With the 2016 elections finally over, the Congress is beginning to organize for the next session. Among those responsibilities is selecting the membership and leadership of the various committees in the House and Senate.
Today, Senator Bob Casey announced that he will be the new ranking member of the Senate’s Special Committee on Aging. He’ll serve as the body’s top Democrat.
“I look forward to taking on this leadership role so I can fight for Pennsylvania’s seniors,” Casey said. “I’ve focused a substantial amount of time in the Senate working to make sure our seniors are protected from abuse and fraud. As Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Aging, I intend to build upon that work so that vulnerable seniors get the care they deserve and those who target them are held fully accountable.”
First created in 1961 and made permanent in 1977, the committee studies issues concerning older Americans, principally Social Security and Medicare.
Sen. Casey will be replacing Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill.