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In the United States there are 39 "sanctuary cities" that shelter illegal immigrants to help them avoid deportation. Philadelphia is one such sanctuary city, with many of its churches and the local government now challenging the new direction on immigration policy in the face of the threat to remove federal funding. tate Representative and civic leader Dwight Evans told ITV News it's about inclusion. "We don't want to exclude people. And I always tell people 'we may have come over here on different boats but we're in the same boat now.'"
Pennsylvania Democrat Dwight Evans has 36 years of public service experience, but is a newcomer to Congress and the House Agriculture Committee. In this video, he talks with Agri-Pulse about his priorities for ag policy action.
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Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement in response to U.S. airstrikes in Syria, after a horrific chemical weapons attack executed by Bashar al-Assad and the Assad Regime:
“My heart breaks for the men, women and children in Syria who have been impacted by the continuous brutal attacks perpetrated by Assad and his regime,” Congressman Dwight Evans said. “This week’s horrendous attack was yet another atrocity in the Assad regime’s string of deadly attacks on the Syrian people.”
A number of local Congress members have weighed in on President Donald Trump’s decision to order a missile attack on Syria.
Washington, D.C. -- Last week, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) cosponsored the Paycheck Fairness Act to close the gender pay gap in Pennsylvania and across the nation.
Today is Equal Pay Day, a day that represents the amount of time it takes for women’s wages to finally catch up to what men earned the previous year. Nationwide, women still earn about 80 cents for every dollar men earn.
When it looked like the Republican health-care bill would come to a vote, freshman Rep. Dwight Evans said at a town-hall meeting Sunday in Philadelphia, he was ready to vote against it. The Trump administration's proposed budget? Terrible for America's cities, said Evans. And when it was revealed that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions had met with Russia's ambassador before the election and hadn't disclosed that fact at his Senate confirmation hearing, Evans called for the attorney general to resign.
Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Dwight Evans, Congresswoman Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-AS), and Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) recently joined together to introduce H.R. 1702, the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Improvement Act of 2017.
When the Congressional Black Caucus Executive Committee met with President Donald Trump at the White House this week, they discussed a number of key issues affecting the African-American community. Congressman Dwight Evans, who represents Pennsylvania’s 2nd District, which includes parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery counties, said the topics included ones that impact one of his own priority agenda items — middle neighborhoods.
A recent meet-and-great with Lower Merion’s new congressman turned into discussions primarily dealing with issues surrounding immigration, healthcare and newly elected President Donald Trump. About 150 people packed into the Merion Tribute House March 13, hours before a snowstorm hit, to meet with Dwight Evans (D-PA2). Evans won the seat in Congress in November after having been a member of the Pennsylvania State House since 1981.