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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.569||Cosponsored — A bill to amend title 54, United States Code, to provide consistent and reliable authority for, and for the funding of, the Land and Water Conservation Fund to maximize the effectiveness of the Fund for future generations, and for other purposes.|
|S.573||Cosponsored — A bill to establish the National Criminal Justice Commission.|
|S.548||Cosponsored — Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017|
|S.546||Cosponsored — A bill to reduce temporarily the royalty required to be paid for sodium produced on Federal lands, and for other purposes.|
|S.537||Cosponsored — A bill to amend title 9 of the United States Code with respect to arbitration.|
|S.552||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act and the Electronic Fund Transfer Act to provide justice to victims of fraud.|
|S.492||Cosponsored — Servicemember Retirement Improvement Act|
|S.515||Cosponsored — A bill to require the Secretary of Labor to maintain a publicly available list of all employers that relocate a call center overseas, to make such companies ineligible for Federal grants or guaranteed loans, and to require disclosure of the physical location of business agents engaging in customer service communications, and for other purposes.|
|S.512||Cosponsored — Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act|
|S.505||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for an energy equivalent of a gallon of diesel in the case of liquefied natural gas for purposes of the Inland Waterways Trust Fund financing rate.|