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  • 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...
  • Casey: “We must do more to…ensure Pennsylvanians are never forced to go through this hell again” Washington, D.C. - Today, after the announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice have reached a $310 million settlement with Norfolk Southern for damage caused by the 2023 train derailment, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement: “Today’s settlement is a critical step towards providing a measure of justice for the families who are still...
  • Casey voted with HELP Committee 19-2 to move the bill forward for full Senate consideration Legislation would establish a public health study in Darlington and East Palestine to monitor potential long-term health impacts of the derailment Casey has repeatedly fought for resources for Pennsylvanians affected by the derailment, working to help the community recover Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA,) Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP)...
  • Pennsylvanians testified at hearing about the importance of programs like Meals on Wheels, senior community centers, and home- and community-based services, which are funded by the Older Americans Act At hearing, Casey committed to fighting to keep these programs authorized and fully funded Watch full hearing video here Washington, D.C. - Today, at a U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing, Chairman Bob Casey (D-PA) highlighted how programs funded by the Older Americans Act (OAA), such as...
  • Casey’s Secure Smartports Act, which protects American ports from the threat of cyberattacks by the Chinese Communist Party, included in Senate intelligence package Package also includes Casey provision to stop the flow of fentanyl in U.S. Washington, D.C. - Today, a U.S. Senate committee approved several vital provisions advanced by U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) to stop fentanyl at the border, protect U.S ports from Chinese cybersecurity threats, and thwart Chinese efforts to evade U.S....
  • Casey bill would ensure every coal miner who suffers from black lung disease receives the benefits they are entitled to Since 1968, more than 76,000 people have died from as a result of ‘black lung’ diseaseIn Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing, Casey highlighted the struggles of miners, families fighting for health care, benefits they need Casey: “There are few diseases where every breath you take, you can feel it… one of the many reasons we need to pass the Black Lung...
  • New bill would require key intelligence agency to raise alarm on this emerging threat, help ports safeguard against it Casey, Intelligence Committee member, has long led congressional action to confront threats posed by Chinese government Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee members Bob Casey (D-PA) and Mark Kelly (D-AZ) introduced legislation to protect American port infrastructure from cybersecurity threats posed by the People’s Republic of China (PRC), including...
  • As families across the Nation grapple with high costs, the 401Kids Savings Act would create children’s savings accounts for every American child Casey introduced bill in January alongside report detailing how 401Kids works and why we need it Outside analysis says 401Kids delivers $2.61 in benefits for every $1 invested, from increased income later in life, improved health, additional tax revenues, and lower crime Senate hearing examined how the legislation would provide economic opportunity for...
  • Casey continues fighting to reduce barriers to higher education faced by students with disabilities Casey: “Students with disabilities deserve as fair a shot as anyone at pursuing higher education” Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, introduced two bills that would make American higher education far more accessible for students with disabilities. Students with disabilities currently face unique, challenging, and often...
  • Casey continues fighting to reduce barriers to higher education faced by students with disabilities Casey: “Students with disabilities deserve as fair a shot as anyone at pursuing higher education” Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, introduced two bills that would make American higher education far more accessible for students with disabilities. Students with disabilities currently face unique, challenging, and often...
  • Taxpayers gave Direct File rave reviews, with 90 percent rating their experience positively and 86 percent saying it increased their trust in the IRS Casey voted for law that created Direct File program, and pushed for it to be made available to as many Americans as possible Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) joined more than 130 of his colleagues in the House and the Senate to send a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen and Internal Revenue Service (IRS)...
  • New Casey bill will help improve prevention and treatment options for the growing number of older adults suffering from substance abuse disorders Casey also sent letter to federal agency responsible for addressing substance use disorders advocating for improved data collection on older adults Actions follow December Aging Committee hearing exposing the growing crisis of seniors facing substance use disorder issues Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the U.S....
  • The Honorable Dr. Laura D. Taylor-Kale serves as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy at Pentagon Senator Casey has long history of working with Department of Defense to involve high-ranking military officials in Johnstown’s annual Showcase Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that Dr. Laura D. Taylor-Kale, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy at the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), has accepted his invitation to provide the...
  • Administration to raise tariffs on 12 key sectors including steel and aluminum, semiconductors, and batteries PA Senior Senator urged President repeatedly to keep domestic market protections in place Casey: “When we hold trade cheats accountable, we put American workers in the best position to outcompete anyone in the world” Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) applauded the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) announcement that the U.S. will maintain and increase...
  • From caring for children and older adults to domestic work like cooking and cleaning, unpaid work plays an essential role in our society and is predominantly performed by women These contributions to U.S. economy are often omitted from calculations of economic output In letter to Government Accountability Office, Casey requests inquiry that will show the importance of women’s unpaid work Casey: “Without a formal accounting of unpaid work, it remains invisible and undervalued” Washington, D.C. –...
  • Infrastructure law has sent more than $800 million to Pennsylvania for clean drinking water upgrades Funding will enable PA to remove ‘forever chemicals’ like PFAS from drinking water Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and John Fetterman (D-PA) and U.S. Representatives Dwight Evans (D-PA-3), Madeleine Dean (D-PA-4), and Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA-6) delivered $37,543,000 from the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act to make Pennsylvania’s drinking water safer and cleaner....
  • Bill also includes provisions to ban airline junk fees, strengthen consumer protections for passengers Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that provisions from his Saracini Enhanced Aviation Safety Act, which honors the memory of United Flight 195 Victor Saracini by taking additional steps to prevent airplane hijacking, advanced through the Senate as part of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024. The aviation package also included provisions banning airline junk fees...
  • Senators push for more border security officers, surveillance technology to detect drugs coming in and guns going out in FY25 spending bill Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) led 15 of their colleagues in a letter to Senate Appropriators urging them to provide the United States with the tools to combat the fentanyl crisis by continuing robust funding for border security and drug interdiction initiatives. In their letter, the Senators push for...
  • Water beads are often designed, intended, or marketed as a toy for children, but can pose deadly risks Esther’s Law is named after a 10-month-old child who died after ingesting a water bead Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Children and Families, joined Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) to introduce “Esther’s Law,” bipartisan legislation to ban the sale of water beads...