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Congressman Brendan Boyle

Representing the 13th District of Pennsylvania

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July 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the Congressional Blue Collar Caucus met Wednesday with Richard L. Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO, to discuss the needs of blue collar workers and how House Democrats can make it clear that they will continue to serve as their champion in Washington. Trumka, a national leader in the fight for workers’ rights and economic justice, began the discussion with remarks on the modern challenges of labor rights and the ongoing effort by Democrats to respond to the needs of working class families. 

July 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) made the following statement on the Air Force’s release of the final Request for Proposal (RPF) that provides for a fair and open competition to replace the aging UH-1N fleet of helicopters rather than sole-sourcing the contract without a competitive bid:
 

June 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC–  This week, Congressman Boyle (PA-13), a founder and co-chair of the congressional Blue Collar Caucus, led a letter to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to demand transparency during the Trump Administration’s renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

April 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC–Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) joined a group of 90 Members of the House of Representatives in writing to President Trump, demanding that he fix the failed policies on trade with China.

March 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –  Yesterday, the Congressional Blue Collar Caucus, co-chaired by Congressmen Marc Veasey (TX-33) and Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13), hosted a robust and productive inaugural listening session featuring national and international labor leaders: Terry O’Sullivan, President of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, Bob Martinez, President of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, and James Boland, President of the International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers.

March 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –  The Congressional Blue Collar Caucus, co-chaired by Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA) and Marc Veasey (D-TX), stands in strong opposition to the federal budget proposed by President Trump, which guts key investments in America’s infrastructure and abandons working families.

February 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle released the following statement tonight after President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress:


“Tonight, the President issued a worn and weary campaign stump speech instead of a realistic blueprint for moving our country forward.  It is now clear this president is more interested in campaigning instead of doing the hard work of governing.

February 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) and Marc Veasey (TX-33), co-chairs of the Blue Collar Caucus, released the following statement regarding the withdrawal of President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, Andy Puzder:

“Andy Puzder was a profoundly unfit choice to run the Department of Labor. He is the living example of the fox guarding the hen house, and we applaud him for withdrawing his name from consideration.

February 8, 2017 In The News

BALTIMORE — More powerless than they’ve been in a decade, House Democrats started a 48-hour soul-searching retreat this week still divided over an appealing economic agenda.

But the first three weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency have shaken them, creating a greater sense of urgency than they expected and leading many to set aside what now seem like petty post-election arguments about how to divvy up the tiny spoils of defeat.

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: