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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.
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) joined local Philadelphia labor leaders today to condemn unfair trade practices that have tipped the scales against the American working men and women and have decimated middle class families.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle voted against House Republicans’ “Tax Scam 2.0” when it passed on a party-line vote, making permanent a slate of tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans that were included in the first GOP Tax Scam passed in December 2017. Like the first vote, this legislation confers almost all of its benefits to the wealthiest Americans; the wealthiest 1 percent will see an average cut of $40,000 while the average American will see just $980, according to an analysis by the Tax Policy Center.
The U.S. Air Force on Monday awarded an initial $325 million contract to replace 1960s-era UH-1N (Huey) helicopters, which patrol and defend nuclear weapons facilities, with MH-139 helicopters built at two plants in the Philadelphia area.