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September 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Sept. 11, 2019) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) is standing up for the greater Philadelphia region, arguing that more than 550 medical residency slots should stay in the region after the closure of Hahnemann Hospital – not be scattered across the country.

August 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-3) reintroduced the No Funding for Confederate Symbols Act, legislation that would prohibit Federal funds from being used

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August 13, 2019 E-Newsletter

One of the issues that Philadelphians call or email me about the most is health care. Here’s an update on what’s been happening with this vital issue in Washington. 

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July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (July 25, 2019) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) voted today for a bipartisan budget deal that will help to deliver more federal funding for Philadelphia and domestic programs in general. The agreement will also prevent the massive economic damage of a potential debt-limit default for two years.

July 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (July 24, 2019) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) said the House of Representatives is poised to pass a bill today that would protect the pensions of 1.3 million workers and retirees, including thousands of current and retired Acme workers in the Philadelphia region.

July 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (July 18, 2019) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) voted today to raise the national minimum wage from the current $7.25 per hour to $15 by 2024. The Raise the Wage Act would raise pay for 1.475 million Pennsylvania workers, about 25 percent of the state’s workforce.

July 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (July 11, 2019) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) voted Wednesday to advance a bill that would protect the pensions of 1.3 million workers and retirees, including thousands of current and retired Acme workers in the Philadelphia region.

July 3, 2019 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA (July 3, 2019) – U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans (D-PA-03) and U.S. Sen.

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July 2, 2019 E-Newsletter

As the month of June comes to an end, let's remember the hundreds of Philadelphians who've lost their lives to the senseless acts of gun violence that continue to plague our communities.

The surge of gun violence that our neighborhoods have experienced recently is beyond tragic -- it's maddening, sickening, and tiresome.

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July 2, 2019 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA (July 2, 2019) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) released the following statement:

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In The News

April 16, 2018 In The News

In the United States, one in eight people identifies as food insecure. Studies have shown that low-income households especially struggle with access to affordable and nutritious foods.

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March 15, 2018 In The News

Can you share with our readers, many of whom are cancer patients, advocates, and researchers, your personal connection to cancer?

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February 16, 2018 In The News

The Trump administration has pursued a dirty war on clean water. As a member of Congress I’ve spoken out against their efforts to rollback policies, like the Clean Water Rule because they ignore science and put Americans’ health at risk by endangering their drinking water.

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January 12, 2018 In The News

When it comes to legalizing marijuana U.S Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Pa.) is “one thousand percent on board,” he told me by phone on Thursday afternoon.

Evans officially signed on to HR 1227 Wednesday, a bill that would remove cannabis and hemp from federal drug scheduling completely.

“This is what the people want in the state,” said Evans.

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December 4, 2017 In The News

For the first time in a decade, the number of hungry people on the planet is on the rise. The United Nations estimates the number of food-insecure people at 815 million in 2017—up from 777 million just two years ago.

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October 27, 2017 In The News

This year, Washington has wasted months in an often-misguided debate over repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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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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