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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.1462||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to improve cost sharing subsidies.|
|S.1409||Cosponsored — Technologies for Energy Jobs and Security Act of 2017|
|S.1419||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to revise the criteria for determining which States and political subdivisions are subject to section 4 of the Act, and for other purposes.|
|S.1387||Cosponsored — TRICARE Expedited Evaluation and Treatment for Prenatal Surgery Act of 2017|
|S.1376||Cosponsored — A bill to ensure that all fast-tracked reconciliation bills are subject to a committee hearing, and for other purposes.|
|S.1366||Cosponsored — A bill to direct the Secretary of Defense to review the discharge characterization of former members of the Armed Forces who were discharged by reason of the sexual orientation of the member, and for other purposes.|
|S.1371||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to strengthen the earned income tax credit and the child tax credit.|
|S.1357||Cosponsored — Family-Based Care Services Act|
|S.1343||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code to extend and modify certain charitable tax provisions.|
|S.1318||Cosponsored — Air Carrier Access Amendments Act of 2017|