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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.2132||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that working families have access to affordable health insurance coverage.|
|S.2135||Cosponsored — Fix NICS Act of 2017|
|S.2122||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 regarding reasonable break time for nursing mothers.|
|S.2095||Cosponsored — Assault Weapons Ban of 2017|
|S.2085||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973 to streamline application processes and reduce the administrative burden for the commodity supplemental food program, and for other purposes.|
|S.2089||Cosponsored — LGBT Elder Americans Act of 2017|
|S.2086||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 to extend and modernize the sugar program, to extend and subsequently repeal the feedstock flexibility program for bioenergy producers, to extend and subsequently replace flexible marketing allotments for sugar, and for other purposes.|
|S.2060||Cosponsored — Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act of 2017|
|S.2048||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit for employer-provided worker training.|
|S.2017||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide that over-the-road bus drivers are covered under the maximum hours requirement.|