Toomey checks in with Pa.’s large employers

    Pennsylvania Sen.-elect Pat Toomey on Wednesday toured the Boeing Company and Fox Chase Cancer Center, two major employers in the state’s southeast corner.

    Toomey said the tours were part of meetings he’s having with large employers in the state to talk about their concerns, and the economic challenges they face.

    Toomey came out on top in a hard-fought election, and will take the seat of longtime Sen. Arlen Specter.

    Standing at the Fox Chase Cancer Center, Toomey said Specter did some good things for the National Institutes of Health.

    “I thought his dedication to ensuring an expansion of resources for NIH was a very constructive thing,” Toomey said. “The work that NIH does with institutions like Fox Chase is incredibly important in terms of improving the quality of health care in Pennsylvania and in America.”

    Toomey said he agrees with a recent court ruling that the mandate required by national health-care legislation is unconstitutional.

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