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WASHINGTON (Sept. 11, 2019) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) is standing up for the greater Philadelphia region, arguing that more than 550 medical residency slots should stay in the region after the closure of Hahnemann Hospital – not be scattered across the country.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-3) reintroduced the No Funding for Confederate Symbols Act, legislation that would prohibit Federal funds from being used to create, maintain, or display, as applicable, any Confederate symbol on Federal public land, including any highway, park, subway, Federal building, military base, street, or other Federal property.
One of the issues that Philadelphians call or email me about the most is health care. Here’s an update on what’s been happening with this vital issue in Washington.
In our first 200 days in power, the new Democratic majority in the House has passed several bills to protect Americans’ health care and lower the cost of prescription drugs -- including insulin, which is crucial for thousands of Philadelphians with diabetes.
WASHINGTON (July 25, 2019) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) voted today for a bipartisan budget deal that will help to deliver more federal funding for Philadelphia and domestic programs in general. The agreement will also prevent the massive economic damage of a potential debt-limit default for two years.
WASHINGTON (July 24, 2019) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) said the House of Representatives is poised to pass a bill today 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 co-sponsored and helped to advance the Butch Lewis Act (H.R. 397).
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.