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WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) and U.S. Senator Tina Smith (MN) reintroduced bicameral legislation to expand coverage for lung cancer screenings to help detect cancer in more patients earlier and to save more lives. The legislation would require commercial health plans to cover lung cancer screenings for high risk individuals, regardless of smoking history, at no cost to the patient so long as they have a recommendation from their doctor.
The Health Fair hosted by Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA02), offered free COVID-19 vaccinations this morning in Philly. Eyewitness News was at the Baptist Worship Center. on James Street in Wissinoming. The vaccination event was a partnership between the Center, Rite Aid, and Congressman Brendan Boyle's office.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) and Rep. Jennifer González-Colón (R-PR) led 47 Members of Congress in calling upon the House Appropriations Committee to increase funding to $49 million for the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, a Department of Justice program that aims to reduce the nation’s backlog of untested rape kits.
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement upon passage today of the Workplace Violence Prevention Against Health Care & Social Workers Act (H.R. 1195) today. It is legislation that would support the implementation of a simple, flexible, enforceable standard to ensure frontline workers are being protected against preventable incidents of violence in the workplace.
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.
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.
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 – 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.
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.
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: