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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:
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 The AARF Act ensures that pharmaceutical companies are allowed to use high-tech and humane alternatives to outdated testing on dogs and other animals to fulfill Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory requirements.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
PHILADELPHIA - Today, Philadelphia’s U.S. House delegation, comprised of Rep. Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02), Rep. Dwight Evans (PA-03) and Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05), jointly penned a letter to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, regarding concerns about vaccine deficits resulting from the current CDC allocation formula, and how those formulas may actually be creating inequities in distributing the vaccine to Philadelphia residents.
PHILADELPHIA - Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement regarding recent reports of failures by a third party vendor in delivering COVID vaccinations in the City of Philadelphia:
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement following today’s swearing in of Joseph R. Biden as the 46th President of the United States:
“Our long, national nightmare is over."