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June 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brendan F.

June 11, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC –Today, Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) joined Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) and Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) to introduce new legislation to establish federal procedures for counting fatalities following a natural disaster. Introduced in both chambers of Congress, their legislation, the Counting Our Unexpected Natural Tragedies’ (COUNT) Victims Act, comes on the heels of disturbing reports suggesting the official death toll in Puerto Rico reflects a dramatic undercount.

June 11, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Brendan F. Boyle, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement in advance of President Trump’s summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un:
 
With decades of American foreign policy, the legitimization of Kim Jung Un, and global stability on the line, I hope that President Trump has prepared more extensively for the North Korea summit than he has thus far disclosed to the public.
 

May 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13)’s amendment to the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) encouraging greater international cooperation to address hybrid threats. Hybrid threats are identified as those that blend conventional warfare with newer, irregular tactics like cyber attacks. Boyle has been a consistent advocate for addressing hybrid threats as a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and lead sponsor of H.R. 1997, the Ukraine Cybersecurity Cooperation Act.
 

May 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13)’s amendment to the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) requiring the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense to jointly submit a report on Russia’s support for the Taliban and other destabilizing activities in Afghanistan.  The report would be sent to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.  Boyle is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
 

May 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13)’s amendment to require the U.S. State Department to report to Congress on it efforts to establish cyber security cooperation between the United States and Ukraine as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019.  The amendment is modeled off Boyle’s bipartisan bill, H.R.

May 23, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brendan F.

May 8, 2018 Press Release

In 2015, I was one of 25 House Democrats to vote against the Iran nuclear deal (the JCPOA) because I believe it left too many important matters on the table. I was concerned by the amount of money that would be released to the regime and inevitably used for terrorism, rather than the Iranian people. I believed inspections could have been more stringent. I did not support the deal’s timetable.

May 4, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brendan Boyle and Congressman Adam Kinzinger, Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and co-chairs of the Friends of a Free, Stable and Democratic Syria, wrote to President Trump urging him to immediately release funding to the White Helmets, a volunteer group that has tirelessly rescued people caught in bombings, airstrikes and other attacks in Syria since the start of the war there in 2011, and nominated for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for this work. It was recently reported that the State Department froze U.S. funding for the group.

May 2, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Following comments last week from President Trump calling Kim Jong Un “very honorable,” Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced legislation urging the administration to uphold American values and not neglect North Korea’s human rights record during negotiations with the Kim regime.