WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) was proud to join House Democrats in passing H.R. 1, the For The People Act, the most ambitious anti-corruption legislation since Watergate. The bill passed by a margin of 234-193, with no House Republicans voting in favor.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) cosponsored H.R. 1585, a bipartisan, robust, long-term Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill. The Violence Against Women Act funds the investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against women, and ensures all victims and survivors have access to essential services and to justice.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement condemning recent comments by the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in Parliament that killings by soldiers and the police during the decades-long conflict there “were not crimes”:
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement regarding his appointment by Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) to the Committee on Caucus Procedures.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement announcing that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded two federal grants totaling $1,085,613 to Temple University for research on heart and vascular diseases.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement upon the bipartisan passage of H.J.Res. 46, which would end the President’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border, which he used as a basis for going around Congress to fund his border wall.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, as President Trump’s second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un approaches, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) reintroduced his bill prohibiting President Trump from lifting economic sanctions on North Korea absent certification that it is improving its appalling human rights record.
WASHINGTON DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) released the following statement regarding Congressman Boyle’s appointment to the United States Group of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement announcing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ grant award of $341,600 to Temple University for research on neurological development:
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement announcing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant awards of $667,865 to Fox Chace Cancer Center for cancer research and $6,000 to Temple University for a conference on movement disorders:
In The News
If the Eagles again defy the oddsmakers and beat the Minnesota Vikings in Sunday's NFC title game, a local congressman will receive a can of Hormel Spam as a congratulatory present.
A Democratic lawmaker says that he will introduce legislation that would require presidential candidates to undergo a mental health examination following a tweet from President Trump in which he praised himself as a "stable genius."
Four Philadelphia-area congressmen sent a letter Monday to the acting chief of the Social Security Administration asking that the agency address the sometimes years-long delays for Philadelphia-area residents seeking disability-benefits hearings.
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.
(This Op Ed first appeared in the Huffington Post on 04/24/2017)
LOWER MORELAND Calling climate change a frightening reality, U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-13, called on attendees of a Wednesday night town hall meeting in Huntington Valley to stay informed and stay involved to fight an environmental crisis that’s impacting lives both at home and abroad.
Donald Trump won the presidency upon on a wave of anti-establishment populism and disrespect for international alliances and political institutions like NATO and the EU. Now that he has taken office, his inexperience in public service and foreign affairs demands a fully staffed, well-funded, experienced and empowered State Department to safeguard America’s standing in global affairs.
BALTIMORE — More powerless than they’ve been in a decade, House Democrats started a 48-hour soul-searching retreat this week still divided over an appealing economic agenda.
by Congressman Brendan F. Boyle
(This OpEd first appeared on HuffingtonPost.com on Jan. 18, 2017)
As the dust settles from a divisive presidential election, one message is clear: the American people are sick and tired of business as usual in Washington. They want a government that works for them, not special interests.
By U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle
(published in Northeast Times Jan. 10, 2017)