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Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) has been named as vice chair of the House Small Business Committee. He will also serve on the Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations.
Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) announced that Feb. 14 is the deadline to apply for $1.8 million for grants to help bring grocery stores to “food desert” communities.
The grants will be provided through the Healthy Food Financing Initiative, a federal program that is modeled on a Pennsylvania initiative that Evans championed as a state lawmaker. He successfully worked to renew funding for the federal program in the five-year farm bill that became law last year.
Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) issued the following statement on the tentative deal to end the 35-day government shutdown:
“This is a positive thing. This is a win for the workers.
“It should NOT have taken 35 days and there should NOT be another shutdown.
“My understanding is the federal workers will get their back pay quickly, after the bill is signed into law.
Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) has been tapped for two key subcommittees within the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees major issues including taxes, trade, Social Security and Medicare. He will serve on the Health Subcommittee and the Worker and Family Support Subcommittee.
Congressman Evans issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON — Two Philadelphians have been named to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, appointments that could boost the city’s power in Congress and the profiles of two ambitious lawmakers.
Reps. Brendan Boyle and Dwight Evans, both Democrats, were named to the committee Wednesday.
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.