PA-Sen: Casey Elected Ranking Member of Aging Committee

bob-caseyWith 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.

7 Responses

  1. Is Casey looking toward 2018? He probably wants to shore up his standing among retirees. Otherwise, a lot of the latter who voted for Trump this past election could be inclined to vote for Casey’s opponent next time around. It may work.

    And Philly Dem makes a good point–he should worry about the primary as well.

  2. I just hope that he won’t give up his seat on the Senate Agriculture Committee. Since Agriculture is PA’s Number One industry, we really need someone from PA on that committee.

  3. Casey is not a show off or one to push the limits. Others from Lackawanna County like Preate and Kane flamed out with their arrogance.

  4. Not withstanding the jokesters who have previously commented, I would think with his years of service, Senator Casey would have a more serious committee by now.

  5. Nick-

    The headline: “Casey Elected Ranking Member of Aging Committee”

    sounds like the committee is old and aging. LOL

  6. OMG, I get my wrinkly butt elected by a hokey campaign of lies and so they have a Special Committee on Aging. Is that to investigate me or the stupid geezers from Podunk that voted for me?

  7. What a thrilling role for an overtly energized individual… sarcasm! I think PA democrats are aging on their interest in Bob Casey. Time for a primary challenge next spring

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