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November 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement in response to the Russian military firing on and seizing several Ukrainian naval ships yesterday, wounding six Ukrainian sailors:

November 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) solemnly commemorated today’s Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holodomor, which occurred 85 years ago. Holodomor was a brutal famine purposefully inflicted onto the Ukrainian people by the Soviet Union that resulted in seven to ten million deaths. Congressman Boyle issued the following statement on the Day of Remembrance:

October 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee who was interacted with Ambassador Nikki Haley, released the following statement in response to the sudden resignation as U.N. Ambassador. 

September 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Republican members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously rejected along party lines a resolution of inquiry from Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA-13) requesting all materials and documents used in preparation for July’s unprecedented Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki be handed over to Congress for review and oversight. The outcome of the vote, an unfavorable report from the committee, means the resolution will not be allowed to proceed to the House floor for debate and voting.

September 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA-13)’s legislation, H.R. 4707, the Procure PGMS for Israel Act, as part of H.R. 5141, the U.S. Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018. Congressman Boyle’s bill strengthens the cooperation between the United States and Israel on high-tech weapons. The bill requires a joint assessment between the United States and the Government of Israel on the quantity and type of PGMs required for Israel to be prepared in any attack, authorizes transfer of PGMs to Israel from the U.S.

August 24, 2018 In The News

Bashar al-Assad thinks he is winning.

The Syrian dictator, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, is responsible for the deaths of more than 500,000 people. UNICEF believes that a full quarter of civilian deaths have been children and minors.

Many Americans probably think that the war in Syria is over. That is, if they think about the war in Syria at all. But that is far from the case. 

August 21, 2018 In The News

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.

August 21, 2018 Press Release

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.

July 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13)’s amendment addressing Russian support for the Taliban in Afghanistan as part of the Conference Report to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019. Specifically, the amendment will require the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense to jointly submit a report to Congress on Russia’s support for the Taliban and other destabilizing activities in Afghanistan.