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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.1916||Cosponsored — Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act|
|S.1919||Cosponsored — A bill to end the use of body-gripping traps in the National Wildlife Refuge System.|
|S.1917||Cosponsored — Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017|
|S.1911||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to transfer certain funds to the 1974 United Mine Workers of America Pension Plan, and for other purposes.|
|S.1909||Cosponsored — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a system to educate individuals approaching Medicare eligibility, to simplify and modernize the eligibility enrollment process, and for other purposes.|
|S.1834||Cosponsored — A bill to amend title XXVIII of the Public Health Service Act to establish a National Advisory Committee on Seniors and Disasters.|
|S.1829||Cosponsored — A bill to amend title V of the Social Security Act to extend the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program.|
|S.1827||Cosponsored — KIDS Act of 2017|
|S.1808||Cosponsored — A bill to extend temporarily the Federal Perkins Loan program, and for other purposes.|
|S.1806||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 and the Head Start Act to promote child care and early learning, and for other purposes.|