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Congressman Brendan Boyle

Representing the 13th District of Pennsylvania

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September 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –  Last night the U.S. House of Representatives adopted Congressman Brendan F. Boyle’s (PA-13) amendment to provide $1.9 million additional funding for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry (ATSDR) in the coming fiscal year. The ATSDR is the agency heading local medical testing and health studies in response to water contamination stemming from the use of AFFF firefighting chemicals at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove and Horsham Air Guard Station. Congressman Boyle’s amendment is now attached to H.R.

August 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) issued the following statement concerning an inquiry he submitted to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (USDA-APHIS) in March of this year concerning the backlog and delays in enforcing federal animal welfare laws:

August 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Brendan Boyle (PA-13), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) and Patrick Meehan (PA-07) are responding to information provided by the Department of Defense regarding a 2001 Aqueous Film Forming Workshop, which acknowledged the dangers posed by firefighting foams used on military bases – including those in Bucks and Montgomery counties. A copy of the Dept.

July 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Tonight, Congress voted 256-169 to adopt Congressman Brendan F. Boyle’s amendment to provide an additional $60 million in environmental remediation funding for the Navy and Air Force to address water contamination caused by firefighting chemicals used on military properties nationwide, including Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove and Horsham Air Guard Station. Congressman Boyle released the following statement commending the strong bipartisan vote:

July 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Tonight, the U.S. House will vote on an amendment offered by Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) that would appropriate a $30 million funding increase each for the Navy and Air Force for the purpose of remediating contamination caused by firefighting foams used at military installations nationwide.

July 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) underscored his commitment to protecting the environment and health of his constituents with a series of proposed amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), on the House floor for votes this week. The NDAA establishes the Department of Defense budget for FY 2018.
 

June 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA-13) today again introduced bipartisan legislation (H.R. 3106) to require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set an enforceable, nationwide primary drinking water standard for PFCs (including PFOA & PFOS).  Currently, the EPA sets voluntary advisory guidelines.  Congressman Boyle feels the current approach doesn’t go far enough considering the growing science on the risks these chemicals present to our drinking water and the national scope of the problem.

June 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –  Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) announced three grant awards totaling $664,167 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will advance Pennsylvania’s drinking water safety, assist superfund community cleanup efforts, and help to improve water pollution mitigation.
 

June 9, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Brendan Boyle (PA-13), Patrick Meehan (PA-07) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) are requesting information from the Pentagon after news reports exposed that the dangers posed by firefighting foams used on military bases – including those in Bucks and Montgomery counties – were discussed and considered by industry professionals as early as 2001.

June 1, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13), a Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement after President Trump announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord: