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PHILADELPHIA - In response to the impact of this week's severe weather on our region, all three members of Philadelphia’s U.S. House Congressional Delegation, Representatives Brendan Boyle (PA-02), Dwight Evans (PA-01) and Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05), jointly called upon Governor Wolf to request federal support in the form of a major disaster declaration, and, that the Governor utilize any and all state and federal disaster relief support at his disposal:
In the letter, the three House members explain how the severe weather has impacted the City of Philadelphia:
WASHINGTON, DC – This evening, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) proudly joined House Democrats in passing H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021, a bill which Boyle cosponsors. This legislation will restore the full strength of the Voting Rights Act, after the disastrous Supreme Court decisions of Shelby County v. Holder in 2013 and Brnovich v. DNC in 2021.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) is proud to announce that his legislation, the Protect Drinking Water from PFAS Act of 2021, was included in a package of bills that successfully passed the House of Representatives today. The package, titled the PFAS Action Act of 2021 (H.R. 2467), is comprehensive legislation to regulate PFAS chemicals, clean up contamination, and protect public health. PFAS chemicals are an urgent public health threat.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) issued the following statement today in response President Biden’s comprehensive strategy to combat gun violence and other violent crime. The President’s strategy implements preventative measures that are proven to reduce violent crime, and attacks the root causes of gun violence.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) issued the following statement in response to media reports of an Israeli food truck being disinvited from participating in today’s “A Taste of Home” event taking place in Pennsylvania’s 2nd congressional district:
“I am stunned and saddened at the decision of the organizers of “A Taste of Home” to disinvite Moshava, an Israeli food company, from participating in this year’s event in my congressional district. This decision represents surrendering to the threats of bigots.
WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. House of Representatives Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), and Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) today led 60 Catholic Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives in releasing a statement of principles. The statement documents how their faith influences them as lawmakers, making clear their commitment to the basic principles at the heart of Catholic social teaching and their bearing on policy.
“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.