Legislation

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The following is a list of legislation that Senator Casey has sponsored or cosponsored that have been passed into law:

Casey Public Laws

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.

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Legislation from the 115th Congress:

Bill # Bill Description Updated
S.2680 Cosponsored  — Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018
S.2667 Cosponsored  — Hemp Farming Act of 2018
S.2653 Cosponsored  — A bill to create a poverty relief benefit under title II of the Social Security Act for eligible individuals.
S.2652 Cosponsored  — Stephen Michael Gleason Congressional Gold Medal Act
S.2604 Cosponsored  — A bill to amend the Oil Region National Heritage Area Act to reauthorize the Oil Region National Heritage Area, and for other purposes.
S.2597 Cosponsored  — Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2018
S.2591 Cosponsored  — A bill to amend title 9 of the United States Code with respect to arbitration.
S.2584 Cosponsored  — A bill to end discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools, and for other purposes.
S.2572 Cosponsored  — A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to address and take action to prevent bullying and harassment of students.
S.2557 Cosponsored  — A bill to amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to improve conservation programs, and for other purposes.
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