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Robert P. Casey, Jr.

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  • Local U.S. Reps. vote to avert fiscal cliff

    Local U.S. Reps. vote to avert fiscal cliff
    After a full day of will they, won't they, the U.S. House passed a bill late Tuesday night to avert the perilous fiscal cliff with the support of all of the region's lawmakers. Though most Republicans voted against (85-151) the measure to raise taxes on...
  • Casey urges Hurricane Sandy aid for Pennsylvania

    Casey urges Hurricane Sandy aid for Pennsylvania
    Democrat Bob Casey urged a federal emergency official to reimburse Pennsylvania for the state's Hurricane Sandy preparations on Wednesday and Republican Pat Toomey is pushing back against a $60.4 billion aid bill he says is excessive. To be sure, Toomey...
  • Casey gives Godiva, receives peanuts

    Casey gives Godiva, receives peanuts
    U.S. Sen. Bob Casey gifted the chocolate of the top two percent and in return received the nut of the middle class. It was the Senate's second annual bipartisan Secret Santa Monday evening and for the second year in a row, the Pennsylvania Democrat...
  • Senate honors Specter's life

    Senate honors Specter's life
    When the U.S. Senate adjourned for the night Monday, they did so in honor of the late Arlen Specter. The Senate passed a resolution honoring Specter's life, sponsored by U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and co-signed by every senator. The resolution is a...
  • Local U.S. lawmakers reaction to Corbett health insurance exchange decision

    Local U.S. lawmakers reaction to Corbett health insurance exchange decision
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett decided Wednesday to let the federal government run a health insurance exchange mandated by the 2010 Affordable Care Act for Pennsylvanians rather than set up a state-based site. Read The Morning Call's full story on the...
  • Toomey calls Obama fiscal cliff plan "not serious"

    Toomey calls Obama fiscal cliff plan "not serious"
    Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey rejected Monday the idea that Congress could extend middle class tax cuts right away while negotiations on other tenants of the fiscal cliff debate continue, and accused President Obama of not offering Congress a "serious...
  • Casey, Toomey on Senate committee that will investigate IRS next week

    Casey, Toomey on Senate committee that will investigate IRS next week
    Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators sit on the powerful tax-writing Senate Finance Committee, which will begin its investigation of the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups at a hearing on Tuesday. Republicans and Democrats are...
  • Sen. Casey to raise money at Beyonce concert

    Sen. Casey to raise money at Beyonce concert
    If you liked it then you shoulda put a - check made payable to the Bob Casey campaign - on it? The Pennsylvania Democratic U.S. senator, who just won his re-election in 2012, is looking to refill his coffers this summer at a fundraiser held at the...
  • Economist tells Casey payroll tax cut effective, but expensive

    Economist tells Casey payroll tax cut effective, but expensive
    Economist Mark Zandi told Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Bob Casey that while the payroll tax cut holiday is effective, the expense of it may require it be scaled back. Zandi, of Moody's Analytics in Philadelphia, suggested that rather than a two percent cut in...
  • Casey calls for delay of medical device tax

    Casey calls for delay of medical device tax
    U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and 16 other Senate Democrats want the medical device tax - included in the 2010 healthcare reform law that they supported - postponed. The 2.3 percent excise tax that devicemakers must pay on their gross sales goes into effect on...
  • Afternoon Snack: Congress returns

    Afternoon Snack: Congress returns
    After a grueling political campaign, Congress returns to work this week with the exact same cast of characters at play. Of Pennsylvania's 18 House members, only three are new, Matt Cartwright, D-17, Keith Rofthus, R-12, and Scott Perry, R-4, Both arrive...
  • In latest TV attack, Casey hits Smith on tax policy

    In latest TV attack, Casey hits Smith on tax policy
    As public polls last week showed the Pennsylvania Senate beginning to close, Bob Casey wants, and perhaps needs, voters to view Republican Tom Smith has a wealthy, extreme conservative, not a down home, relatable farm boy. So the incumbent Democrat is up...