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  • Washington, D.C. – Following multiple reports of illness and death linked to recalled infant formula manufactured by Abbott Nutrition, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) sent a letter to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert Califf to request information on the FDA’s actions and plans to investigate these reports and to prevent other infants from falling ill. Because of this recall, parents are now facing shortages of baby formula. The Senators...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the Senate’s confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. “Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court of the United States is nothing short of historic. For the first time in our Nation’s history, a Black woman will take her seat on our highest court. This distinction is long overdue, but it could not go...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing $617,500,008 in funding for public transportation projects in Pennsylvania as a result of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The funding, administrated by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), will allow for infrastructure upgrades and new projects in both urban and rural areas, as well as funding to improve access to transit for seniors and people with disabilities. “From our biggest cities to our rural...
  • Washington, D.C. – As rural hospitals across the country struggle to stay open and meet high demand due to COVID-19, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) are introducing legislation that would provide such hospitals with financial stability and predictability, preventing closures that would disrupt access to care for individuals in rural communities. The Rural Hospital Support Act would extend and update federal programs to ensure these hospitals can stay fiscally...
  • WASHINGTON (April 1, 2022) – U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) introduced the First Three Act to spark critical innovation and investments in domestic industrial decarbonization technologies, ensuring the U.S. is on the path to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while boosting the global competitiveness of American industry. “The U.S. industrial sector has a major part to play in our fight to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reach our net-zero climate...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) joined U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and 49 of their Senate colleagues in introducing the Support Kids Not Red Tape Act to ensure children throughout the Nation have access to healthy meals through school nutrition waivers. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, waiver flexibilities have been crucial to keeping children fed, as they allow many families to receive free meals over the summer, help sponsors provide...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced $2.1 million in federal funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the water infrastructure projects in Northwestern Pennsylvania. The funding comes from the FY23 allocation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Tionesta Lake in Forest County will receive $2,000,000 and Woodcock Creek Lake in Crawford County will receive $100,000. “Tionesta Lake plays a critical role in preventing flood damage in...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced $8.35 million in federal funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Indian Rock Dam in York County. The funding comes from the FY23 allocation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The funding builds on top of the $1,045,000 the Indian Rock Dam received earlier this year, bringing the project’s total IIJA funding to $9,395,000. “Indian Rock Dam is critical to preventing the flooding of Codorus...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced $11.693 million in federal funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the water infrastructure projects in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The funding comes from the FY23 allocation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Army Corps projects receiving funding include: Aylesworth Creek Lake (Lackawanna County), Francis E. Walter Dam (Luzerne County), Stillwater Lake (Monroe County), Cowanesque Lake (Tioga County),...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced $8.65 million in federal funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the water infrastructure projects in the Lehigh Valley. The funding comes from the FY23 allocation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Blue Marsh Lake will receive $6,000,000, on top of the $1,650,000 it received last year and Beltzville Lake Dam will receive $2,650,000, on top of the $1,400,000 it received last year. “Blue Marsh Dam is...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced $46.96 million in federal funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for water infrastructure projects in Pennsylvania, stretching from Somerset County to Clinton County. The funding comes from the FY23 allocation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Army Corps projects receiving funding include: Alvin R. Bush Dam (Clinton County), Curwensville Lake (Clearfield County), Foster Joseph Sayers Dam (Centre County),...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced $8,000,000 in federal funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the dredging of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. The Army Corps’ Delaware River Philadelphia to the Sea project also received  $500,000. The funding comes from the FY23 allocation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. “Water infrastructure plays a critical role in the local economy of Southeastern Pennsylvania,” said Senator...
  • Washington, D.C. - On Thursday, March 31, U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Chairman Bob Casey (D-PA) held a hearing entitled, “Preventing Tragedies and Promoting Safe, Accessible, and Affordable Homes,” which examined best practices to keep older adults and children safe from accidental and preventable injuries at home. Senator Casey highlighted his bipartisan legislation to prevent consumer-related deaths, the STURDY Act, which would create a mandatory stability standard for...
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives passing legislation to name the United States Courthouse in Harrisburg in honor of Judge Sylvia Rambo. The Senators introduced companion legislation, which passed the Senate in October 2021 that would designate the new United States Courthouse in Harrisburg as the “Sylvia H. Rambo United States Courthouse.” The bill will now go to the President for his signature....
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that as a result of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Pennsylvania is set to receive $186 million to help low-income families save on energy bills through the Weatherization Assistance Program. The Commonwealth’s formula allocation of Weatherization Assistance Program funding has increased by ten-fold, from $18 million to $186 million, in just one year. This funding will pay for retrofitting for thousands of...
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Mike Braun (R-IN) introduced the Safeguarding Treatment for the Restoration of Ecosystems from Abandoned Mines (STREAM) Act (S. 3957) with U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (D-PA-8) and David McKinley (R-WV-1). Acid mine drainage (AMD)—the release of highly acidic water from abandoned mines— is one of the largest sources of water pollution throughout the country and threatens the health and safety of Americans...
  • Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced $77 million in federal funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for design work and construction on the Emsworth Lock and Dam, part of the Upper Ohio Navigation system. Once construction is complete, large cargo ships will be able to move through the Emsworth Lock and Dam system more reliably and efficiently, relieving landside congestion and facilitating timely delivery of goods. The funding is in addition to...
  • Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement today on President Biden’s FY 2023 budget: “President Biden’s budget demonstrates his clear commitment to children, families, seniors, veterans and workers. Since the start of his Administration, President Biden and Democrats in Congress have put cash in people’s pockets, lifted millions of children out of poverty and created 7.4 million new jobs. This budget builds on that progress by...
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senate Aging Committee Chairman Bob Casey (D-PA) and Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a study on the factors that have led to lower COVID-19 vaccination rates among people with Medicaid than the general public. The Senators are seeking to better understand the persistent disparities in COVID-19 vaccination rates among people with Medicaid and the data barriers that interfere with...
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is launching a new interactive map highlighting federal investments that are being delivered to Pennsylvania. Since the start of the Biden Administration, billions of dollars have come—and are continuing to flow—into Pennsylvania to support families, schools, small businesses, health centers, local government and more. Additionally, the Commonwealth has already started to see the first of what will be a wave of...