Toomey to become Senate Steering Committee chairman

    Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., announced yesterday he’s been selected to be chairman of the Senate Steering Committee.”I’ve enjoyed chairing this group for the past five years, and I look forward to working closely with Pat and the other Steering members to advance conservative principles at this critical time when our country needs them most,” outgoing Chairman Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., said in a news release.

    The committee was set up in 1974 as a nonpartisan forum to promote conservative legislation.


    Toomey also serves on the Budget, Banking, Commerce and Join Economic committees. He’ll take the new post in September.

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