Bob Casey

Debbie Stabenow

U.S. SENATOR BOB CASEY, JR.

D-PENNSYLVANIA

SEEKING RE-ELECTION IN 2018

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VOTING RECORD: Project Vote SmartGovTrack

 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

PARTY: Democrat

BORN: 4/13/1960

EDUCATION: College of the Holy Cross (B.A.) The Catholic University of America (J.D.)

OCCUPATION: Attorney

FAMILY: Married, 4 Children

RELIGION: Roman Catholic

CAREER:

  • 2007-Present: U.S Senator from Pennsylvania
  • 2005-2007: Served as Pennsylvania State Treasurer
  • 1997-2005: Served as Pennsylvania Auditor General

COMMITTEES:

  • Special Committee on Aging (Ranking Member)
  • Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
  • Committee on Finance
  • Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

ELECTED: 2006

 

ISRAEL


  • Supports unshakable bond with Israel
  • Supported a resolution expressing vigorous support and unwavering commitment to the welfare, security, and survival of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure border
  • Signed Schumer-Graham letter to pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott
  • Visited Israel five times during his tenure as Senator
  • Cosponsor of the Combatting BDS Act of 2016, which would reaffirm the legality of state and local government measures that counter BDS
  • Supports funding for Israel’s Iron Dome Defense System

CHOICE


 

  • ​Supports the sale of emergency contraceptives 
  • Supports Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive insurance coverage policy
  • Author of the bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which ensures that pregnant workers are given reasonable accommodations in the workplace
  • Supported increased funding for women’s health services, which includes Title X family planning programs

In His Own Words


“Denying women access to birth control is wrong and that's exactly what the Trump Administration did today. An employer has no right to deny a woman access to birth control.” 1 

SOURCES: (1) www.casey.senate.gov

 

Interesting Facts


Between college and law school, Casey served as a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, and spent a year teaching 5th grade and coaching basketball at the Gesu School in inner city Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.