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  • More than 6,700 Pennsylvania workers and retirees’ pensions will be protected Pension plan serves bakery and confectionery workers President Biden credited Casey’s work to protect pensions American Rescue Plan has saved the pensions of more than 52,000 workers and retirees in PA-based plans Hershey, PA – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) joined White House American Rescue Plan Coordinator Gene Sperling and Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM)...
  • At senators’ urging, the Panama Maritime Authority opened investigation into “ghost fleet” transporting Iranian oil in violation of U.S. sanctions Since then, Panama has removed at least 32 vessels suspected of transporting Iranian oil Investigation enforces U.S.-imposed sanctions on Iranian oil; Iran funds terrorist groups like Hezbollah and Hamas with oil revenue Now, senators are calling for greater transparency to help eradicate the ghost fleet across major shipping states Washington, D.C. -...
  • Proposed rule comes at urging of Senator Casey, lead sponsor of Outbound Investment Transparency Act Casey is leading voice in Congress to screen U.S. investments in national security sectors in countries like China Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the Department of Treasury releasing a proposed rule on U.S. investments in national security sectors that are made in countries of concern, including the People’s Republic of China. As a lead...
  • Amidst Senator Casey’s ongoing investigation of corporate greed squeezing the budgets of American families, Casey sends letters to retailers linking their pricing practices to greedflation While all three companies have recently lowered prices, Casey asks why their prices remained high for so long after inflation came down Casey: “Americans deserve to pay fair prices, and corporations must be held accountable for taking advantage of working families” NBC News: “Pennsylvania Sen. Casey warns...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that 21 Pennsylvania students have accepted appointments to the United States service academies. “For generations, our U.S. service academies have endowed cadets with the lessons and skills essential to a career in our Nation’s military,” said Senator Casey. “It was my honor to recommend these young Pennsylvanians who have distinguished themselves in their classrooms and their communities across our state. I have no doubt they...
  • Legislation would extend key FDA program that incentivizes development of new treatments for rare pediatric conditions including cancers Casey pushed for program’s creation in 2012, has reauthorized it in the years since Since 2012, the program has awarded 53 vouchers for 39 rare pediatric diseases that have led to innovations benefitting over 200,000 patients Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP)...
  • In letter, Casey raises concerns that A Place for Mom, which markets itself as an unbiased and no-cost referral service for assisted living facilities, is misleading older adults and their families Casey points to evidence that company’s recommendations are not objective, not safe, and not truly free Casey pushes company for more information so families can better understand what A Place for Mom’s recommendations mean Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the U.S. Senate...
  • Casey secured tax credits in Inflation Reduction Act for clean energy investments made in “energy communities,” places with economies dependent on coal, oil, or natural gas Casey pushes Administration to fix loophole could exclude many former fossil fuel sites from clean energy development bonus tax credit Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) urged U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to clarify...
  • Casey created the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) program in 2014 to allow people with disabilities to save money without losing eligibility for critical federal programs Three ABLE provisions that make the program more accessible and expansive are set to expire in 2025 The bipartisan ENABLE Act would enshrine those provisions in law permanently Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, and Senator Eric Schmitt...
  • Casey passed bill named after Bucks County pilot last month Casey calls for swift implementation of FAA ruling to implement Saracini Enhanced Aviation Act guidance Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and U.S. Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-1) urged U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Whitaker to swiftly implement the bipartisan, bicameral Saracini Enhanced Aviation Act, which was...
  • Bills would address child food insecurity by expanding access to free or reduced-price school meals Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and John Fetterman (D-PA) introduced two bills that would expand access to free or reduced-price meals for millions of American children. When children experience food insecurity, they face unique barriers that affect their ability to do well in school. The bills expand criteria for individual students to receive free or reduced-price school...
  • Tree of Life to become living memorial to lives lost to antisemitism Casey secured $1 million in community project funding to help Tree of Life develop an educational hub to combat antisemitism Casey and Fetterman’s bipartisan Antisemitism Awareness Act passed the House of Representatives, awaits Senate vote Washington, D.C. – This week, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and John Fetterman (D-PA) hosted the exhibit, REMEMBER REBUILD RENEW: LIGHTING THE PATH FORWARD, in the Russell Senate Office...
  • Washington, D.C. – This week, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and U.S. Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-CA-29) introduced the Prohibiting Detention of Youth Status Offenders Act to keep more children out of detention facilities when they commit minor offenses. Every year, thousands of kids are incarcerated for “status offenses”—acts would not even be considered crimes if they were committed by an adult—like truancy, breaking curfew, or running away from home. This incarceration is allowed through the...
  • IRS deems certain payments made by Norfolk Southern to derailment victims to be tax-exempt, disaster-related assistance In April, Casey urged IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel to provide tax relief to Norfolk Southern derailment victims Casey, Fetterman, and Deluzio have repeatedly fought for resources for Pennsylvanians affected by the derailment, working to help the community recover Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and John Fetterman (D-PA) and U.S. Representative Chris...
  • Marc Fogel, a Pennsylvania resident, was given a disproportionate 14-year sentence in Russia despite low-level offense Resolution pushes Biden Administration to press for Fogel’s release Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) applauded the Senate’s passage of a bipartisan concurrent resolution calling for the immediate release of Marc Fogel. Fogel, a Butler County native and Allegheny County resident, is a U.S. citizen and career educator who has been imprisoned by Russia since...
  • Casey: “Once again, Republican politicians are showing that they are too extreme and cannot be trusted when it comes to women’s reproductive health.” Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the failed Senate vote on the Right to Contraception Act. Following the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, several states have restricted access to some forms of contraception. The Right to Contraception Act would protect and guarantee the right for people to...
  • Funding will help improve and reconstruct terminal building Airport Infrastructure Grant comes from infrastructure law funding from previous fiscal years Additionally, Allegheny County Airport to receive $851,000 to rehabilitate taxiway Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and John Fetterman (D-PA) and U.S. Representatives Chris Deluzio (D-PA-17) and Summer Lee (D-PA-12) announced that Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) has received $20,608,374 from the infrastructure law...
  • One-third of the Nation’s abandoned mine land is in Pennsylvania, affecting 43 of PA’s 67 counties and as many as 1.4 million residents Pennsylvania is eligible to receive more than $3 billion over the next 15 years from the infrastructure law to clean up abandoned mine land Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing that Pennsylvania will receive $28.67 million from the Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization (AMLER) Program from the U.S. Department of the...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing $8 million in competitive grant funding to allow Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT) to improve ten stations along the Red Line Corridor and make the entire Red Line fully accessible to and usable by people with disabilities. The funding, administered by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), was made possible by a provision Casey worked to include in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). “Inaccessible public...
  • Casey criticized original tax credit proposal, continues to push administration to change course Hydrogen energy poised to bring news jobs, economic development to communities across PA Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) sent a letter to President Biden urging his administration to expand the array of hydrogen sources that are eligible for a tax credit so that more Pennsylvania businesses can compete to be the energy leaders of tomorrow. After hearing concerns from...