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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.322||Cosponsored — Pet and Women Safety Act of 2017|
|S.329||Cosponsored — A bill to place restrictions on the use of solitary confinement for juveniles in Federal custody.|
|S.324||Cosponsored — State Veterans Home Adult Day Health Care Improvement Act of 2017|
|S.292||Cosponsored — Childhood Cancer STAR Act|
|S.294||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to clarify the Food and Drug Administration's jurisdiction over certain tobacco products, and to protect jobs and small businesses involved in the sale, manufacturing and distribution of traditional and premium cigars.|
|S.251||Cosponsored — Protecting Medicare from Executive Action Act of 2017|
|S.274||Cosponsored — A bill to nullify the effect of the recent executive order that temporarily restricted individuals from certain countries from entering the United States.|
|S.262||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and modify the section 45 credit for refined coal from steel industry fuel, and for other purposes.|
|S.253||Cosponsored — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps.|
|S.247||Cosponsored — A bill to provide an incentive for businesses to bring jobs back to America.|