Judge Neil Gorsuch has been voted out of the Judiciary Committee strictly along party lines and is now headed for a vote before the full Senate. However, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has promised a filibuster of the nominee and our Senator Casey supports this threat and has also vowed to vote against Judge Gorsuch on the floor!
There is an attempt by liberals to remove an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would protect faith-based organizations that contract with the federal government from being forced to go against their beliefs in order to receive the contract.
Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey, Jr. has signed onto a letter written and circulated by Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal. It was delivered to the chairmen and ranking members of the US Senate and US House Armed Services Committees. Its purpose? To force the removal of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which would protect faith-based organizations that perform work for the US government from being forced to act against their beliefs.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has scheduled a late Monday vote on a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. The last time such a vote was taken only 42 votes could be garnered. S 1881 was introduced by Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa and quickly had 32 co-sponsors. It will require 60 votes to cut off debate and then a simple majority to pass the bill. Senator Bob Casey, Jr. is one of four Democrats who have not committed one way or the other on the bill.
“Cruz noted that the decision likely paves the way for gay marriage in 11 states: Virginia, Indiana, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Utah, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming. And it sets the stage for gay marriage nationwide.” This is outrageous! Seventy-six percent of voters in Oklahoma said, “We want marriage to only be between one man and one woman.” Yet, the judicial oligarchy we now live under said, “TOUGH!” And still silence from the “conservatives” in Congress! Although House Speaker John Boehner is out campaigning for openly homosexual Republican House candidates who support same-sex “marriage”!
Today Senator Bob Casey, Jr. joined the other Senate Democrats, except Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR), to rewrite the rules and remove the minority party’s ability to filibuster judicial nominees requiring a 60 vote threshold to advance the nominee. Such a move leaves the path wide open for President Obama to remake the US judicial system. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA) is appalled by Senator Casey’s continued votes which attack the family and destroys the lives of babies in the womb.
This evening both US Senators from Pennsylvania voted ‘Yea” on advancing S 815 the so-called Employment Non-Discrimination Act or ENDA which is designed to force businesses, including Christian-owned businesses, hospitals and universities, to hire homosexuals and transgenders. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide traditional values group, is extremely disappointed that both PA Senators voted to discriminate against those with deeply held religious beliefs that homosexuality is wrong.
Yesterday, Senator Bob Casey, Jr. took another step away from the strong pro-family stands his dad took and announced his endorsement of so-called same-sex “marriage” and his rejection of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. He now joins an increasing number of Democrats who have succumbed to pressure from the homosexual lobby to renounce God-ordained one man one woman marriage. To be perfectly honest, his decision does not come as a surprise. Since his endorsement by the homosexual lobby group Human Rights Campaign back in 2006, he has never been someone we could depend upon to oppose the normalization of homosexuality.
In one fell swoop Senator Bob Casey, Jr. rejected real marriage, embraced counterfeit same-sex “marriage,” thus rejecting the teachings of the Catholic Church. He has now completed the “evolution” of so many Democrats who have turned their backs on the majority of their constituents and have leaped over the cliff and into the unknown territory or redefining society’s foundation block, noted the statewide traditional values group, American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA).
Today the United States Senate unsuccessfully voted on cloture for the nomination of Caitlin Halligan to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, considered the second highest court in the land. Even though both of Pennsylvania’s US Senators claim to be pro-life, only one voted to reflect that label. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA) is appalled that once again Senator Bob Casey, Jr., who campaigned and continues to label himself as pro-life, voted to confirm pro-abortion Caitlin Halligan.