Bob (Bob) Casey (D)
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FAX: 202.228.0604
District: 215.405.9660
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Room 393 RSOB- Russell Senate Office Building 2 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-3805

Residence: Scranton, PA
Elected: 2006    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Terese Foppiano   DOB: 4/13/1960
Committee Assignments
RM MemberSenate Special Committee on Aging
RM MemberSenate Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
RM MemberSenate Subcommittee on Children and Families
FC MemberSenate Rural Education Caucus
ChairmanSenate Caucus on WMD Terrorism (Weapons of Mass Destruction)
FC MemberSenate Natural Gas Caucus
FC MemberSenate Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberSenate Special Operations Forces Caucus
FC MemberSenate Global Internet Freedom Caucus
RM MemberSenate Subcommittee on Nutrition, Agricultural Research and Specialty Crops
Co-ChairSenate Veterans Affairs Backlog Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Nanotechnology Caucus
FC MemberSenate Friends of Scotland Caucus
FC MemberSenate Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hazards Caucus
Co-ChairSenate Hunger Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety
MemberSenate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberSenate National Security Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Czech Caucus
FC MemberSenate Military Family Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing and Agriculture Security
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry and Natural Resources
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberNortheast-Midwest Senate Coalition
FC MemberSenate Democratic Hispanic Task Force (HTF)
FC MemberSenate National Service Caucus
FC MemberStrengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow Congressional Caucus [SMART Caucus]
FC MemberGreat Lakes Task Force (Senate)
FC MemberSenate Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberSenate India Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Health Care
FC MemberSenate National Guard Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Finance
FC MemberGreat Lakes Task Force (Joint)
FC MemberCongressional Friends of the National Park Service Centennial
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus


Bob Casey believes that "all public service is a trust, given in faith and accepted in honor." Since he was elected to the United States Senate in 2006, he has worked to create family sustaining jobs and foster financial security for Pennsylvania families; protect our children and invest in their futures; ensure safety at home and respect for America abroad; promote honesty and accountability in government; preserve the dignity of the vulnerable of all ages among us; and advocate for his constituents and help them solve problems they face.

Senator Casey was the prime Senate sponsor of landmark legislation for individuals with disabilities, the Stephen Beck Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE). ABLE will allow millions of families across the United States to save for the long term care of their loved ones with a disability in a tax-advantage savings account. As concerns arose across the nation about the dangers of campus sexual assault, Senator Casey took action and passed into law the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act. The Campus SaVE Act requires uniform reporting standards for sexual assaults on college campuses and requires schools to provide clear guidelines to students on their sexual assault policies. The new law also emphasizes steps schools can take to educate students and help prevent sexual assault.

Senator Casey is a nationally recognized advocate for children. He has fought to ensure that every American should have an outstanding, well-rounded education beginning at birth. He has fought for quality early learning for young children, which is an investment in our children's growth and development as well as the economy of the future. To that end, he has introduced legislation to make high quality pre-K available to over three million four-year-olds across the country, as well as to make child care affordable for working families. Just recently, Senator Casey guided into law the Continuum of Learning Act, a bill to make early learning a part of a continuum of learning working in concert with the K-12 system.

Senator Casey also led the effort to pass into law the Emergency Medical Services for Children Reauthorization Act of 2014. This bill re-authorized an important program that helps improve emergency medical care for children and teens. Casey led the reauthorization of the Children's Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) bill that became law in 2014. This program provides funding to over fifty free standing children's hospitals to train residents. He has supported an expansion of paid leave policies that allow Americans to take care of their new children and sick relatives.

Senator Casey works to build an economy that works for everyone and fights to ensure that all Pennsylvanians have the opportunity to participate in a fair job market, growing incomes for middle class families so that they can make ends meet. During his time in the Senate, Senator Casey has fought to increase the minimum wage, ensure equal pay for equal work and enhance worker protections.

Increasing opportunity also means creating conditions under which workers and businesses can prosper. As a member of the Finance Committee, Senator Casey has worked to pass legislation to make it easier for small businesses to plan for capital investments that are vital to job creation; voted to provide billions for tax cuts to encourage businesses to hire workers; and strongly supported extending tax breaks that promote innovation and research that drives our economy. He has also advocated for increased investment in the roads, bridges, and ports that are vital to the Pennsylvania economy.

Senator Casey has also worked to eliminate policies that rig the system against American workers. He has continuously fought against unfair trade policies that force American workers to compete on a playing field that is not level. In 2014, Senator Casey passed into law the River Act which allocated tens of millions more for infrastructure upgrades to the nation's inland waterways- a major source of economic growth for Southwestern Pennsylvania. Senator Casey believes U.S. diplomatic and military leadership are essential to protecting the homeland, as well as U.S. interests and global stability. Senator Casey is a member of the National Security Working Group and former Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee encompassing the Middle East and South and Central Asia. He has been a Senate leader in efforts to cut off ISIS' financing and intensify efforts to reduce its hold on territory. After Iran tested ballistic missiles Senator Casey advocated strongly for new sanctions on the regime.

Senator Casey is committed to helping middle class families make ends meet and save for retirement. He will continue to protect Social Security and Medicare so that the federal government keeps its promise to older Americans. As a member of the Senate Committee on Aging, Senator Casey has worked to crackdown on scams that target seniors. He has also introduced legislation to ensure that older workers are not discriminated against based on their age.

Senator Casey serves on four Senate committees- Finance; Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry; and the Special Committee on Aging.

Born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Bob Casey graduated from The College of the Holy Cross in 1982 and spent the following year teaching fifth grade and coaching eighth grade basketball in inner city Philadelphia for the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. He received his law degree from Catholic University in 1988 and entered the practice of law in Scranton.

Casey and his wife, Terese, were married in 1985 and live in Scranton. They have four daughters- Elyse, Caroline, Julia and Marena.

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