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  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), along with Chair of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Patty Murray (D-WA) and Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) are introducing the Better Care Better Jobs Act, a key element of President Biden’s American Jobs Plan. U.S....
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the Mental Health in International Development and Humanitarian Settings (MINDS) Act to improve global mental health outcomes. The legislation would codify the role of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Coordinator for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) and establish a MHPSS working group to promote best practices in U.S. foreign assistance programming. U.S. Representatives Ted Deutch...
  • Republicans in Congress and far-right Attorneys General have once again failed in their attempt to rip health care away from millions of Americans and decimate Medicaid. It’s past time for those Republicans who keep bringing these frivolous lawsuits to finally stop these attacks on affordable health care. It’s time to make the changes in the American Rescue Plan permanent and build on the Affordable Care Act to expand coverage and bring down costs for working families.
  • Washington, D.C. – As the Nation recognizes the anniversaries of the Pulse Nightclub massacre in Orlando and the Emanuel AME Church massacre in Charleston, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and U.S. Representative David Cicilline (D-RI-1) are introducing the Disarm Hate Act, legislation that would prevent individuals convicted of violent misdemeanor hate crimes from purchasing or possessing firearms. The U.S. has seen a spike in hate incidents, including in March of this year, when a shooter...
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the Improving Coverage and Care for Mothers Act to support women before, during and after they give birth to help reduce pregnancy-related health complications. Continued access to health care is vital to a healthy pregnancy, and although Medicaid pays for almost half of all births in the United States, strict eligibility requirements and long wait-times for appointments can prohibit women from receiving the services they need and...
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that the Senate has advanced key provisions in his legislation with U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), the Women’s Economic Employment in Trade Act. The United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021, advanced by the Senate this week, includes measures Senator Casey authored to promote human rights and the economic empowerment of women and address discrimination in our...
  • Washington, D.C. - Throughout America, children lack health care, economic security, education, adequate nutrition and safety. In an effort to ensure every child in America has the freedom to reach their full potential, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is introducing the Five Freedoms for America’s Children, a bold legislative plan to set all American children up to succeed. Senator Casey’s plan identifies five basic freedoms that our society must guarantee to our Nation’s...
  • Washington, D.C. – As Congress considers infrastructure legislation, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) are introducing the Support for Community Bridges Act. Across the U.S., city and county governments struggle to maintain the cost of repairing bridges in poor condition. Almost 50 percent of the Nation’s bridges are “off-system,” meaning that they are not on the federal highway system and are often left out of federal support, putting further strain on...
  • Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is releasing a statement following the decision of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection regarding the Keystone Landfill: “The decision by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is contrary to the best interests of the people of Lackawanna County. The approval of this permit is further evidence that our Commonwealth’s environmental laws are inadequate. The General Assembly should pass legislation that will...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and John Cornyn (R-TX) released a statement on their joint amendment to the United States Innovation and Competition Act. “We have seen the cost of relying on communist countries, like China, for critical supplies. Our amendment, the National Critical Capabilities Defense Act, will require companies to disclose proposed offshoring of critical supply chains and capabilities to foreign adversaries, like China and Russia. Our proposal...
  • Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is issuing the following statement regarding U.S. Steel’s cancellation of a planned expansion at the Edgar Thompson and Clairton sites: “I share the disappointment that many workers and families in the Mon Valley and beyond feel at the news of U.S. Steel’s cancellation of a planned expansion at the Edgar Thompson and Clairton sites. To many, this understandably feels like another setback, reminiscent of years ago. "I have spoken to Tom...
  • Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Bob Casey (D-PA) issued the following statement: “We grieve with the innocent Palestinians and Israelis who have lost their loved ones to this recent cycle of violence. Israel should not have to endure more than 1,600 rocket attacks by a terrorist organization, Hamas, which brutalizes the Palestinian people and targets Israelis with unceasing violence. Israel has the right to defend itself from...
  • Washington, D.C. – As the Nation recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and schools across the country re-open, the meals provided through school programs play a significant role in supporting children and families through unstable and challenging times. U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is introducing the Caregivers Access and Responsible Expansion for Kids Act of 2021, or the CARE for Kids Act, which would expand free school meal eligibility for the many children displaced due to crises like...
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) will introduce two bipartisan policing reform bills to address the high incidence rate of violence involving people with disabilities. The Law Enforcement Education and Accountability for People with Disabilities (LEAD) Initiative is comprised of two bills: the Human-services Emergency Logistics Program (HELP) Act and the Safe Interactions Act. Among other reforms, the LEAD Initiative would enhance state and regional 2-1-1 and 9-8-8 call...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, in remarks at the Economic Policy Institute, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), a member of the Senate Intelligence and Finance Committees, outlines a new policy on China that begins with investments in U.S. workers and children. The full text as prepared for delivery is below: Prepared for Delivery   Promoting a New China Policy that Invests in America US. Senator Bob Casey Presented at the Economic Policy Institute Washington, D.C. April 30, 2021 The Economic Policy...
  • Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is releasing a statement regarding President Biden’s visit to Philadelphia: “I welcome President Biden back to Pennsylvania to commemorate Amtrak’s 50th anniversary. President Biden understands better than anyone the vital role Amtrak has played in our Nation’s transportation infrastructure. I regret that a family obligation prevents me from being in Philadelphia today. As our Nation continues to work towards building back better by...
  • Washington, D.C. – As millions of American women remain in the essential workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Tina Smith (D-MN), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) are introducing the bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act to protect pregnant workers from workplace discrimination. This legislation, which is closely modeled after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), would require...
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement in response to President Biden’s first joint address to Congress:   "Over nearly 100 days, President Biden and Vice President Harris have worked to get the COVID-19 public health emergency under control, pass historic rescue legislation to provide relief for working families and lay out a vision for what ‘building back better’ is all about. During his address to a joint session...
  • Washington, D.C. - During National Reentry Week and “Second Chance” Month, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) and U.S. House Representatives Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) and Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA-14) are introducing the bipartisan and bicameral Clean Slate Act to give more than 70 million Americans with low-level and nonviolent criminal records a second chance to fully participate in society. The legislation would remove major barriers for many Americans in finding...
  • Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is issuing a statement on Senate Republicans’ infrastructure proposal: “The decision by Senate Republicans to completely cut the funding for home and community-based services that is in the American Jobs Plan is a slap in the face to older adults and people with disabilities. It’s also an insult to the workers who provide home and community-based services. Under the American Jobs Plan, these workers would see their incomes grow and our...