Senator Robert Casey Jr.
Elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2012, Senator Bob Casey is focused on giving voice to Pennsylvania priorities in Washington, helping those who are struggling in the worst economy in a generation and working to create and retain Pennsylvania jobs.
Senator Casey has fought to create jobs by helping small businesses expand and hire new workers. He has supported tax cuts and initiatives that expand access to capital. Senator Casey has worked to help workers who have lost their jobs by supporting job retraining, unemployment insurance and health care premium assistance. Senator Casey has also taken on China's unfair trade practices that hurt Pennsylvania businesses and workers.
Senator Casey is also a leading advocate for improved children's health care. He helped to stop an attempt to dismantle the successful Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Previously, Senator Casey helped to pass a new law to expand the CHIP program to cover more children.
Senator Casey has fought to reform Washington and worked to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse. He helped expose contractor abuses that have endangered U.S. service members overseas, and he fought to change the rules to make it harder to stall work in the Senate.
Bob Casey served two terms as Pennsylvania Auditor General from 1997 to 2005 where he made nursing homes safer, child care more affordable and government more accountable.
Senator Casey lives in Scranton with his wife Terese. They have four daughters: Elyse, Caroline, Julia and Marena.