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February 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement following President Trump declaring a national emergency at the southern border in order to build a border wall without Congressional approval. 

February 11, 2019 Press Release

“One can criticize the Israeli government without necessarily being anti-Semitic. Just like one can criticize the US government without necessarily being anti-American. However, there is simply no denying the fact that, for some, their anti-Israel views are rooted in anti-Semitism. 

Alluding to an old trope about Jews and money is, quite clearly, anti-Semitic. Regardless of political party, anti-Semitism must be loudly rejected, especially now at a time of increased anti-Semitic attacks, both here at home and abroad. 

January 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In light of this critical time during the Brexit debate, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) introduced a resolution into the House of Representatives expressing the sense of the House that it opposes any re-establishment of a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. His statement is as follows:

January 22, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-2) and Congressman Richard Neal (MA-1) introduced a resolution honoring the 100th anniversary of the inaugural meeting of the First Dáil Éireann, Ireland’s Parliament, which produced a Declaration of Independence for Ireland on January 21, 2019.
 

December 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Early this morning, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) issued the following statement in response to the federal government shut down after President Trump and congressional Republicans failed to advance a spending bill that included $5 billion for President Trump’s expensive, ineffective, and unpopular proposed border wall:

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.