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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.240||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.236||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform taxation of alcoholic beverages.|
|S.223||Cosponsored — A bill to provide immunity from suit for certain individuals who disclose potential examples of financial exploitation of senior citizens, and for other purposes.|
|S.203||Cosponsored — RPM Act of 2017|
|S.230||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against income tax for facilities using a qualified methane conversion technology to provide transportation fuels and chemicals.|
|S.198||Cosponsored — Combating European Anti-Semitism Act of 2017|
|S.210||Cosponsored — A bill to prohibit the application of certain restrictive eligibility requirements to foreign nongovernmental organizations with respect to the provision of assistance under part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.|
|S.178||Cosponsored — Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act|
|S.170||Cosponsored — Combating BDS Act of 2017|
|S.175||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to transfer certain funds to the Multiemployer Health Benefit Plan and the 1974 United Mine Workers of America Pension Plan, and for other purposes.|