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.1598 Cosponsored  — A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
S.1585 Cosponsored  — A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, Super PACs and other entities, and for other purposes.
S.1588 Cosponsored  — A bill to secure Federal voting rights of persons when released from incarceration.
S.1589 Cosponsored  — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Small Business Act to expand the availability of employee stock ownership plans in S corporations, and for other purposes.
S.1591 Cosponsored  — Otto Warmbier Banking Restrictions Involving North Korea Act of 2017
S.1575 Cosponsored  — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit for taxpayers who remove lead-based hazards.
S.1564 Cosponsored  — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit legally married same-sex couples to amend their filing status for returns outside the 3-year limitation
S.1539 Cosponsored  — Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2017
S.1547 Cosponsored  — A bill to nullify the effect of the recent Executive order that establishes an "election integrity" commission, which will be used and is designed to support policies that will suppress the vote in minority and poor communities across the United States.
S.1535 Cosponsored  — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve, expand, and extend the credit for carbon dioxide sequestration.
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