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Representative Dwight Evans

Representing the 2nd District of Pennsylvania

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June 26, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Dwight Evans released the following statement after the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported that under the Senate Republican healthcare bill 22 million Americans stand to lose their coverage.

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June 22, 2017 Press Release

Today, U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) and U.S. Representative Steve Chabot (R-OH), chairmen of the Senate and House Small Business Committees, introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to improve cybersecurity resources for small businesses. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Cyber Training Act will be a priority in each respective committee.

June 22, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement after Senate Republican Leadership unveiled a draft of their healthcare bill.

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June 14, 2017 Press Release

As you know this morning a shooting took place during a practice for the Republican Congressional Baseball Team. At this time we have learned that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, two Capitol Police Officers and a congressional aide were shot and inquired during the attack. We will keep everyone in our thoughts and prayers today and hope for a quick and strong recovery for everyone injured.

June 14, 2017 Press Release

Congressmen Dwight Evans (D-PA) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) released a joint statement following Wednesday’s shooting encouraging members to come together:

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June 8, 2017 Press Release

Today, I voted NO on H.R. 10, the Choice Act, legislation that would dramatically weaken and even repeal many key provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. I want to share with you why after careful consideration I came to this decision.

June 5, 2017 Press Release

North Light Food Pantry serves over 1,000 Philadelphians annually, as they provide food to our working families in Pennsylvania's Second Congressional District. As you know, President Trump’s appalling budget hurts Philadelphians trying to get ahead.

June 1, 2017 Press Release

President Trump just announced his decision to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement. I do not support the President’s decision. I will continue to act on climate because our future generations depend on it and we have a lot to lose if not. In fact, 59% of Americans believe in climate change and know protecting our earth is crucial.

May 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 25, 2017) –Today, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) introduced the Small Business Innovation Protection Act of 2017 to provide our small business owners and entrepreneurs with the resources they need to be successful in the 21st century economy.

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).

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In The News

June 6, 2017 In The News

Think about it. Food unites families, friends and neighbors as they join together to experience a delicious meal, often filled with lively conversation.

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.

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May 23, 2017 In The News

In early February, Temple University hosted a small gathering where urban development experts Ira Goldstein and Paul Brophy told politicians about Philadelphia’s middle neighborhoods.

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May 23, 2017 In The News

Meet Diane Richardson, achiever of the American dream.

April 30, 2017 In The News

In the United States there are 39 "sanctuary cities" that shelter illegal immigrants to help them avoid deportation. Philadelphia is one such sanctuary city, with many of its churches and the local government now challenging the new direction on immigration policy in the face of the threat to remove federal funding.

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April 7, 2017 In The News

A number of local Congress members have weighed in on President Donald Trump’s decision to order a missile attack on Syria.

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April 4, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Pa.), U.S. Rep. Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-AS) and U.S. Rep. Rod Blum (R-Iowa) recently joined together to introduce H.R. 1702, the Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act of 2017. The Act is a bipartisan bill that amends the Small Business Act to improve the SBDC program nationwide.

April 3, 2017 In The News

When it looked like the Republican health-care bill would come to a vote, freshman Rep. Dwight Evans said at a town-hall meeting Sunday in Philadelphia, he was ready to vote against it. The Trump administration's proposed budget? Terrible for America's cities, said Evans. And when it was revealed that U.S.

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March 28, 2017 In The News

When the Congressional Black Caucus Executive Committee met with President Donald Trump at the White House this week, they discussed a number of key issues affecting the African-American community.

March 27, 2017 In The News

A recent meet-and-great with Lower Merion’s new congressman turned into discussions primarily dealing with issues surrounding immigration, healthcare and newly elected President Donald Trump. About 150 people packed into the Merion Tribute House March 13, hours before a snowstorm hit, to meet with Dwight Evans (D-PA2).

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