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April 8, 2020 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) applauds the contract award to the Philly Shipyard for the construction of up to five National Security Multi-Mission Vessels (NSMV) from TOTE Services, LLC (TOTE), an industry leader in ship management, marine operations and vessel services. This contract award results in 1,200 good paying jobs. 

March 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) issued  the following statement immediately after the House of Representatives passage this afternoon of the CARES ACT in response to the Coronavirus pandemic: 

“This is the largest stimulus bill in American history. And yet, it is still not enough to meet the enormous demands we are facing. There are many positives things in this bill. There are also things that I do not support and should have never been included. 

March 24, 2020 Press Release

Philadelphia, PA – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) and Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05), along with State Senators Vincent Hughes and Tim Kearney, successfully implemented statewide regulatory changes to allow over 130 small craft distilleries in Pennsylvania to produce scarce medical supplies, like hand sanitizers, in response to COVID-19. 

March 20, 2020 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump urging him to immediately issue an Executive Order directing all eligible federal employees and contractors to telework.

February 6, 2020 Press Release

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.

November 19, 2019 Press Release

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. 

November 12, 2019 Press Release

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.

October 30, 2019 Press Release

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. 

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: