Sen. Toomey Co-Sponsors Bill To Honor Civil Air Patrol WWII Members U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) co-sponsored S. 418, a bipartisan bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the Civil Air Patrol's World War II members.
PoliticalNews.me - May 11,2012 - Sen. Toomey Co-Sponsors Bill To Honor Civil Air Patrol WWII Members
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) co-sponsored S. 418, a bipartisan bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the Civil Air Patrol's World War II members.
The Civil Air Patrol's operations during World War II were highly unusual. Civilian volunteers used their own planes and money to fly combat, humanitarian and other critical security missions throughout the war.
The bill, sponsored by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), would award a single medal to the Civil Air Patrol. Donations would cover the cost of replica medals for surviving Civil Air Patrol members and the families of deceased members. The bill has 84 additional co-sponsors.
"Civil Air Patrol members risked their lives to serve our country during World War II, and 64 of them died in their efforts to protect freedom. I am pleased to join my Senate colleagues in supporting this honor for these brave and distinguished Americans," Sen. Toomey said.
******************************************Senator Pat Toomey was elected to the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania on a platform of limited government, economic and job growth, and restoring fiscal responsibility.
Since joining the Senate in 2011, he has distinguished himself as a leader on economic, financial services and budgetary issues, striving to restore fiscal discipline to Washington and economic opportunity for all Americans. Among other things, Sen. Toomey introduced a 10-year balanced budget proposal that received more votes in the Senate than any other budget plan in 2011, and he has successfully helped cut federal red tape for local communities and job creators in Pennsylvania through his Had Enough? constituent services program.
The senator serves on the Budget; Banking; Commerce; and Joint Economic committees. He also is the ranking member on the Commerce Committee's Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance Subcommittee. He previously served on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction.