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Bob Casey, Jr.'s Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Full Name: Robert 'Bob' P. Casey, Jr.
Office: U.S. Senate (PA) - Sr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Terese; 4 Children: Elyse, Caroline, Julia, Marena
Birth Date: 04/13/1960
Birth Place: Scranton, PA
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date Title
Issue Position: Health Care
Aug. 13, 2014 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Plan to Reduce Claims Backlog that Has Impacted Residents Throughout Western PA
Aug. 1, 2014 Casey Presses New VA Secretary for Additional Action on Legionnaires' Disease in VA Facilities, Strengthened Whistleblower Protections and Management Reforms
July 31, 2014 ABLE Act Takes Major Step Forward After Bipartisan Vote of House Ways and Means Committee
July 16, 2014 Casey Meets with New VA Nominee and Presses for Answers On Veterans Issues in PA
July 16, 2014 Casey Statement on the Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act
July 11, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Mishandling of Dangerous Pathogens Calls for Review of Policies and Procedures
June 30, 2014 Casey Statement on Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision
June 27, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Medicare Part D Policy
June 26, 2014 Casey, Hatch Introduce Bill to Reauthorize the Traumatic Brain Injury Program
June 24, 2014 Letter to Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Recent Anthrax Exposures
June 24, 2014 Senate Passes Casey-Backed Bipartisan Resolution to Make June 2014 National PTSD Awareness Month
June 12, 2014 Veterans Health Care
June 11, 2014 Casey Statement on Passage of Comprehensive Veterans Legislation in the Senate
June 10, 2014 Letter to Martin Barrington, Nicandro Durante, Ling Chenqing, Alison Cooper, Pierre de Labouchere, Murray Kessler, Andre Calantzopoulos, Daniel Delen, J. Pieter Sikkel, and George Freeman III - Protect Children from Nicotine Poisoning
June 9, 2014 Casey Statement on VA Waitlist Audit
June 9, 2014 Casey Pushes Bill to Address Critical Doctor Shortage Across Pennsylvania
June 6, 2014 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Black Lung Benefits Claims
June 6, 2014 After Casey Push, DoL Halts the Use of Questionable Evidence Used to Deny Benefits to Sick Coal Miners
June 4, 2014 Letter to Denis McDonough, White House Chief of Staff - VA Pittsburgh Health System Backlog
June 4, 2014 Casey Pushes Administration to Quickly Address Pittsburgh VA Waitlist, Clarify Concerns About Disclosure of Information
June 3, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
May 28, 2014 Casey Statement on Inspector General's Interim Report on VA Wait Times
May 28, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Regarding Lung Cancer Screenings
May 27, 2014 Casey Lays Out Bipartisan Plan to Reduce VA Claims Backlog
May 15, 2014 Casey Statement on VA Management Issues
April 29, 2014 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Casey Calls on VA to Release Any Documents On Waitlists in PA, Across Nation
April 11, 2014 Casey, Patients, Families and Doctors Push for Boost to Program That Would Add Dollars to for Lifesaving Medical Care at CHOP
April 1, 2014 Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization
April 1, 2014 Casey, Isakson Bill to Protect Funding for Children's Hospitals Clears Final Passage
March 31, 2014 Casey Helps Kick Off Organ Donation Challenge at Gift of Life
March 27, 2014 Casey Statement on New CDC Autism Statistics
March 26, 2014 Casey, Hatch Introduce Reauthorization of Emergency Medical Services for Children Program
March 26, 2014 Letter to Jocelyn Samuels, Acting Assistant Attorney General - Examine Whether Americans With Disabilities Act Needs Update to Provide Training, Better Protect Vulnerable Children and Their Families
March 25, 2014 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Make Internal Documents on Legionnaires' Outbreak Available to Public
March 18, 2014 Casey, Law Enforcement from Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties Push for Legislation that Puts in Place Robust Plan to Address Prescription Drug Abuse
March 13, 2014 Casey Presses FDA Commissioner on Recently Approved, Highly Addictive New Painkiller, Zohydro and Urges Review of Naloxone to Battle Heroin Overdoses
March 12, 2014 Casey Pushes for Passage of Bipartisan Bill that Helps Nearly 60,000 Pennsylvania Families Afford Child Care Every Month for Over 95,000 Children
March 6, 2014 Casey, Heller Unveil VA Backlog Report, Legislation
March 5, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - FDA's Proposed Rule to Protect Consumers of Generic Drugs
Feb. 28, 2014 Senate Passes Casey Resolution Ahead of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week
Feb. 28, 2014 Casey Pushes for Legislation that Puts in Place Robust Plan to Address Prescription Drug Abuse
Feb. 28, 2014 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of the Department of Labor - Black Lung Claims Process
Feb. 27, 2014 ABLE Act
Feb. 26, 2014 Casey Statement on Top VA Official's Testimony on Legionnaires' Outbreak
Feb. 7, 2014 Following Casey Push, FDA Produces First Ever Report on Drug Shortage Efforts
Jan. 31, 2014 Casey's Bill to Help Parents Protect Children from Abusing Cough Syrup Gains Support House of Representatives
Jan. 17, 2014 Casey: Budget Increases NIH Funding by $1 Billion, But More Needs to Be Done So Country, State Can Lead Way in Medical Research
Jan. 16, 2014 Letter to Robert Petzel, Under Secretary for Health - Next Leader of Pittsburgh VA Must Implement Significant Reforms Following Deadly Legionnaires' Outbreak
Jan. 13, 2014 Letter to Chairwoman Mikulski, Vice Chairman Shelby, Chairman Harkin and Ranking Member Moran - Prioritize Funding for Medical Research
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