Thursday Sep 11
AIPAC backs Senate letter calling for PA to return to Gaza
A bipartisan Senate letter backing US assistance to the Palestinian Authority toward returning it to power in the Gaza Strip has the backing of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Sens. Robert Casey and Kelly Ayotte , both considered close to AIPAC, initiated the letter to US Secretary of State John Kerry now circulating among senators for signatories.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Pennsylvania lawmakers react to Obama's speech
President Barack Obama's announced plans for a military and diplomatic response to the Islamic State left some Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers with questions and concerns about what they characterize as a delayed and inadequate response to a serious threat. Even the harshest administration critics among them, though, said Wednesday night that the president is right to intervene.
LVIA awarded $13 million in grants to improve airport safety
The Department of Transportation has awarded grants of nearly $13 million to the Lehigh Valley International Airport for safety improvements. The two grants, totaling $12,961,959, have been awarded through the FAA to help LVIA improve runway safety and get a fire-fighting and aircraft rescue vehicle.
Casey honors 9/11 fallen at gold medal ceremony
With the 13th anniversary of 9/11 -- one of the darkest days in American history -- approaching, U.S. Senator Bob Casey honored the fallen of that day at a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony Wednesday morning in the U.S. Capitol. Senator Casey has worked with the Families of Flight 93 and members of Congress to fund and advance construction of the memorial near Shanksville, Somerset County.
Casey Calls on Postmaster General to Keep Erie Post Office Open
Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey wrote a letter to the United States Postmaster General, Patrick R. Donahoe, urging him to reverse course on a proposal to close the Erie Post Office. Residents who rely on this post office have expressed concerns about plans close the facility, and how it would impact local businesses whose operations would become more expensive if a post office was not readily accessible.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Sen. Robert Casey estimates the number of Americans over age 65 with chronic health conditions at 30 million to 38 million. About half of those in their 40s or 50s are providing for children of their own while also helping care for parents.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Sen. Casey: Arab countries need to do more in fight against ISIS
The terrorist group ISIS released a video Tuesday showing the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Funds Announced For Volunteer Fire Department
August 30, 2014 U.S. Senator Bob Casey today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Department of Homeland Security has awarded $76,665 in grants to Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department Inc. Township for operations and safety.
Muhlenberg Township fire company awarded over $23,000 in federal grants
"Pennsylvania's firefighters endure risk and sacrifice every day to keep their community safe," said Senator Casey in a statement.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Gulf states and their US critics seek to shape US perceptions on the soccer pitch
Gulf states seeking to polish images tarnished by allegations of violations of human rights and their critics are employing soccer in an effort to shape American perceptions.
Senator Casey Visits Erie
Residents from NWPA Offer Personal Testimony and Describe Sandwich Generation Challenges that Are Increasing for Middle Class Families Throughout State, Nation Regional Expert Details the Difficulties of Caring for Aging Parents, Making a Decent Wage and Squeezing Every Penny to Ensure a Secure Retirement August 20, 2014 Erie, PA- Today, U.S.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Casey, Bipartisan Group of Senators Push to Keep Post Offices Open
U.S. Senator Bob Casey along with a bipartisan group of 48 other senators, called on Senate Appropriators to prevent the United States Postal Service from consolidating up to 82 mail processing facilities nation-wide, which would eliminate up to 15,000 more jobs in 2015.
Sen. Bob Casey to unveil plan to help elderly find caregivers in Pennsylvania
Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey will be unveiling a plan to help the elderly in Central Pennsylvania and their families who help them.