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PHILADELPHIA – Today, during a press conference held in front of the rubble of the former Nabisco Plant in Northeast Philadelphia, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) condemned the corporate giant that formerly occupied the building and announced his forthcoming legislation with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-9) and Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) to reward companies that keep good jobs in the United States and punish those that do not.
WASHINGTON, DC – Last night the U.S. House of Representatives adopted Congressman Brendan F. Boyle’s (PA-13) amendment to provide $1.9 million additional funding for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry (ATSDR) in the coming fiscal year. The ATSDR is the agency heading local medical testing and health studies in response to water contamination stemming from the use of AFFF firefighting chemicals at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove and Horsham Air Guard Station. Congressman Boyle’s amendment is now attached to H.R.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) and House Democratic Chairman, Congressman Joe Crowley (NY-14) today introduced legislation to require that all newly sworn-in U.S. citizens be uniformly provided voter registration forms at naturalization ceremonies, making it easier for them to exercise their core right as a citizen: the right to vote.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) was proud to present The Congressional Award Gold Medal to 13 recipients (12 Montgomery County; 1 Philadelphia County) from his district in the U.S. Capitol today. The Congressional Award Gold Medal, awarded for outstanding civic volunteerism, is the highest honor awarded to youth ages 14-24 by the United States Congress. It is open to anyone regardless of ability or circumstance.
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: