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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

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

The vast majority of federal correctional officers are being equipped with pepper spray, a tool their... Read »

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

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

Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators are beginning the 114th Congress in new places: Democrat Bob Casey in the... Read »

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

Justices Weigh UPS Pregnancy Discrimination Case

Justices Weigh UPS Pregnancy Discrimination Case

The Supreme Court is taking up a pregnancy discrimination case with the potential to affect many American... Read »

Dec 3, 2014

Workers at Some Prison Armed With Pepper Spray

Workers at Some Prison Armed With Pepper Spray

The federal prison system has started supplying pepper spray to cooks, counselors and other civilian... Read »

Dec 2, 2014

Casey Pushes to Reduce VA Disability Backlog

Casey Pushes to Reduce VA Disability Backlog

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania) is calling on Senate leadership to take action on cutting back wait... Read »

Nov 11, 2014

PA Making Sure Vets Get the Help They Need

Veterans Day is more than just parades and 21 gun salutes, it's also about making sure those who served... Watch »

Nov 11, 2014

West Philadelphia Group Organizes to Combat Backlog for Veterans

The "Veterans Group" in West Philadelphia responds to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs' plan to... Watch »

Nov 10, 2014

Need for Health Professionals in Schools

Need for Health Professionals in Schools

With the deaths of two Philadelphia schoolchildren still in the news, U.S. Sen. Read »

Oct 31, 2014

#BelieveInDragons: Twitter Cheers Taney, Mo'ne

#BelieveInDragons: Twitter Cheers Taney, Mo'ne

Philadelphia's Taney Dragons took on Las Vegas at the Little League World Series on Wednesday night in... Read »

Oct 30, 2014

Gov. Candidates to File Campaign Finance Reports

Gov. Candidates to File Campaign Finance Reports

Pennsylvania's gubernatorial candidates are facing a deadline for filing public reports on their campaign... Read »

Oct 24, 2014

Biden: Investing in Infrastructure Creates Jobs

Biden: Investing in Infrastructure Creates Jobs

Investing in the country's infrastructure is needed for the kind of jobs workers can "raise a middle... Read »

Oct 16, 2014

Michelle Obama Campaigns for Wolf in Philly

Michelle Obama Campaigns for Wolf in Philly

A well-traveled first lady Michelle Obama told a crowd in the Democratic Party's stronghold of... Read »

Oct 16, 2014

Corbett Calls for End to "Bigoted" Amish Mafia Show

Corbett Calls for End to "Bigoted" Amish Mafia Show

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and other politicians have signed a statement calling on the Discovery... Read »

Aug 14, 2014

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