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The following is a list of legislation that Senator Casey has sponsored or cosponsored that have been passed into law:
Bills are prefixed with H.R. when introduced in the House and S. when introduced in the Senate, and they are followed by a number based on the order in which they are introduced. The vast majority of legislative proposals are in the form of bills. Bills deal with domestic and foreign issues and programs, and they also appropriate money to various government agencies and programs.
Joint Resolutions are designated H.J. Res. or S.J. Res. and are followed by a number. Like a bill, a joint resolution requires the approval of both Chambers in identical form and the president’s signature to become law. The joint resolution is generally used for continuing or emergency appropriations.
Concurrent Resolutions, which are designated H.Con. Res. or S.Con. Res., and followed by a number, must be passed in the same form by both houses, but they do not require the signature of the president and do not have the force of law. Concurrent resolutions are generally used to make or amend rules that apply to both houses. They are also used to express the sentiments of both of the houses.
Simple Resolutions are designated H.Res. and S.Res., followed by a number. A simple resolution addresses matters entirely within the prerogative of one house, such as revising the standing rules of one Chamber. Simple resolutions are also used to express the sentiments of a single house.
Legislation from the 115th Congress:
|Bill #||Bill Description||Updated|
|S.3741||Cosponsored — A bill to prohibit the Social Security Administration from reinstating the reconsideration level of appeal for disability determinations in the 10 prototype States, and for other purposes.|
|S.3702||Cosponsored — Right Rebate Act of 2018|
|S.3683||Cosponsored — A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on the accessibility of websites of the Department of Veterans Affairs to individuals with disabilities, and for other purposes.|
|S.3696||Cosponsored — A bill to promote democracy and human rights in Burma, and for other purposes.|
|S.3679||Cosponsored — A bill to ensure that older adults and individuals with disabilities are prepared for disasters, and for other purposes.|
|S.3669||Cosponsored — A bill to assist States in improving guardianship oversight and data collection.|
|S.3657||Cosponsored — A bill to reauthorize the Traumatic Brain Injury program.|
|S.3636||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide matching payments for retirement savings contributions by certain individuals.|
|S.3626||Cosponsored — A bill to prohibit and prevent seclusion and to prevent and reduce the use of physical restraint in schools, and for other purposes.|
|S.3591||Cosponsored — A bill to extend authorization for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 through fiscal year 2090, and for other purposes.|