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Robert P. Casey, Jr.

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  • This week in Washington

     
    This week the Senate will once again try to pass an extension of a payroll tax cut, a measure considered must-pass before the end of the year. It's authored by Pennsylvania Democrat Bob Casey. The House may start work on......
  • Casey to release payroll tax cut compromise

     
    Democrat U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, the lead sponsor of a payroll tax extension bill that was defeated last week along party lines, is reintroducing a slightly revamped version of it Monday hoping to convince enough Republicans to cross over. The......
  • State senate leader ponders Casey challenge

     
    State Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, architect of this year's plan to change how Pennsylvania's electoral votes are counted, is considering jumping in to the crowded Republican U.S. Senate primary contest. “I have been approached by a...
  • Fireworks in U.S. Senate debate over Welch's 2008 primary vote for President Obama.

     
    Chester County businessman Steve Welch may have the support of Pennsylvania’s Republican establishment in his bid to win the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, but during a candidates’ debate Saturday he was vividly reminded that the path to a...
  • In light of Penn State scandal, Casey calls for hearing on reporting sexual abuse

     
    In the aftermath of the Penn State child sex abuse scandal, questions still abound over who knew what, who did they tell, and who should be culpable. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is calling on his colleagues to look into federal......
  • PA Sens. nominate Joe Paterno for high honor

     
    Pennsylvania's two U.S. Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey, and U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, who represents the State College area, sent a letter Wednesday to President Obama nominating Penn State football coach Joe Paterno for the Presidential Medal of Freedom....
  • Bernanke warns Congress against deep budget cuts in weak economy

     
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke warned Congress' Joint Economic Committee Tuesday against cutting the budget too sharply with the U.S. economy still weak and facing new stresses from the European debt crisis....
  • Casey continues crusade against bath salts

     
    Sen. Bob Casey wants the Drug Enforcement Administration to temporarily ban the chemicals found in bath salts. He wrote to the agency Tuesday asking it to ban MDPV and mephedrone for up to one year. Earlier this month Casey co-sponsored......
  • Federal official urges pipeline safety forum

    Federal official urges pipeline safety forum
    Standing yards away from Allentown's gas explosion ground zero, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Monday said he was working with pipeline owners, Congress and regulators to strengthen pipeline safety and make sure explosions like the one that...
  • PA is overdue for its second president as Santorum surges

    PA is overdue for its second president as Santorum surges
    How can it be that Pennsylvania, the state with the most precious historical legacy of all, has produced only one president? This is the land of Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin, the Declaration of Independence, George Washington crossing the Delaware,...