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  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) reintroduced the Black Lung Benefits Disability Trust Fund Act of 2021. The legislation calls for a ten-year extension of the current black lung excise tax that is set to expire in December 2021 to ensure that coal miners suffering from Black Lung Disease and their families have access to the quality medical care they desperately need. Without revenue from...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senate Aging Committee Chair Bob Casey (D-PA) and Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) applauded the Biden Administration for publishing user-friendly data on the rate of COVID-19 vaccinations among residents and workers at more than 15,000 individual nursing homes across the country. The move comes after multiple requests from Senators Casey and Wyden to put this data in the hands of nursing home residents, workers and families. “Patients,...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing that nine Pennsylvania entities will receive $8.197 million in POWER grants from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). Grantee projects include broadband deployment, workforce substance abuse recovery and other regional development purposes. Casey advocated directly for the Clarion County, Gannon University and Outreach Center of Community Resources projects. “We can’t build back better if we do not support...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing that the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development will receive $7,122,756 in discretionary funding for its Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP). This program works to prevent and end youth homelessness across Pennsylvania. Senator Casey supported this funding in the Fiscal Year 2019 and 2020 appropriations bills. “Many children experiencing homelessness also struggle with hunger, poor...
  • Washington, D.C. – This week, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) are introducing legislation to reduce the United States’ dependency on foreign supply chains and non-market economies. The Senators are introducing the Market Economy Sourcing Act, which would limit non-market economies (NME) from free-riding on future United States trade agreements. This legislation would establish a supplemental rule of origin—used to determine if...
  • Shanksville, PA — Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. “Twenty years ago, our Nation was changed forever when terrorist attacks killed nearly 3,000 people in New York City, Washington and Pennsylvania. We must never forgot those who died on 9/11, and we continue to support and pray for the families who spent the last two decades without their loved ones. “Today I joined President Biden and...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released a statement commemorating Labor Day. “This Labor Day and every day, I am celebrating unions and working families, who built the American middle class and made our Nation what it is today. Over the past few decades, corporations have tilt the playing field in their favor by systematically undermining and weakening workers’ fundamental rights to organize and collectively bargain. Every worker in America deserves to be...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released a statement following severe weather across Pennsylvania. “Last night, residents across Pennsylvania experienced storms never seen before in the region, resulting in historic flooding in the Delaware Valley. The full extent of the flooding remains unknown, but we’re already hearing reports of people being forced to evacuate their homes. My office is in touch with officials through the Commonwealth, including Governor...
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the announcement that Philadelphia International Airport will begin receiving Afghan refugees as early as today. “Many Afghans have spent years aiding U.S. forces and promoting democracy and equality.  They have risked their lives to do so and, over the past few weeks, some have been forced to leave their homes, uproot their lives and flee for their safety. We owe these Afghans gratitude...
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the terror attacks in Afghanistan. “This is a devastating attack on Afghans and Americans trying to flee for their lives and the U.S. forces working day and night to evacuate as many people as possible. As more information comes in about this terrorist attack, the safety of our troops and the Americans still in Afghanistan must remain our top priority. American troops are carrying out their mission...
  • Washington, D.C. – Following reports that Taliban forces have entered Kabul, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary Lloyd Austin, urging him to keep U.S. troops in the city and ensure the safe evacuation of Afghans facing Taliban violence. “Now that the Taliban has entered Kabul and has taken control of the government, our allies and defenders of democracy in Afghanistan are in grave danger, particularly women’s rights...
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing that the Senate cleared a hurdle in the budget reconciliation process, moving one step closer to passing once-in-a-generation investments in American workers, families, children, seniors and people with disabilities. “On the heels of passing bipartisan infrastructure legislation, this morning, the Senate took an important step to invest in American families by moving forward in the budget reconciliation...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing the inclusion of $21 million for the Letterkenny Army Depot in the Senate Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. Letterkenny Army Depot is the premier Department of Defense Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for the maintenance and repair of air defense, tactical missile and power generation equipment, Patriot guided missile systems, and Route...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing the inclusion of more than $3 million for Pennsylvania watershed projects in the Senate Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. The Pequea Creek Watershed will receive more than $2 million in congressionally directed spending and the Halfmoon Creek Watershed will receive over $1 million in congressionally directed spending. The Chesapeake Bay...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing the inclusion of $250,000 in congressionally directed spending for the Commission on Economic Opportunity’s food bank expansion project in the Senate Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. The Commission on Economic Opportunity will use the funding for an expansion of the Weinberg Regional Food Bank in Jenkins Township. The project...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing the inclusion of $2.1 million in congressionally directed spending for the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) Built to Last program in the Senate Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill. The Philadelphia Energy Authority is an independent municipal authority focused on building a robust, clean energy economy. PEA plans to use the funding to begin its Built to Last program, with the goal of...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing the inclusion of $21.5 million in congressionally directed spending for the Upper Ohio Navigation System Project in the Senate Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill. The Upper Ohio Navigation System Project will modernize and upgrade capacity to the three oldest and smallest lock chambers (Emsworth, Dashields, and Montgomery) on the Ohio River. The Emsworth, Dashields, and Montgomery Locks...
  • Washington, D.C. – Following the Senate passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing that several key infrastructure provisions he worked to advance have been successfully adopted. “This vital, bipartisan investment in American communities is long overdue,” said Senator Casey. “Without significant investments in infrastructure for decades, our roads and bridges are crumbling and public transportation is...
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) fought to protect Pennsylvania workers this week by filing a bipartisan amendment with Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) to strengthen trade protections for U.S. steel workers in the bipartisan infrastructure bill, which the Senate is considering this weekend. Cleveland-Cliffs is the largest producer of flat-rolled steel in North America and North America’s only producer of grain-oriented electrical steel (GOES), which is...
  • Washington, D.C. - Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the passing of Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO: “I’m deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Rich Trumka. A son of southwestern Pennsylvania, Rich served as President of the United Mine Workers during a difficult time for mine workers and their families. He fought for workers everywhere and worked to advance the cause of justice: social, economic and racial justice. Rich dedicated his life in...