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July 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) this evening released the following statement after House passage of The Butch Lewis Act (H.R. 397):
 
“Today, we took a major step in defending the financial security and futures of 1 million+ workers and retirees”, said Congressman Boyle. “This evening, Democrats passed the bipartisan Butch Lewis Act, which protects the hard-earned retirement benefits of workers and retirees participating in multiemployer plans.”
 

July 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) today released the statement below, following Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) Philadelphia rally to save Hahnemann Hospital from closure:
 

July 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) today re-introduced legislation, H.R. 3635, to abolish the United States debt ceiling. This comes in the wake of recent reports that show the U.S. government exhausting its ability to pay its bills as early as September of this year. Congressman Boyle believes that is completely avoidable—if Congress acts NOW before it gavels back into session on September 9th. 

May 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) announced the introduction of H.R. 2755, the Buy America 2.0 Act, to require that all federally-funded infrastructure projects use materials made here in America. The legislation is supported by numerous labor organizations and coalitions including: the Alliance for American Manufacturing, BlueGreen Alliance, International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO, and Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO.

April 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) joined the majority of the House Budget Committee in voting to advance the Investing for the People Act to the House floor. The bill, which received vigorous support from Congressman Boyle, protects numerous government programs critical for middle class families by raising budget caps. Congressman Boyle released the following statement upon the advancement of the legislation:

April 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) joined the Ways and Means Committee to advance three bills to the House floor that support America’s workers.

The SECURE Act, a variant of the Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act which Congressman Boyle cosponsors, would improve retirement security for Americans who work at small businesses.

The BRIDGE for Workers Act would help unemployed Americans access re-employment services.

January 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—U.S. Representatives Brendan Boyle (PA-02), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) and Marc Veasey (TX-33) introduced the Patriot Employer Act, which would provide a tax credit to companies that provide fair wages and good benefits to workers.  The Members released the following statement:

January 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement upon being appointed to the following three individual subcommittees of the House Ways and Means Committee:
 

January 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Brendan F. Boyle, the senior congressman from southeastern Pennsylvania, has been selected by the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee to serve on the prestigious House Ways and Means Committee. The oldest committee in Congress and the only one to be called for in the U.S. Constitution, the Ways and Means Committee is the chief economic development committee. It presides over key issues such as tax policy, trade, Medicare, and Social Security. The committee counts among its former members: seven U.S. Presidents, eight U.S.