Evans Tapped for Health and Worker and Family Support Subcommittees on Powerful Ways and Means Panel
Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) has been tapped for two key subcommittees within the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees major issues including taxes, trade, Social Security and Medicare. He will serve on the Health Subcommittee and the Worker and Family Support Subcommittee.
Congressman Evans issued the following statement:
“I arrived in Congress in November 2016 and since made a point of visiting hospital and medical centers throughout my congressional district. At Temple, Penn, Jefferson, Einstein and Magee, among others, I have listened to doctors, nurses and patients to learn what they think about our nation’s health-care system, and I believe that a place on the Health Subcommittee will allow me to better carry out the mission of advocating for these patients, workers and communities in Philadelphia.
“Americans deserve health care that provides quality coverage at a reasonable cost. And as a member of this subcommittee, I will be in an even better position to fiercely advocate for health-care laws, policies, and practices that give everyone in our community the access and resources needed to keep themselves and their families healthy and safe. I will work to defend the protections and coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act, and I want to build on those protections and coverage through Medicare for All.
“In addition, I expect to reintroduce my Health Communities Act of 2018, a bill which would help cut down on the amount of health disparities and ensure that research is balanced and more effective. I have been an outspoken advocate in the area of health-care disparities to ensure that it gets the attention and funding it deserves. I have also been working with the Together for West Philadelphia consortium designed to provide positive health outcomes for underserved residents of Philadelphia.
“I am also pleased to join my colleagues on the Worker and Family Support Subcommittee, which oversees unemployment insurance, TANF, foster care, and maternal and infant programs. On this subcommittee I will endeavor to help stop negative outcomes that have long plagued many communities around the nation, but most notably North and West Philadelphia.
“It is an honor and privilege to serve on this committee and these subcommittees, and I appreciate the confidence in me shown by my colleagues in Congress.”
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