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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle voted against House Republicans’ “Tax Scam 2.0” when it passed on a party-line vote, making permanent a slate of tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans that were included in the first GOP Tax Scam passed in December 2017. Like the first vote, this legislation confers almost all of its benefits to the wealthiest Americans; the wealthiest 1 percent will see an average cut of $40,000 while the average American will see just $980, according to an analysis by the Tax Policy Center.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Budget Committee member Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) released the following statement tonight upon the committee’s passage of the 2019 House Republican budget resolution on a party-line vote. Boyle offered amendments to reverse the bill’s cuts to Medicare and student loan assistance, which were both rejected on a party-line vote as well.
This week, U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle of Pennsylvania's 13th district joined Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez and Senator Kamala D. Harris in introducing a bill in both chambers that would seek to avoid the ambiguity that has surrounded the final death toll from Hurricane Maria to be repeated in the event of other natural disasters.
The Counting Our Unexpected Natural Tragedies (COUNT) Victims Act is designed to ensure an accurate death toll in the event of natural disasters so that adequate federal aid and resources are allocated.
WASHINGTON — Philadelphia's three congressmen on Friday urged House leaders to devote federal money to repairing the city's schools, which are suffering from mold, deteriorated asbestos, and peeling lead paint.
The letter from Democrats Bob Brady, Brendan Boyle and Dwight Evans came in response to the Inquirer and Daily News series "Toxic City: Sick Schools," which detailed the conditions and the sometimes devastating health consequences for school children.
WASHINGTON -- The House passed by voice vote a bill Tuesday ensuring that the regime of Bashar al-Assad won't get any U.S. taxpayer funds slated to help Syria.
The legislation was introduced in December by House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) and Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.). It garnered 21 additional bipartisan co-sponsors.
Teachers, social workers and other public servants at risk of missing out on federal student loan forgiveness because they enrolled in the wrong repayment plan now have a shot at debt relief under the spending bill signed into law Friday.
The sweeping $1.3 trillion bill includes a measure that temporarily expands Public Service Loan Forgiveness, a program that cancels federal student debt after 10 years of on-time payments for people who take jobs in the public sector.
The bill could fund a nationwide health study that would include residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties who were exposed to PFAS in drinking water.
A gigantic federal budget bill passed by lawmakers this week includes nearly $100 million for activities related to PFAS chemicals, including $10 million for a nationwide health study.
U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-Pa, grew up in the Olney neighborhood of upper North Philadelphia. There, the congressman’s mother worked as a crossing guard shepherding school children across bustling North 5th Street, the neighborhood’s shop-lined commercial spine. Back then, Olney was mostly Irish and Italian, but today it is one of the most racially and linguistically diverse areas in the city.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13), a member of the House Committee on the Budget, issued the following statement upon the release of President Donald Trump’s FY2019 Budget:
Rep. Brendan Boyle said Friday the tax cuts, combined with the new spending bill, are setting up the U.S. for economic disaster.
“This is a $2 trillion plan that is coming in the eighth year of an economic expansion,” Mr. Boyle, Pennsylvania Democrat, said on MSNBC.
He said that despite House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s lengthy eight-hour address on the House floor this week promising that she her caucus would not support the budget, Mr. Boyle said, she didn’t whip votes for or against the bill.