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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.2824||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to establish in each State a network between agricultural producers and food banks to provide food to the needy and reduce food waste, and for other purposes.|
|S.2813||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Agricultural Adjustment Act to assist small cheese producers.|
|S.2807||Cosponsored — A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report regarding performance awards and bonuses awarded to certain high-level employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.|
|S.2784||Cosponsored — A bill to reauthorize the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act.|
|S.2739||Cosponsored — A bill to increase the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to restrict the entrance of illicit drugs into the United States.|
|S.2710||Cosponsored — No latest title...|
|S.2718||Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow workers an above-the-line deduction for union dues and expenses and to allow a miscellaneous itemized deduction for workers for all unreimbursed expenses incurred in the trade or business of being an employee.|
|S.2719||Cosponsored — A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a registry to ensure that members of the Armed Forces who may have been exposed to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances on military installations receive information regarding such exposure, and for other purposes.|
|S.2696||Cosponsored — A bill to provide grants to States to improve and coordinate their response to ensure the safety, permanency, and well-being of children at high risk for abuse and neglect.|
|S.2704||Cosponsored — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of methadone under Medicare part B.|