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bob casey

Bob Casey is the Democratic senior senator from Pennsylvania. He was elected in 2006, after holding the Pennsylvania row offices of State Treasurer and Auditor General. Casey ran an unsuccessful 2002 campaign for Governor, a position his late father held from 1987-1995. He was born in Scranton and attended The College of Holy Cross and later earned a law degree from Catholic University. Casey and his wife Terese have four daughters.

Hometown: Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa.
Party: Democrat
Political Experience: Pa. Auditor General from 1997-2005, Pa. State Treasurer before elected to the Senate in 2006.
Occupation: U.S. Senator
Education: College of the Holy Cross; Catholic University of America
Issues/Priorities: Family sustaining jobs and financial security for Pa. families; quality health care especially for children; foreign policy that ensures domestic security and respect abroad; and energy policy reducing dependence on foreign oil.
Quote: “All public service is a trust given in faith and accepted in honor.”
Website: http://www.casey.senate.gov/
Campaign website: http://bobcasey.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SenatorBobCasey
Twitter: @SenBobCasey

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Sep 1, 2015

Casey Backs Iran Nuclear Deal

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Sep 1, 2015

Locals Express Concern About Oil Train Explosions

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Aug 7, 2015

U.S. Senator Pushes to Expand Childhood Hunger Program, Set to Speak in South Philly

U.S. Senator Pushes to Expand Childhood Hunger Program, Set to Speak in...

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is pushing to expand a program that provides nutritious meals to vulnerable children. Read »

Jul 27, 2015

NAACP Convention Talks Universal Pre-K

Thousands of people are in Philadelphia for the annual NAACP Convention. Monday, attendees focused on... Watch »

Jul 13, 2015

Universal Pre-School Bill Proposed

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey believes he's found a way for all children to have free pre-school. NBC10's Watch »

Jul 9, 2015

Nuclear Evacuation Plans Limited Across Area

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The NBC 10 Investigators found, if an evacuation of the area around a nuclear power plant becomes... Read »

Jul 9, 2015

More Money Need for Amtrak Repair Backlog: Senate Dems

More Money Need for Amtrak Repair Backlog: Senate Dems

Senate Democrats on Thursday demanded that Republicans provide more money for Amtrak so the railroad can... Read »

May 21, 2015

Push for Transit System Funding

The focus now turns to safety and funding of an aging rail and transit system in the wake of the Amtrak... Watch »

May 18, 2015

Sen. Casey to Visit Amtrak Victims

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey will be at Temple University Hospital visiting the remaining victims... Watch »

May 15, 2015

NTSB: Engineer Hit Brake as Train Went 100+MPH

NTSB: Engineer Hit Brake as Train Went 100+MPH

An Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia was was traveling at 106 miles per hour along a sharp curve... Read »

May 14, 2015

Senator Looks to Close Amtrak Communications Gap

Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) wants to allow Amtrak Police to use the same frequencies that first responders do... Watch »

Apr 13, 2015

Senator Casey Wants Universal Pre-K

Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania introduced a bill called "The Prepare All Kids Act" that would... Watch »

Mar 23, 2015

A Call for More Resources to Deal With Oil Train Derailments

A Call for More Resources to Deal With Oil Train Derailments

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Philadelphia emergency responders are calling for legislation to provide... Read »

Mar 16, 2015

School Receives Anti-Bullying Award

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) awarded the Centennial School District for its efforts to combat bullying. Watch »

Mar 13, 2015

Prisons Embrace Pepper Spray Usage

Prisons Embrace Pepper Spray Usage

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Mar 12, 2015

Casey: Fix Up 30th Street Before Pope, DNC

Casey: Fix Up 30th Street Before Pope, DNC

The senior U.S. senator from Pennsylvania is asking Amtrak to speed up its plans to fix 30th Street... Read »

Feb 18, 2015

Senator Looks to Speed Up 30th Street Station Plan

Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey expressed his goal to make improvements to 30th Street Station in time for the... Watch »

Feb 18, 2015

Poor Pa. Vaccine Rate

Only 86% of children entering kindergarten have been vaccinated for measles. This is the second lowest the Watch »

Feb 14, 2015

Casey Pushes Vaccinations in Pennsylvania

Casey Pushes Vaccinations in Pennsylvania

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey wants unvaccinated Pennsylvanians to give shots a shot. Read »

Feb 13, 2015

Former Pa. Senate Leader Seeking Judgeship

Former Pa. Senate Leader Seeking Judgeship

Dominic Pileggi, the longtime Pennsylvania Senate Republican floor leader who lost his leadership post in... Read »

Feb 6, 2015

Lawmakers Push to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pa. Senator Bob Casey and other legislators are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to stop... Watch »

Feb 2, 2015

Philly Celebrates MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day marks a day of nation-wide service. Thousands of people in the region... Watch »

Jan 19, 2015

Pennsylvania's U.S. Senators Flip Between Majority, Minority

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Jan 17, 2015

Sen. Casey Wants FEMA to Pay for Sinkhole Repair

Sen. Casey Wants FEMA to Pay for Sinkhole Repair

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey pressured FEMA Tuesday to change its policy and help fund the repair costs of... Read »

Jan 7, 2015

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