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FACT CHECK: Senator Casey Has Fought to Lower Costs and Fight Fentanyl While David McCormick Enriches Himself at Pennsylvanians’ Expense 

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David McCormick Made Millions By Outsourcing Pennsylvania Jobs and Opposed a Bipartisan Border Deal that Would Have Helped Fight Fentanyl Trafficking 

PENNSYLVANIA — Today, the billionaires supporting David McCormick launched a false TV ad against Senator Casey attacking his record of delivering for Pennsylvania. 

“David McCormick’s billionaire backers are attacking Senator Casey to distract from McCormick’s disqualifying record of outsourcing American jobs, investing billions in China, and screwing over Pennsylvania workers,” said Maddy McDaniel, spokesperson for Bob Casey for Senate. “The truth is that Bob Casey is one of the most effective lawmakers in the Senate whose hard work will create hundreds of thousands of jobs across the Commonwealth and is leading the fight to lower costs and fight fentanyl at the border.”  

FACT: Senator Casey is one of the most effective and bipartisan lawmakers in the Senate, while David McCormick enriches himself by investing in foreign adversaries. 

  • Senator Casey wrote and passed the 6th most laws in the Senate, got bicameral support on the 7th most bills and got bipartisan cosponsors on the 13th most bills compared to all Senators according to the latest GovTrack analysis
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer: Senator Casey “represents a dying breed of centrist politicians” who had “taken on causes that often don’t get headlines but are vitally important.”[Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/22/18]
  • Penn Live: Senator Casey is “the state’s best chance” to ensure that “the interests of working Pennsylvanians remain a top priority.” [PennLive, 11/2/18]
  • McCormick has a long record of enriching himself by investing money with American adversaries. 

FACT: Senator Casey is working to lower costs, while David McCormick supports raising taxes on working Pennsylvanians.  

  • Senator Casey has fought to expose how corporate greed has resulted in families paying higher prices, and is now working to crack down on price gouging.
    • Senator Casey has released a series of reports revealing how big corporations have increased prices for everyday consumer goods, while decreasing product sizes in order to boost their own bottom lines.
    • Now, Senator Casey is working to hold these corporations accountable, fighting to pass the Price Gouging Prevention Act, which would hold corporations accountable for raising costs excessively.  
  • David McCormick supports the disastrous 2017 corporate tax giveaway that raised taxes for over 375,000 Pennsylvania families.

FACT: Senator Casey is leading the fight against fentanyl trafficking, while David McCormick opposes critical legislation to fight fentanyl. 

  • Senator Casey introduced the Stop Fentanyl At The Border Act to reduce the flow of fentanyl coming in from the southern border. 
    • January 2024: HEADLINE: “Casey Co-Sponsors Bill To Boost Border Security” [The Derrick, 1/17/24]
  • Senator Casey is a co-sponsor of the FEND Off Fentanyl Act, which
    • February 2024: HEADLINE: Senator Casey, law enforcement, and community mark FEND Off Fentanyl Act’s passing [WOLF, 2/26/24]
    • October 2023: Superintendent Of The Allegheny County Police Christopher Kearns Said “Federal Efforts Like Casey’s [FEND Off Fentanyl Act Would] Help Out Police Agencies.” [WESA (Pittsburgh NPR), 10/6/23]
  • Senator Casey has a record of working across the aisle to pass legislation to stop the illegal spread of fentanyl from China and other countries. 
    • Casey worked with Republicans to pass the bipartisan STOP Act, which was signed into law by President Trump, and which required the U.S. Postal Service to use an advanced data tracking system to combat the smuggling of fentanyl and other drugs from China.
    • In 2017, Senator Casey co-sponsored the bipartisan INTERDICT Act, which gave Customs and Border Protection new funding for screening devices to catch fentanyl imports; the measure was signed into law by President Trump. 
  • David McCormick publicly opposed historic bipartisan legislation to secure the border and combat illegal fentanyl trafficking.
    • The bill included the FEND Off Fentanyl Act, co-sponsored by Senator Bob Casey, which would crack down on fentanyl trafficking that is devastating Pennsylvania communities.

FACT: Senator Casey is creating jobs across Pennsylvania, while McCormick got rich outsourcing jobs and laying off Pennsylvania workers.  

  • Senator Casey helped pass the CHIPS Act, Inflation Reduction Act and the infrastructure law which are projected to create 50,000 jobs each year for the next decade in Pennsylvania.
  • Senator Casey secured tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act to incentivize investing in clean energy companies in coal and natural gas communities which create well-paying jobs and attract new investment.