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Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) has been named to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees major issues including taxes, trade, Social Security and Medicare. The recommendation was made by the House Democratic Steering Committee.
Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) was sworn in today as part of the new Democratic-majority House of Representatives, and he plans to introduce four bills in the coming days to help Philadelphians.
“The new Democratic House is starting to work right away for the people. We’ll be passing bills to end the government shutdown and to restore voting rights and reform our democracy. And that’s just on day one,” Evans said.
The bills Evans plans to introduce or reintroduce first are:
Dear President Trump and Secretary Purdue:
Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) praised last night’s Senate passage of the First Step Act, a criminal justice reform bill he strongly supported in the House.
Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) is reminding government agencies and organizations that Jan. 2 is the deadline to apply for Summer EBT projects to test innovative strategies for keeping children from going hungry during the summer.
“Grants ranging from $500,000 to $5 million will be available on a competitive basis. If your government agency or organization is interested in applying, now is the time to act,” said Evans, who serves on the House Agriculture Committee and fought to protect anti-hunger programs in the new 5-year federal farm bill.
Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-2nd) delivered the following remarks in the House of Representatives chamber today in support of the Farm Bill (H.R. 2), which the House then passed:
“Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
“I chose to be a member of the Agriculture Committee because this committee has jurisdiction over some of the most crucial issues facing our communities, and that is food and nutrition.
Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-2nd) said today’s overwhelming vote to nominate Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House means House Democrats can move forward to deliver on key priorities in the new Congress that begins Jan. 3.
“My constituents in Philadelphia – and a majority of Americans – sent us here to do the people’s business. They want action on things that matter to them like health care, jobs, infrastructure and schools. It’s time to put intrigue and inside baseball aside and move on so we can deliver for the people.”
Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-2nd) welcomed what the voters’ decision to place Democrats in control of the U.S. House of Representatives will mean for Philadelphia and the nation.
President Donald J. Trump has signed into law legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and James Risch (R-ID), Chair of the Senate Small Business Committee and Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) aimed at helping small businesses safeguard their intellectual property with expanded education on obtaining and protecting patents. The Small Business Innovation Protection Act will build upon existing outreach programs run by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S.