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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.3020||Cosponsored — A bill to establish in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor of the Department of State a Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Peoples, and for other purposes.|
|S.3005||Cosponsored — A bill to encourage and promote urban, indoor, and other emerging agricultural production practices, and for other purposes.|
|S.2996||Cosponsored — A bill to make available necessary disaster assistance for families affected by major disasters, and for other purposes.|
|S.2986||Cosponsored — A bill to award grants to States to support efforts at institutions of higher education to increase degree attainment, and for other purposes.|
|S.2961||Cosponsored — A bill to reauthorize subtitle A of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990.|
|S.2952||Cosponsored — Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act|
|S.2950||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow credits for the establishment of franchises by veterans.|
|S.2957||Cosponsored — PAST Act|
|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.2937||Cosponsored — HELP Separated Children Act|