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.
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WASHINGTON (Jan. 3, 2021) – Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd) is being sworn in today for a third full term in the U.S. House of Representatives serving the residents of Philadelphia’s 3rd Congressional District.
WASHINGTON (Dec. 22, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd) welcomed agreement on a new Covid relief package, something he has been advocating and voting for since May:
“While a new round of $600 direct payments, also known as ‘stimulus checks,’ seems to me to be getting the most attention, that’s only about 20 percent of the package. There’s much more in this package to deliver help to people NOW.
PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 18, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) is inviting interested high school students to apply for a congressional nomination for one of the four U.S. military academies that require it for admission. The deadline is Nov. 23, 2020.
PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 30, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) will hold a Virtual Federal Services Fair on upcoming back-to-back Saturdays, Nov. 7 and 14.
“Join us to learn about programs and resources offered from participating federal agencies. These experts will share information about services their agencies provide and you will have the opportunity to interact with representatives from each agency,” Evans said.
I have heard from over 6,000 Philadelphians about delayed mail or your support for maintaining the U.S. Postal Service, and I have been taking action. I know how important this service is for many seniors and veterans to receive their prescription medications on time, for people who receive Social Security checks by mail, for anyone who wants to vote by mail during the Covid-19 pandemic, and more.
I invite you to join me on Facebook Live this Wednesday, July 15 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a town hall on equity and civil rights!
Too many Philadelphia schools have had dangerous problems like asbestos, lead or mold, and hazards like those are a concern in many schools across the country. That’s why I have been focused on making sure the House would pass my school-repair plan, the Rehabilitation of Historic Schools Act, and another one that I strongly support as part of a sweeping infrastructure package, the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2).
WASHINGTON (July 2, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) announced the House has passed his school-repair plan as well as a complementary school-repair plan he has advocated. The legislation passed Wednesday as part of a sweeping infrastructure package, the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2).
I invite you to join me on Facebook Live this Friday, June 19 from 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. for an Inspirational Juneteenth Observance!
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.