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Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey Jr.

Senator for Pennsylvania

pronounced RAH-bert // KAY-see

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.

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Casey.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Robert “Bob” Casey Jr. sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Casey was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Casey sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (29%) Taxation (18%) Education (16%) Labor and Employment (11%) International Affairs (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Agriculture and Food (6%) Sports and Recreation (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Casey’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Casey’s Vote Vote Description
Yea 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 ...
Yea On the Nomination PN2049: Karen Dunn Kelley, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Secretary of Commerce
Nov 28, 2018. Nomination Confirmed 62/38.
Yea 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 ...
Nay 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 ...
Yea 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 ...
Yea H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
Nay H.R. 2642 (113th): Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
Feb 4, 2014. Conference Report Agreed to 68/32.
Nay H.R. 658 (112th): FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012
Feb 6, 2012. Conference Report Agreed to 75/20.
Nay H.R. 3080 (112th): United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
Oct 12, 2011. Bill Passed 83/15.

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: