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August 31, 2020 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) secured $49 million in Fiscal Year 2021 to reduce the sexual assault kit backlog through the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative. Congressman Boyle’s letter asking for full funding was signed by 47 Members of Congress. He has previously led this effort to increase funding in Congress.  

August 20, 2020 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) sent a letter, signed by 59 Members of Congress, to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to highlight the adverse consequences recent delays at USPS have on our nation’s Veterans. 
 

August 3, 2020 Press Release

PHILADEPHIA, PA  – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02), member of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Pennsylvania State Senator Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia), Democratic Chair of the Labor & Industry Committee in the Pennsylvania State Senate, sent a letter to U.S. House Leadership urging the inclusion of language that supports the nonprofit sector in the next coronavirus relief package.

July 17, 2020 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement regarding the passing of Congressman John Lewis (GA-05):

“I am absolutely heartbroken to hear of the passing of John Lewis. John understood, better than most, the composition of our moral human fabric. He worked tirelessly to patch up tears and cement fissures and inequities in our country armed with compassion, bravery and an unwavering moral position with which very few could rightfully disagree. John was a true compass that guided me quite often during my time in the U.S. House.

July 7, 2020 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02), released the following statement regarding Vice President Pence’s plan to visit Pennsylvania later this week:

July 1, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02), co-chair of the Congressional Blue-Collar Caucus, successfully secured provisions to benefit workers in the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2), a large scale infrastructure package that passed in the House of Representatives today. Most notably, his bill (H.R.5165 – Innovative Energy Manufacturing Act) to facilitate domestic job creations was included in the package.
 
June 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement in response to the Trump campaign suing Pennsylvania state and county election officials over the use of mail ballot drop boxes in the June Primary election:

May 28, 2020 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA - Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement regarding the killing of George Floyd:

America in 2020 is aflame, fighting a two-front war.

On one front, we fight a new virus. On the other, we fight an enemy as old as the republic itself. 

More than a million Americans have suffered from COVID-19. Millions more suffer from a different sickness, racism.

The evidence is overwhelming that George Floyd is a victim of the latter. His essential right to breathe was taken by the hands of another. And he is not the first. 

May 20, 2020 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) sent a letter to the Department of Justice, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to address the surge in discrimination and hate crimes against Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) as a result of COVID-19. 
 

May 12, 2020 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) successfully secured a provision for $49 billion in new state funding for states that have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus in the latest House Democratic coronavirus response bill, the Heroes Act.