PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – US Senator Bob Casey came to Pittsburgh on Friday to promote his efforts to combat child hunger.
It is part of His Five Freedoms for America’s Children: Freedom to Be Healthy, Freedom to Be Economically Safe, Freedom to Learn, Freedom from Hunger, and Freedom from Harm.
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The Democratic senator stopped at the Boys and Girls Club in Lawrenceville. He served meals and kept busy with the children.
“They have children who come in in the summer. Not only to have at least one meal, but also to take part in recreation. You are in a safe environment, ”said Senator Casey.
Then KDKA had the opportunity to speak to the senator. We asked about the Infrastructure Act, which failed a test vote this week. He said the traditional infrastructure should receive bipartisan support and approval, but anything more like maintenance will follow the party lines.
“Part two just needs to be done by the Democrats because Republican Senators have no interest in investing in the care,” said Senator Casey.
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Pennsylvania Republican Senator Pat Toomey said in a statement the test vote was on a matter that does not exist. He expects work on an agreement to continue.
Then the topic turned to voting rights and the filibuster. Senator Casey said if the filibuster cannot be eliminated, the Senate should allow the minority party to debate and debate and then vote.
“You cannot allow a threshold of 60 votes to prevent us from protecting legal voting rights,” he said.
Senator Toomey said not so quickly because states should be the ones to handle the suffrage, and said some democratic efforts with voting laws aimed to dismantle the filibuster.
“That’s their excuse to try and take the filibuster away so they can get a really partisan radical agenda through without Republican support,” he said.
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Another issue that we have touched on is the scrutiny of the state’s election results. Senator Casey called it a fraud and Senator Toomey made no comment on the matter.