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Congressman Brendan Boyle

Representing the 13th District of Pennsylvania


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January 12, 2017 In The News

By U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle 
(published in Northeast Times Jan. 10, 2017)

January 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) released the following statement today after being sworn in to a second term representing Pennsylvania’s Thirteenth Congressional District in the 115th Congress:

August 29, 2016 Event

Congressman Brendan Boyle, Congressman Patrick Meehan, and Horsham Township Council will be hosting an expert panel discussion on the area's water quality at 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Monday, August 29 at Hatboro-Horsham High School.

The panel will include representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

August 3, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA.), Patrick Meehan (R-PA) and Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA) recently sent a letter to the director of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry (ATSDR) seeking the health agency’s position on the Navy’s refusal to authorize blood testing for the communities surrounding the former Naval Air Warfare Center Warminster, former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove, and Horsham Air Guard Station in Pennsylvania.

July 20, 2016 Press Release

(Montgomery County, PA) – Horsham Township Council, in partnership with U.S. Representatives Brendan Boyle (PA-13) and Patrick Meehan (PA-7), will host a panel discussion regarding the improvement of water quality in Horsham Township on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at Hatboro-Horsham High School. Representatives from the U.S.

June 22, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC–  In the wake of the horrific act of hate and terror in Orlando last week, the deadliest mass shooting in American history,  Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-PA-13) today joined House Democrats’ sit-in on the House Floor to demand that Speaker Ryan and House Republicans allow a vote on bipartisan legislation to address gun violence.

June 15, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle (D/PA-13),Patrick Meehan (R/PA-07) and Mike Fitzpatrick (R/PA-08) today secured a commitment from the chairman of the House’s defense spending panel to work with the lawmakers and the state of Pennsylvania to address the need for health screenings in communities surrounding the former Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base at Willow Grove and the former Naval Air Warfare Center in Warminster.

June 8, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Pennsylvania lawmakers yesterday urged the Department of the Navy to provide health screenings and water filtration systems for residents of Horsham, Montgomery County and Warminster, Bucks County affected by the presences of PFOA and PFOS chemical compounds in drinking water. The compounds have been detected in public and private wells in communities surrounding the former Naval Air Warfare Center in Warminster and the former Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove in Horsham.

October 7, 2015 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, PA- Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-PA-13) and Get Covered America are joining together to host an Affordable Care Act enrollment drive at the Olney Free Library this Saturday, October 10th. 

The third Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Period starts soon on November 1st, but many Pennsylvanians don’t realize that they are eligible to sign up for coverage now – either because of a life event that qualifies them for Marketplace enrollment, or through Pennsylvania’s new Health Choices program. 

September 29, 2015 In The News

The head of Planned Parenthood has defended her organisation before Congress, calling a series of secretly recorded videos a "smear campaign".

President Cecile Richards told members of Congress on Tuesday she was "proud" that Planned Parenthood donates foetal tissue for research.

The anti-abortion group behind the videos has alleged that the healthcare provider profits from the practice.

The allegations have set off an effort to pull the group's federal funding.