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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.168||Cosponsored — Commercial Vessel Incidental Discharge Act|
|S.114||Cosponsored — VA Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017|
|S.109||Cosponsored — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage under the Medicare program of pharmacist services.|
|S.142||Cosponsored — A bill to expand certain empowerment zone provisions to communities receiving a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice, and for other purposes.|
|S.138||Cosponsored — A bill to impose sanctions on persons that threaten the peace or stability of Iraq or the Government of Iraq and to address the emergency in Syria, and for other purposes.|
|S.108||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on medical devices.|
|S.144||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the establishment of Promise Zones.|
|S.143||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against income tax for amounts paid by a spouse of a member of the Armed Forces for a new State license or certification required by reason of a permanent change in the duty station of such member to another State.|
|S.58||Cosponsored — Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2017|
|S.65||Cosponsored — A bill to address financial conflicts of interest of the President and Vice President.|