Arlington, VA – Tonight, Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) – a strong advocate for veterans – was re-elected by the people of Pennsylvania to U.S. Senate.
In early October, CVA made a six figure investment into expressly advocating on behalf of Sen. Toomey due to his strong record of support for veterans. CVA used a strategic combination of digital ads, mail pieces, phone calls and door knocking to make the argument for Sen. Toomey’s re-election. CVA’s robust presence in Pennsylvania of over 100 staff and volunteers engaged with veterans and military families all across the Keystone State, asking them to support Sen. Toomey on Election Day.
Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Executive Director Mark Lucas released the following statement:
“CVA worked tirelessly to ensure Sen. Toomey crossed the finish line because we’re confident that he will remain a strong advocate in the Senate. We look forward to working with Sen. Toomey to hold the VA accountable and empower veterans with real choice over their health care.”
Sen. Toomey has made great strides to support and protect the veterans of Pennsylvania and the nation. He fought to protect whistleblowers and make firing bad VA employees easier through sponsorship of the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability Act of 2015. Sen. Toomey also co-sponsored the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 to provide health care choices to veterans who were waiting for care. He worked across the aisle with Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) to call attention to the disability claim backlog scandal and supported efforts easing veterans transition back to civilian life.