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June 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmen Bob Brady (PA-1), Brendan Boyle (PA-13) and Dwight Evans (PA-2) joined together on a letter to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi demanding federal funding to correct the deplorable and dangerous conditions in Philadelphia schools recently elevated by a series of articles published in the Philadelphia inquirer.

June 1, 2018 In The News

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.

May 23, 2018 In The News

The U.S. Department of Education on Wednesday released more information about a temporary program to help social workers, teachers and other public servants at risk of missing out on federal student loan forgiveness because they enrolled in the wrong repayment plan.

Congress included a measure in the fiscal 2018 budget for a limited expansion of 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.

March 23, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, a bipartisan measure authored by Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA-13) and Ryan Costello (R-PA-6), Co-Chairs of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Caucus, to fix a glitch in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program was signed into law as part of the Omnibus Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2018.  The PSLF Technical Corrections Act, H.R.

March 23, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan measure authored by Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) aimed at providing a boost of education aid for the children of fallen law enforcement and first responders who have died in the line of duty was signed into law today. 
 
March 23, 2018 In The News

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.

December 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) released the following statement decrying House Republicans’ proposed overhaul of the Higher Education Act, which would impose deep cuts to student loan repayment programs:
 

November 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Brendan Boyle (D-PA-13), Ryan Costello (R-PA-06), John Sarbanes (D-MD-03), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-08) introduced legislation to fix a glitch in a federal loan forgiveness program that can leave teachers, soldiers, social workers, and other public servants with massive loan balances they thought would be forgiven after years of timely payments during public service employment.

August 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA-13) and Ryan Costello (R-PA-6) announced the formation of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Caucus to focus congressional efforts on protecting the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

April 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC–  Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13), joined by Reps. Ros-Lehtinen, Deutch, and Fitzpatrick, introduced legislation (H.Res. 276) expressing congressional support for states that require Holocaust awareness curricula, and hope that more states adopt legislation similar to that which has been enacted or introduced in a number of states, including Pennsylvania and Florida.