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At a press conference Monday morning, the congressmen called for more government action on PFAS chemicals, and Fitzpatrick joined a small contingent of Republican lawmakers in calling for EPA administrator Scott Pruitt to resign.
Congressmen Brian Fitzpatrick and Brendan Boyle ramped up their recent criticism of Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt at a Monday morning press conference in Horsham.
WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) issued the following statement today following the release of a federal health study on per- and polyflourinated chemicals (PFAS). The Trump Administration, including U.S.
This week, U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle of Pennsylvania's 13th district joined Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez and Senator Kamala D. Harris in introducing a bill in both chambers that would seek to avoid the ambiguity that has surrounded the final death toll from Hurricane Maria to be repeated in the event of other natural disasters.
The Counting Our Unexpected Natural Tragedies (COUNT) Victims Act is designed to ensure an accurate death toll in the event of natural disasters so that adequate federal aid and resources are allocated.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA) and Brian K. Fitzpatrick (R-PA) led a bipartisan letter demanding the release of a study on the human health effects of perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) that was recently suppressed by EPA staff out of concern for negative public relations. The letter also demands an explanation for the study’s suppression.
As the U.S. House and Senate agriculture committees begin work on a new Farm Bill, the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund are pressing for this legislation, which has the potential to affect the lives of millions of animals, to include key provisions on animal fighting, horse soring, the trade in dogs and cats for human consumption, and domestic violence against pets.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) led bipartisan letters to the leadership of the House Appropriations Committee advocating for funding and regulatory action to support communities that are dealing with contaminated drinking water containing perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS). These compounds have been found by a growing volume of peer-reviewed studies to be associated with serious health risks in humans, including certain types of cancers and impaired immune system performance.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle released the following statement upon the Trump Administration’s release of its proposal to permit oil and gas drilling in all U.S. continental shelf waters, including protected areas of the Arctic and the Atlantic:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, as part of the House-Senate National Defense Authorization Act conference package, the House of Representatives passed provisions secured by Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) to combat 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 in Pennsylvania. The legislation is now expected to pass the Senate and soon be signed into law.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan, bicameral group of Pennsylvania lawmakers including Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Rep. Brendan Boyle (PA-13), Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), and Rep.