Evans Urges Governor, Mayor: Include Phila. Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium in Testing Funded by New Federal Law

April 29, 2020
Press Release

PHILADELPHIA (April 29, 2020) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) is urging Gov. Tom Wolf and Mayor Jim Kenney to include the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium as part of a coordinated city and state strategy to reach the highly vulnerable African American community.


Evans sent a letter to Wolf and Kenney urging the consortium be included and outlining his concerns.


Evans voted last week for legislation, quickly signed into law, that provides $25 billion in federal funding for testing.


A copy of the letter (3 pages) is attached.


Evans is a member of the influential House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees  Medicare and much of the U.S. health-care system, along with handling legislation relating to taxes, trade and Social Security.


To keep up with news and government actions about the outbreak, Evans invites constituents to follow his updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, @RepDwightEvans, including his Facebook and Instagram Stories. They can also sign up for his e-newsletter at evans.house.gov. Evans’ office is continuing to provide service to constituents by telephone or email; the Philadelphia office number is 215-276-0340.


Evans represents Pennsylvania’s 3rd Congressional District, which includes Northwest and West Philadelphia and parts of North, South, Southwest and Center City Philadelphia.




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