Cabinet Nominations

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) has released the following statements on President-elect Trump's cabinet nominations.

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  • In Wake of New Russia Allegations, Casey Calls On AG Sessions to Recuse Himself, Demands Appointment of Special Counsel

    In the wake of new allegations of contacts between President Trump's associates and Russian officials during the campaign and reports that Attorney General Sessions mislead the Senate Judiciary Committee about his interactions with Russian officials during his confirmation hearings, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is calling on Attorney General Sessions to recuse himself from the investigation and for the appointment of special counsel to probe President Trump’s ties to Russia and any contacts between Russian officials and his campaign. Read More


  • Casey To Vote “No” On Price and Mnuchin

    Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing today that he plans to vote "no" on the nominations of Rep. Tom Price for Secretary of Health and Human Services and Steven Mnuchin for Secretary of the Treasury. Casey met with each of the nominees, reviewed their record, questioned them at Senate committee hearings as well as submitted follow up questions in writing to both in order to make this decision. Statements on the rationale on each decision are outlined below. Read More


  • Casey Votes No on Tillerson Nomination

    Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), a member of the National Security Working Group and former Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, released a statement following his vote against Rex Tillerson's nomination to be Secretary of State. Read More


  • At Confirmation Hearing, Rep. Price Doubles Down on Far Right Plan to Block Grant Medicaid, Adversely Impacting PA Children, Seniors and Those with Disabilities

    At the Senate Finance Committee's confirmation hearing of Representative Tom Price (R-GA) to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Representative Price doubled down on the Trump Administration’s far right plan to block grant Medicaid, which would result in $1 trillion in cuts and less services for Pennsylvania seniors, children and those with disabilities. President Trump promised to protect these vital programs during the campaign but has raced to the far right ever since. In an interview with Axios, President Trump discussed block granting Medicaid, then this past Sunday his senior advisor, Kellyanne Conway, indicated that this would be the Administration’s policy. Representative Price defended this far right approach that will adversely impact middle class families, seniors, children and those with disabilities. Block granting Medicaid will result in approximately $1 trillion in cut that will mean less services and jobs in our communities lost. 2.8 million Pennsylvanians receive Medicaid, including approximately 280,000 seniors who benefit from nursing home care or other services. Read More


  • Casey Votes in Favor of Mattis at Defense, Kelly at Homeland Security

    Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), a member of the National Security Working Group and former Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, released a statement following his votes in favor of President Trump's nominees for the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security: Read More


  • Casey Announces Voting Decision On Three Top Cabinet Nominees

    Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is ready to announce after deliberations, hearings, and review of available paperwork that he will vote "no" on President-elect Trump's Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos, Attorney General nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions, and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator nominee Scott Pruitt. Below are statements on his rationale on each individual decision: Read More


  • Casey Statement Following Price Hearing

    Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released a statement following the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing on the nomination of Tom Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services: Read More


  • Under Questioning from Casey, DeVos says it’s “Premature” to Commit to Enforcing Campus Sexual Assault Protections

    Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released a statement following the response by Betsy DeVos, the nominee to be Secretary of Education, to his question in which she said it would be "premature" to commit to enforcing the Obama Administration protections for campus sexual assault policies. Senator Casey introduced and passed into law the Campus SaVe Act, which put in place uniform reporting standards for campus sexual assaults on college campuses. Read More


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