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December 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed the Ukraine Cybersecurity Cooperation Act, legislation introduced by Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) and Brian K. Fitzpatrick (PA-8). The bill, H.R. 1997, would encourage cooperation between the United States and Ukraine on matters of cybersecurity and require State Department reporting to Congress on best practices to protect against future cyber attacks. The legislation may now go to the House floor for a vote on final passage.
 

November 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, Rep. Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA-13) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL-16), co-chairs of the Friends of a Free, Stable and Democratic Syria Caucus and members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced a resolution condemning the intentional military targeting of hospitals and medical personnel in Syria, as recently profiled on CBS’s 60 Minutes.

November 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on President Trump’s recent trip to Asia:
 

October 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House passed Congressman Brendan F. Boyle’s (PA-13) amendment to sanction Russia for its support of the terrorist organization Hezbollah. H.R. 3329, the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2017, with Boyle’s amendment, passed the House and now awaits consideration by the U.S. Senate.

October 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, was honored at the 40th Anniversary celebration of the Ukrainian National Information Service with a “Friend of Ukraine” Award for his work in Congress on behalf of the Ukrainian-American community and a strong, democratic Ukraine.
 

October 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Foreign Affairs Committee recently adopted Congressman Brendan F. Boyle’s (PA-13) amendment to sanction Russia for its continued support of the terrorist organization Hezbollah. The amendment ensures that Russia’s military coordination with Hezbollah will be sanctioned by the United States. HR 3329, the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2017, with Boyle’s amendment, was unanimously approved by the House Foreign Affairs Committee on and now awaits full consideration by the House.
 

September 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s remarks before the United Nations Assembly:
 

September 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) released the following statement today in response to President Trump’s decision that his administration will end the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
 

August 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) and David Cicilline (RI-1), along with 17 other Democratic members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, sent a letter today to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urging him to preserve the promotion of democratic values as part of the Department of State’s mission statement. The letter followed reporting that Secretary Tillerson has ordered the State Department to redefine its mission and issue a new statement of purpose that eliminates references to promoting democracy – a central pillar of U.S. foreign policy. 
 

July 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Following reports this week that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will shut down the State Department’s Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues (S/CCI), U.S. Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) led a letter joined by Reps. Kathleen Rice (NY-04), Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and 19 colleagues strongly urging Tillerson to reconsider the decision, which would leave the U.S. as the only major country without a lead cybersecurity diplomat.