Press Releases

October 22, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) and Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Penn.), introduced the Restoring Access Through Identification Act to ensure people who are released from prison would be able to obtain proper state ID cards by requiring the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to cover the costs associated with obtaining identification cards.

October 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Oct. 21, 2019) – The House Energy and Commerce Committee voted late Thursday to pass the Helping Seniors Afford Health Care Act, H.R. 4671. The bill now goes to the full House for final passage.

October 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Oct. 15, 2019) – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03), Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL) introduced the Helping Seniors Afford Health Care Act, H.R.

September 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Sept. 25, 2019) – Congressmen Dwight Evans (PA-03) and Ron Estes (R-Kansas) introduced bipartisan legislation this week to address a critical shortage of certified nursing assistants (CNAs). Evans and Estes serve together on the influential House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees much of the U.S. health care system.

September 24, 2019 Press Release
Philadelphia congressman has supported impeaching Trump since 2017

WASHINGTON (Sept. 24, 2019) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) welcomed the growing support for opening a formal impeachment inquiry of President Trump.

September 11, 2019 Press Release
Slots would stay with nonprofit group in Philly area -- could end up with for-profit hospitals if dispersed across the country

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

July 25, 2019 Press Release
Bill Ends ‘Robo-Cuts’ and Prevents Catastrophic Economic Damage That a Debt-Limit Default Would Cause

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
‘Now It Will Be Up to Senate’ to Join in Protecting Thousands of Acme Workers, Retirees in Philly Region

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
10 years since national minimum wage went up; 13 years since Pa.’s has increased

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.