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Congressman Brendan Boyle

Representing the 13th District of Pennsylvania

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April 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) recently introduced the Veterans Homelessness Contract Oversight Act, H.R. 1998, to bring Congressional oversight to federal grants that provide essential assistance to homeless veterans. The legislation requires that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs notify Members of Congress and relevant committees of the expiration or termination of these grants, and submit a plan on how it will continue to provide the services provided to veterans under the grant, in order to prevent a drop-off in care upon the contract’s conclusion.

September 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Brendan Boyle (D-PA), Patrick Meehan (R-PA.) and Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA) met today with the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) point-person for PFC water contamination, Maureen Sullivan, Director of Environmental Management for the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Installations and Environment.   Sullivan is overseeing the DOD’s response to PFC contamination from firefighting foams nationwide.

August 3, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA.), Patrick Meehan (R-PA) and Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA) recently sent a letter to the director of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry (ATSDR) seeking the health agency’s position on the Navy’s refusal to authorize blood testing for the communities surrounding the former Naval Air Warfare Center Warminster, former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove, and Horsham Air Guard Station in Pennsylvania.

December 28, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Brendan Boyle (PA-13) released the following statement on the death of an American soldier and Montgomery County native in Afghanistan:

November 19, 2015 In The News

By William Kenny

The Ar­bours at Eagle Pointe was en­vi­sioned as an “older adults” com­munity from the first day its de­velopers pitched their plans to the Somer­ton Civic As­so­ci­ation about a dec­ade ago. But 55 and older folks aren’t the only dom­in­ant demo­graph­ic among the hun­dreds of in­hab­it­ants.

The de­vel­op­ment has a large per­cent­age of mil­it­ary vet­er­ans, too.

June 17, 2015 Press Release

Philadelphia, PA - Rep. Charlie Dent (PA-15), Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Rep. Ralph A. Abraham (LA-5), M.D., Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) Subcommittee organized meetings with both administrators and employees at the offices of the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Regional Office (VARO) this morning.

May 1, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-PA-13) voted against the House Republican Military Construction and Veterans Affairs annual appropriations bill and released the following statement:

April 15, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC- “I am still in shock after reading the OIG report this morning.  This is a sad day for Philadelphia. It is unthinkable that this level of duplicity, mismanagement, and corruption happened at an agency whose first priority should have been to help our nation’s heroes.   Instead they systemically lied, hid, and manipulated their employees to save their own skin.  This is a disgrace to Philadelphia and the entire country.  I hope we can learn from this incredible miscarriage of trust and justice so that it will never happen again.”

February 12, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama signed H.R. 203, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act into law.  This bipartisan legislation – which unanimously passed both the House and Senate – addresses the epidemic of suicide among our nation’s veterans. 

January 9, 2015 Speech

Today is an important day for the entire nation, as we pay tribute to the men and women who risk their lives daily to ensure that we are all safe in our homes, at our jobs, or simply just walking down the street.  The bravery and heroism that law enforcement officers display every day is incalculable.  I am a proud native of Philadelphia and we have sadly seen too many of our men and women in blue die while protecting our city.  Since 1828, 259 of Philadelphia’s finest have lost their lives while on duty.