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Sen. Bob Casey

Sen. Bob Casey

Democrat, Pennsylvania
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Office Phone: 202-225-4076
Committees:
Aging
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Finance
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
DISTRICT SNAPSHOT
Among children in this district:
17.0% of children are in poverty
19.7% of children under 6 are in poverty
7.4% of children are in extreme poverty
12.5% are food insecure
4.4% lack health insurance

Sources: 2017 Annual Community Survey, US Dept. of Agriculture

Casey on Child Poverty

  • voted against H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provided for tax cuts that disporportionately favor wealthy individuals and corporations. The bill is projected to add $1.5 trillion to the national debt over ten years, which could lead to future cuts to important social safety net programs. The bill also repeals the individual health insurance mandate established under the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing health insurance coverage for millions of people.


  • co-sponsored S.1371, the Working Families Tax Relief Act, which would increase the amount of the child tax credit and the portion of the credit that is refundable.


  • co-sponsored S.3074, the Focus on Children Act, which would fund studies and reports on the impact of legislation on spending on children.

  • co-sponsored S.3075, the Children’s Budget Act, which would require federal children’s programs be separately displayed and analyzed in the President’s budget.

  • Casey on Child Health

  • voted for H.R.195, the HEALTHY KIDS Act, which extended funding for the federal government by three weeks and extended CHIP for six years.

  • voted against H.R.1370, the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, which extended funding for the government by four weeks and retroactively funded CHIP for the first half of fiscal year 2018.

  • voted against H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.

  • voted for H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act, which extended CHIP for four additional years, funded a home visiting program for new mothers, funded community health centers, and modified funding and eligibilty requirements for foster care prevention services.

  • co-sponsored S.1112, the Maternal Health Accountability Act, which would support states in improving outcomes for mothers during pregnancy.

  • co-sponsored S.1462, the Marketplace Certainty Act, which would amend the Affordable Care Act to gradually reduce subsidy payments to insurance companies.

  • co-sponsored S.1827, the KIDS Act, which would extend CHIP funding for five years.

  • co-sponsored S.2001, the State Public Option Act, which would establish a public health care option through Medicaid.

  • co-sponsored S.2637, the Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act, which would provide for grants to esablish maternity and infant care initiatives and develop a set of measures for evaluating maternal and infant health.

  • co-sponsored S.2899, the CRIB Act, which would amend a grant program to provide funds to help babies born with drug dependencies.

  • co-sponsored S.3029, the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act, which would extend a law funding research and education regarding prematurely delivered babies.

  • co-sponsored S.3330, the Medicare and Medicaid Protection Act, which would modify the rules of the Senate to ensure that legislation reducing funding levels for Medicaid or decreasing health benefits would require 60, rather than 50, votes for passage.

  • Casey on Child Welfare

  • co-sponsored S.439, the Timely Mental Health for Foster Youth Act, which would require mental health screenings within 30 days after a child enters foster care.



  • co-sponsored S.1091, the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act, which would establish a federal task force to support grandparents raising grandchildren.

  • co-sponsored S.1357, the Family-Based Care Services Act, which would provide funding for therapeutic family care services in Medicaid. Such programs provide parents, caregivers, or foster families with training necessary to care for children with mental illness, emotional or behavioral disorders, or other conditions.



  • co-sponsored S.2961, the Victims of Child Abuse Act Reauthorization Act, which would increase funding to improve outcomes for children who have been abused.

  • Casey on Youth Justice

  • voted against the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General,, the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, which CDF opposed due to Jeff Sessions’ poor record on civil rights and criminal justice.

  • co-sponsored S.329, the MERCY Act, which would restrict the use of solitary confinement for juveniles in federal custody.


  • co-sponsored S.1917, the National Criminal Justice Commission Act, which would reform sentencing laws and corrections and include provisions on parole for juveniles, sealing of juvenile records, and juvenile solitary confinement.

  • Casey on Gun Violence Prevention

  • co-sponsored S.2009, the Background Check Expansion Act, which would require background checks for every firearm sale.

  • co-sponsored S.2095, the Assault Weapons Ban, which would criminalize the sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding device.

  • co-sponsored S.3304, the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act, which would prohibit the publication of 3D printer plans for the printing of firearms.

  • Casey on Housing

  • co-sponsored S.548, the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act, which would increases state credit allocations and make several adjustments to the low-income housing tax credit.

  • Casey on Nutrition

  • co-sponsored S.1064, the Anti-Lunch Shaming Act, which would prohibit public identification or stigmatization of children who lack funds to pay for a meal or have outstanding credit.

  • co-sponsored S.1724, the Healthy Food Access for All Americans Act, which would establish a new tax credit and grant program to stimulate investment and nutrition options in food deserts.

  • Casey on Early Childhood Development

  • co-sponsored S.1690, the CCAMPIS Reauthorization Act, which would reauthorize a program that provides campus-based child care for parents in college.

  • co-sponsored S.1806, the Child Care for Working Families Act, which would expand and improve the Child Care and Development Block Grant and provide grants for funding high-quality preschool.

  • Casey on Education

  • voted against the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education,, the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education, which CDF opposed due to concerns about Devos’s experience and her demonstrated opposition to robust enforcement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Title IX.

  • voted against H.J.RES.57, the resolution that nullified a Department of Education rule providing for federal standards for states implementing plans to meet the needs of historically marginalized groups under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

  • co-sponsored S.1674, the School Building Improvement Act, which would provide grants for the repair, renovation, and construction of public elementary schools and secondary schools.

  • co-sponsored S.1694, the Educator Preparation Reform Act, which would improve the quality and accountability of teacher training programs.

  • co-sponsored S.1814, the Middle STEP Act, which would provide support for the development of middle school career exploration programs linked to career and technical education programs of study.

  • co-sponsored S.2542, the IDEA Full Funding Act, which would fully fund part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.


  • co-sponsored S.2584, the Student Non-Discrimination Act, which would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity of a student or a person associated with that student in any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

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