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

September 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Sept. 7, 2021) – In advance of a House Ways and Means Committee markup on the budget reconciliation package, U.S. Representatives Dwight Evans (PA-3) and Nikema Williams (GA-5) are introducing a $1 billion tax credit bill that would advance environmental justice using tax credits for research and other academic programs.

The legislation would:

August 3, 2021 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 3, 2021) – The office of U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd) will hold monthly mobile service hours at the North Philadelphia office of state Sen. Sharif Street (D-3rd).

The monthly mobile service hours will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Street’s office at 1621 W. Jefferson St., Philadelphia, 19121, on the following dates: Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6 and Nov. 3.

July 16, 2021 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA (July 16, 2021) – Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd) announced he has secured nearly $6.3 million in federal funding for eight Philadelphia community projects in annual spending bills that are moving forward in the House of Representatives.

March 18, 2021 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA (March 18, 2021) – Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd) announced the U.S. House of Representatives will accept limited member requests for Community Project Funding in appropriations bills for the upcoming fiscal year.

March 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON (March 10, 2021) – Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd) today voted for the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, helping to put the Covid relief and economic rescue bill over the top in the House and send it to President Biden’s desk.

January 3, 2021 Press Release

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.

December 21, 2020 Press Release

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.

November 18, 2020 Press Release

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.

October 30, 2020 Press Release

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.