WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement in response to reports of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to not regulate the levels of PFOS and PFOA chemicals in Americans’ drinking water, an action he has led the fight for in Congress since 2016:
WASHINGTON, DC – In light of this critical time during the Brexit debate, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) introduced a resolution into the House of Representatives expressing the sense of the House that it opposes any re-establishment of a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. His statement is as follows:
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement announcing that the Department of Health and Human Services has granted $1,407,837 to Temple University for research on heart and blood diseases, as well as communication disorders.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Representatives Brendan Boyle (PA-02), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) and Marc Veasey (TX-33) introduced the Patriot Employer Act, which would provide a tax credit to companies that provide fair wages and good benefits to workers. The Members released the following statement:
Tonight, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) and David Handera, Amtrak’s Vice President for Stations, Facilities, Properties and Accessibility released the following update regarding ongoing efforts to replace the Solari split-flap sign in the William H Gray III 30th Street Station:
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-2) and Congressman Richard Neal (MA-1) introduced a resolution honoring the 100th anniversary of the inaugural meeting of the First Dáil Éireann, Ireland’s Parliament, which produced a Declaration of Independence for Ireland on January 21, 2019.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) tonight released the following statement upon introducing new legislation to ban future government shutdowns, H.R. 696, the Ban Government Shutdowns Act.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement following Temple University’s receipt of a $237,750 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institute on Aging to research Alzheimer’s Disease.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement upon being appointed to the following three individual subcommittees of the House Ways and Means Committee:
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Brendan F. Boyle, the senior congressman from southeastern Pennsylvania, has been selected by the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee to serve on the prestigious House Ways and Means Committee. The oldest committee in Congress and the only one to be called for in the U.S. Constitution, the Ways and Means Committee is the chief economic development committee.
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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)