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Representative Dwight Evans

Representing the 2nd District of Pennsylvania

Education

Investing in the education of our students is an investment in the future of our workforce. We have an obligation to make sure that each and every one of our students has the tools and resources they need to be successful both in and outside of the classroom. In order to ensure student success our school buildings need to keep pace with the changing times.

Throughout my life, I have dedicated my time to improving opportunities and expanding access to resources. A key way to build a brighter future for our neighborhoods is to make sure all of our kids have the opportunity to go to a quality school that has a community of teachers and peers that are invested in their success.

As a strong advocate for making investments that continue to enhance our public school system the first bill I introduced in the 115th Congress is, the Rehabilitation of Historic Schools Act of 2017, H.R. 922. My bill would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow public school buildings to qualify for the rehabilitation credit which in turn would give our public schools the necessary resources and funds to make improvements to school buildings across the country.

I am proud to share that the School Infrastructure Modernization Act has been introduced by United States Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner. This bill is the Senate companion legislation to H.R. 922, my School Rehabilitation Bill. 

 

For more information about my work on Education, please contact my office.

 

More on Education

August 1, 2017 Press Release

Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) sent a letter to Frank T. Brogan, Chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education outlining what is at stake and why we must do everything we can to protect Cheyney University’s accreditation.

May 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 24, 2017) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement today after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their updated analysis on the Republican American Health Care Act (AHCA).

On May 4, 2017 under Republican leadership the AHCA passed the House of Representatives. Today, twenty days after this disastrous bill passed the House the CBO has officially released their overview of how many people stand to lose coverage and quality of care under the AHCA.

May 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 23, 2017) – Today, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement on how President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request is another attempt by the Administration to cut resources that America’s Middle Neighborhoods rely on to remain competitive.

“The President talks about putting country first yet his budget does no such thing,” Congressman Evans said. “There is a big difference between campaigning and governing. It’s time for the Trump Administration to demonstrate they know how to govern. We have yet to see them do so.”

May 23, 2017 In The News

Last year, amid the heated presidential primaries, national news outlets took a break from the contest to cover a public education issue that rarely gets attention. School teachers in Detroit, barred by state law from going on strike, staged a series of “sick outs” (where so many teachers call in sick that it forces the schools to shut down) to protest the condition of their dilapidated, underfunde­d schools. On one day in mid-January, 64 public schools were closed—more than half in the city—as teachers rallied together for more resources.

May 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) hosted a congressional briefing in D.C. to bring together a group of stakeholders who are working on the city, state and federal level to put policies in place that help strengthen our Middle Neighborhoods.

Middle Neighborhoods are neighborhoods caught between bust and boom. They are neighborhoods where housing is stable enough and homebuyers are willing to test the odds in the hopes that these neighborhoods will tilt towards growth rather than tip towards decline.

May 18, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- This week, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner introduced the School Infrastructure Modernization Act, the Senate companion bill to House bill, HR 922, the Rehabilitation of Historic Schools Act of 2017, which was the first bill Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) introduced in the 115th Congress.

April 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement after a one-week stopgap spending bill to fund and keep the government open until next week passed the House.

Leading Republicans in both the House and Senate claim they are close to an agreement on a spending bill that funds the government through September but need more time to finalize the details within their party.

March 30, 2017 Video
March 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Dwight Evans will host his first Town Hall, in his series of Town Hall and community meetings throughout the Second Congressional District on Sunday, April 2. 

Congressman Dwight Evans is inviting all residents in Pennsylvania’s Second Congressional District to join him for a Town Hall Meeting on Sunday, April 2 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Drexel University. The meeting will take place in the Bossone Research Center’s Mitchell Auditorium located at 3140 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.