Legislation

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The following is a list of legislation that Senator Casey has sponsored or cosponsored that have been passed into law:

Casey Public Laws

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.

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Legislation from the 115th Congress:

Bill # Bill Description Updated
S.2404 Cosponsored  — A bill to amend the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to reauthorize the organic agriculture research and extension initiative.
S.2364 Cosponsored  — SRF WIN Act
S.2328 Cosponsored  — A bill making continuing appropriations for military pay and death benefits in the event of a Government shutdown.
S.2327 Cosponsored  — A bill to prohibit paying Members of Congress during periods during which a Government shutdown is in effect, and for other purposes.
S.2324 Cosponsored  — Small Business Credit Availability Act
S.2315 Cosponsored  — A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to clarify the regulatory framework with respect to certain nonprescription drugs that are marketed without an approved new drug application, and for other purposes.
S.2278 Cosponsored  — State Offices of Rural Health Reauthorization Act of 2018
S.2269 Cosponsored  — A bill to reauthorize the Global Food Security Act of 2016 for 5 additional years.
S.2236 Cosponsored  — Congressional Harassment Reform Act
S.2227 Cosponsored  — EMPOWER Care Act
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