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WASHINGTON (July 18, 2019) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) voted today to raise the national minimum wage from the current $7.25 per hour to $15 by 2024. The Raise the Wage Act would raise pay for 1.475 million Pennsylvania workers, about 25 percent of the state’s workforce. About 209,000 African American workers and 176,000 Hispanic workers in Pennsylvania would benefit.
WASHINGTON (July 11, 2019) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) voted Wednesday to advance a bill that would protect the pensions of 1.3 million workers and retirees, including thousands of current and retired Acme workers in the Philadelphia region.
As a member of the influential House Ways and Means Committee, Evans voted to send the Butch Lewis Act (H.R. 397) to the full House of Representatives.
Congressman Evans, vice chair of the House Small Business Committee, will be the guest speaker at the grand opening of the LA-ERIC Center. For more information, please visit https://la21phillyblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/24/join-la21-distinguished-guests-and-our-valued-stakeholders-as-we-launch-la-ericlancaster-avenue-entrepreneurship-referral-information-center/
PHILADELPHIA (July 3, 2019) – U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans (D-PA-03) and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) said Independence National Historical Park already has a multimillion-dollar backlog of repairs -- and the Trump administration’s raiding $2.5 million of park maintenance funding for a partisan July Fourth event in Washington, D.C., will only make national parks’ conditions worse in Philadelphia and across the nation.
As the month of June comes to an end, let's remember the hundreds of Philadelphians who've lost their lives to the senseless acts of gun violence that continue to plague our communities.
The surge of gun violence that our neighborhoods have experienced recently is beyond tragic -- it's maddening, sickening, and tiresome.
Just last year, in 2018, the city of Philadelphia had 351 homicides, many of them committed with a gun.
PHILADELPHIA (July 2, 2019) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) released the following statement:
Washington, D.C. (June 28, 2019) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03), who serves as the Vice Chair of the House Small Business Committee, introduced H.R.
WASHINGTON (June 26, 2019) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) said he is working with other federal, city and state officials to make sure that the workers at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions and Philadelphia residents are treated fairly in the wake of the refinery fire and the announcement of the facility’s closure.
WASHINGTON (June 20, 2019) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) today hosted the rector of a historic West Philadelphia church as guest chaplain to the U.S. House of Representatives.
At Evans’ request, the Very Rev. Canon Martini Shaw of the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Overbrook delivered the opening prayer for House session today.
Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) welcomed today’s House passage of a major funding bill that includes $50 million Evans requested for research into prevention and causes of gun violence.