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April 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) re-introduced legislation today to temporarily remove the exception that prevents Institutions of Mental Disease (IMD) from getting Medicaid support. Currently, the federal government does not provide federal Medicaid funds to states for services rendered at these facilities. When a Medicaid-eligible individual is a patient in an IMD, the individual cannot receive Medicaid coverage for services provided by the IMD unless the individual is 65 or older. 
 

March 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, with his signing of the American Rescue Plan Act, President Biden completed the final step in Democrats goal of delivering landmark, life-saving relief legislation to the American people. Legislation that will now provide urgently-needed resources to defeat the virus, put vaccines in people’s arms, money into families’ pockets, children safely back into classrooms and people back to work.
 

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 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) sent a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough regarding income driven inequities in how the COVID-19 vaccination is being administered to Veterans in his district, and nationwide.
 

February 10, 2021 Press Release

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.

December 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement on tonight's bipartisan passage of legislation to fund the government and provide additional, long-overdue pandemic relief for the American people, including survival checks and enhanced unemployment:
 

November 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02), Congressman Scott Perry (PA-10) and Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (PA-04) 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.

October 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) and Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04), bipartisan co-chairs of the Congressional Lung Cancer Caucus, introduced legislation to designate November as Lung Cancer Awareness Month. While Lung Cancer Awareness Month has traditionally taken place in November, this legislation in Congress would formally recognize its observance during that month.

August 31, 2020 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) secured $49 million in Fiscal Year 2021 to reduce the sexual assault kit backlog through the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative. Congressman Boyle’s letter asking for full funding was signed by 47 Members of Congress. He has previously led this effort to increase funding in Congress.  

August 20, 2020 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) sent a letter, signed by 59 Members of Congress, to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to highlight the adverse consequences recent delays at USPS have on our nation’s Veterans.