Pennsylvania

U.S. Senator Robert “Bob” Patrick Casey, Jr., United States Congress (D-Pa.)

Bob_Casey,_official_Senate_photo_portrait,_c2008District Office (Philadelphia)
2000 Market Street, Suite 610
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 405-9660
 
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Senator Robert “Bob” Patrick Casey, Jr. was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006. He previously served eight years as Pennsylvania’s Auditor General and two years as State Treasurer. He currently serves on five Senate committees: Finance, Health, Labor, and Pensions; Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry; the Special Committee on Aging; and the Joint Economic Committee. He and his wife, Terese, live in Scranton. They have four daughters.
 
Senator Casey has been a steadfast advocate for aging Americans and their families throughout his career in public service. He has spoken out to highlight the so-called “sandwich generation” of people who are caring for older parents, raising, children, and trying to prepare for their own retirement. He has recognized that more and more families are facing difficult realities as they care for aging parents in today’s economy.
 
Recently, Senator Casey introduced legislation that would create a national Caregiver Corps plan to aid families who provide care to aging or disabled relatives. The Caregiver Corps Act of 2014, S. 2842, would provide respite for family caregivers by connecting the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with local volunteers to help fill in the gaps and provide better assistance to families.
 
In Senator Casey’s words, “More and more Pennsylvanians are squeezed between raising children, caring for aging relatives and working to secure their own retirement. This legislation would support locally driven efforts that aid these sandwiched families and help our again Pennsylvanians live full lives.”
 
We at the National Alliance for Caregiving would like to thank Senator Casey’s ongoing efforts to ensure that caregiver families receive the assistance and respite that they truly need.