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March 15, 2018 In The News

A federal administrative law judge signed a letter this week ruling that Adrianne Gunter’s multiple sclerosis has left her too sick to work, qualifying her for the government assistance known as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) — three months after she finally got a remote hearing via TV hookup and more than two years after she applied.

January 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In response to an article published this weekend in the Philadelphia Inquirer detailing the unconscionable delays faced by millions of Americans awaiting hearings with the Social Security Administration (SSA) to determine their eligibility to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), today Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) led a letter joined by Members of Congress throughout the region demanding answers and requesting a briefing with SSA leadership.

January 8, 2018 In The News

Four Philadelphia-area congressmen sent a letter Monday to the acting chief of the Social Security Administration asking that the agency address the sometimes years-long delays for Philadelphia-area residents seeking disability-benefits hearings.

November 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, on World Prematurity Day, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) introduced a resolution (H.Res.625) to congressionally designate November as Prematurity Awareness Month. The resolution highlights the importance of reducing the number of infants born too soon. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) joined Boyle in introducing the identical Senate resolution.
 

November 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) released the following statement after voting against Republican legislation that would cut the Prevention and Public Health Fund, sabotage the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and raise Medicare premiums in order to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Community Health Centers (CHCs), and other expiring public health initiatives:
 

October 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that it will discontinue the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reduction insurance subsidies for the middle class:

October 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) issued the following statement after introducing his resolution to declare October 7th Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day:
 

September 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) made the following statement today about important federal funding awarded to Fox Chase Cancer Center, located in the congressional district he represents:
 

September 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –  Last night the U.S. House of Representatives adopted Congressman Brendan F. Boyle’s (PA-13) amendment to provide $1.9 million additional funding for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry (ATSDR) in the coming fiscal year. The ATSDR is the agency heading local medical testing and health studies in response to water contamination stemming from the use of AFFF firefighting chemicals at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove and Horsham Air Guard Station. Congressman Boyle’s amendment is now attached to H.R.

July 25, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) and 88 Democratic colleagues today sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan outlining a bipartisan path to improving the Affordable Care Act aimed at correcting issues in the individual insurance market.  Their letter to Speaker Ryan follows the unveiling on July 12th of a five-part plan to stabilize the individual insurance marketplace.