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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.2950||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow credits for the establishment of franchises by veterans.|
|S.2978||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to modify the conservation reserve enhancement program, and for other purposes.|
|S.2957||Cosponsored — PAST Act|
|S.2937||Cosponsored — HELP Separated Children Act|
|S.2940||Cosponsored — A bill to provide for the consideration of a definition of anti-Semitism for the enforcement of Federal antidiscrimination laws concerning education programs or activities.|
|S.2899||Cosponsored — A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide States with the option of providing medical assistance at a residential pediatric recovery center to infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome.|
|S.2916||Cosponsored — Energizing American Shipbuilding Act|
|S.2911||Cosponsored — A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide guidance to States regarding Medicaid items and services for non-opioid pain treatment and management.|
|S.2898||Cosponsored — A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to remove lifetime limits under State Medicaid programs on medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders.|
|S.2906||Cosponsored — A bill to establish a permanent community care program for veterans, to improve the recruitment of health care providers of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to improve construction by the Department, and for other purposes.|