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(A Philadelphia Job Corps training session for prospective health care specialists.  Photo provided)

Sen. Casey Wants Answers on Suspension of Job Corps Enrollments

The US Labor Department halted new enrollment in January, for the third time in six months, say it is trying to make up for cost overruns two years ago.


(Anti-bullying banners are unveiled at an assembly at the Harding Middle School in Frankford.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

A Philadelphia School Kicks Off TV Network’s National Anti-Bullying Campaign

“I think this is a great opportunity for our students to really be at the forefront to make a statement and take a stand against bullying,” said Michael Calderone, principal of Harding Middle School.


(US senator Bob Casey and Philadelphia community activist Jamie Moffett stand outside a row of homes in Kensington including one, at left, that they say enhances the neighborhood after being rehabbed.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Sen. Casey Visits Kensington, Urging US To Ease Mortgages For Low-Value Properties

US Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) is calling for more federal action to help people get mortgages, to stabilize neighborhoods in which property values are low.


(US Sen. Bob Casey, at Maternity Care Coaliton offices in Fairmount, speaking about his proposed legislation, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.  Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Sen. Casey Pushes For Better Legal Protections For Pregnant Workers

US Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) is previewing legislation that he says would improve laws protecting pregnant women in the workplace from discrimination.



Sen. Bob Casey Irate Over Ex-Pat Gazillionaires Not Paying US Taxes

Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin renounced his US citizenship and now lives in Singapore. Interesting timing, says US Sen. Bob Casey.


(US Sen. Bob Casey, partially obscured at left, listens as Diane Neary, widow of Philadelphia firefighter Robert Neary, speaks at 30th Street Station in West Philadelphia.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Local Officials and Fireman’s Widow Call For More Federal Funds For Firefighters

“You need to follow and make sure these funds are not delegated for anything other than to stop these brownouts, to support our firemen,” said Diane Neary, whose husband Robert was killed in a warehouse fire last month in Kensington.


(US Sen. Bob Casey, discussing his "Campus Save" legislation, on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Sen. Casey Touts His Campus Provisions of ‘Violence Against Women’ Reauthorization

A measure introduced by US senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) is intended to combat the problem of sexual violence on college campuses.


(Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., in file photo.  Credit:  William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images)

Casey, Smith Win Respective Party Nominations for Pennsylvania US Senate Race

Casey won the Democratic primary over Joseph Vodvarka, a retired spring manufacturing shop owner.


(L-R: US Sen. Bob Casey, Philadelphia DA Seth Williams, and Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey at 30th Street Station.  Credit: Ian Bush)

Officials Urge Restoration of Funding For Philadelphia Area Law Enforcement

“House Republicans are proposing cuts which amount to, across the board, about five percent in these programs,” US Sen. Robert Casey said today at the 30th Street Amtrak station in West Philadelphia.


(Prescription birth control products.  Photo illustration by Kevork Djansezian/ Getty Images)

Women’s Health Advocates Urge Strong Stance On Birth Control Insurance Coverage

The Obama administration is said to be working toward a compromise on a provision of the health care reform law that requires employer health plans to cover contraceptives. Some religious groups object to the provision.


(Sen. Bob Casey listens as 'Please Touch' president Laura Foster speaks.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Sen. Bob Casey Hosts Autism Roundtable At ‘Please Touch’ Museum

Sen. Casey says the point of the roundtable was to learn about autism so he can help when it comes to authoring legislation to help those families.


Support For Gay Marriage Reaches Halfway Mark In Pennsylvania

The new Franklin and Marshall College poll shows 50 percent of Pennsylvania residents would support a Constitutional amendment to legalize gay marriage.


(L-R: Rep. Chaka Fattah, Rep. Allyson Schwartz, Sen. Bob Casey, Rep. Pat Meehan.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia-Area US Lawmakers Back Tax Breaks For Life Sciences Industry

The University City Science Center, at 37th and Market Streets in West Philadelphia, was the backdrop on Monday as members of Congress showed their support for legislation to stimulate innovation in the life sciences industry.


(The Bonner family is flanked by US Sen. Robert Casey, left, and Gov. Ed Rendell, right, in Reading Terminal Market.  Photo by Karin Phillips.)

At Reading Terminal Market, Rendell and Casey Urge Voter Turnout

Rendell and Casey interrupted diners at Reading Terminal Market to tell them one thing: “Get out and vote.”