US Senator Bob Casey http://wesa.fm en Senator Casey Pushes Short-Term Highway Funding Patch http://wesa.fm/post/senator-casey-pushes-short-term-highway-funding-patch <p>According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there could be a shortfall in the highway trust fund (HTF) as soon as mid-July.</p><p>For much of the country, that could mean a halt to construction on bridges and roads.</p><p>“What we’re facing in transportation is the transportation equivalent of a government shutdown, it is that simple, but it is that stark and disturbing if folks don’t start (to) surrender some of their predispositions on what should happen next,” U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) said.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:29:06 +0000 Jessica Nath 31646 at http://wesa.fm Bipartisan Casey, Collins Bill Aims to Spur Small Business Growth in US http://wesa.fm/post/bipartisan-casey-collins-bill-aims-spur-small-business-growth-us <p>U.S. Sens. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) are pushing for passage of a bill they said would boost the economy and create jobs.</p><p>The Small Business Tax Certainty and Growth Act aims to make it easier for small businesses to start, invest in capital and hire workers, but most importantly, Casey said it would mean more stability.</p> Sun, 09 Feb 2014 08:30:00 +0000 Deanna Garcia 24062 at http://wesa.fm Sen. Casey to HHS: Let My LIHEAP Go http://wesa.fm/post/sen-casey-hhs-let-my-liheap-go <p>Pennsylvania’s senior U.S. Senator has authored a bipartisan letter to the White House that he hopes will put money in the hands of needy families who need help heating their homes.</p><p>Sen. Bob Casey’s letter calls for the expedited release of heating assistance funds for seniors and low-income families through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP.) &nbsp;The Democrat said he has recruited 40 members of the Senate as co-signers calling on the Department of Health and Human Services to release the funds.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:47:21 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 19063 at http://wesa.fm Sen. Casey Calls On Congress To End Sequestration http://wesa.fm/post/sen-casey-calls-congress-end-sequestration <p></p><p>Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) is calling on Congress to prevent the latest round of sequester cuts that could impede medical research.</p><p>A bipartisan conference committee, created in the agreement to end the government shutdown, has until December to decide whether to keep or reduce cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).</p><p>Last year the Pittsburgh region received 1,132 NIH awards totaling more than $503 million. As a whole, Pennsylvania was given 3,369 grants worth more than $1.4 billion.</p><p>The commonwealth ranked fourth in federal research funding in 2012.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 18:27:50 +0000 Michael Lynch 18749 at http://wesa.fm Sen. Casey Calls On Congress To End Sequestration Sen. Casey on Looming Government Shutdown http://wesa.fm/post/sen-casey-looming-government-shutdown <p>In the early hours of Sunday morning, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would continue to fund the federal government.</p><p>Essentially this bill does three things: it temporarily keeps government operations funded through the middle of December, delays the affordable care act for a year and it repeals a tax on medical devices as part of the health care law. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:33:02 +0000 Katie Martin 17382 at http://wesa.fm Sen. Casey on Looming Government Shutdown