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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:

January 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Brendan F. Boyle, the senior congressman from southeastern Pennsylvania, has been selected by the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee to serve on the prestigious House Ways and Means Committee. The oldest committee in Congress and the only one to be called for in the U.S. Constitution, the Ways and Means Committee is the chief economic development committee. It presides over key issues such as tax policy, trade, Medicare, and Social Security. The committee counts among its former members: seven U.S. Presidents, eight U.S.

June 25, 2018 In The News

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.

June 20, 2018 Press Release

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.

June 14, 2018 In The News

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.

May 18, 2018 Press Release

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.  

April 12, 2018 In The News

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.

March 20, 2018 Press Release

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.