Bob Casey

(US Sen. Bob Casey, at 30th Street Station, says Congress increase funding for Amtrak.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Sen. Casey Presses For Expanded Funding For Amtrak

At a press conference at 30th Street Station, Casey said last month’s train disaster in Philadelphia underscored the need to make sure Amtrak has the proper funding to improve safety and infrastructure.

06/26/2015

NJ governor Chris Christie, at a press conference following his state budget actions.  Image from State of NJ television

Area Politicians Weigh In on US Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage

Following today’s decision by the US Supreme Court overturning several states’ bans on gay marriage, political figures across the country were staking out various positions on the issue.

06/26/2015

Deadly train derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015. (credit: CBS)

Sen. Casey Wants Congress To Quickly Fund Wider Train Safety Programs

Casey says Positive Train Control could have prevented the fatal derailment of Amtrak 188.

05/21/2015

NTSB's Robert Sumwalt (credit: Mark Makela/Getty Images)

NTSB Investigator Dispels Bullet Theory In Philadelphia Amtrak Derailment

One element of the investigation is the belief that the locomotive’s windshield was hit by a projectile just before the train went off the rails.

05/17/2015

(US Sen. Bob Casey, in file photo. Credit: CBS)

US Sen. Bob Casey Visits Hospital Where Amtrak Survivors Are Recovering

Casey says he deliberately avoided speaking with those still in recovery mode, but talked with physicians about the challenges they faced.

05/15/2015

(US Sen. Bob Casey meets with reporters at The Veterans Group, a vets' service center in University City.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Sen. Bob Casey Urges Quick Completion of Philadelphia V.A. Reforms

Following a scathing inspector general’s report last week, the public pressure for reforms at the Philadelphia VA office continues.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/20/2015

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Philadelphia V.A. Office Draws Withering Fire in Wake of Mismanagement Findings

The VA inspector-general found more than 31,000 claims and questions from veterans collecting dust for an average of nearly a year, and the personal information of veterans and VA staff left in a kitchen area for anyone to see.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

(Sen. Robert Casey speaks with reporters at the 30th Street Amtrak station in West Philadelphia.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Sen. Casey Says Legal Quirk Locks Amtrak Police Out of US Emergency Radio Frequencies

US senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) wants the Federal Communications Commission to change its policy to allow Amtrak police to communicate with other first responders.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/13/2015

(File photo: the US Army Corps of Engineers dredging the Delaware River.)

Sen. Bob Casey Says Additional Federal Funds Being Allocated to Delaware River Dredging Project

“When you total up what’s in the budget already and what’s in the work plan, it’s 97.5 million dollars,” Casey notes. “That keeps the project on target.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

(US Sen. Bob Casey speaks with US military veterans at The Veterans Group LLC, on Baring Street in West Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Sen. Casey: Taking Executive Action Is Part Of Being President

Dom Giordano talked with Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about legislation regarding immigration and the potential for President Obama to take executive action to move the process forward.

11/11/2014

(US Sen. Bob Casey speaks with US military veterans at The Veterans Group LLC, on Baring Street in West Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Sen. Bob Casey Calls For Hearings Into V.A. Processing Backlogs

Even with changes and reforms, Casey says, the backlog for disability claims is 266 days for Philadelphia veterans. “That backlog is unacceptable,” he says.

11/10/2014

(US Sen. Bob Casey talks about the importance of having enough school nurses.  Credit: CBS3)

Call Widens For More School Nurses

US Senator Bob Casey says he is endorsing a bill that would require one nurse for every 750 students.

09/08/2014

Stigall Show Log 7.17.14

Chris discusses President Obama’s visit to Delaware today, Senator Bob Casey joining the opposition to the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, and Sixer draft pick Joel Embiid trying to pick up Kim Kardashian on Twitter. He talks to Steve-O from Jackass at 7:20, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT’s Rick Grimaldi at 8, and Florida Congressman Jeff Miller at 8:20.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–07/17/2014

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US Sen. Bob Casey Joins Call For Veterans’ Health Care Accountability

Appearing with a pair of US military veterans, Casey (at lectern) said the average time for the VA to process disability claims in Pennsylvania is now 300 days.

05/28/2014

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Senators Toomey, Casey Help Block Obama’s Justice Department Pick

The president tapped Debo Adegbile to head the Civil Rights Division. He was part of the legal team that helped get Mumia Abu-Jamal off death row.

03/06/2014

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