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Congressman Brendan Boyle

Representing the 13th District of Pennsylvania


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April 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA-13) and Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) wrote to President Trump urging him to clarify whether it is now his Administration’s policy to seek the removal from power of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.  The letter comes after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer compared Assad to Adolf Hitler on Tuesday and after senior advisors to President Trump offered a series of conflicting statements about this crucial aspect of American strategy in Syria over the weekend.

April 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC–  Today, Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) and Brian K. Fitzpatrick (PA-8) introduced H.R. 1997,  the Ukraine Cybersecurity Cooperation Act, legislation to 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.

April 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC–Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) joined a group of 90 Members of the House of Representatives in writing to President Trump, demanding that he fix the failed policies on trade with China.

April 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –  Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) released the following statement today following reports that the Assad regime used chemical weapons against civilians:

March 22, 2017 In The News

Donald Trump won the presidency upon on a wave of anti-establishment populism and disrespect for  international alliances and political institutions like NATO and the EU. Now that he has taken office, his inexperience in public service and foreign affairs demands a fully staffed, well-funded, experienced and empowered State Department to safeguard America’s standing in global affairs. Unfortunately, his budget, along with recent reports of Secretary Tillerson’s marginalization within Trump World, indicate just the opposite. This is a dangerous gamble.

March 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) statement on the Passing of Martin McGuinness:

“It is with great sorrow that I learn of the passing of Martin McGuinness. This is a great loss for Northern Ireland and the cause of peace the world over," said Congressman Boyle.

"One of the great achievements in the world in the last fifty years has been the Northern Ireland Peace Process.  Simply put, without Martin McGuinness, peace would not have been achieved and sustained. 

March 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Today, Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13)  released the following statement amid reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions denied under oath during his confirmation hearings having contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign: 

February 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, during a joint Subcommittee House Foreign Affairs hearing, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) continued to voice his concerns about the potential impact the Brexit referendum could have on the Good Friday Agreement.  Boyle has been calling for congressional hearings on the issue since March 2016, and voicing his concerns about the potential detrimental impacts of Brexit on the historic peace agreement.

January 31, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) has vowed to fight President Donald Trump’s Executive Order banning travel from Muslim countries and suspending the refugee resettlement program. He joined more than 160 House Democrats introducing legislation to defund and rescind the Executive Order, protested in front of the U.S. Supreme Court with House and Senate Democrats, and spoke out on the floor of the House today.

January 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Oversight Committee, released the following statement regarding the recent allegations of Russian possession of incriminating material involving President-elect Donald Trump and his campaign’s coordination with Russian officials: