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Last night, House Resolution 2655, sponsored by Congressman Dwight Evans (Philadelphia and Montgomery County), Democratic member of the Small Business Committee, was agreed to in the House of Representatives. Evans’ legislation would help small business owners learn how to protect their valuable intellectual property.
Nationwide, our small business owners, the backbone of our communities, are struggling to address the ever-growing threats of cybersecurity and how to protect their businesses from intellectual property theft, both at home and abroad.
Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) a Member of the Subcommittee on Nutrition in the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement denouncing the Farm Bill passage:
“I am disappointed that the GOP Leadership had the unmitigated gall to bring this highly partisan and warped bill to the House Floor for a second vote, posing as the Farm Bill. Nothing has changed in the bill since the last time it came to the Floor, so you have to wonder what was offered or said to those Members who voted No just a month ago to change their votes this time.
Today, Congressman Dwight Evans (Philadelphia and Montgomery County) joined with his colleagues on the House Floor to vote in strong support of H.R. 1702, the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Improvement Act of 2017.
Today, Congressman Dwight Evans (Philadelphia and Montgomery County) participated in the House Agriculture Committee Farm Bill 2018 Markup and forcefully urged the GOP majority to end their assault on the poor, elderly, veterans, and children and protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly referred to as SNAP.
Last week, Congressman Dwight Evans (Philadelphia and Montgomery County) introduced the Health Communities Act of 2018, a bill which will help cut down on the amount of health disparities and ensure that research is balanced and more effective.
In the United States, one in eight people identifies as food insecure. Studies have shown that low-income households especially struggle with access to affordable and nutritious foods. Lack of access and options can lead individuals to seek low-cost, low-maintenance meals from fast food restaurants or convenience stores.
I have long viewed House Speaker Paul Ryan as an impediment to tackling the issue of poverty in our neighborhoods. As a member of the House Agriculture Committee I am more than disappointed to share that the work requirement rules surrounding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) were an idea of Speaker Ryan’s. I represent a district with a poverty rate of nearly 26%.