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Representative Dwight Evans

Representing the 2nd District of Pennsylvania

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April 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Last Friday, Congressman Dwight Evans sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt detailing how the Trump Administration’s plans to cut fundamental EPA programs will have a negative impact on children and our most vulnerable communities in Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and across the country.

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April 24, 2017 Press Release

For Immediate Release 

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Dwight Evans will speak about the importance of expanding access to fresh, healthy foods for everyone in our communities during a panel at the 5th Annual Broccoli City Music Festival in Washington, D.C. on May 5, 2017.

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April 7, 2017 Press Release

For Immediate Release 

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement in response to U.S. airstrikes in Syria, after a horrific chemical weapons attack executed by Bashar al-Assad and the Assad Regime:

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April 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Last week, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) cosponsored the Paycheck Fairness Act to close the gender pay gap in Pennsylvania and across the nation.

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March 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Dwight Evans, Congresswoman Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-AS), and Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) recently joined together to introduce H.R. 1702, the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Improvement Act of 2017.

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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. 

March 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Dwight Evans released the following statement after House Republicans, under the leadership of Speaker Ryan and President Trump, pulled the American Health Care Act (AHCA) from the House floor. 

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March 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C -- Today, members of the Executive Committee of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) met with President Trump at the White House to discuss the key issues plaguing the African American community.

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March 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Dwight Evans released the following statement in response to President Trump’s first budget proposal.

In reading through the new budget proposal I am reminded of a question President Trump asked this summer when he was speaking to the African American community at a rally in Philadelphia. The President asked the question: “What do you have to lose?”

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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.

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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.

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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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March 27, 2017 In The News

Congressman Dwight Evans Op-Ed:

Last week marked the seven-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. A law that many argue is one of the crowning achievements of President Barack Obama’s legacy.

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March 17, 2017 In The News

Ever heard the term middle neighborhoods? If you haven’t, you have likely visited, lived in or driven through one more recently than you think.

March 17, 2017 In The News

In reading through the new budget proposal I am reminded of a question President Trump asked this summer when he was speaking to the African American community at a rally in Philadelphia. The President asked the question: “What do you have to lose?”

This is what we have to lose:

February 9, 2017 In The News

Philadelphia schools recently issued a facilities report showing that the average student attends a school built in the year Brooklyn Dodger great Jackie Robinson stunned a Yankee Stadium crowd by stealing home during Game 1 of the World Series.

That was 1955.

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