MARCH – In the News
March 29, 2017
On Gorsuch decision, Casey put people before politics
“Politics should play no role in my duty to review an appointee to the most powerful court in the world,” Casey said in an emailed response. “Judge Gorsuch’s record indicates that he will likely rule in a way that will stack the deck against ordinary Americans, that will fail to uphold protections for those with disabilities and that will protect corporate interests above all else. I cannot, in good faith, vote to confirm someone who I do not believe will interpret the law in a way that protects all Americans.” Read more
March 23, 2017
The Daily Item
UPDATED: Sen. Casey and Schumer say no to Gorsuch, Toomey says yes
Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey said Thursday he will not support President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, who the senator said has a “disconnect” with Americans.
“I do not believe Judge Gorsuch’s judicial approach will ensure fairness for workers and families in Pennsylvania,” Casey said. The senator said Gorsuch’s previous rulings indicate a lack of empathy for the everyday experiences of Americans. Read more
March 23, 2017
Bob Casey: Why I’ll vote against Gorsuch
By Bob Casey
Alphonse Maddin worked as a truck driver for TransAm Trucking. Like a lot of Americans, he did the kind of hard work that puts food on the table, and pays the bills and the taxes. The work that people like Maddin do every day may not receive lots of media attention, but our economy will not function without it. Such workers do not ask for a lot in return, just to be treated fairly and with dignity under our laws. Read more
March 17, 2017
By Denise Clay
All over the country, members of the U.S. House and Senate have been holding Town Hall meetings to gauge the feelings of their constituents on a number of issues, ranging from Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act to President Donald Trump’s appointment of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
On Sunday, it was Sen. Bob Casey’s turn.
Sen. Casey (D-PA) spent his Sunday afternoon with voters at the University of Pennsylvania Museum and tried to answer their questions in a Town Hall forum that was also broadcast statewide via Facebook Live.
The state of healthcare, specifically the American Health Care Act unveiled by Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan last week, was the lead topic of conversation. Read more