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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. 

July 13, 2017 In The News

Early Sunday morning, President Trump took to twitter to announce: “Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things will be guarded…” I immediately had the same reaction as many Americans: shock and disgust. The analogies ensued: asking a burglar to serve as a security guard, an arsonist to man the fire truck, El Chapo to combat drug addiction.
 

July 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In a pointed response to President Trump’s statements from the G-20 summit earlier this week, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13), a Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today introduced legislation to prohibit the United States from collaborating with Russia on matters of cyber security. The legislation is cosponsored by Congressmen Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Ted Lieu (CA-33). Boyle also introduced a similar amendment to the National Defense Authorization bill, H.R. 2810, on the House floor this week for consideration.

July 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13), a Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, made the following statement on his forthcoming legislation in response to President Trump's social media statement today that he would involve Russian President Vladimir Putin in a joint cyber security effort to protect U.S. elections:

June 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC–  Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) released the following statement today after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, one current and one former congressional staff member, and two Capitol Police officers were injured in a shooting at a practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for charity this morning:

June 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC–  Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement regarding former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee:

June 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC–  Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement today after President Trump nominated former Assistant Attorney General Christopher Wray to replace James Comey as the next FBI Director:

June 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC–  This week, Congressman Boyle (PA-13), a founder and co-chair of the congressional Blue Collar Caucus, led a letter to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to demand transparency during the Trump Administration’s renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

May 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13), a Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement on President Trump’s first trip abroad as president: