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PHILADELPHIA (May 30, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) tonight called for “more peace – not more violence” in Philadelphia.
Evans stood tonight with Mayor Jim Kenney, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, state Sens. Vincent Hughes and Sharif Street, and leaders of the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity at a news conference calling for an end to violence in protests in Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA (May 29, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) welcomed today’s arrest of the Minneapolis police officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, an African American man in custody who was pleading before he died that he couldn’t breathe.
On Friday, I voted for the Heroes Act, a sweeping Covid-19 relief bill. It passed the House of Representatives on a bipartisan vote.
I believe we need an urgent federal response that is equal to the crisis we face. Unemployment and food-bank lines have reached levels not seen since the Great Depression.
WASHINGTON (May 15, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) will vote for the Heroes Act, a sweeping Covid-19 relief bill the House of Representatives is expected to pass later today.
PHILADELPHIA (April 30, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) today called for universal mandatory Covid-19 testing and for President Trump to use the Defense Production Act to have manufacturers produce the necessary testing supplies.
Evans is a member of the influential House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees Medicare and much of the U.S. health-care system, along with handling legislation relating to taxes, trade and Social Security.
PHILADELPHIA (April 29, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) is urging Gov. Tom Wolf and Mayor Jim Kenney to include the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium as part of a coordinated city and state strategy to reach the highly vulnerable African American community.
Evans sent a letter to Wolf and Kenney urging the consortium be included and outlining his concerns.
PHILADELPHIA (April 23, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) welcomed today’s award of $30 million in federal funding to revitalize the Sharswood-Blumberg neighborhood, a goal he has long pursued.
(VIDEO of his testimony, about 2 minutes: https://youtu.be/STq_lpxgOYU?t=2287)
WASHINGTON (April 23, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03), vice chair of the House Small Business Committee, testified today in the committee’s hearing on priorities for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) created last month under the CARES Act.
HOWARD, PA — Today, Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15) and Rep. Dwight Evans (PA-03) introduced the Giving Retailers and Our Convenience Employees Relief, or GROCER Act. The bill would establish a federal tax holiday for grocery and convenience store employees from February 15 through June 15 for individuals making less than $75,000 annually. The bill would also provide discretion to the Treasury to extend this benefit for an additional three months.