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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement on the resignation of Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló:
“Puerto Rico has suffered from decades of economic neglect, crushing debt and a humanitarian crisis resulting from a natural disaster”, said Congressman Boyle. “The people of Puerto Rico need leadership that they trust at this critical time. It is my hope that they can now turn the page and that everyone on the island will be treated with the fairness and decency they deserve.”
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) today introduced legislation to require that all newly sworn-in U.S. citizens be uniformly provided voter registration forms at naturalization ceremonies. Boyle’s “Citizenship Empowerment Act” (H.R. 3770) would require officials to provide voter registration forms in the citizenship packets provided to all newly sworn-in U.S. citizens, and allow election officials to set up informational tables outside naturalization ceremonies. The reintroduction of this legislation comes in the wake of President Trump’s recent racist comments.
When it comes to the relationship between Capitol Hill and the White House, things are becoming more strained. Pennsylvania Democrat Brendan Boyle joins Cheddar's Megan Pratz to talk the latest on the House probe, and much more.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a resolution stating that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s forthcoming report on Russian election meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election should be made public.
The resolution passed the House 420-0. Four Republican lawmakers voted “present” on the measure — a way to avoid a “yes” or “no” vote. Seven lawmakers didn’t cast votes. All 18 members of Pennsylvania’s U.S. House delegation voted in favor of the measure, according to the House roll call.
The House of Representatives on Friday passed a key priority of the new Democratic majority: A sweeping legislative proposal that Democrats call HR 1 that seeks to enact wide-ranging ethics reform, expand voting rights and mandate the disclosure of presidential tax returns.
The vote was 234 to 193 and the measure passed along party lines.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) was proud to join House Democrats in passing H.R. 1, the For The People Act, the most ambitious anti-corruption legislation since Watergate. The bill passed by a margin of 234-193, with no House Republicans voting in favor. The bill incorporated Congressman Boyle’s previous legislative efforts to make it easier for newly naturalized citizens to register to vote, decrease the influence of money in politics, and require presidential candidates to disclose business alongside personal tax returns.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement upon the bipartisan passage of H.J.Res. 46, which would end the President’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border, which he used as a basis for going around Congress to fund his border wall.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) joined more than 225 Members of Congress to cosponsor a resolution to nullify President Trump’s unlawful, dangerous emergency declaration at the southern border in order to build his border wall without congressional approval. Such action could steal up to $164 million of Pennsylvania’s Department of Defense military construction funds, which were intended for the security of our nation and the well-being of our men and women in uniform. $71 million could come from Philadelphia projects.
WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement following President Trump declaring a national emergency at the southern border in order to build a border wall without Congressional approval.