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by Congressman Brendan F. Boyle
(This OpEd first appeared on HuffingtonPost.com on Jan. 18, 2017)
As the dust settles from a divisive presidential election, one message is clear: the American people are sick and tired of business as usual in Washington. They want a government that works for them, not special interests.
WASHINGTON, DC– Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) introduced landmark legislation to prevent Members of Congress from personally asking for campaign contributions. The Stop Act, H.R. 528, would ensure that federal elected officials focus on serving their constituents rather than fundraising.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) has been appointed to the House Budget Committee for the 115th Congress.
WASHINGTON – Congressmen Brendan Boyle (D-PA), Patrick Meehan (R-PA.) and Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA) met today with the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) point-person for PFC water contamination, Maureen Sullivan, Director of Environmental Management for the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Installations and Environment. Sullivan is overseeing the DOD’s response to PFC contamination from firefighting foams nationwide.
(Montgomery County, PA) – Horsham Township Council, in partnership with U.S. Representatives Brendan Boyle (PA-13) and Patrick Meehan (PA-7), will host a panel discussion regarding the improvement of water quality in Horsham Township on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at Hatboro-Horsham High School. Representatives from the U.S.
Washington, DC– This week, Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA) is proud to announce that his American Export Promotion Act (HR 2729) has been selected to be included in Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer’s “Make It In America” package of legislation to promote bottom-up economic growth in America. The bill would help the export capabilities of small and medium sized businesses, allowing them to better compete in the global economy.
Washington, DC– Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA) today called for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Daniel Ashe to end its “Pay-to-Play” Endangered Species Act (ESA) permitting scheme. Through this controversial and dangerous practice, FWS advises people or organizations to pay as little as $500 to unvetted—and often foreign—entities in exchange for FWS permits to engage in activities that harm or kill animals in ways prohibited by the ESA.
WASHINGTON, DC– Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA) released the following statement today regarding the Britain referendum on EU membership and participation:
Washington, D.C. – Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle (D/PA-13),Patrick Meehan (R/PA-07) and Mike Fitzpatrick (R/PA-08) today secured a commitment from the chairman of the House’s defense spending panel to work with the lawmakers and the state of Pennsylvania to address the need for health screenings in communities surrounding the former Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base at Willow Grove and the former Naval Air Warfare Center in Warminster.
Washington, D.C. – Pennsylvania lawmakers yesterday urged the Department of the Navy to provide health screenings and water filtration systems for residents of Horsham, Montgomery County and Warminster, Bucks County affected by the presences of PFOA and PFOS chemical compounds in drinking water. The compounds have been detected in public and private wells in communities surrounding the former Naval Air Warfare Center in Warminster and the former Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove in Horsham.