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September 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle released the following statement after the passage this evening of his amendment requiring the Secretary of Defense to review agreements between local fire departments and the Department of Defense (DOD) with respect to spills of hazardous firefighting foams:
 

September 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the statement below following the removal of Israel's Iron Dome support from the National Defense Authorzation Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022:

"The Iron Dome is a vital defensive protective system that has saved thousands of Israelis from incoming rockets fired by terrorists. It is purely defensive in nature. It saves lives. I have been, and continue to be, a proud and vocal supporter of funding for the Iron Dome, as well as Israel's right to defend its people."

September 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) led a letter to U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling on British Parliament to reaffirm its commitment to the Stormont House Agreement and reverse its decision to introduce new legislation that would modify legacy laws and institute a ban on legacy inquests and prosecution of former soldiers who served in Northern Ireland during the "Troubles":

August 31, 2021 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA - Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement today after the U.S. presence in Afghanistan came to an end after 20 years:

August 26, 2021 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA - Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement today after a terrorist attack on the Kabul Airport in Afghanistan. Terrorists killed multiple U.S. Service members and civilians. 

August 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-PA) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Co-Chairs of the Friends of a Free, Stable, and Democratic Syria Caucus, sent a letter calling on U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield to condemn the Assad regime’s massacre of innocent Syrian civilians in the town of Daraa al-Balad. In late June, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces began to attack Daraa, ending the 2018 Russian orchestrated ceasefire.

August 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement below after the announcement of a settlement between the U.S. Trade Representative and Tridonex, a subsidiary of Cardone Industries, to address allegations of workers being denied collective bargaining in efforts to form a union at the Tridonex facility in Matamoros, Mexico:

July 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.4373, the Fiscal Year 2022 State, Foreign Operations Appropriations Act. This legislation was adopted and included an amendment offered by Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) that expresses the importance for bilateral and international efforts to promote peace in the North of Ireland by way of the International Fund for Ireland. 

July 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02), Co-Chair of the Congressional EU Caucus, release the following statement in response to the British government's latest attempt to renegotiate the Northern Ireland Protocol: 

June 16, 2021 Press Release

 WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02), member of the US delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, released the following statement on the Biden-Putin Summit in Geneva, Switzerland today:

“How great it feels to again have an American President standing up for America and our allies and against an authoritarian thug like Vladimir Putin," said Congressman Boyle. "President Biden laid down a marker that was long overdue. Unlike his predecessor, President Biden is siding with our own intelligence services and armed forces, and not a Russian dictator.