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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.1814||Cosponsored — A bill to provide support for the development of middle school career exploration programs linked to career and technical education programs of study.|
|S.1790||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve college savings under section 529 programs, and for other purposes.|
|S.1797||Cosponsored — A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to ensure health insurance coverage continuity for former foster youth.|
|S.1767||Cosponsored — Farm to School Act of 2017|
|S.1742||Cosponsored — Medicare at 55 Act|
|S.1715||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify that all provisions shall apply to legally married same-sex couples in the same manner as other married couples, and for other purposes.|
|S.1724||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a new tax credit and grant program to stimulate investment and healthy nutrition options in food deserts, and for other purposes.|
|S.1693||Cosponsored — Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017|
|S.1694||Cosponsored — A bill to improve quality and accountability for educator preparation programs.|
|S.1690||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide greater support to students with dependents, and for other purposes.|