations about President-elect Donald Trump, though he expects a good working relationship.

Toomey said Thursday that he won't be a rubber stamp for Trump, and he expects to meet with Trump next week in Washington.

He says Trump's voters want to restore a functioning government and are sending the message that the economy's not working for them.

He expects Trump can get to work quickly, rescinding President Barack Obama's executive orders and perhaps nominating a Supreme Court justice. Other tasks will take longer, such as repealing Obama's health care law.

Toomey didn't give specifics on how he'd deal with people who get health insurance through it.

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