More Assistance Could Be On The Way For People In Our Area With Severe Disabilities
She has Down syndrome, but is independent and leads a full life. She goes to ballgames, hangs with friends and occasionally sips her favorite beer.
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The White House
Remarks by the President and the Vice President on Skills Training
THE VICE PRESIDENT: Hi, everybody. Good to be back in Pennsylvania. That other guy is coming.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
The Times Leader
Casey backs bill to aid families of disabled
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey came back to his hometown on Wednesday to try to help the families of disabled children across the country.
Air Force One arrives in Pittsburgh
Air Force One has touches down at the 171st Air Refueling Wing at Pittsburgh International Airport, joining Air Force Two which arrived earlier.
Obama, Biden to Announce $600M for Job Grants
Striving to show action on jobs, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are trumpeting $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help people land well-paying jobs.
More to be armed with pepper spray in federal prisons
A pilot program to arm federal correctional officers with pepper spray, which gained support following the February 2013 murder of a correctional officer from Nanticoke, will be expanded to include other staffers who deal directly with inmates at United States penitentiaries, the Bureau of Prisons announced Tuesday.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Philly schools: Are you in or are you out?
This year, as it's been the case since 1999, the Philadelphia School District administered the PSSAs and the Keystone Exams.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Congressman urges Stone Brewing to move to PA
Stone Brewing Co. is a California brand with a serious following. But U.S. Sen Bob Casey is hoping the brewer creates its East Coast facility in Pennsylvania.
Bill would create 'advanced aide' positions in nursing homes to improve transitions, dementia care
Advanced certified nursing assistants - with specialized skills in care transitions, dementia and other areas - could become important staff leaders in long-term care facilities through newly proposed federal legislation.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Bench pressed: Activists go political against a prospective judge
The Post-Gazette has consistently bemoaned the rank partisanship that has made filling federal judgeships much more difficult than it should be.
Elaborate Easter celebrations in Easton in 1914 - Almanac April 13, 2014
Actor Paul Sorvino is 75. Actor Tony Dow is 69. Singer Al Green is 68. Sen. Bob Casey Jr., D-Pa., is 54. Actor Ricky Schroder is 44. 1914: Joyous Easter: "The Easter Communion at St. Peter's Reformed Church was the largest in the history of that congregation.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
U.S. Sen. Casey joins families, doctors at CHOP to urge for pediatric-hospital funding
FOR GREG and Gracie Pfeiffer, having a son born with a genetic disorder affecting his skull called for the expertise of craniofacial specialists at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
State campaign finance Website is a fiasco
I did this past week, as Tuesday was the always dreaded deadline for the Cycle 1 campaign finance report that has to be filed for state legislative candidates, as well as the state-wide races.
The News Item
Casey wants to increase COPS funds
Since 2005, almost $120 million has been cut from a federal program that helps local police departments hire new officers, and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey said he wants to reverse that money flow.
Pa. film seeks to combat abuses in U.S. juvenile justice system
There was no popcorn but plenty of policy talk at a movie screening in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Senate Democrats to Holder: Intervene in GM Recall
A group of five Democratic senators want the Justice Department to take action to keep General Motors from denying responsibility for faulty ignition switches.
A brouhaha at Brick Haus, a notorious egg sandwich returns, and more Dubious Deeds
This week, we have a brouhaha at the Brick Haus, a very expensive egg sandwich , an unusual use of a turkey fryer, bologna name wars, and more.
Sen. Casey Helps Launch Bipartisan Working Group to Tackle RX Drug and Heroin Abuse
U.S. Senator Bob Casey announced that he has helped to launch a bipartisan working group on the Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee to tackle the increasing crisis of prescription drug and heroin abuse across the country.
Sen Casey Calls on DOJ To Push GM To Establish Victims Compensation Fund
In Wake of Massive Recall: Casey Calls on DOJ To Push GM To Establish Victims Compensation Fund and Accept Civil Responsibility for Faulty Cars that Cost Lives U.S. Senator Bob Casey , joined by five Senators, sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging the Department of Justice to push General Motors to establish a victims compensation ... (more)
Thu Apr 10, 2014
The Times Leader
Casey pushes funds for more cops
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey made a simple argument: More cops on the street make for safer streets and more bulletproof vests for cops make for safer cops.