Minority Press Releases

October 19, 2021

Toomey: Biden Administration Must Stop Circumventing Congress When Enacting International Policies

Washington, D.C. - In his opening statement during today’s U.S. Senate Banking Committee hearing, Ranking Member Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) criticized the Biden administration’s efforts to circumvent Congress when implementing its troubling international policies. Senator Toomey highlighted his concerns with the administration’s failure to impose mandatory sanctions on Nord Stream II AG and Chinese purchasers of Iranian oil, and enact the OECD tax treaty without the approval of two-thirds of the… Continue Reading


October 13, 2021

Banking Republicans Call on Boston, Dallas Fed Boards to Follow Fair, Transparent, and Non-Political Process When Picking Next President

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Banking Committee Republicans are urging the Boston and Dallas Federal Reserve Bank boards of directors to keep politics out of the selection process for their respective new presidents.In letters to the Federal Reserve Banks of Boston and Dallas’ Boards of Directors, the senators wrote:“It has come to our attention that policymakers in Washington, D.C. are attempting to influence the selection of a new president of the Federal Reserve Bank of [Boston/Dall… Continue Reading


October 8, 2021

Toomey Raises Concerns Over Administration’s Forthcoming Stablecoin Report

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is raising concerns over both the process and the reported content of the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets’ (PWG) forthcoming report on stablecoins. In July, the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and the PWG announced they would issue a report this year with written recommendations on the regulation of stablecoins.In a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Ranking Member Toomey wrot… Continue Reading


October 7, 2021

Toomey Raises Concerns Over HUD Nominees

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today raised concerns over certain Housing and Urban Development (HUD) nominees’ suitability to serve in key leadership positions.Ranking Member Toomey expressed particular concern over HUD nominee Mark Colón’s character and fitness for office given his documented history of making vitriolic and profane public attacks on government officials.Nominees appearing before the Committee today included: Mark Colo… Continue Reading


October 6, 2021

Toomey on Senate Floor: I’ve Never Seen a More ‘Radical’ Regulatory Nominee Than Saule Omarova

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate today to express concern over President Biden’s intent to nominate Saule Omarova as Comptroller of the Currency.This morning Senator Toomey released a letter to Ms. Omarova requesting a copy of her thesis, “Karl Marx’s Economic Analysis and the Theory of Revolution in The Capital,” to allow the Committee to fully assess her nomination. Ms. Omarova’s thesis, which she a… Continue Reading


October 6, 2021

Toomey Calls on Omarova to Turn Over Her Moscow State Thesis on Marxism

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is asking Ms. Saule Omarova, President Biden’s nominee to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), to turn over a copy of her thesis, “Karl Marx’s Economic Analysis and the Theory of Revolution in The Capital,” to allow the Committee to fully assess her nomination.Ms. Omarova’s thesis, which she authored while studying at Moscow State University on the V.I. Lenin Personal Academic Scholars… Continue Reading


October 5, 2021

Toomey: Lifting Sanctions on Taliban Would Be a Grave Mistake

Washington, D.C. - In his opening statement during today’s U.S. Senate Banking Committee hearing, Ranking Member Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) implored the Biden administration not to bestow international legitimacy on the Taliban—a brutal, murderous, terrorist group intertwined with al Qaeda—and provide them sanctions relief.Ranking Member Toomey’s remarks, as prepared for delivery:Mr. Chairman, thank you.Last month, we all watched in horror as chaos unfolded at Kabul’s airport. This administrat… Continue Reading


September 30, 2021

Toomey: Chopra Would Return CFPB to Lawless, Overreaching, Highly Politicized Agency

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate today to express his opposition to the nomination of Rohit Chopra for Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).In July, all Republican members of the Senate Banking Committee sent a letter criticizing Chopra for his refusal to respond to a congressional request seeking information about an alleged purge of civil servants at the CFPB. The members stat… Continue Reading


September 30, 2021

Toomey to SEC: Don’t Restrict Investor Freedom Under the Guise of Investor Protection

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is urging the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) not to impose new regulations on digital trading technologies that restrict investor freedom under the guise of investor protection. After the GameStop trading frenzy earlier this year and the rise of Robinhood’s mobile trading app, the SEC solicited public comments on digital trading technologies.In a new letter to SEC Chairman Gary Gensler, Senator … Continue Reading


September 30, 2021

Toomey to Nominees: EX-IM Should Not Be Lender of First Resort

Washington, D.C. - At today’s U.S. Senate Banking Committee hearing, Ranking Member Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) reiterated his longstanding concerns regarding the lack of taxpayer protections at the Export-Import Bank (EX-IM). Senator Toomey also cautioned against the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) misusing its authority to pursue social objectives like global warming.Appearing before the committee today are Todd Harper, nominee for the National Credit Union Administration, Judith Pr… Continue Reading


September 29, 2021

Toomey Urges Biden Administration to Preserve Taxpayer Protections Against Fannie and Freddie Bailouts

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is urging the Department of the Treasury and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to retain taxpayer protections that were created by the last administration to guard against future bailouts of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs).On September 14, 2021, Treasury and FHFA suspended certain restrictions on Fannie and Freddie’s risk taking and footprints that were added in January 2021 to agreements bet… Continue Reading


September 28, 2021

Toomey Opening Statement at Hearing with Secretary Yellen, Chair Powell

Washington, D.C. - In his opening statement at today’s U.S. Senate Banking Committee hearing, Ranking Member Pat Toomey (R-Pa) warned U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen that Democrats’ reckless tax-and-spending spree would hurt economic growth, while also pointing out that inflation rates are far outpacing projections by the Federal Reserve.Ranking Member Toomey’s remarks, as prepared for delivery:Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Secretary Yellen and Chair Powell, welcome.Last year, Congress,… Continue Reading


September 24, 2021

Toomey Presses Gensler for Regulatory Clarity on Cryptocurrencies

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is asking Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler to provide public guidance surrounding emerging technologies like cryptocurrencies.In a letter to Chairman Gensler, Sen. Toomey said:“For investors to benefit from a fair and competitive marketplace, regulators must proactively provide rules of the road to industry. Unfortunately, the SEC has instead adopted a strategy of regulation-… Continue Reading


September 24, 2021

Toomey: I Have Serious Reservations About OCC Nominee

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding President Biden’s nomination of Saule Omarova to lead the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). “Ms. Omarova has called for ‘radically reshaping the basic architecture and dynamics of modern finance’ including nationalizing retail banking and having the Federal Reserve allocate credit. She has also advocated for ‘effectively end[ing] banking as we know… Continue Reading


September 21, 2021

Toomey Calls on Democrats to Uphold President Biden’s Agreement Not to ‘Double-Dip’ on Transit Spending

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is calling on Democrats to uphold President Biden’s agreement not to “double-dip” by pumping billions of more dollars into mass transit as part of the Democrats’ new tax-and-spending spree.In a letter to Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Senator Toomey wrote:“As you are aware, as part of early negotiations on physical infrastructure between the White House and the bipartisan group of senato… Continue Reading


September 21, 2021

Toomey Opening Statement at Hearing for Commerce, Treasury Nominees

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) delivered the following opening statement at today’s nomination hearing with Alan Estevez, nominee for Commerce Under Secretary for Industry and Security, Thea Kendler, nominee for Commerce Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, Alexia Latortue, nominee for Treasury Assistant Secretary for International Markets, and Graham Steele, nominee for Treasury Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions.Ra… Continue Reading


September 14, 2021

Toomey Statement on Admin Rolling Back Taxpayer Protections Against Fannie, Freddie Losses

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) suspended Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements (PSPAs) restrictions. “Housing is cyclical, and so are failed liberal housing policies. “In the 2000s, flawed federal policy steered many borrowers, especially low and middle-income borrowers, into purchasing homes they could not afford. Whe… Continue Reading


September 14, 2021

Toomey: Gensler’s Agenda Does Not Appropriately Reflect the Mission of the SEC

Washington, D.C. - In his opening statement at today’s U.S. Senate Banking Committee hearing, Ranking Member Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) expressed concern over the direction of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under Chairman Gary Gensler’s leadership. Pointing to Mr. Gensler’s efforts to restrict retail investor freedom, to regulate cryptocurrencies by enforcement, and to impose new mandatory disclosures on global warming and “human capital,” Senator Toomey urged the SEC to change cour… Continue Reading


September 13, 2021

Toomey, Cruz Call on President Biden to Follow the Law and Sanction Russian Pipeline

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are calling on President Biden to follow the law and sanction Nord Stream 2 AG (NS2AG). In a letter to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez and Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown, the senators agreed to proceed with the confirmation process for a number of Treasury and State Department nominees if President Biden sanctions NS2AG.“Whether NS2 AG is sanctioned under CAATSA is not simp… Continue Reading


September 10, 2021

Toomey Slams Democrat Attempts to Limit Stock Buybacks

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement after Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced legislation to impose a two percent tax on stock buybacks. “I’m astonished my Democrat colleagues think it’s a good idea to punish a company’s investors—including those invested via a 401k or a pension plan—when fellow investors in the same company decide to sell their stock and take back some of the… Continue Reading

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