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May 8, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congressman Dwight Evans (Philadelphia and Montgomery County) joined with his colleagues on the House Floor to vote in strong support of H.R. 1702, the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Improvement Act of 2017.

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May 2, 2018 Press Release

Today, in celebration of National Small Business Week Congressman Dwight Evans (Philadelphia and Montgomery County),  Ranking Member on the House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access; Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (NY- 7), Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee; and women small business owners and entrepreneurs joined together at The Enterprise Ce

April 18, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congressman Dwight Evans (Philadelphia and Montgomery County) participated in the House Agriculture Committee Farm Bill 2018 Markup and forcefully urged the GOP majority to end their assault on the poor, elderly, veterans, and children and protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly referred to as SNAP.

April 16, 2018 Press Release

Last week, Congressman Dwight Evans (Philadelphia and Montgomery County) introduced the Health Communities Act of 2018, a bill which will help cut down on the amount of health disparities and ensure that research is balanced and more effective.

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April 11, 2018 Press Release

I have long viewed House Speaker Paul Ryan as an impediment to tackling the issue of poverty in our neighborhoods. As a member of the House Agriculture Committee I am more than disappointed to share that the work requirement rules surrounding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) were an idea of Speaker Ryan’s. I represent a district with a poverty rate of nearly 26%.

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April 10, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Dwight Evans (Philadelphia and Montgomery County) joined with Senator Bob Casey to highlight their strong support for the continued funding of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), and the MBDA Business Centers which are critical to the future success of our local entrepreneurs and business owners.

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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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