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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.712||Cosponsored — A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to reform the rights and processes relating to appeals of decisions regarding claims for benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.|
|S.687||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Trade Act of 1974 to authorize a State to reimburse certain costs incurred by the State in providing training to workers after a petition for certification of eligibility for trade adjustment assistance has been filed, and for other purposes.|
|S.681||Cosponsored — Deborah Sampson Act|
|S.654||Cosponsored — PACT Act|
|S.636||Cosponsored — A bill to allow Americans to earn paid sick time so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families.|
|S.640||Cosponsored — A bill to prioritize funding for an expanded and sustained national investment in biomedical research.|
|S.608||Cosponsored — A bill to nullify the effect of the March 6, 2017 executive order that temporarily restricts most nationals from six countries from entering the United States.|
|S.591||Cosponsored — Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act of 2017|
|S.597||Cosponsored — Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act|
|S.606||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent taxpayer identity theft and tax refund fraud, and for other purposes.|