December 14, 2003

Toomey: "Federal spending is out of control"

The federal government is spending far too much money, Congressman Pat Toomey (R-Lehigh) told reporters at the State Capitol during a campaign stop in the mid-state today. Toomey, a conservative third-term U.S. House member, is seeking to unseat liberal Senator Arlen Specter (R-Philadelphia) in the Republican primary election next April.

"Congress must halt the massive expansion of government that has occurred over the past decade and begin the process of reigning in excessive spending," Toomey said. "With the federal government spiraling into deficits, now is the time for Congress to make the difficult decisions we have been putting off for too long."