Bob Casey was elected to the US Senate in 2006. With a strong commitment to working families, public health, and social justice for women and minorities, Senator Casey has fought tirelessly to protect and expand worker’s rights, improve access to quality healthcare, protect the environment, and strengthen our economy.
Before being elected to the Senate, Senator Casey served as the Pennsylvania State Treasurer and Auditor General, where he was known for his commitment to fiscal responsibility and his efforts to protect taxpayers. He received his undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross and went on to earn a law degree from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law.
ON THE ISSUES
Senator Casey has been an especially strong advocate for workers rights and expanding access to healthcare for all Americans, especially to combat the opioid crisis. A few notable bills Casey sponsored include:
- The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) of 2016: This bill aimed to address the opioid epidemic by providing funding for addiction treatment, support services, and community-based efforts to prevent substance abuse.
- The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act of 2021: This bill aimed to strengthen workers’ rights to organize and bargain for better wages, benefits, and working conditions.
- The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act of 2012: This bill aimed to prevent insider trading by members of Congress and other government officials.
- The Support for Patients and Communities Act of 2018: This bill aimed to address the opioid epidemic by providing funding for addiction treatment, support services, and community-based efforts to prevent substance abuse.