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Too many Philadelphia schools have had dangerous problems like asbestos, lead or mold, and hazards like those are a concern in many schools across the country. That’s why I have been focused on making sure the House would pass my school-repair plan, the Rehabilitation of Historic Schools Act, and another one that I strongly support as part of a sweeping infrastructure package, the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2).
WASHINGTON (July 2, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) announced the House has passed his school-repair plan as well as a complementary school-repair plan he has advocated. The legislation passed Wednesday as part of a sweeping infrastructure package, the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2).
I invite you to join me on Facebook Live this Friday, June 19 from 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. for an Inspirational Juneteenth Observance!
The Espaillat, Evans No Funding for Confederate Symbols Act legislation not only would require the renaming of any military installations named after Confederate generals, but would prohibit Federal funds from being used to create, maintain, or display any Confederate symbol on Federal public land – including highways, parks, Federal buildings, streets, or any other Federal property.
PHILADELPHIA (June 10, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03), vice chair of the House Small Business Committee, will welcome a Philadelphia pharmacist to testify virtually before the committee today about his experience with a major federal small-business loan program during the Covid-19 pandemic.
PHILADELPHIA (June 5, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) is pushing for urgent help for small businesses in Philadelphia and many other U.S. communities that now face a steeper road to recovery because of both the pandemic and recent looting.
PHILADELPHIA (May 30, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) tonight called for “more peace – not more violence” in Philadelphia.
Evans stood tonight with Mayor Jim Kenney, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, state Sens. Vincent Hughes and Sharif Street, and leaders of the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity at a news conference calling for an end to violence in protests in Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA (May 29, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) welcomed today’s arrest of the Minneapolis police officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, an African American man in custody who was pleading before he died that he couldn’t breathe.
On Friday, I voted for the Heroes Act, a sweeping Covid-19 relief bill. It passed the House of Representatives on a bipartisan vote.
I believe we need an urgent federal response that is equal to the crisis we face. Unemployment and food-bank lines have reached levels not seen since the Great Depression.