WASHINGTON – Today, March 1, U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) will receive the first-ever Bipartisan Policy Center’s Legislative Action Award along with Representatives Will Hurd (R-Tex.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.). The Bipartisan Policy Center will honor these members of Congress with this award because of their commitment to putting policy before partisanship.

“I'm honored to receive this award from the Bipartisan Policy Center that recognizes the importance of working across the aisle to enact real change,” said Senator Coons. “Delawareans sent me to the Senate to be their voice and ally in Washington while staying true to what we call the Delaware Way, which is defined by collaboration and kindness even in the face of disagreement. It is my hope that by letting these values guide what I do in the Senate I can look past partisan differences and do what is best for Delaware and for the United States." 

"The people of Pennsylvania want policy makers in Washington to get things done," said Senator Toomey. "In the Senate that usually means 60 votes and obtaining support from both parties. I am honored that the Bipartisan Policy Center is highlighting my work on behalf of Pennsylvania for the first Legislative Action Award. Our country faces many great challenges. Solutions will require careful thought, great ideas, and cooperation from Republicans and Democrats, the House and the Senate, and the executive and legislative branches of government. While none of us will agree all the time, the country needs lawmakers to resist the call of obstructionism and work together, where they can, to tackle the great fiscal, economic, and security challenges of our time. That's why I continue to seek consensus and pursue headway on these matters on behalf of all Pennsylvanians."