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.
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%.
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.
Today, Congressman Bob Brady (PA-01), Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA-13), Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02), Mayor Jim Kenney, City Council President Darrell L. Clarke, Councilwoman Jannie L.
Today, Congressman Dwight Evans (Philadelphia and Montgomery County) testified before Philadelphia City Council’s Hearing of the Committee on Legislative Oversight. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson is the chair of the committee.
Today, Congressman Dwight Evans (Philadelphia and Montgomery County) joined with farmers, small business owners, seniors, food policy advocates and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients at Reading Terminal Market to highlight the critical role SNAP plays in our city and region and oppose any cuts to the program.
MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger hosted its tenth annual National Hunger Seder in the U.S.
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In the United States there are 39 "sanctuary cities" that shelter illegal immigrants to help them avoid deportation. Philadelphia is one such sanctuary city, with many of its churches and the local government now challenging the new direction on immigration policy in the face of the threat to remove federal funding.
A number of local Congress members have weighed in on President Donald Trump’s decision to order a missile attack on Syria.
U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Pa.), U.S. Rep. Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-AS) and U.S. Rep. Rod Blum (R-Iowa) recently joined together to introduce H.R. 1702, the Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act of 2017. The Act is a bipartisan bill that amends the Small Business Act to improve the SBDC program nationwide.
When it looked like the Republican health-care bill would come to a vote, freshman Rep. Dwight Evans said at a town-hall meeting Sunday in Philadelphia, he was ready to vote against it. The Trump administration's proposed budget? Terrible for America's cities, said Evans. And when it was revealed that U.S.
When the Congressional Black Caucus Executive Committee met with President Donald Trump at the White House this week, they discussed a number of key issues affecting the African-American community.
A recent meet-and-great with Lower Merion’s new congressman turned into discussions primarily dealing with issues surrounding immigration, healthcare and newly elected President Donald Trump. About 150 people packed into the Merion Tribute House March 13, hours before a snowstorm hit, to meet with Dwight Evans (D-PA2).
Congressman Dwight Evans Op-Ed:
Last week marked the seven-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. A law that many argue is one of the crowning achievements of President Barack Obama’s legacy.
Ever heard the term middle neighborhoods? If you haven’t, you have likely visited, lived in or driven through one more recently than you think.
In reading through the new budget proposal I am reminded of a question President Trump asked this summer when he was speaking to the African American community at a rally in Philadelphia. The President asked the question: “What do you have to lose?”
This is what we have to lose:
Philadelphia schools recently issued a facilities report showing that the average student attends a school built in the year Brooklyn Dodger great Jackie Robinson stunned a Yankee Stadium crowd by stealing home during Game 1 of the World Series.
That was 1955.