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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.
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.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmen Bob Brady (PA-1), Brendan Boyle (PA-13) and Dwight Evans (PA-2) joined together on a letter to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi demanding federal funding to correct the deplorable and dangerous conditions in Philadelphia schools recently elevated by a series of articles published in the Philadelphia inquirer.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA) and Brian K. Fitzpatrick (R-PA) led a bipartisan letter demanding the release of a study on the human health effects of perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) that was recently suppressed by EPA staff out of concern for negative public relations. The letter also demands an explanation for the study’s suppression.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Congressman Brendan F.
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13), Philadelphia City Council President Darrell L.
WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, the U.S. Senate passed Congressman Brendan F. Boyle’s (PA-13) bill, H.R. 2873, to designate the post office at 207 Glenside Avenue in Wyncote, PA as the “Staff Sergeant Peter Taub Post Office Building.” Sergeant Taub, a fallen hero from Congressman Boyle’s district, made the ultimate sacrifice for his country when a suicide bomber took his life in Afghanistan in December 2015. The House of Representatives passed this legislation on November 15, 2017. The President is expected to sign this bill into law soon.