Scanlon Announces Winner of PA-05 2021 Congressional Art Competition

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Chester, PA – Today, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) announced Dyvne Lee, a 10th grader at Strath Haven High School, as the winner of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for Pennsylvania’s 5th District. Her piece, “There will always be beauty in Brown Eyes,” will be sent to Washington D.C. to hang in the Capitol for one year. “Art is a powerful platform for free expression and can be a m...

Scanlon Joins House Lawmakers in Announcing Bipartisan Antitrust Package to Expand Opportunities for Consumers, Workers, and Small Businesses

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) introduced the Augmenting Compatibility and Competition by Enabling Service Switching (ACCESS) Act of 2021 as part of the most aggressive bipartisan effort in recent memory to strengthen America’s antitrust laws. The ACCESS Act, cosponsored by Congressman Burgess Owens (UT-04), would tackle anticompetitive behavior by online companie...

Scanlon Secures Over $20 Million in Funding for PA-05 Transportation and Infrastructure Projects in Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) announced seven of the transportation and infrastructure projects she proposed to receive federal funding and benefit her district, totaling $20,800,000, have been included in the House’s surface transportation reauthorization bill, the INVEST in America Act. The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) will mark up the ...

Scanlon Joins Herrera Beutler and Bipartisan Group of Congressional Members to Introduce Legislation Requiring Government Agencies to Obtain Warrants Before Accessing Americans’ Geolocation Data

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) announced the introduction of the No Trace Act, legislation which would prevent government agencies from accessing an American’s geolocation information without first obtaining a warrant. The bipartisan bill is co-led by U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Lou Correa (CA-46), and Victoria Spartz (IN-05). Reporting (av...

Scanlon Applauds President Biden’s Directive to Expand Access to Justice

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today issued the following statement on President Biden’s new memorandum to expand access to legal representation and the courts: “Equal justice under the law cannot be achieved when the deck is stacked against those who do not have access to counsel. Whether protecting the rights of an accused individual in our criminal justice system, ke...

Scanlon Unveils Support for Community and Transportation and Infrastructure Projects

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon released the list of projects she has recommended to receive tens of millions of dollars in federal funding as part of a new process for members of Congress to have a greater say in how taxpayer dollars benefit their districts. Scanlon’s requests were submitted to the House Committee on Appropriations and House Committee on Transportation an...

Rep. Scanlon Urges PA-05 Families to File Taxes Before May 17 to Get Their Advance Child Tax Credit Payments As Soon As Possible

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Chester, PA – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon today released new data collected by Co-Equal detailing the benefits of the expanded and improved Child Tax Credit (CTC) in Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District. The data reveals that 119,200 children will receive the monthly CTC payment. This benefit, included for one year in the American Rescue Plan, will be transformative for middle class famili...

Congresswoman Scanlon Takes Action to Support Kinship Caregivers

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Washington, D.C. – Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) and Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) recently introduced the Help Grandfamilies Prevent Child Abuse Act, a bipartisan bill to better support kinship caregivers who have taken over responsibility as primary caregivers for children exposed to substance abuse and trauma. Companion legislation was also introduced in the Senate by U.S. Senators Maggi...

Congresswoman Scanlon to Serve as Chairwoman of Communications Standards Commission

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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) has been appointed to serve as Chairwoman of the Communications Standards Commission of the House Committee on Administration. “I’m honored to chair the Communications Standards Commission and excited to continue the work of the Select Committee to Modernize Congress with the Commission,” said Chairwoman Scanlon. The Communications Standard...

Scanlon Applauds Biden-Harris Administration's Release of Over $59 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for Pennsylvania Seniors

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) highlighted the Biden-Harris administration’s release of $59,325,709 in funding for critical Older Americans Act programs as part of the American Rescue Plan she helped pass. “The COVID-19 pandemic exposed many of the cracks in our long-term care system — disproportionately impacting our seniors and the services they rely on to age w...

Congresswoman Scanlon Highlights New Tools Making It Easier to Get Vaccinated

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Chester, PA — Today, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) highlighted new tools from the White House to help Pennsylvania residents get vaccinated. Pennsylvanians 16 years or older can now input their ZIP code at www.vaccines.gov / www.vacunas.gov or text their ZIP code to GETVAX (438829) / VACUNA (822862) to get help making a vaccine appointment at a nearby location. “With these new tools, find...

Scanlon, Raskin, Casey, Klobuchar Introduce Legislation to Remove Barriers to Voting for Seniors and People with Disabilities

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) introduced the Accessible Voting Act, the House companion to a bill introduced by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to remove barriers to voting for seniors and people with disabilities. A study by the Government Accountability Office found that combined deficiencies in architectural and vot...

Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon Reacts to President Biden’s First Address to a Joint Session of Congress

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Chester, PA — Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) issued the following statement on President Biden’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress: “Tonight, President Biden delivered a Joint Address to Congress, but he was clearly speaking to the American people. He did not shy away from the challenges our nation faces or the tensions that exist in our society. Rather, he offered solutions that giv...

Rep. Scanlon Welcomes Dr. Ala Stanford of Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium as Virtual Guest to President Biden’s Joint Address to Congress

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Chester, PA — Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon is uplifting the work of Dr. Ala Stanford and the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium (BDCC) by inviting Dr. Stanford as her virtual guest to President Biden’s Joint Address to Congress on Wednesday, April 28. The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium was founded by Dr. Stanford in 2020 to educate and advocate for the Black community in order to reduce the in...

Rep. Scanlon Votes to Outlaw Discriminatory Religious Travel Bans, Protect Due Process Rights at Ports of Entry

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) voted to pass H.R. 1333, the NO BAN Act, and H.R. 1573, the Access to Counsel Act of 2021. Together, these landmark pieces of legislation would prevent future presidents from issuing travel bans that discriminate based on religion, such as the previous administration’s Muslim Ban, and ensure certain due process protections for indivi...

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