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Boyle-Backed ‘Investing for the People Act’ Advances out of Budget Committee

April 4, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) joined the majority of the House Budget Committee in voting to advance the Investing for the People Act to the House floor. The bill, which received vigorous support from Congressman Boyle, protects numerous government programs critical for middle class families by raising budget caps. Congressman Boyle released the following statement upon the advancement of the legislation:

“The Budget Committee took a critical step today by advancing responsible legislation to enact a fiscal framework that charts a course for a prosperous future that lifts up all Americans. If we want our economy to grow, if we want people’s wages to rise, and if we want to level the playing field for hardworking families, we need to invest in the programs that make that possible. The current budget caps keep one hand tied behind our backs. By lifting these caps, we can chart a path for investments in the programs that enable access to opportunity across the country. If this bill does not become law and our budget caps aren’t raised, the result will be simply devastating for our economy: students, seniors, middle class families, the list goes on.”

Well-known programs paid for by discretionary spending include the early childhood education program Head Start, Title I grants to disadvantaged schools, Pell grants for low-income college students, food assistance for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and scientific research through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF), among many others.

Congressman Boyle is a member of the House Budget Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee.

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