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After the Supreme Court ruled against working people in the Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31, case last week, dozens of members of Congress condemned the ruling and expressed their support for the rights of working people. Here are excerpts from their statements.
Rep. Brendan Boyle (Pa.-13th District):
At a press conference Monday morning, the congressmen called for more government action on PFAS chemicals, and Fitzpatrick joined a small contingent of Republican lawmakers in calling for EPA administrator Scott Pruitt to resign.
Congressman Brendan Boyle this week met with a delegation of representatives from companies based in Northern Ireland. The business representatives hailed from both Counties Derry and Donegal and they were accompanied by civic leaders from both counties.
Troubling details about the Berks County Residential Center have caused two members of U.S. Congress to take action.
This week, U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle of Pennsylvania's 13th district joined Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez and Senator Kamala D. Harris in introducing a bill in both chambers that would seek to avoid the ambiguity that has surrounded the final death toll from Hurricane Maria to be repeated in the event of other natural disasters.
Sure, there’s North Korea.
But Northern Ireland is also on Washington’s foreign policy to-do list.
Or so it is to be hoped.
As Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson scrapped the post of U.S. Special Envoy to the Northern Ireland peace process.
Before leaving office he revived it.
About 18 percent of eligible Democratic and Republican voters cast ballots during last month’s primary election, according to unofficial returns, a slightly better turnout than the last midterm election.
But it’s hardly a bellwether for citizen enthusiasm in the nation’s democratic electoral process.
WASHINGTON — Philadelphia's three congressmen on Friday urged House leaders to devote federal money to repairing the city's schools, which are suffering from mold, deteriorated asbestos, and peeling lead paint.
Doubts have been raised about the appointment of a US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland, after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had not considered the matter.
The U.S. Department of Education on Wednesday released more information about a temporary program to help social workers, teachers and other public servants at risk of missing out on federal student loan forgiveness because they enrolled in the wrong repayment plan.