Jobs and the Economy
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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.
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:
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:
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.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) released the following statement announcing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ $29.2 million dollar funding for the deepening of the Delaware River between Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey. The deepening will allow larger ships to come to and from the Delaware River ports, providing safer and more efficient transportation of goods, supporting local jobs, and adding more than $13 million to the U.S. economy.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) released the following statement on the midterm election where Democrats have secured the majority for the 116th Congress:
“I am thrilled that Democrats earned the public’s trust to set the House’s agenda next Congress; to exercise the legislative branch’s constitutional duties of checks and balances, and to further a platform of policies that work for all Americans, not just those at the top.
Blue-collar Americans are the backbone of American strength and resilience. In the 1970s, the top one percent of earners made nine percent of the country's income. Today, they make nearly a quarter. Since the recession, CEO pay has soared while workers' wages have remained stagnant, or have at times fallen. All the while, we've watched the slow and steady decline of unions over nearly five decades.