Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey is in the Lehigh Valley to talk about keeping call center jobs in the U.S.
Casey spoke Monday at the Lehigh County Labor Council office in Hanover Township.
He's pushing a bill he wrote called the United States Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act.
It punishes companies that outsource call center jobs.
T-Mobile closed its Hanover Township call center in June killing some 600 jobs.
Casey says those jobs went to Honduras and the Phillipines.
"I think you need both, both incentives and disincentives so that companies think a little longer before this determination because frankly right now the state of law makes it easy to outsource," said Sen. Casey.
Casey's bill denies federal grants or loans to companies that outsource call center jobs.
It also puts those companies on a list for three years and government agencies would have to give preference to U.S. companies that aren't on it.
Casey's also pushing the Bring Jobs Home Act. The measure would give a 20-percent tax credit to companies that bring jobs into the U.S.