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Commonwealth starting to feel impacts of laws passed to invest in PA industry and manufacturing, rebuild infrastructure, create good-paying jobs

Casey-authored bills to protect children from furniture tip-overs, improve air travel safety, ensure workplace safety for pregnant women took effect

Senator held 215 in-person events in PA, connecting with thousands of Pennsylvanians

Casey office opened more than 15,000 constituent cases, helping Pennsylvanians access Social Security, Medicare benefits, and connect with federal resources in times of need, and answered more than 477k letters from constituents

Washington, D.C. – In 2023, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) continued to deliver results for Pennsylvania workers and their families.

“Pennsylvania is starting to see the impacts of the laws passed to rebuild infrastructure, revitalize American manufacturing, and create good-paying jobs in our Commonwealth. Bridges across the Commonwealth are being fixed and high-speed internet is coming to communities that have never had it. Pennsylvania’s world-class people and industries are being recognized for our potential – from our life sciences industry in Philadelphia to our rural energy communities leading the way in new energy investments,” said Senator Casey. “We’ve continued to lower costs for seniors and small businesses and we’re holding corporations accountable for anti-union activities and hiding their greed behind inflation at the expense of families. There’s a lot more work to be done in 2024 and I’m looking forward to continuing to fight on the side of Pennsylvania families.”   

Below are highlights of Senator Casey’s work on behalf of Pennsylvanians this year:

Bringing Jobs and Manufacturing Back to Pennsylvania

  • Southeastern Pennsylvania Hydrogen Hub: As Pennsylvania’s clean energy manufacturing industry continues to grow, Senator Casey fought to secure a Hydrogen Hub designation for Southeastern Pennsylvania, one of seven in the Nation. The Mid-Atlantic Clean Hydrogen Hub (MACH2) will develop a network of hydrogen producers, consumers, and local connective infrastructure that will create good union jobs, economic growth, and energy innovation. Senator Casey was in Philadelphia alongside President Biden to announce the project in October.
  • Appalachian Hydrogen Hub: Senator Casey also announced that Pennsylvania organizations would be included in the West Virginia-based Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub (ARCH2).
  • Life Sciences Tech Hub in Southeastern PA: Senator Casey secured a Regional Technology and Innovation Hub (Tech Hub) for Southeastern Pennsylvania to further solidify its position as a leader in the precision medicine and life sciences field. Created by the CHIPS and Science Act, the Tech Hub designation makes the region eligible for further federal funding to help accelerate growth in its technology sectors, create high-paying jobs, and cement the region as a national and global leader in medical innovation. 
  • Investing in Pressed Materials Manufacturing in North Central PA: Home to one-third of the world’s powdered metallurgy and carbon manufacturing facilities, North Central Pennsylvania is poised to play a critical role in the Nation’s manufacturing future, including the in-demand electric vehicle industry. Senator Casey fought to secure a $400,000 planning grant through the CHIPS and Science Act’s Tech Hubs program for the industry. Senator Casey visited Elk County shortly after he announced the funding to discuss the potential and economic opportunity this funding brings to North Central Pennsylvania.
  • Supporting Small Clean Energy Manufacturers: Thanks to the infrastructure law, Senator Casey announced $10 million for Pittsburgh-based Catalyst Connection to support small manufacturers in the region expand and succeed in the clean energy and green technology sectors. Catalyst Connection will utilize provide training and supply chain mapping as well as guidance on factory upgrades.
  • Putting Energy Communities in the Front of the Line for New Energy Jobs: One of Senator Casey’s top priorities in the Inflation Reduction Act, was to ensure that the coal, oil, and gas communities that have long powered our Nation are prioritized when it comes to new energy investments. Thanks to his energy communities tax credit, energy communities have received well over one-third of the new clean energy investment in the year since the IRA’s passage. Senator Casey invited Patty Horvatich of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance to testify before the Senate Finance Committee about the success of his new tax provision in Western Pennsylvania.
  • Battery Production Jobs in Southwestern PA: Following passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, Senator Casey announced a conditional $398.6 million investment from the Department of Energy to Eos Energy Enterprises’ Mon Valley-based production facility to support the construction and production of next-generation American-made battery systems. Citing Senator Casey’s domestic content bonus tax credit, Eos announced its intention to use 100 percent U.S. sourced materials by 2026. Along with his energy communities tax credit, Casey fought to include a domestic content bonus tax credit in the Inflation Reduction Act to ensure the future of American energy is made with American materials.

Fighting for Pennsylvania Communities

  • Increasing Pennsylvania’s Competitiveness for Federal Dollars: With increased opportunities for federal funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the Inflation Reduction Act, and the CHIPS and Science Act, Senator Casey is fighting to put Pennsylvania communities in the best position to compete for federal investments. He convened in-person conferences in Harrisburg with USDA Secretary Vilsack and in Westmoreland County with Energy Secretary Granholm for PA community leaders to learn about investment opportunities. In Westmoreland County, Casey announced a new economic growth initiative for energy communities to access federal resources more easily.
  • Economic Development in the PA Wilds:  Senator Casey announced a $736,000 investment in the Pennsylvania Wilds to stimulate growth in the region’s tourism and outdoor recreation workforce, diversify local economies, and create good-paying jobs in rural communities.
  • Reconnecting Communities: Development of Pennsylvania’s transportation network has, at times, come at the expense of some of its most storied communities. To restore community connectivity and ensure future vitality, Senator Casey fought to secure $3.2 million to reconnect Philadelphia’s Chinatown neighborhood and Pittsburgh’s Manchester and Chateau neighborhoods.
  • Promoting Economic Success in Allentown: After going directly to the Biden Administration on their behalf, Senator Casey successfully delivered a grant to tackle locally-specific barriers to economic success in the City of Allentown. The funding was made possible by the CHIPS and Science Act. Casey believes that when people have the skills and resources they need to compete for good-paying jobs, like child care, educational opportunities, and transportation, they can provide for their families, get quality health care, and improve their quality of life. 
  • Driving Economic Success in Chester: After going directly to the Biden Administration on their behalf, Senator Casey successfully delivered a grant to tackle barriers to economic success in the City of Chester. With the funding, the City will identify and create a plan to tackle locally-specific barriers to securing good-paying jobs, like access to child care, transportation, and skills training, and improve the quality of life for families in Chester.   

Rebuilding Infrastructure

  • Restoring Amtrak Service to Scranton: Following years of advocacy, Senator Casey made historic progress in restoring the Scranton to New York rail service thanks to the infrastructure law. The Scranton-New York line is estimated to bring as much as $84 million of economic activity to the region. President Biden has credited Casey’s advocacy and tenacity on this project.
  • SEPTA Modernization: Thanks to the infrastructure law, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) received a total of $135.5 million in competitive funding in 2023 alone: including $25 million to improve trolley capacity and on-street station accessibility and make service faster and more reliable for commuters, and $80 million to modernize SEPTA transit facilities enabling them to support clean energy and build resilient charging infrastructure for low- to no-emission buses. This money is in addition to the more than $300 million in money from the infrastructure law that SEPTA receives annually for its basic needs.
  • Improving Road Safety: Senator Casey secured more than $150 million in funding to make Pennsylvania’s roadways safer for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians alike. Funding was secured for everywhere from Bethlehem to Lancaster to Lewisburg to Allegheny County to Philadelphia, which by itself received more than $100 million in funding for safety upgrades.
  • Replacing and Repairing Bridges: Thanks to the infrastructure law, Senator Casey secured millions in funding for repairing and replacing bridges across the Commonwealth. Those included bridges in Clearfield, Indiana, MontoursvillePittsburgh, Pittston, and Washington.
  • Restoring Amtrak Service to Reading: Senator Casey announced a key step to restore Amtrak service between Reading and Philadelphia—the first since 1981. Completion of the rail project would include stops in Reading, Pottstown, and Phoenixville.

Clean Drinking Water

  • Replacing Lead Pipes: Thanks to the infrastructure law, Pennsylvania’s cities received funding to remove and replace lead pipes, including $13 million to replace pipes to over 3,000 homes and businesses in Erie.
  • Extending Clean Drinking Water: After delivering $3.6 million from the infrastructure law to extend public drinking water to 53 homes who were using private wells contaminated with PFAS, Senator Casey traveled to the Perkasie and met local residents who had been using bottled water for years to avoid using the tainted well water.
  • Eliminating Dangerous Forever Chemicals: After years of advocacy for Pennsylvania communities affected by “forever chemicals” or Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), Senator Casey secured $75 million in February and $266 million in April to enable the Commonwealth to remove contaminants like PFAS from drinking water.

Expanding High-Speed Internet

  • Broadband Infrastructure: Thanks to the infrastructure law, Senator Casey announced more than $1.16 billion to expand high-speed internet access across Pennsylvania. Casey also announced $200 million from the American Rescue Plan to expand internet access to 44,000 Pennsylvania homes and business, particularly in rural communities.
  • Broadband Affordability: Because of Senator Casey’s vote for the infrastructure law, 723,000 Pennsylvanians have been able to enroll in the Affordable Connectivity Program, receiving more than $330 million in assistance affording internet and computer access as of October 2023.

Improving Housing and Making Home Energy Costs More Affordable

  • Bartram Village Affordable Housing: In line with Senator Casey’s belief that housing is more than just a roof over your head, Senator Casey delivered $50 million to transform the 80-year-old housing development into a neighborhood anchor where residents can live, work, and play in a vibrant and safe environment.
  • Bedford Dwellings Affordable Housing: Senator Casey knows good housing is the foundation of a thriving neighborhood. To ensure Bedford Dwelling and surrounding Hill District residents live in a vibrant, public transit-friendly community, Senator Casey fought for and secured $50 million to help see a multi-year effort by local leaders to completion.
  • Accessible Housing: As Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, Senator Casey held a hearing examining the importance of home modifications in supporting older adults and people with disabilities to remain in their homes. Casey touted his Visitable Inclusive Tax Credit for Accessible Living (VITAL) Act, which would increase the supply of affordable, accessible housing by increasing investment in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program and requiring that a percentage of units built to qualify for the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program meet certain accessibility standards.
  • Lower Energy Costs: As heating bills rise due to soaring energy costs, Senator Casey delivered over $193 million in Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding to keep Pennsylvania families safe and warm in their homes this winter with lower heating costs.
  • Energy Efficient Homes:  Pennsylvania received more than $19 million for Pennsylvanians to weatherize their homes, making them more energy efficient and lower their energy costs in the long run. In March, Senator Casey brought Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm to a Philadelphia high school where funds from the Inflation Reduction Act are powering a program to prepare students for jobs weatherizing homes.

Combatting the Opioid and Fentanyl Crisis

  • FEND Off Fentanyl Act: Senator Casey has been a leading voice of the congressional effort to crack down on the fentanyl supply chain, from the chemical suppliers in China to the cartels that traffic the drugs from Mexico, and combat the opioid crisis plaguing Pennsylvania communities. Casey has traveled around Pennsylvania meeting with law enforcement to discuss how the FEND Off Fentanyl Act would help their efforts to combat the fentanyl crisis. Ahead of President Biden’s November meeting with Xi Jinping, Senator Casey urged President Biden to press Xi Jinping to commit to addressing the fentanyl crisis.
  • MORE Savings Act: With more than 115 Americans overdosing and dying from opioid misuse every day, Senator Casey introduced legislation to eliminate costs for opioid treatment and recovery support services for people with private insurance plans and for people enrolled under a new Medicare pilot program, while increasing federal funding for Medicaid treatment programs.
  • POWER Act: Senator Casey cosponsored legislation to provide state and local law enforcement new funding to secure high-tech, portable chemical screening devices to identify illicit drugs and substances, such as fentanyl and xylazine, conduct more effective drug investigations and prosecutions, and assist officers in alerting local health departments to help prevent accidental overdoses.
  • Addressing Fentanyl at the Border: Senator Casey led several of his colleagues to push President Biden to prioritize additional resources to strengthen the security at the southwest border to stop the flow of illicit drugs like fentanyl through ports of entry along the border. His leadership led President Biden to include an additional $13.6 billion in funding for border security in his emergency supplemental funding request.

Keeping Communities Safe

  • Supporting Local Law Enforcement: Senator Casey delivered more than $6 million to Pennsylvania State Police to investigate drug trafficking and get heroin and methamphetamines off Pennsylvania streets. Pennsylvania also received more than $4.7 million to increase the hiring of career law enforcement officers in several Pennsylvania communities so to improve policing capacity and crime prevention efforts. 
  • Resources for Victims of Gun Violence: Senator Casey introduced legislation to help all victims of gun violence identify and access the resources available to them to help meet medical, legal, financial, and other needs. Using this bill as a model, Senator Casey joined with Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Austin Davis and U.S. Representative Dwight Evans in announcing a state initiative to support victims of gun violence through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD).
  • Ensuring Safety in Skies: As mandated by Senator Casey’s law, the Federal Aviation Administration announced its final rule implementing secondary barriers between the cockpit and the passenger cabin on new commercial aircraft to prevent potential hijackings. He also reintroduced the Saracini Enhanced Aviation Safety Act to require secondary barriers to cockpits on all commercial passengers planes, not just new ones. The laws are named after 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.
  • U.S. Attorneys: Senator Casey recommended and worked to confirm Eric Olshan as U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Pennsylvania (WDPA). Now the chief federal law enforcement officer in the WDPA, Olshan has dedicated his career to public safety as an attorney at the Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the WDPA. As a lead prosecutor in the Tree of Life synagogue shooting trial, Olshan helped secure a guilty verdict on 63 counts in the case, including hate crimes and obstruction of the free exercise of religion.

Supporting Servicemembers and Veterans

  • PACT Act: Senator Casey fought to pass the law in honor of Pennsylvanians like the late retired National Guard officer Scott Laird. An Iraq War veteran from South Central Pennsylvania, Laird died of colon cancer one month after the VA denied claims that his cancer stemmed from toxic exposure. Over the last year, Casey engaged with and strongly urged veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, or other toxic substances during their service to file for full backdated health care benefits.
  • Servicemembers Health Care (TRICARE): Senator Casey helped secure a provision requiring the Department of Defense to expand its competitive care pilot program from two locations to five. This program enables competition across TRICARE health care providers, using market forces to incentivize better care for servicemembers.
  • Pennsylvania Military Installations: Senator Casey laid the groundwork to authorize more than $190 million across 11 projects at the First City Troop Readiness Center and Naval Surface Warfare Center in Philadelphia, Letterkenny Army Depot, Tobyhanna Army Depot, Fort Indiantown Gap, Hermitage Readiness Center, Harrisburg International Airport, and Moon Township. These military construction projects range from missile production to geothermal and solar energy production to an artificial intelligence machinery control development center.

Cleaning Up Pennsylvania’s Natural Resources

  • Brownfields: Thanks to the infrastructure law, Pennsylvania has received $11.6 million to clean up land that has been abandoned and underutilized because of contamination.
  • Orphan Wells: Thanks to the infrastructure law, Senator Casey delivered more than $5.5 million to plug 48 old oil and gas wells in the Allegheny National Forest to clean up methane emissions polluting Pennsylvania’s air and water while creating good-paying union jobs and protecting the natural resources of the Allegheny National Forest.
  • STREAM Act: Thanks to Senator Casey’s legislation, more federal funding will flow into Pennsylvania to clean up its riverways contaminated by acid mine drainage, reduce water pollution, and improve the health of local communities. The STREAM Act maximizes provisions of the infrastructure law that is sending over $3.7 billion to Pennsylvania alone to remediate the impact of coal mining.

Supporting Rural Communities:

  • Rural Partnership and Prosperity Act: Senator Casey introduced legislation to put rural communities on a level playing field to compete for federal resources alongside our cities and suburban areas, helping them overcome barriers like lack of adequate funding and staffing.
  • Rural Forest Markets Act: Senator Casey introduced legislation to help smaller foresters profit off of their conversation and sustainability efforts, just as larger-scale foresters do now. The legislation will help them overcome financial barriers to innovative marketplaces, create new forestry jobs, and incentivize private investment in the success of rural communities while improving the environment by supporting climate friendly efforts.
  • Rural Hospitals: Senator Casey’s bill to save rural hospitals from devastating cuts passed the Senate Finance Committee earlier this year. The bipartisan bill would delay cuts to a program that offset uncompensated care costs for hospitals that provide care to large numbers of Medicaid beneficiaries and uninsured patients.
  • Emergency Services: In September, Senator Casey announced a $300,000 grant to the Moshannon Valley EMS Training Center to ensure rural Pennsylvanians have enough well-trained first responders ready to deliver critical, lifesaving care whenever there is a crisis.
  • Supporting Pennsylvania’s Coal Communities: To help communities affected by coal mining loss, Senator announced $17.3 million in grants from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for 19 projects tackling high-speed internet expansion, workforce training, small business development, and other local needs.

Standing Up for Workers and the Right to Organize

  • Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act: After working for 10 years to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers and protect them from workplace discrimination, Casey’s law took effect requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations—such as additional bathroom breaks or a stool for workers who stand—so that pregnant women can continue to work safely. 
  • Pensions: Thanks to the American Rescue Plan which Senator Casey voted for, the pensions of more than 100 Plasterers and Cement Masons based in Camp Hill, PA were saved and original benefits cut in 2019 were restored for workers and retirees. Additionally, more than 2,400 unionized machine and tech workers with IUE-CWA were saved because of the American Rescue plan. 
  • Exploitative Workplace Technology: To protect the rights and dignity of applicants and employees, Senator Casey introduced the No Robot Bosses Act to stop corporations from using AI technology to manage workers and the Stop Spying Bosses Act as a critical first step in stopping employers from using invasive surveillance technologies to monitor worker activities on and off duty.
  • Tax Fairness for Workers Act: To crack down on corporate anti-union practices and ease tax burdens on workers, Senator Casey introduced legislation that would end taxpayer subsidization of anti-union activities by preventing corporations from deducting their union-busting expenses from their taxes and allow workers to deduct job-related expenses, including union dues, just as employers can. 
  • Coal Miners and Black Lung: Senator Casey introduced the Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act to help miners who have suffered from ‘black lung’ disease and their survivors access the workers compensation they are entitled to, reduce processing times, and secure legal representation. Senator Casey also introduced the Relief for Survivors of Miners Act to support family members of miners who have passed away due to black lung disease overcome barriers preventing survivors from accessing the benefits they need.

Calling Out Corporate Greed

  • Greedflation: To explain why every day costs for Americans are still so high when monthly inflation has fallen, Senator Casey, as Chair of the HELP Subcommittee on Children and Families, released a report exposing how big corporations are using inflation as cover to raise prices and rake in record profits at the expense of middle-class American families.
  • Stuffing Their Pockets: A second report of Chairman Casey’s Greedflation series examined how the prices for many holiday meal staples, including chicken, pork, and potatoes, are rising faster than many other goods as well as headline inflation, straining family budgets and taking a bite out of holiday celebrations while earning companies billions.
  • Shrinkflation: In a third edition of the Greedflation series, Chairman Casey’s report  detailed how big corporations are making record profits by reducing the size of household consumer goods, from toilet paper to cereals to snacks, while continuing to sell them at the same retail price. 

Making Health Care and Prescription Drugs More Affordable

  • High Drug Costs: Because of Senator Casey’s vote for the Inflation Reduction Act, Medicare can now negotiate to lower the price of prescription drugs, and this summer the Biden administration announced the first ten drugs which will be subject to negotiations and lower prices. Senator Casey also introduced legislation which passed through the Finance Committee to protect seniors from high drug costs.
  • Expanding Coverage to Dental, Vision, and Hearing: In light of the number of Medicare and Medicaid recipients lacking basic access to dental, vision, and hearing coverage, Senator Casey introduced legislation to enable more beneficiaries to access comprehensive dental, vision, and hearing coverage, saving them from short-term plans and often exorbitant out-of-pocket costs.

Protecting Children and Families

  • Furniture Tip-Overs: Senator Casey’s STURDY Act went into effect on September 1, requiring new safety standards to prevent furniture tip-over accidents, which cause an average of 8,900 emergency room-treated injuries each year as children are crushed, trapped, or struck by furniture, TVs, and appliances.
  • Infant Formula Shortage: Senator Casey has led the charge in the Senate to resolve the infant formula shortage and prevent future shortages, pressing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure production levels for domestic infant formula remain constant and store shelves remain stocked as manufacturers begin to upgrade their production infrastructure.
  • Child Labor: Amid an alarming surge in child labor violations, Senator Casey led a new bill to protect children from exploitative child labor practices and hold the companies and individuals who take advantage of them accountable. The Children Harmed in Life-threatening or Dangerous (CHILD) Labor Act brings our child labor laws into the 21st century and fights back against the employers, contractors, and subcontractors that violate them.

Fighting for Seniors and People with Disabilities

  • Nursing Homes: Senator Casey released Uninspected and Neglected, a year-long investigation examining the capacity of states to oversee health and safety standards at the Nation’s 15,000 nursing homes. The report found decades of underfunding has led to inspector shortages, putting nursing home residents at risk. Senator Casey convened a hearing that examined the investigation’s findings, and led a bipartisan letter to federal regulators calling for improved nursing home oversight.
  • Abuse by Caregivers: Papa, Inc. is a tech company that pairs older adults with caregivers in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. In July, Senator Casey pressed Papa to provide information about its safety protocols and background check system following reporting that uncovered instances of sexual harassment and alleged assault of the company’s clients and caregivers.
  • Disaster and Emergency Preparedness: To highlight the impact of disasters, including infectious disease outbreaks, on older adults and people with disabilities, Chairman Casey held a hearing during which he stressed the need for his Real Emergency Access for Aging and Disability Inclusion for Disasters Act (REAADI for Disasters Act.) The bill would ensure the inclusion of older adults and people with disabilities in disaster preparations and their needs in response and recovery efforts and safeguard their civil rights against discriminatory distribution of resources during emergencies. Many of Senator Casey’s priorities for people with disabilities and older adults from the REAADI for Disasters Act have been included in the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act, passed out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.
  • Guardianship: With approximately 1.3 million adult guardianships in the United States, Chairman Casey held a hearing to highlight the risk for abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older adults and people with disabilities due to the legal loss of personal agency and examine alternatives to guardianship such as supported decision-making. He also introduced the first guardianship bill of rights in the history of the U.S. Congress, which  would seek alternative arrangements to guardianships and create standards that would protect the civil rights of people living under guardianships. 

Taking on China’s Economic Aggression

  • Combatting Foreign Aggression By Investing in the USA: Alongside union workers and business leaders, Senator Casey delivered his vision for the United States to take control of its future and combat the rising threat by the Chinese Communist Party by investing in American workers and communities and revitalizing domestic manufacturing and industry.
  • Outbound Investment: To safeguard our national security from the Communist Chinese Party’s theft of American technology and know-how, Senator Casey introduced and passed overwhelmingly bipartisan legislation through the Senate as part of annual National Defense Authorization Act. When House Republicans blocked the legislation from this year’s defense authorization, Senator Casey, conservative think tanks and national security experts all slammed House Republican leadership for “going soft on China.”
  • Tariffs on Chinese Imports: Sharing the concerns of American workers and industries about potential reduction of tariffs on Chinese goods meant to combat their anticompetitive behavior, Senator Casey expressed directly to President Biden that the tariffs were meant to ensure a level playing field for American workers and urged him to maintain Section 301 and Section 232 tariffs.

Strengthening the Federal Judiciary

  • Middle District of Pennsylvania. Senator Casey worked with Senator Fetterman and the White House to recommend and confirm Judge Julia Munley to be a United States District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senators have a longstanding tradition of working together to recommend and confirm nominees to the federal bench, and since joining the Senate, Senator Casey has worked across the aisle to confirm 38 District Court Judges for Pennsylvania.
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Senator Casey recommended and worked to confirm Judge Cindy Chung to sit on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Judge Chung, the former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, is the first Asian Pacific American judge to serve on the Third Circuit.

Serving Pennsylvania Communities

  • Constituent Services: One of the most important functions of a congressional office is connecting people to helpful government resources in their time of need. Senator Casey’s office opened 15,102 constituent cases in 2023, helping Pennsylvanians resolve issues ranging from immigration to taxes to veterans’ affairs to Social Security and Medicare.
  • Outreach Across the Commonwealth: In 2023 Senator Casey held 215 in-person engagements and 57 virtual engagements. Casey engaged directly with more than 3,560 Pennsylvanians, meeting them where they are and bring their feedback back to Washington.