Press Release IRISH NATIONAL CAUCUS
Senator Casey Joins Irish National Caucus
CAPITOL HILL. MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2007 ---- The recently elected US
Senator from Pennsylvania, Bob Casey Jr., has become a
"Congressional Friend" of the Capitol Hill-based Irish National
"We are honored and proud to have Senator Casey as a
Congressional Friend", said Caucus president, Fr. Sean Mc Manus.
"The Casey family is very special to us. Bob's father, the late,
great Robert Patrick Sr., was the 42nd Governor of Pennsylvania
from 1987 to 1995.As Governor he signed the Mac Bride Principles
into law in the State of Pennsylvania. I had the honor of meeting
him when I was the keynote speaker at the Friendly sons of St.
Patrick Dinner on St. Patrick's Day in Scranton in the 90's".
The "Congressional Friends" are listed on the stationery of the
Irish National Caucus and are updated after each election.
Currently 61 Congressional Friends are listed; including names
like Senators Hillary Clinton, Joe Lieberman and Arlen Specter.
And from the House side, names are listed like Representatives
Richard Neal (D-Ma) Chairman of the Friends of Ireland, Peter
King (R-NY) Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Eliot Engel (D-NY) --- the
Co-Chairs of the Congressional Committee For Irish Affairs.
The motto of the Irish National Caucus is " Neither Democrat nor
Republican but Dedicated to Getting Both Parties to Stand Up for
Justice and Peace in Ireland". "It's a motto we have religiously
adhered to", Fr. Mc Manus emphasized.
In signing up as a Congressional Friend, Senator Casey wrote to
Fr. Mc Manus say, "It is with great pride and honor that I join
the esteemed Irish National Caucus. Your organization's
commitment to advancing the cause of peace, justice and equality
among the Irish people have long inspired the support of the
Father Sean Mc Manus
Irish National Caucus
P.O. Box 15128
Washington, D.C. 20003-0849