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  • Washington, D.C. – Today, the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee voted out the bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, sponsored by U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). The bill now heads to the full Senate for consideration. This landmark legislation would protect pregnant workers from workplace discrimination. “For more than 9 years, my colleagues and I have been working to make these protections a reality for the...
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced the Respond, Innovate, Succeed, and Empower (RISE) Act to help ease the transition from high school to college for students with disabilities. The legislation would amend the Higher Education Act (HEA) and clarify that students with previous documentation of a disability would be able to continue using that documentation as proof when they transition to higher...
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is introducing the Restore Environmental Vitality and Improve Volatile Economy by the Civilian Conservation Corps of 2021, or the REVIVE the CCC Act (S.2414), which would revitalize the 1930s-era Civilian Conservation Corps into a modern-day employment, job training and conservation program. The REVIVE the CCC Act would advance our Nation’s efforts to tackle the climate crisis while creating well-paying, quality conservation jobs that...
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the Safe Schools Improvement Act with the support of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and the Human Rights Campaign. This legislation would require school districts to adopt codes of conduct specifically prohibiting bullying and harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and religion. Companion legislation has been introduced in the U.S....
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing that U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks has accepted his invitation to speak at the Showcase for Commerce opening ceremony in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Senator Casey and Deputy Secretary Hicks will also tour the exhibits at Showcase and explore the latest defense innovations and products with industry leaders in attendance. During her remarks, Deputy Secretary Hicks will outline ongoing defense work in...
  • Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is releasing a statement regarding grant funding for the Enterprise Center in Philadelphia, PA:   “I am pleased to announce that the Enterprise Center in Philadelphia has been awarded $400,000 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency. This funding will help amplify the Enterprise Center’s work supporting minority entrepreneurs and community development. I was proud to advocate for the...
  • Philadelphia, PA – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement to announce that Philadelphia International Airport will receive Department of Transportation funding through a discretionary grant: “I am pleased that the Department of Transportation has awarded $7,247,656 in grant funding to Philadelphia International Airport for shifting or reconfiguring existing taxiways. As the economy continues to recover due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our airports need...
  • Lehigh Valley, PA – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement to announce new funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority through a discretionary grant: “I am pleased that the Department of Transportation has awarded a $7,972,341 grant to the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority for taxiway construction and runway rehabilitation at Lehigh Valley International Airport. The funding will enable the...
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing that Pennsylvania will receive $70 million from the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Discretionary Grant Program for two projects in Philadelphia and Schuylkill Counties. The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority will be awarded $49 million to construct a new approximately 1,056 linear foot multi-use berth that will be used to accommodate roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) vessels. Additionally, The Pennsylvania...
  • Washington, D.C. – In an effort to ensure that every child in America has an opportunity to be economically secure, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) are introducing the Young American Savers Act. This legislation, a key policy proposal in Senator Casey’s Five Freedoms for America’s Children agenda, would establish children’s savings accounts, seeded annually with $500 in government contributions, for every child whose parent(s) or...
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced today that 20 Pennsylvania students have accepted appointments to United States Services Academies. “I am proud to have recommended each of these students for appointment to a service academy. These young people have distinguished themselves in the classroom and in their communities and I am confident that they will represent Pennsylvania with dignity and honor. The Commonwealth clearly has a lot of talent to contribute not...
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), along with Chair of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Patty Murray (D-WA) and Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) are introducing the Better Care Better Jobs Act, a key element of President Biden’s American Jobs Plan. U.S....
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the Mental Health in International Development and Humanitarian Settings (MINDS) Act to improve global mental health outcomes. The legislation would codify the role of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Coordinator for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) and establish a MHPSS working group to promote best practices in U.S. foreign assistance programming. U.S. Representatives Ted Deutch...
  • Republicans in Congress and far-right Attorneys General have once again failed in their attempt to rip health care away from millions of Americans and decimate Medicaid. It’s past time for those Republicans who keep bringing these frivolous lawsuits to finally stop these attacks on affordable health care. It’s time to make the changes in the American Rescue Plan permanent and build on the Affordable Care Act to expand coverage and bring down costs for working families.
  • Washington, D.C. – As the Nation recognizes the anniversaries of the Pulse Nightclub massacre in Orlando and the Emanuel AME Church massacre in Charleston, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and U.S. Representative David Cicilline (D-RI-1) are introducing the Disarm Hate Act, legislation that would prevent individuals convicted of violent misdemeanor hate crimes from purchasing or possessing firearms. The U.S. has seen a spike in hate incidents, including in March of this year, when a shooter...
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the Improving Coverage and Care for Mothers Act to support women before, during and after they give birth to help reduce pregnancy-related health complications. Continued access to health care is vital to a healthy pregnancy, and although Medicaid pays for almost half of all births in the United States, strict eligibility requirements and long wait-times for appointments can prohibit women from receiving the services they need and...
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that the Senate has advanced key provisions in his legislation with U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), the Women’s Economic Employment in Trade Act. The United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021, advanced by the Senate this week, includes measures Senator Casey authored to promote human rights and the economic empowerment of women and address discrimination in our...
  • Washington, D.C. - Throughout America, children lack health care, economic security, education, adequate nutrition and safety. In an effort to ensure every child in America has the freedom to reach their full potential, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is introducing the Five Freedoms for America’s Children, a bold legislative plan to set all American children up to succeed. Senator Casey’s plan identifies five basic freedoms that our society must guarantee to our Nation’s...
  • Washington, D.C. – As Congress considers infrastructure legislation, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) are introducing the Support for Community Bridges Act. Across the U.S., city and county governments struggle to maintain the cost of repairing bridges in poor condition. Almost 50 percent of the Nation’s bridges are “off-system,” meaning that they are not on the federal highway system and are often left out of federal support, putting further strain on...
  • Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is releasing a statement following the decision of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection regarding the Keystone Landfill: “The decision by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is contrary to the best interests of the people of Lackawanna County. The approval of this permit is further evidence that our Commonwealth’s environmental laws are inadequate. The General Assembly should pass legislation that will...