Pennsylvania Democrat plans to meet with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
transgender community leaders in Pittsburgh on Monday to discuss "steps
the United States government must take immediately to address safety
concerns across the country from commonsense gun laws to ongoing acts
of hate," according to a statement from Casey's office.
Members of Congress on both sides of the
aisle offered their condolences and expressed outrage at the attacks.
to cite the need to boost counterterrorism efforts
Democrats called on
Congress to act to prevent gun violence.
Casey, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in a
statement that the attack highlighted the need to protect Americans
from terrorists and address gun violence. The Orlando attack is the
deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.