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Representing the 13th District of Pennsylvania

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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:

December 1, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Today, Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA-13) and Marc Veasey (D-TX-33) announced the formation of the Blue Collar Caucus to focus Congressional efforts on alleviating the economic anxiety felt by working class Americans that was so pronounced in the 2016 election, and re-engage Democratic efforts to reach these voters.

July 5, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC– This week, Congressmen Brendan F.  Boyle (D-PA) is proud to announce that his American Export Promotion Act (HR 2729) has been selected to be included in Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer’s “Make It In America” package of legislation to promote bottom-up economic growth in America.  The bill would help the export capabilities of small and medium sized businesses, allowing them to better compete in the global economy.

April 13, 2016 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – As we mark Equal Pay Day today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA-13) is fighting to do more to close the wage gap that still exists between women and men – including passage of the critical Paycheck Fairness Act.  Equal Pay Day symbolizes the date that, more than three months into the year, women’s wages finally catch up to what men were paid in the previous year.

February 17, 2016 In The News

By Asaf Romirowsky and Benjamin Weinthal 

In a move uncharacteristic of U.S. policy as it has been carried out for decades, the Obama administration recently endorsed Europe’s version of a soft Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment (BDS) campaign targeting Israeli merchandise.

In late January, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency changed its policy on imports from the West Bank, imposing, in effect, a sanction on such goods.

December 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA-13) voted with many colleagues in the House to adopt, by a vote of 316 to 113, the FY 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill.  This measure funds the government until October 2016.

December 3, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC– Today, Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-PA-13) voted with 359 Democratic and Republican colleagues in the House to adopt the conference report on Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act -- a measure that reauthorizes highway, bridge, transportation safety, and public transit projects for the next five years.  The measure provides $281 billion in guaranteed funding for these programs over these five years.  The measure also reauthorizes the critically important Export-Import Bank for four years, which helps American workers and businesses compete in the global economy.

December 3, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC– Today, Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-PA-13) joined dozens of national elected, community, labor and faith leaders for a National Day of Action for Puerto Rico to urge Congress to pass legislation addressing the growing fiscal and humanitarian crisis. The Congressman is pleased to partner with Philadelphia City Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez to highlight this very important issue.  Councilwoman Quiñones-Sánchez lead a coalition from Pennsylvania to join in the call for action.