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June 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.2407, a House Appropriations package including the Fiscal Year 2020 Energy and Water Appropriations Act. This package includes an amendment offered by Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) which prohibits the Trump administration from rejecting any grant application for using the term “global warming” or the term “climate change” in the application. 

May 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - (May 22, 2019) — Today, Congressmen Brendan Boyle (D-PA), Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) announced the inclusion of $10 million for the Delaware River Basin. The funds will support the river’s continuing recovery from pollution and degradation and conserve a critical economic engine, wildlife habitat, and recreational feature for the region.

May 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment from Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) which recognizes climate change as a global challenge that must be addressed with a similarly global response, such as through the Paris Climate Agreement, as part of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act. H.R.9 ensures the United States honors our commitments detailed in the Paris Agreement and lays the groundwork for further climate action.

May 1, 2019 In The News

(This article appeared in the May 1, 2019 edition of The Intelligencer)


U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-2, of Philadelphia, has introduced a bill that would require the Environmental Protection Agency to set a safe drinking water standard for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, within two years. Currently unregulated, PFAS chemical contamination is emerging in communities across the country, including in a handful of Bucks and Montgomery towns.

April 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) today introduced bipartisan legislation, the Protect Drinking Water from PFAS Act of 2019, H.R. 2377, to require the U.S.

April 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) led a bipartisan letter urging the Appropriations Committee to fully fund a $10 million nationwide study on the impact of PFAS contamination on Americans’ health in Fiscal Year 2020. Boyle led the fight to first enact the study in the FY19 National Defense Authorization Act. Congressman Boyle released the following statement upon the submission of the letter.

April 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) led a bipartisan letter urging the Appropriations Committee to put $10 million toward the Delaware River Basin Restoration Program, which aims to preserve the region’s environment, ecology, and economic viability. Congressman Boyle released the following statement upon the submission of the letter to the House Appropriations Committee.

February 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement in response to the EPA unveiling its Comprehensive Nationwide PFAS Action Plan:

February 5, 2019 In The News
In the coming weeks, our colleagues in the Senate will vote on whether to confirm Andrew Wheeler to be the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. They should not give him the job unless he makes specific commitments to provide regulatory oversight for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS chemicals.
 
January 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement in response to reports of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to not regulate the levels of PFOS and PFOA chemicals in Americans’ drinking water, an action he has led the fight for in Congress since 2016: