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September 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA-02) and Congresswoman Nancy Mace (SC-01) introduced the bipartisan Animal Freedom from Testing, Experiments and Research (AFTER) Act. The bill directs all federal agencies to develop and maintain a policy allowing for the retirement and adoption of dogs, cats, primates, rabbits, and other regulated animals no longer needed for research in federal labs.
 

August 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02), announced today that he will not support the current Senate bipartisan infrastructure bill until the passage of a budget reconciliation bill. The Congressman released the following statement supporting his decision:

July 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) introduced the Mandating that being an Elected Member Be an Essential Requirement for Speakership (MEMBERS) Act, to require that only elected Members or Delegates be eligible to serve as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

April 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement after passage of the DC Admissions Act, which would admit the Douglass Commonwealth (a new name for Washington DC referencing abolitionist Frederick Douglass) as the 51st state to the United States:
 

March 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02), Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (PA-04), and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) introduced the bipartisan Alternatives to Animals for Regulatory Fairness (AARF) Act to modernize the drug approval process. The AARF Act ensures that pharmaceutical companies are allowed to use high-tech and humane alternatives to outdated testing on dogs and other animals to fulfill Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory requirements.

March 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) introduced a bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to strike out the “habitual drunkard” provision and remove marijuana offenses as grounds of inadmissibility or consideration in a good moral character determination. This commonsense bill will modernize the naturalization process and ensure marijuana related offenses do not negatively affect an applicant’s chance of becoming a prospective U.S. citizen.

March 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) this evening joined House Democrats to pass H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a sweeping anti-corruption package to clean up Washington, protect and expand voting rights, restore integrity to government, and put the needs and priorities of the American people ahead of special interests. H.R. 1 also includes language from Boyle’s Citizenship Empowerment Act. Offered as an amendment to H.R.

March 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) today sent a letter --co-signed entirely by House members representing large metropolises  -- to White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeff Zients. The Boyle letter requests that Zients update CDC allocation formulas currently causing vaccine deficits in large cities such as Philadelphia, Chicago and New York, as well as in other city’s across the nation.

February 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement following this morning’s passage of the historic American Rescue Plan in the U.S. House of Representatives:

February 18, 2021 Press Release

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, making it easier for them to exercise their fundamental right as a citizen: the right to vote.