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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) introduced legislation to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman for his courage to testify in the impeachment inquiry of President Trump. This comes after Lt. Col. Vindman’s announcement of his retirement after “a campaign of bullying, intimidation, and retaliation.” The Congressional Gold Medal honors those “who have performed an achievement that has an impact on American history and culture that that is likely to be recognized as a major achievement in the recipient’s field long after the achievement.”
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement following today's vote on H.J.Res. 76 veto override, which rejected the Trump Administration’s abandonment of student borrowers who were defrauded by for-profit schools. The legislation failed to get the required two-third of the votes to pass the House of Representatives.
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement after President Trump’s decision to veto bipartisan legislation (H.J. Res. 76) aimed to forgive the debt of student loan borrowers who were defrauded by for-profit institutions.
Congressman Brendan F. Boyle invites all Vietnam-era veterans living in the 2nd district to be honored in a series of Vietnam War 50th Commemoration pinning ceremonies in the spring of 2020. All men and women in Pennsylvania’s 2nd congressional district who served during the Vietnam War era (between November 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975) are eligible to participate and receive a Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA-13) and Ryan Costello (R-PA-6) urged the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to add bladder cancer, hyperthyroidism, hypertension, and Parkinson-like conditions to its list of compensable conditions without further delay, enabling veterans battling these ailments because of their exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the Vietnam War to receive the VA care they deserve and need. Former VA Secretary David Shulkin recommended this course of action to White House budget officials last year.
WASHINGTON—Congressmen Dan Kildee (MI-05) and Brendan Boyle (PA-13), along with U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), today introduced two bills to ensure that veterans and their families exposed to toxic chemicals at military installations get the health care services and benefits they need through the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA).
A post office in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia was renamed on Monday for a U.S. airman who died while serving in Afghanistan in 2015.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Peter Taub, who grew up near the post office in Wyncote, Pa., was killed in a suicide attack while on patrol near Bagram Air Field.
WASHINGTON D.C. — Legislation that would rename two U.S. Post Office facilities in the Commonwealth after Pennsylvanians who were killed in action while serving their country is one signature away from becoming law.
Senators Pat Toomey and Bob Casey announced Thursday that the legislation has passed the U.S. Senate and is headed to President Donald Trump’s desk.
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.
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.