Bob Casey’s brother, Patrick Casey, is now a registered lobbyist for a chipmaking company with ties to China.

Since October, Patrick Casey has been lobbying Congress on a bill his brother supported that includes billions for chipmakers like his client.

Casey’s client, onsemi, runs three factories in Suzhou, Shenzhen, and Leshan and prominently touts the opportunity to “transform your future in China” on their website.

“Bob Casey and his family are using his Senate seat to get rich. After 16 years in DC, it’s clear Bob Casey is now a card-carrying member of the swamp.” — NRSC Spokesman Philip Letsou

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Bob Casey’s brother registers to lobby

POLITICO Influence

Caitlin Oprysko 

February 22, 2023

CASEY’S BROTHER REGISTERS TO LOBBY: Patrick Casey, the brother of Pennsylvania Democratic Sen. Bob Casey who joined Dentons Global Advisors Government Relations last year as a partner, registered to lobby in the fall, and reported lobbying the Senate on issues ranging from implementation of the CHIPS and Science Act to online travel policies last year, disclosures show.

— While there is no statutory restriction governing contact between a member of Congress and an immediate family member who is a lobbyist, Senate ethics rules require that a lawmaker whose spouse or immediate family member is a lobbyist bars their staff from having any “lobbying” contact with that person. Mairéad Lynn, a spokesperson for Bob Casey, told PI that their office abides by those rules. Dentons did not respond to a request for comment.

— Semiconductor Components Industries, a chipmaker known as onsemi, hired Dentons in October to lobby on the implementation of the chips bill passed in July, which included $52 billion in subsidies to boost U.S. chip manufacturing. Patrick Casey is one of four Dentons lobbyists who reported outreach to both the House and Senate in the final three months of 2022, according to disclosures.

— Dentons is the first and so far only federal lobbying hire for the Phoenix-based company, which has a manufacturing facility in Mountain Top, Pa., where employees are clamoring for new funding. Last week, onsemi hosted Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and a Commerce Department CHIPS implementation adviser for a ribbon cutting ceremony at a newly acquired fab in the Hudson Valley.

— Patrick Casey also reported lobbying the House, Senate, Commerce and Transportation departments and White House last quarter on behalf of the Dutch hotel booking site

— Casey and four others at Dentons, which is also’s only outside firm, worked on issues relating to online travel legislation, Section 230, federal policy regarding airline refunds and ancillary fees, taxes and sustainable accommodations policies, according to the filing. Dentons also reported lobbying on competition policy for the site, which has faced antitrust pressure in Europe and fought against its inclusion in the EU’s landmark digital competition law.

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