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“The failure to get U.S. inspectors on the ground in China during the early months of the COVID-19 outbreak will always hamper any investigation into the origin of COVID-19. But, that misstep should never be a barrier to our country investigating the genesis of this deadly pandemic. Any investigation, as President Biden stated, should lean heavily on solid, reliable, and evidence-based data.”
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) today introduced bipartisan legislation, the Protect Drinking Water from PFAS Act of 2021, to require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set an enforceable, nationwide primary drinking water standard for PFAS contaminants, including PFOS and PFOA, which have plagued the Philadelphia region. Currently, the EPA sets voluntary advisory guidelines. This bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives during the 116th Congress as part of a larger package of PFAS legislation.
The Health Fair hosted by Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA02), offered free COVID-19 vaccinations this morning in Philly. Eyewitness News was at the Baptist Worship Center. on James Street in Wissinoming. The vaccination event was a partnership between the Center, Rite Aid, and Congressman Brendan Boyle's office.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) and Rep. Jennifer González-Colón (R-PR) led 47 Members of Congress in calling upon the House Appropriations Committee to increase funding to $49 million for the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, a Department of Justice program that aims to reduce the nation’s backlog of untested rape kits.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) led a bipartisan letter urging the House Appropriations Committee to include $15 million, an increase of $5 million from Fiscal Year 2021, toward the Delaware River Basin Restoration Program, which aims to preserve the region’s environment, ecology, and economic viability.
Congressman Boyle released the following statement upon the submission of the letter to the House Appropriations Committee:
Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro announced that the House Committee on Appropriations will be accepting Community Project Funding (CPF) requests from Members. This is in addition to the standard programmatic and language-based requests. Each Member is limited to no more than 10 Community Project Funding requests across all subcommittees for Fiscal Year 2022 and there is no guarantee that all requested projects will be funded. More information on the process can be found on the House Appropriations Committee page here.
The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) plans to advance a five-year surface transportation authorization legislation later this spring, building on H.R.2, the Moving Forward Act, from the 116th Congress. Chairman Peter DeFazio announced that the T&I Committee will formally accept requests for projects from House Members. The T&I Committee process for considering member projects is separate and distinct from the House Committee on Appropriations’ process for considering Community Project Funding requests.
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: