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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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.