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  • 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...
  • Washington, D.C. – As the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic increase hunger across the country, the meals provided through child care programs play a significant role in supporting children and families. U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is introducing the Access to Healthy Food for Young Children Act to make it easier for child care providers to provide nutritious, healthy meals for young children. The bill would improve the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), which serves...
  • Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) issued a statement following the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd: “This verdict is about accountability, but it is not justice. While Derek Chauvin will be held accountable for the murder of George Floyd, it’s not enough. Countless others have died at hands of police because of a broken system that must be reformed. My thoughts are with George Floyd’s family today. True justice will come when Congress passes the...
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) today introduced legislation to name the United States Courthouse in Harrisburg in honor of Judge Sylvia Rambo. The legislation would designate the new United States Courthouse in Harrisburg as the “Sylvia H. Rambo United States Courthouse.” The courthouse is expected to open in 2022. Since her tenure as chief judge, Judge Rambo has advocated tirelessly for the planning, construction and funding of the new...
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Patty Murray (D-WA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and colleagues are introducing the Tax Fairness for Workers Act, legislation that would make the tax deduction for union dues above-the-line (available for everyone, even if they don’t itemize deductions) and reinstate the tax deduction for unreimbursed employee expenses. U.S. Representative Conor Lamb (D-PA-17) has introduced companion legislation in the House of...
  • Washington, D.C. – As many COVID-19 survivors are struggling with long-term symptoms, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced the Junk Plan Accountability and Disclosure Act (S. 1002) to protect consumers from being misled into enrolling in junk plans that fail to offer comprehensive coverage or basic consumer protections put in place as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Junk plans, which can include short-term, limited duration...
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced two bills to ensure that youth who age out of the foster care system have health insurance coverage until age 26, the same as young adults who can stay on a parent’s plan. The Expanded Coverage for Former Foster Youth Act (S. 709) and the Dosha Joi Immediate Coverage for Former Foster Youth Act (S. 712) would ensure all former foster youth can enroll in Medicaid until age 26. Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) extended...
  • Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is releasing a statement on the Biden Administration's actions on gun violence: "President Biden is taking decisive action to confront the crisis of gun violence in our country. Congress needs to do its part now. The House of Representatives has passed comprehensive background check legislation. The Senate should pass these bills, in addition to banning military-style assault weapons, limiting the size of magazines and passing legislation to support survivors...
  • Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) introduced the Saracini Enhanced Aviation Safety Act (S.911) to strengthen legislation that would make airplanes less susceptible to hijacking. The legislation is named after a Bucks County resident, Captain Victor Saracini, who piloted United Flight 175 when it was hijacked by terrorists and flown into the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. Provisions of the Saracini Aviation Act were enacted in...
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and U.S. Representatives Lucy McBath (D-GA-06) and Steve Stivers (R-OH-15) re-introduced the End All Hazing Act to provide parents and prospective students with better information about universities’ histories of hazing in an effort to increase transparency and accountability in hazing nationwide. The bill would require colleges and universities to post on their websites instances of hazing that took...
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced a bill to extend nutrition assistance for vulnerable infants, children and mothers across the country. The Wise Investment in our Children (WIC) Act would address a gap in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) that kicks young children off vital nutrition assistance before they are eligible to start school. The WIC Act would also give states the option to certify...
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and U.S. Representative Susan Wild (D-PA-07) announced that the Inspector General of the United States Postal Service is conducting an audit of Lehigh Valley Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC). Casey and Wild raised concerns about burdensome mail delays at the facility during a visit in October. “Ever since Postmaster General DeJoy implemented dubious operational changes to the Postal Service last summer, people in...
  • Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is releasing a statement regarding President Biden’s visit to Pennsylvania: “While Senate votes and committee hearings have kept me in Washington today, I’m pleased to welcome President Biden back to Pennsylvania as he visits Delaware County to highlight the transformative benefits of the American Rescue Plan. This historic legislation will put more money in the pockets of working families, help children return to school safely, ensure...
  • Washington, D.C. – As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, families are under stress in ways that can increase the risk of child abuse or neglect. Meanwhile, stay-at-home orders mean that children who are at risk of abuse are separated from mandatory reporters, such as teachers, at the same time that local child protective services and non-profits that prevent child abuse are facing new challenges. These challenges include the risk posed by conducting home visits and the expenses involved...
  • Washington, D.C. – On the heels of the Senate passage of the American Rescue Plan, which includes policies to cut child poverty, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced the Child Poverty Reduction Act of 2021, which would establish a national goal of reducing child poverty by half in 10 years and require the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Census Bureau to annually track the progress toward that goal. In 2018,...