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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) re-introduced legislation today to temporarily remove the exception that prevents Institutions of Mental Disease (IMD) from getting Medicaid support. Currently, the federal government does not provide federal Medicaid funds to states for services rendered at these facilities. When a Medicaid-eligible individual is a patient in an IMD, the individual cannot receive Medicaid coverage for services provided by the IMD unless the individual is 65 or older.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement regarding two pieces of gun violence legislation that were passed in the House this week. Congressman Boyle is a co-sponsor for both the “Enhanced Background Checks Act” and of “Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement in recognition of Korean American Day, which commemorates the arrival of the first Korean immigrants to the United States on January 13, 1903, and honors the diverse contributions of Korean Americans:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement on tonight's bipartisan passage of legislation to fund the government and provide additional, long-overdue pandemic relief for the American people, including survival checks and enhanced unemployment:
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) secured $49 million in Fiscal Year 2021 to reduce the sexual assault kit backlog through the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative. Congressman Boyle’s letter asking for full funding was signed by 47 Members of Congress. He has previously led this effort to increase funding in Congress.
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) sent a letter, signed by 59 Members of Congress, to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to highlight the adverse consequences recent delays at USPS have on our nation’s Veterans.
PHILADEPHIA, PA – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02), member of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Pennsylvania State Senator Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia), Democratic Chair of the Labor & Industry Committee in the Pennsylvania State Senate, sent a letter to U.S. House Leadership urging the inclusion of language that supports the nonprofit sector in the next coronavirus relief package.
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement regarding the passing of Congressman John Lewis (GA-05):
“I am absolutely heartbroken to hear of the passing of John Lewis. John understood, better than most, the composition of our moral human fabric. He worked tirelessly to patch up tears and cement fissures and inequities in our country armed with compassion, bravery and an unwavering moral position with which very few could rightfully disagree. John was a true compass that guided me quite often during my time in the U.S. House.
PHILADELPHIA – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02), released the following statement regarding Vice President Pence’s plan to visit Pennsylvania later this week: