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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Brendan Boyle (PA-13), Patrick Meehan (PA-07) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) are requesting information from the Pentagon after news reports exposed that the dangers posed by firefighting foams used on military bases – including those in Bucks and Montgomery counties – were discussed and considered by industry professionals as early as 2001.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) led 33 bipartisan Members of Congress in calling for increased funding for the Department of Justice’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative. Developed and launched in 2015, the Initiative provides funding through a $41 million competitive grant program to help local jurisdictions reduce the backlog of rape kits that have never been submitted to a crime lab.
WASHINGTON, DC– Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle released the following statement after introducing bipartisan legislation prohibiting the slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption in the United States. Joining Boyle in introducing the legislation were Representatives Alcee Hastings (D-FL), Vern Buchanan (R-FL), and Dave Trott (R-MI).
Philadelphia, PA– Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) testified today before the Philadelphia City Council on the threats posed by Presdient Trump and Congressional Republicans to important federal funding in Philadelphia.
During his nearly 90 minute testimony, Congressman Boyle sounded a warning siren about the potential consequences of the funding cuts promised by Republicans in Congress and President Trump. To view Congressman Boyle’s full tesitmony, click here.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) introduced legislation this week to provide a boost of education aid for the children of fallen law enforcement and first responders who have died in the line of duty.
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:
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.
Washington, DC– Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA-13) recently introduced legislation (H.R. 6125) that would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set an enforceable, nationwide primary drinking water standard for PFCs (including PFOA & PFOS). Currently, the EPA sets voluntary advisory guidelines.
WASHINGTON – Congressmen Brendan Boyle (D-PA), Patrick Meehan (R-PA.) and Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA) met today with the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) point-person for PFC water contamination, Maureen Sullivan, Director of Environmental Management for the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Installations and Environment. Sullivan is overseeing the DOD’s response to PFC contamination from firefighting foams nationwide.
Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) today announced a $750,000 U.S. Department of Education Grant for the School District of Philadelphia.