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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA), Vice Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced the Justice for Juveniles Act which protects young people from abuse in prisons by exempting them from the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA). This bill, co-led by Representative Kelly Armstrong (R-ND), was introduced with bipartisan support from Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), John Katko (R-NY), and Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released an initial report of the investigation into the incident at the PES refinery. Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon released the following statement in response.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-5) and Ilhan Omar (MN-5) introduced the Student Borrower Advocate Act – a plan to transform the Federal Student Aid Office’s Ombudsman into the Office of the Borrower Advocate.
Over 45 million Americans currently have a federal student loan, including one-third of all young adults. For most people, student loans have become the largest monthly expense, outpacing that of a home mortgage and often leading to financial hardship.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-5), Brendan F. Boyle (PA-2), and Peter Welch (VT-At Large) introduced the Better Tools to Lower Costs Act of 2019 which would expand access to affordable prescription drugs for low-income Medicare beneficiaries by suspending a restrictive asset limit that prevents many in need from qualifying for relief.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Mary Gay Scanlon led a bipartisan letter addressed to the House and Senate Armed Services Committee Leadership requesting they honor the House position on funding for the Advanced Chinook program for the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
The CH-47F Block II program funds the production of this advanced capability aircraft, built in Ridley Park, which can lift more weight, fly at higher altitudes, and fly in hotter temperatures.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswomen Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05), Jahana Hayes (CT-05)and Lucy McBath (GA-06) introduced H.R. 4298, the Pell Grant Restoration Act. This critical legislation would amend Title IV of the Higher Education Act to restore students’ Pell Grant eligibility for any period of time during which they would have qualified for loan forgiveness due to school closure or institutional fraud or misconduct.
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon released the following statement in response to reports that PES executives put profits before workers and the environment.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon joined 213 members of the House Democratic Caucus in signing onto a letter, led by Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson, to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell demanding he immediately call the Senate back into session to pass H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, and H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act. Both of these bipartisan bills were passed by the House in February of this year and have been blocked for a vote by McConnell for more than 160 days.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Mary Gay Scanlon joined Representatives Elaine Luria (D-VA) and Robert J. Wittman (R-VA) in leading a letter to Rear Admiral Charles W. Rock, Commander of the Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, in support of federal firehouses adopting an Alternative Work Schedule.