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Sen. Toomey Gets Key Subcommittee Posts

Freshman Sen. Pat Toomey (R.,Pa.) has received assignments to subcommittees that oversee aviation, communications/Internet, and securities and investments, among others.

Sen. Toomey Gets Key Subcommittee Posts

Freshman Sen. Pat Toomey (R.,Pa.)
Freshman Sen. Pat Toomey (R.,Pa.)

Freshman Sen. Pat Toomey (R.,Pa.) has received assignments to subcommittees that will give him a voice in policy on aviation, Internet and cable communications, and the stock market, among others.

A member of the Commerce and Banking Committees in the Senate, the Republican leadership designated Toomey for seven subcommittees, which often do the nitty-gritty work in legislation and oversight.

Under Commerce, Toomey will be on the following subcommittees:

  • Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security (Toomey's a licensed pilot)
  • Communications, Technology, and the Internet (a good assignment for a Senator with Comcast in his state.)
  • Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance
  • Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security

Under Banking, Toomey will be on the following subcommittees:

  • Securities, Insurance, and Investment (he has expertise as a banker and on Wall St.)
  • Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
  • Housing, Transportation, and Community Development
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