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May 13, 2020 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) and Congressman David P. Joyce (OH-14), co-chairs of the Congressional Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Caucus, sent a letter to House Leadership to include provisions that strengthen the PSLF program in the final version of the next coronavirus-related stimulus package.  

April 14, 2020 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Today, Reps. Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), and Katie Porter (CA-45) sent a bipartisan letter, with the support of 19 lawmakers, to the Department of Education pressing on their lack of communication with loan borrowers despite new regulations in response to the ongoing public health emergency. 

March 19, 2020 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) called on Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to ensure the financial burdens of the coronavirus response does not fall on students whose academic years have been disrupted. In an effort to take preventative measures against COVID-19, students were forced to leave their schools, relocate, and coordinate costly last-minute plans. 

September 16, 2019 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) joined the Philadelphia Black Clergy today to formally announce his legislation (H.R. 4310) that would expand the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program to those working for faith-based non-profits, including clergy. 

September 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement in response to the potential link of cancer and asbestos in public schools in Philadelphia after a teacher was diagnosed with mesothelioma.

January 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement upon being appointed to the following three individual subcommittees of the House Ways and Means Committee:

November 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) was proud to announce the award of federal grant funding to the Jenkintown School District through the STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program, which Boyle fought to secure. The school district will use the money to enhance its social-emotional learning curriculum and anti-bullying program. Congressman Boyle released the following statement regarding the grant:

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.