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  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that he was named to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which oversees the U.S. intelligence community and influences U.S. foreign and national security policy. Senator Casey previously served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 2007-2013, and chaired its Middle East and South Asia Subcommittee for four years. “I look forward to having the opportunity to serve on the Intelligence Committee as our Nation...
  • Pittsburgh, PA – Following efforts by U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) to include increased funding for the Civil Works Preconstruction Engineering and Design (PED) account, the United States Army Corps has announced that it will invest $57.4 million in additional Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations to Western Pennsylvania’s locks and dams. This funding will support the continuation of the Upper Ohio Navigation Project, which involves the construction of new navigational locks at the...
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released a statement following the swearing-in ceremony for President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris: “Exactly two weeks ago, terrorists stormed the Capitol and attempted to undermine the will of the American people as expressed through their votes in a free, fair and lawful election. Today, American democracy prevailed when Joe Biden was sworn in as our Nation’s 46th President and Kamala Harris made history...
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is releasing a statement following the announcement of the nomination of Dr. Rachel Levine to the position of Assistant Secretary of Health at the Department of Health and Human Services: “As Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine has worked to save lives and protect our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is exactly the kind of crisis-tested leader our Nation needs in the position of Assistant...
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) are requesting a Government Accountability Office (GAO) review of how colleges and universities are working to ensure that students with disabilities can access the same learning opportunities as their peers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The three Senators serve on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. “Under normal circumstances, accessing the appropriate accommodations can...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) called for the impeachment of President Trump and accountability for those members of Congress who led the effort to overthrow a democratic election. “There can be no justice without accountability for those involved in the insurrection against the federal government. As a Nation, we cannot advance our shared democratic values without consequences for those who have betrayed those values. Those who stormed the Capitol should face...
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) are accepting applications from persons interested in being considered for a presidential appointment to the position of U.S. Attorney or U.S. Marshal in the Eastern, Middle or Western District of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania has a long history of cooperation between its two U.S. senators on filling federal vacancies. Senators Casey and Toomey intend to work with President-elect Biden to continue this tradition. Both Senators...
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) announced today they are accepting applications from persons interested in being considered for appointment to the position of Federal District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. “Since 2011, during both Democratic and Republican presidential administrations, Senator Toomey and I have worked together to submit consensus candidates for Federal District Court seats in Pennsylvania,” said Senator...
  • Washington, D.C.– Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement: “Yesterday, domestic terrorists, inspired, encouraged and emboldened by President Donald Trump, attacked the U.S. Capitol Building in furtherance of an attempted coup. While shocking, yesterday’s events were entirely foreseeable. They were the direct result of President Trump’s lies about the integrity of our most recent election, and his frequent incitements to violence. For weeks,...
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is finishing 2020 having delivered results for Pennsylvania families. Below is a list of Senator Casey’s 2020 work on behalf of Pennsylvania constituents. Securing COVID-19 Relief for America’s Families • Securing $100 Million for Nursing Home Oversight: As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Public Law 116-136), provisions from Senator Casey’s Coronavirus Relief for Seniors and People with...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is releasing a statement on the COVID-19 relief legislation: “The COVID-19 relief legislation is a bipartisan compromise that will put money in the pockets of working families and invest vital dollars into vaccine deployment. While agreement on this latest COVID-19 relief bill is welcome and long overdue, the legislation is nowhere near what must be done to address the full scope of our Nation’s public health and economic...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is releasing a statement following his meeting with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary nominee Xavier Becerra: “Our Nation faces a once in a century pandemic which requires a Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) who is committed to the health and well-being of all Americans. After meeting with him and reviewing his record, I am confident that California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is the kind of leader...
  • Washington, D.C. – Following a request from U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-3), the Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report on women’s rights and economic participation in trade preference programs. The GAO report highlights the lack of requirements for Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to monitor or report on women’s economic participation and rights. The report, titled “Observations On Whether...
  • Washington, D.C.- Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that he has received the COVID-19 vaccine: “Our Nation now has a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19, which has already claimed the lives of more than 300,000 Americans. Dr. Brian P. Monahan, the Attending Physician for the United States Congress and Supreme Court, recently issued a recommendation that all members of Congress receive the COVID-19 vaccine, which arrived at the Capitol this week in order to ensure...
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is releasing a statement following his meeting with U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary nominee Tom Vilsack: “The pandemic and ensuing economic crisis have caused millions of children and their families to go hungry. Our farmers have faced significant market disruptions as well as the devastating effects of climate change. Given his experience and vision, I know that Tom Vilsack will make food security one of USDA’s top priorities...
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that his bipartisan legislation to strengthen efforts to investigate and collect information when a young infant or child dies, the Scarlett’s Sunshine on Sudden Unexpected Death Act, has passed the U.S. Senate. This bill would help combat Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and Sudden Unexpected Death in Childhood by providing grants to help states, municipalities and nonprofits improve data collection and death scene...
  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) are introducing the Clean Slate Act to give more than 70 million Americans, with nonviolent criminal records, a second chance to fully participate in society. This bipartisan legislation would remove major barriers for many Americans in finding employment, securing housing and accessing education by automatically sealing the federal records of individuals convicted or arrested for simple drug possession. More than 1 in...
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is releasing a statement following his meeting with U.S. Surgeon General nominee Dr. Vivek Murthy: “Today, I had the opportunity to virtually meet with Dr. Vivek Murthy, President-elect Biden’s nominee to be our Nation’s next Surgeon General. During President Obama’s Administration, Dr. Murthy was a Surgeon General who worked to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Americans. As our Nation faces its most...
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is releasing a statement following his meeting with U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary nominee Wally Adeyemo: “Yesterday, I had the opportunity to meet virtually with Wally Adeyemo, who has been nominated to serve as Deputy Treasury Secretary in President-elect Biden’s Administration. I commended Mr. Adeyemo for his service during President Obama’s Administration and his willingness to once again serve our Nation during...
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is releasing a statement following his meeting with U.S. Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen: “On Friday, I was pleased to have the opportunity to meet virtually with the Treasury Secretary nominee, Janet Yellen. I thanked Chair Yellen for her lifetime of public service and her willingness to once again work on behalf of our Nation and its families during this difficult time. We discussed Chair Yellen’s vision for the Treasury...