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  • 1.7 million adults with a disability ages 25 to 64 do not have bank accounts Casey’s ABLE Act, passed into law in 2014, allows people with disabilities to save while maintaining federal benefits Pittsburgh, PA - On Wednesday, August 17, U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Chairman Bob Casey (D-PA) held a field hearing entitled “Saving with ABLE: Financial Security for Pennsylvanians with Disabilities.” The hearing, held at the University of Pittsburgh, highlighted how...
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on President Biden signing the Inflation Reduction Act into law.“With President Biden’s signature, the Inflation Reduction Act is officially the law of the land. This bill is going to lower health care and energy costs for American families while creating clean energy manufacturing jobs and tackling the climate crisis. Over the past year and half, Democrats have delivered on promises to...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is receiving $23,360,000 in new funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The funding will go towards improving bus charging capacity at SEPTA’s bus facilities and supporting SEPTA’s transition to fully zero-emission vehicles. “The infrastructure law is already improving public transit across Pennsylvania by providing dedicated funds to...
  • Casey held Aging Committee hearing on federal government web accessibility, led bipartisan oversight letters to Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Justice calling for more accessible websites and technology As American with Disabilities Act passes its 32nd anniversary, many online resources from the federal government are still not accessible for people with disabilities Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Chairman Bob Casey (D-PA) led a...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that the City of Philadelphia received $25,000,000 in funding for the “Great Streets PHL” project to make safety improvements to high-crash corridors in historically disadvantaged communities and areas of persistent poverty. The funding comes from a Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) Grant, funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. “This is a huge investment...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and U.S. Representative Mike Doyle (D-PA) announced that the City of Pittsburgh received $11,320,000 in funding for the “New Pathways to Equity” project to invest in human-focused infrastructure in the Hill District. The funding comes from a Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) Grant, funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. With this funding, the city will make construction...
  • Legislation will lower prescription drug and health care costs and create clean energy jobs, while reducing the deficit Bill includes Casey provision to ensure health and disability benefits for coal miners as well as Casey provisions to manufacture in America, especially in energy communities Casey: “As families across Pennsylvania and the Nation are being squeezed by inflation, Democrats are tackling this problem head on.” Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Chair of the Senate HELP Subcommittee on Children and Families, and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced bipartisan legislation – Investing in Kids’ Mental Health Now Act (S.4747) – to address growing concerns surrounding children’s mental health in the United States.   To help address the severe toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on children’s mental health, the bill provides pediatric mental health care...
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the Senate ratification of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) treaty to admit Finland and Sweden as NATO members. The vote passed the Senate 95-1.“In illegally invading Ukraine and waging a brutal and devastating war against the Ukrainian people, Vladimir Putin has bolstered the western alliance against him and authoritarianism. Today’s vote sends a clear message that the free...
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing $22.8 million in federal funding from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for Philadelphia Works, Inc. (PhilaWorks), the City of Philadelphia’s workforce development board. The funding will support creation of The Coordinated Southeastern Pennsylvania Workforce Development System, a regional workforce training program connecting residents to quality employment opportunities. Senator Casey advocated for...
  • After Republican Senators blocked passage of the bill last week, Casey and his Democratic colleagues fought to move it forward Honoring Our PACT Act would expand VA health care to more than 3.5 million veterans Casey: “Senate Republicans finally came to their senses and stopped blocking legislation to take care of veterans who were exposed to burn pits or Agent Orange during their military service” Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is releasing a statement...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced $291,900 in federal funding for disaster mitigation and flood protection in Hempfield Township in Westmoreland County. The funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Flood Mitigation Assistance program, which provides grant funding to reduce or eliminate risk of flood damage, such as floodplain and stream restoration or stormwater management projects. “As we continue to face the dire...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced over $25 million in federal funding for Southeastern Pennsylvania disaster mitigation and flood protection from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funding comes through two grant programs intended to improve climate and disaster resiliency across the Nation. The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program provides proactive funding for communities to prepare for potential climate...
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed by a U.S. drone strike.“As Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man, Ayman al-Zawahiri was one of the masterminds behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks that killed 2,977 people on September 11th, 2001. Today, a U.S. drone strike killed al-Zawahiri and exacted justice for his terrible...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing the inclusion of community project funding for six projects around Altoona/Johnstown Pennsylvania in the Senate Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Appropriations bills. Senator Casey advocated for each of the projects to be included in the appropriations subcommittee bills. FY2022 marked the first time in a decade that Congress sent federal dollars directly to community projects across the Nation. “I am proud to advance this vital...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing the inclusion of community project funding for six projects around Northwestern Pennsylvania in the Senate Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Appropriations bills. Senator Casey advocated for each of the projects to be included in the appropriations subcommittee bills. FY2022 marked the first time in a decade that Congress sent federal dollars directly to community projects across the Nation. “I am proud to advance this vital funding...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing the inclusion of community project funding for six projects around the Lehigh Valley in the Senate Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Appropriations bills. Senator Casey advocated for each of the projects to be included in the appropriations subcommittee bills. FY2022 marked the first time in a decade that Congress sent federal dollars directly to community projects across the Nation. “I am proud to advance this vital funding for...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing the inclusion of community project funding for nine projects around South Central Pennsylvania in the Senate Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Appropriations bills. Senator Casey advocated for each of the projects to be included in the appropriations subcommittee bills. FY2022 marked the first time in a decade that Congress sent federal dollars directly to community projects across the Nation. “I am proud to advance this vital...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing the inclusion of community project funding for 21 projects around Southeastern Pennsylvania in the Senate Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Appropriations bills. Senator Casey advocated for each of the projects to be included in the appropriations subcommittee bills. FY2022 marked the first time in a decade that Congress sent federal dollars directly to community projects across the Nation. “I am proud to advance this vital funding...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing the inclusion of community project funding for 17 projects around Southwestern Pennsylvania in the Senate Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Appropriations bills. Senator Casey advocated for each of the projects to be included in the appropriations subcommittee bills. FY2022 marked the first time in a decade that Congress sent federal dollars directly to community projects across the Nation.  “I am proud to advance funding for...