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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) released the following statement announcing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ $13.5 million dollar funding for the deepening of the Delaware River between Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey. The deepening will allow larger ships to come to and from the Delaware River ports, providing safer and more efficient transportation of goods, supporting local jobs, and adding more than $13 million to the U.S. economy.
WASHINGTON—Congressmen Dan Kildee (MI-05) and Brendan Boyle (PA-13), along with U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), today introduced two bills to ensure that veterans and their families exposed to toxic chemicals at military installations get the health care services and benefits they need through the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA).
As the debate over the nation’s immigration laws continues on Capitol Hill, Congress has its own share of lawmakers for whom the immigrant experience is a personal one: At least 65 of the current 529 voting members of Congress (or 12%) are immigrants or the children of immigrants.
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA-13) submitted a bipartisan letter signed by 56 Members of Congress to the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Offices of the Inspector General regarding reports of physical and sexual abuse of detainees by guards and staff at immigrant detention centers.
Venezuelans in Philadelphia and city representatives raised the Venezuelan flag on July 5 at City Hall to recognize the country’s independence from Spain in the 19th century and those currently fighting for their freedom in the South American nation, which continues to suffer from its years-long humanitarian crisis.
In light of this disaster, the mood of the flag raising event was not celebratory.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) today released the following statement announcing his new legislation to reunite the 2,300 children separated from their parents and not helped by President Trump’s executive order yesterday.
WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) issued the following statement today following the release of a federal health study on per- and polyflourinated chemicals (PFAS). The Trump Administration, including U.S.
Troubling details about the Berks County Residential Center have caused two members of U.S. Congress to take action.
Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) and Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-CA) signed a letter sent Tuesday to Gov. Tom Wolf requesting information about the immigration detention center, which is located about 60 miles from Philadelphia in Leesport, Pa. For years, activists and politicians have pushed for the closure of the facility, which is one of only three detention centers in the country that holds children with their parents.
HARRISBURG, PA – Today, inside the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building, U.S. Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) and his brother, PA State Rep. Kevin Boyle (Philadelphia), announced companion legislation to officially change election day nationwide and statewide to the weekend after the first Friday in November in order to increase voting accessibility, engagement, and turnout.