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.2215 Cosponsored  — A bill to amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to better assist producers desiring to voluntarily transition into organic production systems.
S.2211 Cosponsored  — A bill to establish a national endangered missing advisory communications network, and for other purposes.
S.2212 Cosponsored  — A bill to establish the "Biomedical Innovation Fund", and for other purposes.
S.2186 Cosponsored  — A bill to modernize laws and policies, and eliminate discrimination, with respect to people living with HIV/AIDS, and for other purposes.
S.2139 Cosponsored  — A bill to amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to address critical conservation conditions under the regional conservation partnership program, and for other purposes.
S.2141 Cosponsored  — A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to reform procedures for determinations on disposition of charges and the convening of courts-martial for certain offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and for other purposes.
S.2143 Cosponsored  — A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act to strengthen protections for employees wishing to advocate for improved wages, hours, or other terms or conditions of employment, to expand coverage under such Act, to provide a process for achieving initial collective bargaining agreements, and to provide for stronger remedies for interference with these rights, and for other purposes.
S.2152 Cosponsored  — Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act of 2017
S.2147 Cosponsored  — Butch Lewis Act of 2017
S.2127 Cosponsored  — Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2017
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