U.S. Senator Bob Casey

U.S. Senator Bob Casey U.S. Senator Bob Casey fights every day for Pennsylvania families. He is a strong advocate for policies that improve the health care and early learning of children and policies that will raise wages for the middle class.

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The attack on Kabul and U.S. troops yesterday was heartbreaking, and for those veterans struggling here at home, please ...
08/27/2021
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The attack on Kabul and U.S. troops yesterday was heartbreaking, and for those veterans struggling here at home, please remember you are not alone.

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Free, confidential support for Veterans in crisis and their families and friends. Call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or text to 838255.

Many Afghans have spent years aiding U.S. forces and promoting democracy and equality. They have risked their lives to d...
08/27/2021
Afghan evacuees expected at Philly airport as soon as Friday

Many Afghans have spent years aiding U.S. forces and promoting democracy and equality. They have risked their lives to do so and, over the past few weeks, some have been forced to leave their homes, uproot their lives and flee for their safety.

We owe these Afghans gratitude and the opportunity to start a new life in the United States. Philadelphia now plays a crucial part in welcoming these Afghans to the United States and I have no doubt Pennsylvanians will welcome these brave families as they rebuild their lives and livelihoods.

The airport will become the second in the nation receiving flights of people fleeing Afghanistan, including U.S. citizens and Afghan refugees.

Home and community-based services have allowed Victoria Farrell and her 5-year-old son, Cole, to remain active members o...
08/26/2021

Home and community-based services have allowed Victoria Farrell and her 5-year-old son, Cole, to remain active members of their community in Downingtown, PA. My Better Care Better Jobs Act would help bring that support to millions of seniors and people with disabilities across the United States.

Home and community-based services have allowed Victoria Farrell and her 5-year-old son, Cole, to remain active members of their community in Downingtown, PA. My Better Care Better Jobs Act would help bring that support to millions of seniors and people with disabilities across the United States.

Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County and Millersville University's pre-K program offers science, technology,...
08/26/2021

Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County and Millersville University's pre-K program offers science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education to the kids of low-income university students right on campus. It’s an innovative two-generation approach to tackling poverty and education advancement. It’s also made possible by Head Start and local donations and grants.

The program highlights the importance of establishing a solid educational foundation for every child in America, regardless of background. That’s what the Freedom To Learn—part of my Five Freedoms for America’s Children—is all about.

Learn more: https://www.casey.senate.gov/fivefreedoms/freedom-to-learn

08/26/2021

This is a devastating attack on Afghans and Americans trying to flee for their lives and the U.S. forces working day and night to evacuate as many people as possible.

As more information comes in about this terrorist attack, the safety of our troops and the Americans still in Afghanistan must remain our top priority.

American troops are carrying out their mission despite numerous threats and challenges and we owe it to them to do everything we can to bring them home safely.

We cannot tolerate terrorist threats to the United States emanating from Afghanistan.

I met with the York County Economic Alliance at American Hydro’s York manufacturing plant for a roundtable earlier today...
08/25/2021

I met with the York County Economic Alliance at American Hydro’s York manufacturing plant for a roundtable earlier today. We discussed how the recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will pump (pun intended) billions of dollars into Pennsylvania's roads, bridges, transit, and water mains.

I met with the York County Economic Alliance at American Hydro’s York manufacturing plant for a roundtable earlier today. We discussed how the recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will pump (pun intended) billions of dollars into Pennsylvania's roads, bridges, transit, and water mains.

York Day Nursery has served the local community for almost 90 years with its early learning and childcare program. In fa...
08/25/2021

York Day Nursery has served the local community for almost 90 years with its early learning and childcare program. In fact, most of the enrolled children come from low-income families. York Day Nursey helps set all of its students up for success later in life. Every family in York and the rest of the Nation should have access to high-quality, affordable childcare and early learning programs. That’s why the Freedom To Learn is key part of my plan, Five Freedoms for America’s Children.

Learn more: https://www.casey.senate.gov/fivefreedoms/freedom-to-learn

The Laborers’ District Council of Metropolitan Philadelphia connects union members to job and project opportunities acro...
08/25/2021

The Laborers’ District Council of Metropolitan Philadelphia connects union members to job and project opportunities across the five-county region. Yesterday, I toured their new training center and discussed how the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will benefit Pennsylvania workers and families.

Today I joined Gabby Giffords to commemorate the 1,700 Pennsylvanians lost to gun violence last year. The Senate must ac...
08/24/2021

Today I joined Gabby Giffords to commemorate the 1,700 Pennsylvanians lost to gun violence last year. The Senate must act by passing my Resources for Victims of Gun Violence Act and Senator Cory Booker’s Break the Cycle of Violence Act to mitigate the violence and support victims and their families.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that we need to expand and invest in home and community-based services and stre...
08/24/2021
Other Voices: Fix­ing the de­mand for qual­ity long-term care

“The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that we need to expand and invest in home and community-based services and strengthen our home care workforce.”

I couldn’t agree more. My Better Care Better Jobs Act is our chance to finally invest in this critical care for millions of seniors and Americans with disabilities as well as the workforce that provides these services.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that we need to expand and invest in home- and community-based services and strengthen our home care workforce. From...

I’m proud of Philadelphia for being one of 19 U.S. cities actively working to resettle Afghan refugees and I applaud the...
08/23/2021
Philly residents rally in Northeast to support Afghan neighbors and incoming refugees

I’m proud of Philadelphia for being one of 19 U.S. cities actively working to resettle Afghan refugees and I applaud the work of HIAS Pennsylvania, the Nationalities Service Center, NSC, and the City of Philadelphia Office of Immigrant Affairs for making this happen.

About 150 people rallied Sunday evening in Philadelphia's Oxford Circle neighborhood to show support moral support for the local Afghan community.

I had the privilege of visiting the Day Nursery Association in Scranton this morning to meet with early childhood educat...
08/23/2021

I had the privilege of visiting the Day Nursery Association in Scranton this morning to meet with early childhood educators and spend time with the kids in their classroom. My plan, Five Freedoms for America’s Children, includes the Freedom To Learn. This bold proposal would boost funding and ensure every child has access to high-quality early learning programs.

Learn more: https://www.casey.senate.gov/fivefreedoms/freedom-to-learn

I applaud the FDA’s decision to fully authorize the vaccine for COVID-19. Their vaccine review process is the most thoro...
08/23/2021
Find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you

I applaud the FDA’s decision to fully authorize the vaccine for COVID-19. Their vaccine review process is the most thorough and rigorous in the world. The vaccine is safe, incredibly effective and free. Get vaccinated so we can finally put this pandemic behind us.

Vaccines.gov helps you find clinics, pharmacies, and other locations that offer COVID-19 vaccines in the United States.

It was a privilege to join the United Steelworkers in Pittsburgh this afternoon. As I said, this is our moment to not on...
08/20/2021

It was a privilege to join the United Steelworkers in Pittsburgh this afternoon. As I said, this is our moment to not only build back better, but to recognize the value and dignity of steelworkers’ work. The USW has never waited for the future to happen – they’ve invented it.

It was a privilege to join the United Steelworkers in Pittsburgh this afternoon. As I said, this is our moment to not only build back better, but to recognize the value and dignity of steelworkers’ work. The USW has never waited for the future to happen – they’ve invented it.

08/20/2021

Curious to see how seniors and Americans with disabilities in your state would benefit from the Better Care Better Jobs Act? State-by-state breakdowns can be found here: https://sen.gov/casey/L9MY

As we see the dramatic and catastrophic effects of the climate crisis, including increasing severity of extreme weather ...
08/20/2021
Casey, Colleagues Introduce Legislation Improving Disaster Preparedness for Seniors, People with Disabilities | United States Senate Special Committee on Aging

As we see the dramatic and catastrophic effects of the climate crisis, including increasing severity of extreme weather events, it is vital that we consider the needs of people with disabilities and older adults in planning and coordination efforts. We must ensure that seniors and people with disabilities are active participants in developing emergency preparedness plans that will keep them safe and ensure that their needs are met before, during and after a disaster strikes.

United States Senate Special Committee on Aging

I’m glad I had the chance to stop by the Dayton Fair in Armstrong County today. Good milkshakes and great people make th...
08/20/2021

I’m glad I had the chance to stop by the Dayton Fair in Armstrong County today. Good milkshakes and great people make this fair one of the best in my book.

08/20/2021

The men and women who serve in the Capitol Police have defended the Capitol in the face of three attacks this year alone. I’m grateful for their quick and effective response today and their service every day.

Centre Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) is a free medical and dental clinic serving the residents of Centre County. As of l...
08/18/2021

Centre Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) is a free medical and dental clinic serving the residents of Centre County. As of last week, they had administered nearly 29,000 COVID-19 vaccines. Trusted local health care providers like CVIM have been critical to getting Pennsylvania vaccinated.

If you haven’t yet received your free COVID-19 vaccine, please visit www.vaccines.gov to find your nearest clinic location. It’s fast, easy, free—and life-saving.

I stopped by the Step-by-Step School for Early Learning in State College today to meet with educators and join story tim...
08/18/2021

I stopped by the Step-by-Step School for Early Learning in State College today to meet with educators and join story time. My plan, Five Freedoms For America’s Children, includes the Freedom To Learn because when our kids’ early education needs are met, they’re better able to succeed later in life.

Learn more: https://www.casey.senate.gov/fivefreedoms/freedom-to-learn

I visited the Boys and Girls Club of Bethlehem to help serve lunch and learn more about their outreach efforts in the co...
08/17/2021

I visited the Boys and Girls Club of Bethlehem to help serve lunch and learn more about their outreach efforts in the community. My plan, Five Freedoms for America’s Children, includes the Freedom From Hunger because no child should go to bed worried about their next meal.

Learn more: https://www.casey.senate.gov/fivefreedoms/freedom-from-hunger

This morning, I visited St. Luke's' Innovation Lab in Fountain Hill. Thanks to the 3D printing capabilities at the Lab, ...
08/17/2021

This morning, I visited St. Luke's' Innovation Lab in Fountain Hill. Thanks to the 3D printing capabilities at the Lab, doctors & nurses were able to literally print their own PPE during the supply shortage last year.

This morning, I visited St. Luke's' Innovation Lab in Fountain Hill. Thanks to the 3D printing capabilities at the Lab, doctors & nurses were able to literally print their own PPE during the supply shortage last year.

I had the chance to visit OraSure Technologies’ Bethlehem facility, where they’re manufacturing rapid OTC COVID-19 tests...
08/17/2021

I had the chance to visit OraSure Technologies’ Bethlehem facility, where they’re manufacturing rapid OTC COVID-19 tests. It’s a great example of Pennsylvania’s forward-thinking innovation.

I had the chance to visit OraSure Technologies’ Bethlehem facility, where they’re manufacturing rapid OTC COVID-19 tests. It’s a great example of Pennsylvania’s forward-thinking innovation.

08/16/2021
Theo Braddy's Story

Theo Braddy’s life drastically changed at 15 when he was paralyzed after breaking his neck playing football. For Theo, home and community-based services were a “great equalizer” and allowed him to thrive in academia and advocacy.

The Better Care Better Jobs Act would connect millions more seniors and Americans with disabilities to this life-sustaining care.

08/16/2021

Now that the Taliban has entered Kabul and has taken control of the government, our allies and defenders of democracy in Afghanistan are in grave danger, particularly women’s rights activists and leaders.

This is not the time for the usual Washington finger pointing and pontificating; our immediate priority must be to safely evacuate the Americans, women leaders, activists and human rights defenders who are being targeted by the Taliban.

Once we have secured a safe evacuation for as many of our allies as possible, Congress should conduct a full review of mistakes made in Afghanistan over the course of 20 years.

Investing in home and community-based services isn’t just an investment in our future – it’s also cost effective. The me...
08/14/2021

Investing in home and community-based services isn’t just an investment in our future – it’s also cost effective. The median annual per-person cost is $26,000… compared to $90,000 on average for congregate care settings.

Investing in home and community-based services isn’t just an investment in our future – it’s also cost effective. The median annual per-person cost is $26,000… compared to $90,000 on average for congregate care settings.

Since mid-July—when the first round of monthly Child Tax Credit payments started hitting family bank accounts—the number...
08/14/2021
Round one of child tax credit payments slashed hunger rates, U.S. data shows

Since mid-July—when the first round of monthly Child Tax Credit payments started hitting family bank accounts—the number of households reporting food scarcity dropped by 24%.

There’s no other way to say it: Swift, bold action by President Biden and Senate Democrats has resulted in a historic drop in family hunger. We’re not done either.

The monthly payments of up to $300 for each kid under five and up to $250 for each kid under 18 are the result of one of the most sweeping provisions in the American Rescue Plan.

After passing the historic bipartisan infrastructure deal, my Senate colleagues and I immediately moved to advance the n...
08/11/2021
Casey: Senate Has Cleared Hurdle to Pass Legislation That Will Invest In American Families | U.S. Senator for Pennsylvania

After passing the historic bipartisan infrastructure deal, my Senate colleagues and I immediately moved to advance the next major pillar of President Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda by moving forward with the budget reconciliation process.

Put simply, this resolution is a win for working families and for our future. I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues to deliver this once-in-a-generation investment in American families to the President’s desk.

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing that the Senate cleared a...

Despite being home to a small percentage of Americans, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities accounted for 3...
08/11/2021
Nursing home overhaul bill would boost staffing, oversight

Despite being home to a small percentage of Americans, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities accounted for 3 in 10 deaths from COVID-19. This profound loss of life is a tragedy within the larger tragedy of the pandemic, and it demanded a response.

That’s why Senator Ron Wyden and I are leading efforts to reform how long-term care facilities operate in the United States.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to the ravages of COVID-19 in nursing homes, senior Democratic senators Tuesday introduced legislation to increase nurse staffing, improve infection control and bolster inspections.

Today, the Senate came together and made a substantial investment in our communities and in our future. We’ve allocated ...
08/10/2021
Casey Delivers Key Infrastructure Wins for Pennsylvanians in Bipartisan Senate Bill | U.S. Senator for Pennsylvania

Today, the Senate came together and made a substantial investment in our communities and in our future. We’ve allocated critical funding to make Pennsylvania roads and bridges safer, expand broadband access, and improve public transportation while tackling the climate crisis by prioritizing electric and clean energy. Without significant investments in infrastructure for decades, our roads and bridges are crumbling & public transportation is outdated.

Today, we changed that. These investments will support the economic growth of small towns across the Nation, and rural and urban areas alike.

But now we have to get to work to pass legislation that will meet the needs of families by:

✔️Investing in home and community-based services for seniors and people with disabilities and raising wages for home care workers
✔️Expanding access to early childhood education and affordable child care
✔️Expanding access to paid family leave
✔️Cutting taxes for working families

More: https://sen.gov/casey/XLLQ

Washington, D.C. – Following the Senate passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment &...

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