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Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) today voted to advance a bill that would help rein in the high cost of prescription drugs.
“I know that many Philadelphians struggle with the high cost of their medicine, and this bill would take several important steps to make those prices more affordable. Today I shared with the committee the story of Chase, a 10-year-old Philadelphian who has diabetes,” Evans said. “There’s more to be done, but this bill is a good start.”
Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) today voted to advance two bills that would help many workers: the SECURE Act, a bill to bring retirement security to more small business employees, and the BRIDGE for Workers Act, a bill to help unemployed people get re-employment services.
Evans serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees taxes, trade, Social Security and Medicare. The committee voted out both bills today.
Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) today chaired a House hearing on retirement security for employees of small businesses, which is vital for those 99.6 percent of Pennsylvania employers to compete for and retain quality workers. Evans also took part in today’s hearing on the 2017 tax law and how it left many Americans behind.
Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03), a member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, today spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools, which includes 74 of the nation’s largest urban public school systems.
Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) today provided this written testimony to the House Education and Labor Committee in support of two bills that would make more than $100 billion in repairs to our nation’s schools, including Evans’ own bill:
Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) today voted for a major government reform package, H.R. 1, that includes provisions to restore and protect voting rights and to make it easier to vote.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) to the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, which is developing nationwide plans for the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States.
Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) said the new, bipartisan spending bill he voted for Thursday night will have several benefits for Philadelphia.
“Under divided government, we won’t get a perfect spending bill. However, in addition to preventing another government shutdown, there’s a lot of good news for Philadelphia in the new federal budget bill,” Evans said.
Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) announced he will vote today for a bipartisan spending bill that would prevent another government shutdown if President Trump signs it into law.
“I met with many federal employees from Philadelphia and the region who were forced to work without pay or were furloughed without pay for 35 days during the recent shutdown. That was unfair to them and the people they serve. I am against a new shutdown. The people deserve a functioning government, and the workers deserve to get paid for their work!” Evans said.
Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, delivered these remarks today at the committee’s hearing on high prices for prescription drugs: