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  • Casey urges Biden to ensure workers have a seat at the table as technologies are studied   Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to create a White House task force to study the unchecked spread of invasive and exploitative workplace surveillance technologies in U.S. workforces. Senator Casey raised concerns about workers being managed by algorithms and automated systems, leaving workers with little recourse or insight when...
  • The COVID-19 pandemic increased reliance on the internet to access basic services, but many people with disabilities are locked out of essential information due to inaccessible government websites Report and recommendations are latest in Casey-led efforts to conduct oversight of government agencies and ensure compliance with law that federal tech must be accessible Casey report finds that Department of Veterans Affairs has repeatedly failed to make its technology accessible for people with...
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing $28.4 million in new, competitive grant funding made possible by a provision he worked to include in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The funding, administered by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), will allow Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT) to improve the Red Line Corridor to make four of its stations accessible to and usable by people with disabilities. “When public transportation...
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing more than $56 million in new, competitive grant funding made possible by a provision he worked to include in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The funding, administered by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), will allow the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) to improve stations along the Market-Frankford and Broad Street Lines to ensure they are accessible to and usable by...
  • Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the ten-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre. In June, prior to passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, Senator Casey authored an op-ed in the Washington Post explaining how the Sandy Hook massacre changed his thinking around gun violence and urged his colleagues to pass the first commonsense gun safety legislation in more than three decades.“Today marks the ten-year anniversary...
  • PA Senior Senator called for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act to pass, but a small number of Republicans objected to the bipartisan bill   Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) took to the Senate floor in an attempt to pass his Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, a commonsense bill that would provide pregnant workers with reasonable accommodations so they can maintain healthy pregnancies while continuing to work. Senator Casey’s attempt was blocked by a few...
  • Marc Fogel, a 61-year-old American educator, has been detained in Russia since August 2021 Casey celebrates return of Brittney Griner, urges Administration to prioritize bringing Mr. Fogel home   Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey applauded the release of Brittney Griner and urged the Biden Administration to prioritize the release of  Marc Fogel, an American educator who has been imprisoned in Russia since August 2021. Marc Fogel is a resident of Oakmont,...
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) are announcing the confirmation of Judge Mia Perez, Judge Kai Scott, Kelley Hodge, and John Murphy to be United States District Judges for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. “I am proud to announce that the Senate confirmed Judge Mia Perez, Judge Kai Scott, Kelley Hodge, and John Murphy to be United States District Judges for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Judge Mia Perez’s impressive work...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Chris Coons (D-DE), and Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA), Brendan Boyle (D-PA), and Donald Norcross (D-NJ) announced plans to introduce legislation to bring down skyrocketing compliance costs associated with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “While we appreciate that the EPA is taking a serious look at how RFS compliance costs threaten our nation’s refining capacity, there remains significant uncertainty for the...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is releasing a statement on the closure of the Berks County Residential Center (BCRC): “Closing the Berks detention center is a long overdue step to deliver justice to the vulnerable migrant families and children who were previously detained there,” said Senator Casey. “For years I have raised concerns about the conditions at Berks to multiple presidential administrations. I have also urged the Department of Homeland...
  • Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the Senate vote to provide paid sick days to rail workers:“The tentative agreement brokered by President Biden and Secretary Walsh makes meaningful improvements in the lives of railway workers. It’s a good start, but it’s not enough. These workers have zero paid sick days and can be penalized, or even fired, for taking time off when they get sick. We lauded these essential workers as...
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) are introducing legislation to strengthen civil rights protections against harassment in schools. The Students’ Access to Freedom & Educational Rights Act (SAFER) Act would amend the burdensome standards for harassment lawsuits brought under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) and create additional protections for students who experience sex-based harassment. The SAFER Act aims to...
  • Casey highlights bipartisan work of Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Subcommittee on Children and Families, including legislation to increase pediatric mental health care access funding Approximately one in five teens meets the criteria for a mental health condition Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Subcommittee on Children and Families Chairman Bob Casey (D-PA) held a hearing entitled, “Caring for Our Kids: Supporting...
  • Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the Senate passage of the Respect for Marriage Act. “The right to marriage is sacred and one that should be afforded to every American. At a time when personal rights and freedoms are increasingly under attack, the Senate has taken action to protect Americans’ right to marry whom they love. I’m proud to vote for the Respect for Marriage Act and I will continue to fight for full equality for the LGBTQ...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representative Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) introduced bicameral legislation to hold corporate wrongdoers accountable for knowingly withholding information that risked the lives or safety of consumers and workers. Under the Hide No Harm Act, a corporate officer who conceals information about an action or product that poses the danger of serious physical injury or death would face up to five years...
  • In response to Casey, colleagues’ bipartisan letter in June, Dept. of Justice commits to prepare report in compliance with federal accessibility law Chairman Casey, colleagues: Reports on web accessibility from Dept. of Justice are required every two years, but the latest report is from 2012 Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senate Aging Committee Chairman Bob Casey (D-PA) and Ranking Member Tim Scott (R-SC), as well as Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Tammy...
  • Report: 33 to 50 percent of all use-of-force instances involve people with mental health disabilities Bill is third in suite of legislation aimed at improving interactions between law enforcement and people with disabilities Washington, D.C. – In order to address the high incidence rate of violence involving law enforcement and people with disabilities, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is introducing the Data on Interactions and Accountability for Law Enforcement with Individuals with...
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is releasing the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act being signed into law by President Biden:“For years, Washington talked about making major investments in our Nation’s crumbling infrastructure—but no President got it done until President Biden. One year after it was signed into law, it is clear that the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a game...
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and U.S. Representative Dwight Evans (D-PA-3) are announcing that the United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General (OIG) will conduct an audit evaluating the efficiency of operations at the Philadelphia, PA Processing and Distribution Center and the Delaware Processing and Distribution Center. This audit is being conducted following Senator Casey’s and Representative Evans’ letter to the OIG, requesting the...
  • (PITTSBURGH, PA) – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17), and Representative Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) led a coalition of bipartisan Members of Congress in a letter to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to urge the U.S. Department of State to classify Oakmont, PA native Marc Fogel as wrongfully detained.  The letter further calls on the State Department to work to bring Mr. Fogel home safely.   Fogel was detained by Russian...