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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.1026||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 to require full disclosure for entities receiving Federal funding.|
|S.1024||Cosponsored — Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017|
|S.1003||Cosponsored — A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to add standards for drug compendia for physician use for purposes of Medicaid payment for certain drugs, and for other purposes.|
|S.1006||Cosponsored — A bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes.|
|S.997||Cosponsored — A bill to permit employees to request, and to ensure employers consider requests for, flexible work terms and conditions, and for other purposes.|
|S.954||Cosponsored — A bill to prevent harassment at institutions of higher education, and for other purposes.|
|S.981||Cosponsored — A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to establish an energy efficiency materials pilot program.|
|S.982||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require mandatory reporting of incidents of child abuse or neglect, and for other purposes.|
|S.948||Cosponsored — America's Red Rock Wilderness Act of 2017|
|S.947||Cosponsored — A bill to protect passengers on flights in air transportation from being denied boarding involuntarily, and for other purposes.|