BigNews.Biz - Jul 03,2012 - Sen. Toomey: Extremely Disappointed In SCOTUS Decision
A Jarring Blow to Tradition of Constitutional Governance and Liberty
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) expressed his disappointment with the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision regarding the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
"I am extremely disappointed. The decision is a jarring blow to our 200-year-old tradition of constitutionally limited government and personal liberty," Sen. Toomey said.
"The Supreme Court's decision doesn't change the fact that President Obama's health care law is a terrible policy that will impose new taxes, increase the cost of health care and cost our country jobs. It is now up to Congress to repeal Obamacare and enact common-sense reforms that will expand access to affordable, quality health care."
Sen. Toomey serves on the following committees:
■Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
■Commerce, Science and Transportation
On the Banking Committee
He is a member of the following subcommittees:
■Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection;
■Housing, Transportation and Community Development; and
■Securities, Insurance and Investment.
On the Commerce Committee
He is the ranking member of the following subcommittee:
■Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance.
He is also a member of the following subcommittees:
■Aviation Operations, Safety and Security
■Communications, Technology and the Internet
■Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security.
Sen. Toomey previously served on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction.