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  • 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,...
  • Washington, D.C. – In response to the dangerous decrease in federal support for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the CHIPPER Act (S. 453). This legislation will improve federal support for state CHIP during the public health emergency by retroactively extending an enhanced federal funding match for the program that expired last year, and continuing it through September 2022. This will allow the...
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and U.S. Representative Dwight Evans (D-PA-03) are introducing the Resources for Victims of Gun Violence Act. This legislation would establish an interagency Advisory Council to gather and disseminate information about the resources, programs and benefits that can help victims of gun violence—including survivors and the families, classmates, coworkers and other associates of individuals affected by gun violence. More than 100 Americans...
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and U.S. Representative Susie Lee (D-NV-03) are introducing the Coronavirus Medicaid Response Act. This legislation would respond to the increased need for health care during the public health and economic crisis by creating a quicker and more responsive process for supporting state Medicaid programs. It would address fluctuating demand in states for Medicaid by automatically connecting the Medicaid Federal...
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced the Stop Tip-overs of Unstable, Risky Dressers on Youth (STURDY) Act. The bipartisan, bicameral bill would change the stability standard for manufacturers of clothing storage units from voluntary to mandatory—requiring companies to ensure their products are tested for safety and stability before being sold. According to a recent report by the Consumer Product Safety...
  • Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is releasing a statement following committee hearings for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary nominee Xavier Becerra: “Following hearings in the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) and the Committee on Finance, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has demonstrated that he is the kind of leader our Nation needs at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during this challenging time. He has spent...
  • Today, Senator Casey released a statement following the Senate trial of former President Trump: “This past week, the House Managers put forward a compelling case based upon irrefutable facts against the former President of the United States. For months after the election, we all witnessed the former President’s “Big Lie” when he repeatedly claimed—without any evidence—that the 2020 general election was stolen from him. This lie was roundly dismissed by more...
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Patty Murray (D-WA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced a bill to expand the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit to help families pay for the costs of child care. The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Act would also help increase employment rates and the earnings of parents, as well as reduce child poverty. According to the National Women’s Law Center, low income families spend almost one-third of their income on child care. A robust...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is releasing a statement following his meeting with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health nominee Dr. Rachel Levine: “Today, I had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Rachel Levine about her historic nomination to be the Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Dr. Levine is exactly the kind of crisis-tested leader our Nation needs at HHS during this...
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, First Focus Campaign for Children announced U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) as a 2020 Champion for Children. First Focus, a national bipartisan children’s advocacy organization, grants this award to the top 120 members of Congress who work to represent children in legislation. This is the 10th year Senator Casey has earned the distinction. “As Americans, it is our solemn obligation to help families ensure every child has the support and freedom they need...