Casey is the senior senator from Pennsylvania as a Democrat. He has served since Jan 4, 2007. Casey is next up for reelection in 2024.
Read our 2018 Report Card for Casey.
Casey is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Casey has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Feb 14, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
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Robert “Bob” Casey Jr. sits on the following committees:
- Ranking Member, Senate Special Committee on Aging
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Nutrition, Agricultural Research, and Specialty Crops
- Member, Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources
- Member, Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security
Senate Committee on Finance
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
- Member, Subcommittee on Health Care
- Member, Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy
- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Casey was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 2597: Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2018
- S. 2269: Global Food Security Reauthorization Act of 2017
- S. 1069: Medical Device Safety Monitoring Act
- S. 1878 (114th): Advancing Hope Act of 2016
- S. 1252 (114th): Global Food Security Act of 2016
- S. 2815 (114th): United States Semiquincentennial Commission Act of 2016
- S. 3016 (114th): Recovering Missing Children Act
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Casey sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Casey’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 485: A bill to amend the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and ...
- S. 345: A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to increase ...
- S. 260: Transformation to Competitive Employment Act
- S. 255: Disability Employment Incentive Act
- S.Res. 31: A resolution honoring the life of Harris L. Wofford, Jr.
- S. 149: Stop Senior Scams Act
- S. 3751 (115th): SEE MORE Act
|Casey’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.J.Res. 31: Making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes.
Feb 14, 2019. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
This bill, in its final form, funded the parts of the federal government whose funding was to lapse on February 15, 2019. On December 22, 2018 the 115th Congress was unable to reach a deal to fund some federal agencies through fiscal year 2019 after ...
On the Nomination PN2049: Karen Dunn Kelley, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Secretary of Commerce
Nov 28, 2018. Nomination Confirmed 62/38.
H.R. 1892: Further Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018; Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018, the SUSTAIN Care Act of 2018; Family First Prevention Services Act.; Honoring Hometown ...
Feb 9, 2018. Motion Agreed to 71/28.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of funding for the federal government through March 23, 2018, to avert a government shutdown that would have occurred on February 9, 2018 had this bill not been enacted. The bill was introduced as the Honoring Hometown Heroes ...
H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Mar 30, 2017. Joint Resolution Passed 51/50.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
The Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (H.R. 5325) is an appropriations bill which extended funding at the previous year's levels up to December 9, 2016 (10 weeks). After this, a continuing ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
H.R. 2642 (113th): Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
Feb 4, 2014. Conference Report Agreed to 68/32.
H.R. 658 (112th): FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012
Feb 6, 2012. Conference Report Agreed to 75/20.
H.R. 3080 (112th): United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
Oct 12, 2011. Bill Passed 83/15.
From Jan 2007 to Feb 2019, Casey missed 34 of 3,623 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is on par with the median of 1.3% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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