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Representative Dwight Evans

Representing the 2nd District of Pennsylvania

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October 16, 2017 Press Release

This Friday, October 20, 2017, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) will join with Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), and members of the House Small Business Committee in Philadelphia to host a hearing on Small Business Capital Access: Supporting Community and Economic Development.

October 13, 2017 Press Release

Today, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement after President Trump announced to the American people that he will not certify Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action also known as the Iran Nuclear Deal.

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October 5, 2017 Press Release

This week, in response to the horrific tragedy that took place in Las Vegas, and the continuing scourge of gun violence in Philadelphia, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) hand-delivered a letter to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro outlining our Commonwealth’s need to use all resources possible to advocate for common sense gun reform. 

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October 2, 2017 Press Release

The horror and tragedy that shook Las Vegas this morning should be an unthinkable event in our country. Sadly we know all too well that our nation has lost too many loved ones at the hands of gun violence. Our prayers are with the families and friends of the 59 people who were tragically killed and over 500 injured.

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September 25, 2017 Press Release

Philadelphia-Mayor Jim Kenney, City and State leaders as well as stakeholders denounced the latest Health care proposal by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-La) today.  The Graham-Cassidy legislation would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and make significant changes to the Medicaid program by replacing funding for the ACA’s Medicaid expansion and individual insurance marke

September 20, 2017 Press Release

This week in celebration of National Historically Black College and University (HBCU) week Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) visited Cheyney University to speak with students about the future of their school and the importance of HBCUs in our Commonwealth and nationwide.

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September 14, 2017 Press Release

Today, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) was thrilled to announce that on behalf of the City Council of Philadelphia, Mayor Jim Kenney and Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell have introduced a resolution to express their support for School Modernization and School Rehabilitation through their resolution which shows their strong support for Congressman Evans’ bill H.R.

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In The News

October 10, 2017 In The News

Rep. Dwight Evans tells WURD’s afternoon host that the states’ settlement with Big Tobacco should be the model for a war on guns

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October 9, 2017 In The News

Nationally, we’ve pretty much got used to the routine of reaction to mass shootings. Once the shock wears off, we’re grappling with a mix of heartbreak and outrage. Soon after, we’ve launched into a full blown debate over America’s obsession with guns and, naturally, reflexed into a conversation about gun control.  

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September 19, 2017 In The News
 

It’s been a long time since Rep. Dwight Evans was a freshman.

After more than three decades in the Pennsylvania House of Representative, Evans came to Congress late last year after winning a special election.

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September 12, 2017 In The News

Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano sat down for vegan Philly cheese steaks and sweet potato fries with Democratic Rep. Dwight Evans of Pennsylvania at HipCityVeg in Chinatown, a vegan restaurant that began in Philadelphia. 

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September 5, 2017 In The News

Last month, I traveled to Jordan with humanitarian organization CARE to see firsthand how U.S. foreign assistance programs are saving lives and building the resilience of displaced individuals and families during one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises.

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August 21, 2017 In The News

What do countries, states and neighborhoods have in common? People. They all compete for people.

Through people, you get innovators, investors, builders, developers, thinkers. Through people, you have the building blocks of your workforce.

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July 27, 2017 In The News

Researchers at Reinvestment Fund in Philadelphia report that 48 percent of city residents in the United States live in “middle neighborhoods.” These neighborhoods are generally affordable and functional, and they offer a reasonable quality of life, but many are in danger of decline.

July 19, 2017 In The News

Discussions of income inequality frequently focus on the extremes — the poor versus the ultra-wealthy. However, as the reaction of voters in both parties should have reminded everyone last year, many places between the two poles are hurting and need attention.

 

July 3, 2017 In The News

Discussions of income inequality frequently focus on the extremes — the poor versus the ultra-wealthy. However, as the reaction of voters in both parties should have reminded everyone last year, many places between the two poles are hurting and need attention.

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