Jobs and the Economy
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WASHINGTON, DC– Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02), co-chair of the Blue Collar Caucus, voted to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. Congressman Boyle is a lead co-sponsor of the PRO Act, which is the most significant upgrade to U.S. labor law in 80 years.
“This is an historic day for American workers. This bill strengthens the power of workers to organize and fight for better wages and benefits. We must firmly stand by labor unions to keep our workers empowered,” said Congressman Boyle.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) introduced the Innovative Energy Manufacturing Act ( H.R. 5165 ) a bill that will revive the Advanced Manufacturing Tax Credit (Section 48C)—a program that invests in U.S. manufacturing capacity to supply clean energy projects with American-made equipment.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) and Dwight Evans (PA-03) today applauded the awarding of a $12.5 million federal grant to the Franklin Square Station Reopening Project. The Franklin Square Station was shuttered in 1979 and has been off limits to the public ever since. The grant will revitalize and reopen the long dormant rail station and bring it into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) and Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33), both co-chairs of the Blue Collar Caucus, introduced the Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations Amendment Act to support more women in apprenticeship programs.
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.”
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.