Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Democrat from Pennsylvania had previously favored civil unions.
Sen. Robert Casey Jr. (D-PA) announced Monday he supports same-sex marriage, an issue that has dominated political debate recently as the U.S. Supreme Court considers the legality of allowing or banning it. The senator previously supported civil unions but had stopped short of backing legal marriages. He cited feedback from gay constituents as part of the reason his position has changed. Casey's full statement reads: When the Respect for Marriage Act (the legislation that repeals the Defense of Marriage Act [DOMA]) was first introduced and debated in the Senate in 2011, I began to focus on the issue of same-sex marriage much more intensely than I had before. As a candidate for the Senate in 2006 and 2012, and as a Senator, I have supported…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
In a statement issued earlier this week, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) said he is "optimistic about 2013."
Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) was sworn in for his second term Thursday in Washington, D.C. In a statement issued earlier this week, Casey said he's optimistic about 2013. "My top priority in the coming year is to build on the economic progress so far — helping to create jobs, reduce the deficit and strengthen the economy," he said. Watch the video above to see Casey take the Oath of Office. Casey's full Dec. 28 statement is below. I'm optimistic about 2013. More and more families are getting back on their feet after the Great Recession. My top priority in the coming year is to build on the economic progress so far — helping to create jobs, reduce the deficit and strengthen the economy. We have to stay focused on creating jobs. Even with recent…
U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach will now represent all of Tredyffrin and Easttown under redrawn Sixth Congressional District maps.
When U.S. Congressman Jim Gerlach (R-PA6) and U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) are sworn in for their second terms in Washington Thursday they will become part of what may be the most diverse Congress in U.S. History. Under the newly redrawn map of the Sixth Congressional District Gerlach will represent all of Tredyffrin Easttown. Until now a small part of TE was included in the Seventh Congressional District which will again be represented by Patrick Meehan (R-PA7) in the new 113th Congress. A career politician, Gerlach was first elected to Congress in 2002 after serving more than a decade in the Pennsylvania State House and Senate. You can read his official biography on Gerlach's House website. U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) will be sworn in…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Keystone State helped Barack Obama win re-election in what was a good night for Democrats across Pennsylvania
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Pennsylvania helped President Barack Obama win re-election as U.S. Sen. Bob Casey fended off a feisty challenge from Republican coal magnate Tom Smith in what turned out to be a big night for Democrats in the Keystone State. Democrats held the lead in three state row office races as of 2:30 a.m. Wednesday with close to 98 percent of the vote in, according to unofficial results. Kathleen Kane, a former assistant district attorney from Lackawanna County, made history by becoming the first Democrat and first woman to be elected as the state's attorney general. The Republican candidate, David Freed, is a two-term district attorney in Cumberland County. Democrat Eugene DePasquale of York leads Republican John Maher of Allegheny in the auditor …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
President Obama made his historic pronouncement during an interview with ABC News.
President Barack Obama has publicly come out in support of gay marriage, the first time in history that a sitting U.S. President has ever done so. Obama, who during the last presidential election stated that he opposed gay marriage, gave the news to ABC News' Robin Roberts in an interview that will air on ABC's “Good Morning America" on Thursday. "I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Casey calls on President Obama to do more with the power he already has.
- Bob Byrne
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) who is running for re-election this year issued the following statement in response to Presdient Obama's State of the Union Address on Tuesday night: “We face many challenges as the country recovers from the great recession - many of which were highlighted tonight. One thing, however, is clear: we need to keep the focus on jobs. I just spent several weeks back home, talking with Pennsylvanians. Everywhere I went I heard two things: create jobs and work together. We owe it to those we serve to make that our focus as well. I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with my colleagues from both chambers and from both sides of the aisle to extend the middle-class tax cuts and continue to strengthen the …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Wikipedia and other websites will go offline or protest on Wednesday against SOPA and PIPA.
Republican Rep. Patrick Meehan explained to Patch that while Congress is working on two controversial anti-piracy bills that it “must … take great care” not to censor the Internet. The two bills—the House of Representatives’ Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Senate’s Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA)—are designed to combat online piracy. “There are a number of legislative proposals being considered in Congress aimed at dealing with the problem of online piracy from foreign websites. Violations of U.S. law perpetrated by foreign websites are job-killers in the United States, and it is appropriate that Congress should examine this problem and consider actions to prevent online piracy,” Meehan explained to Patch in an email early…
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Apple nixes app that creates simulated state licenses, following senator's request.
At the urging of Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) Apple killed an application for iPhones and iPads that allowed users to pose for and create their own driver's licenses, functionally making fake IDs for underage citizens. In a letter to Apple Monday, Casey decried the "Driver's License" app and the ease in which it could make an ID for counterfeiters and those underage. Apple complied with the senator and removed it from its App Store. “I urged Apple to take the responsible step of removing this dangerous app, and I’m pleased that the app is no longer available in the store,”Casey said in a statement. “As Pennsylvania and states across the country deal with the rising problem of identity theft, tools that facilitate breaking the law should not be …