Senators, small business owners push for minimum wage increase

Senators, small business owners push for minimum wage increase

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- Small business leaders joined Senate Democrats on the Hill Thursday to lend their support to a push to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10.
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Job Corps halts admissions citing costs

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Labor Department, citing cost overruns, has halted enrollment in the Job Corps for the third time since 2011, angering two Democratic lawmakers.

Sen. Casey of Pa. backs Obama

PITTSBURGH, March 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, son of a popular former Pennsylvania governor, abandoned neutrality Friday and endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president.

Santorum even with Dem challenger in poll

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- A new poll indicates a dead heat between Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., and his likely Democratic challenger next year, Pennsylvania Treasurer Robert Casey Jr.

Hafer out of 2006 Pennsylvnia Senate race

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- One day after saying she was in, former Pennsylvania State Treasurer Barbara Hafer said she was out of the 2006 U.S. Senate race.

Hafer in for Democrats in Pa. Senate race

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- Republican-turned-Democrat Barbara Hafer, a former Pennsylvania state treasurer, said she will run for U.S. Senate in 2006.

Web site says Casey to challenge Santorum

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Democratic State Treasurer Robert Casey, Jr., will run for U.S. Senate in 2006 against Republican Rick Santorum, reports Politicspa.com.
Robert Casey
Sen. Robert Casey, D-PA, speaks about the need for another economic recovery package on Capitol Hill in Washington on September 9, 2008. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Robert Patrick "Bob" Casey, Jr. (born April 13, 1960) is the senior U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania and a member of the Democratic Party. He previously served as Pennsylvania Treasurer, and Pennsylvania Auditor General. He is the son of former Governor Bob Casey, Sr..

He is the first Democrat elected to a full term in the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania since 1962.

Casey is the son of Ellen Harding Casey and Bob Casey, the 42nd governor of Pennsylvania. One of eight children, he was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, of Irish American descent on both his mother's and father's side.

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