• Agriculture

    Agriculture

    Pennsylvania’s proud agricultural tradition has helped build and strengthen the Commonwealth from its earliest days. As Pennsylvania’s number one industry, agriculture continues to drive our economy, supporting over 94,000 farmers and hundreds of thousands of jobs. Senator Casey is committed to helping PA famers so they can support their families, grow their businesses and create jobs. As a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Senator Casey fights f

  • Children

    Children

    Senator Casey believes that all children deserve a strong start in life, and the economic health of our Nation rests upon how well we help prepare our children for success. By laying a solid foundation that includes health, nutrition, safety and education from the day they are born, we can ensure every child can grow to his or her full potential. No matter what the circumstances, it is the obligation of every public official to do all that they can to make sure that the light inside every child

  • Civil Rights

    Civil Rights

    Senator Casey believes the advancement of civil rights must be at the core of our nation’s mission. Public officials must serve as a guardian of civil rights so that people throughout our nation have equal protection of our laws. Senator Casey believes that each generation of Americans has a basic obligation to protect and advance the cause of civil rights in order to perfect our nation’s union.

  • Criminal Justice

    Criminal Justice

    Senator Casey believes we need to rebalance our criminal justice system to reduce the overcrowding of prisons with nonviolent offenders serving unnecessarily long sentences, and instead focus on violent crime, which poses the greatest risk to our communities. We also need to make sure that people who made mistakes but paid their debt to society are not forever punished by policies that keep them from exercising their civil rights and accessing the ladders of opportunity.

  • Disabilities

    Disabilities

    Since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act almost 30 years ago, people with disabilities living in the United States have made significant progress to become included in all aspects of society. Despite great advances, there is still much work to be done to ensure that Pennsylvanians with disabilities can live independently, have equal opportunities, and can be economically self-sufficient. As a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and the Committe

  • Early Learning

    Early Learning

    A quality education from early childhood through college is of paramount importance for the future of Pennsylvania and our country. Study after study shows that investments in enhancing learning opportunities for our youngest children are absolutely critical to a child’s success. Senator Casey knows that when a child learns more earlier in life child will earn more later in our workforce. These investments are also critical to our nation’s continued economic strength. Unfortunately,

  • Environment

    Environment

    Senator Casey is working to preserve the richness, beauty and diversity of Pennsylvania’s natural environment. He is committed to protecting the environment, preserving our national treasures and safeguarding the health of Pennsylvanian families.

  • Gun Violence

    Gun Violence

    With an average of 520 gun homicides every year in Pennsylvania, Senator Casey is committed to making our communities safer. Every American should feel free to study or work or worship where they please without feeling the threat of gun violence. We can and we must act now to pass commonsense gun safety reforms.

  • Health Care

    Health Care

    Ensuring access to quality, affordable health care is a top priority for Senator Casey. Senator Casey is a member of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and the Committee on Finance, both of which oversee policies and programs related to healthcare access. Senator Casey is using his positions on these committees to protect Medicare, expand and protect healthcare access for all Pennsylvanians and promote lifesaving biomedical research.

  • Higher Education

    Higher Education

    Senator Casey believes that higher education  is a ticket to the American dream and a key to long-term economic growth. Anyone with the drive, fortitude, and desire to pursue the opportunities afforded by higher education should be able to realize that dream, regardless of their personal financial situation. Pennsylvania is fortunate to have the most institutions of higher education of any state, as well as the rich diversity and economic advantages that come with them. Senator Casey will d

  • An Independent Judiciary

    An Independent Judiciary

    Senator Casey believes a strong and independent judiciary is fundamental to our democracy, and he is committed to protecting access to the courthouse for all citizens. Whether through ensuring the federal bench is fully staffed with judges who reflect the diversity of their communities, or through ensuring that everyday Americans are not unfairly deprived of their day in court, Senator Casey believes that equal justice is our common project. While he has a long record of working in a bipartisan

  • Israel

    Israel

    Senator Casey is committed to the unbreakable bond between the United States and Israel and to promoting peace and security throughout the Middle East.  A stable and secure Israel is in our national security interest and has been a cornerstone of our foreign policy for more than half a century.  The United States benefits enormously from cooperating with Israel on counterterrorism, intelligence and defense.

  • Jobs and the Economy

    Jobs and the Economy

    Senator Casey is a strong supporter of legislative initiatives to promote economic security for individuals and families. As a member of the Committee on Finance and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, each of which has broad jurisdiction over programs and issues that impact Americans’ financial security, Senator Casey has worked to implement policies and legislation to support job creation, income growth, small businesses, families and children.

  • Law Enforcement and Local Communities

    Law Enforcement and Local Communities

    Safe, secure communities are vital to the well-being of Pennsylvania families, yet criminal activity threatens public safety in many areas of the Commonwealth. Senator Casey believes the most effective way to fight crime is to ensure state and local law enforcement have the necessary resources they need to proactively prevent crime while bringing perpetrators to justice. Our brave law enforcement officers are doing all they can to combat crime, but they need adequate resources to do their jobs.

  • LGBTQ Issues

    LGBTQ Issues

    Senator Casey supports the rights of all LGBTQ individuals. This nation was founded on the principles of freedom and equality, not for some, but for all. As a society and a government, we must continue to move toward the ideal of inclusion. Senator Casey is committed to ensuring that our government provides equal protection under the law for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • National Security

    National Security

    The national security challenges facing our nation today are immense. They include protecting our nation from terrorists; countering Iran’s malign activities; supporting our stalwart ally Israel; U.S. assistance to the victims of the conflict in Syria the responsible drawdown of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, concurrent with political, security, and civil society progress in the country; and bolstering international efforts to combat the grave threat of nuclear terrorism. Se

  • Opioid Epidemic

    Opioid Epidemic

    Senator Casey is deeply concerned by the devastating impact of the opioid epidemic, which is affecting families and communities in all corners of Pennsylvania. He is committed to fighting for the resources communities need to save lives and support individuals with substance use disorders who are trying to rebuild their lives in recovery.

  • Pennsylvania Businesses

    Pennsylvania Businesses

    Senator Casey believes creating opportunity for Pennsylvania businesses is key to creating jobs and investing in the economic future of the Commonwealth. As a member of the Committee on Finance, which has jurisdiction over trade and the tax code, and the Joint Economic Committee, which focuses on issues affecting employment and the national economy, Senator Casey has worked to implement policies and legislation that will help Pennsylvania businesses grow and create jobs.

  • Raising Wages

    Raising Wages

    The middle-class is the engine of the American economy.  But over the last several decades, incomes have stagnated for middle-class Americans.  This puts both the middle class and the American economy at risk.  Addressing income growth and helping American families achieve economic security, is one of Senator Casey’s top priorities.  He has a long record of protecting and expanding the rights of workers, spurring job growth through investments in infrastructure and in s

  • Retirement Security

    Retirement Security

    Ensuring all Americans have the opportunity and ability to save for a financially secure retirement is a priority for Senator Casey. He is the Ranking Member of the Special Committee on Aging, and a member of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and the Committee on Finance, which have jurisdiction over policies and programs related to retirement and savings.

  • Rural Economy

    Rural Economy

    America’s small towns and rural communities are an important part of the backbone of the US economy. From farming to manufacturing, rural communities help to drive our nation’s productivity. Yet despite their importance to our economy, rural America’s infrastructure is falling further and further behind. Of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, 48 are rural. Senator Casey is an advocate for ensuring these communities have the tools they need to thrive in a 21st century economy and

  • Seniors

    Seniors

    Senator Casey is committed to ensuring the availability of strong services and supports for older Americans. He is the Ranking Member of the Special Committee on Aging, and a member of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and the Committee on Finance, which have jurisdiction over aging policies and programs. Through these positions, Senator Casey is advancing policies to enhance the health and economic security of the more than 2 million older residents who call Pennsylvania ho

  • Transportation and Infrastructure

    Transportation and Infrastructure

    Pennsylvania is home to a large and diverse infrastructure network, and keeping it well maintained is critical to a strong economy and future growth. Senator Casey has continually pushed for increased funding for Pennsylvania’s traditional infrastructure - roads, bridges and ports— as well as broadband, which is necessary for individuals and businesses to survive and thrive in a 21st Century economy. Pennsylvania’s highway system is comprised of 40,000 state and 76,000 local mi

  • Veterans and Military Families

    Veterans and Military Families

    Senator Casey believes we have an abiding obligation to serve the brave men and women who have served their country. President Lincoln outlined a simple but vitally important mandate when it comes to the care that is owed to our Veterans: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan.”

  • Women and Families

    Women and Families

    Senator Casey has long advocated for policies to ensure that women can be full participants in America’s economy, supporting access to childcare and paid family leave, seeking an end to discrimination against pregnant women, and advocating for equal pay for equal work. As a member of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, the Committee on Finance and Special Committee on Aging, Senator Casey has had the opportunity to write legislation and influence policy impacting women