1st priorities: Casey - Jobs; Toomey - sanctuary cities
Not really a surprise, but our Democratic senator, Bob Casey, focused his first 2 bills in the new senate year on jobs and the economy and our GOP senator, Pat Toomey, introduced his first bill on punishing sanctuary cities like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
http://www.timesonline.com/news/governmentandpolitics/casey-toomey-unveil-legislative-initiatives-in-new-session/article_dde070c8-d919-11e6-b41f-03636a98f0c3.html (reverts to paywall in 24 hrs).
Toomey wants to "support our law enforcement people."
What a frickin' crock this guy is - and the "great" state of PA gave him another 6 years!
a couple days ago with the message that he'd campaigned on being a check on Trump. I told the staffer to pass along that I believe Sessions is unfit to be the US Atty Genl and that Toomey should vote against his confirmation.
Toomey's a real piece of work, but he keeps his finger to the wind, so maybe enough calls will make him nervous.
Usually many more votes are cast for Dems, but the Rs keep control. A Democratic vote is worth less and that is the same reason Trump won.
his constituency consists of a very small minority of very wealthy and/or very RW people. The rest of us can die for all he cares. (Only those don't want to die, though.)