House Democrats Introduce the Protecting Our Democracy Act to Restore, Strengthen, and Protect Our Democracy

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today joined House Democrats in introducing the Protecting Our Democracy Act — a sweeping package of reforms that will strengthen America’s democratic institutions against future presidents, regardless of political party, who seek to abuse the power of their office for corrupt purposes. The comprehensive proposals — many of which have been...

Scanlon, Meijer Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Promote and Expand Civic Education

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) and Congressman Peter Meijer (MI-03) today introduced the Teaching Engaged Citizenship Act of 2021 to promote and expand high-quality, evidence-based civic education and service learning programming in K-12 public schools. According to a 2020 report by the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service, significantly greater ...

Congresswoman Scanlon and Philadelphia Officials Celebrate U.S. Navy’s New Philadelphia Region Workforce Pipeline Pilot

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Philadelphia, PA – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon, Philadelphia City Councilwoman Katherine Gilmore Richardson, and School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William R. Hite, Jr., Ed.D. today joined representatives from the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Navy to celebrate a new workforce pilot program. The U.S. Navy and Secretary of Defense have more than $300 billion planned for inv...

Scanlon Announces Nearly $500,000 in Grants for Fire Departments in PA-05

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Chester, PA – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today announced that seven local fire departments in Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District have been awarded a total of $494,992 in grant funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. This funding will be used to provide firefighters with improved National Fire Protection Associati...

Congresswoman Scanlon Reacts to Philadelphia International Airport Serving as a Receiving Site for Displaced Afghans

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Philadelphia, PA – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today issued the following statement regarding the Biden Administration’s decision to have Philadelphia International Airport serve as a receiving site for displaced Afghans: “Philadelphia has a long history of welcoming refugees from around the world and working with them to rebuild their lives. So, I am proud our big-hearted city will hav...

Congresswoman Scanlon Celebrates House Passage of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today issued the following statement regarding the passage of H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, by the U.S. House of Representatives: “With today’s passage of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, the promise of democracy is kept alive. “Since the founding of our country, our quest for a more perfect union ...

Rep. Scanlon Named Democracy Award Winner by the Congressional Management Foundation

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Washington, D.C. – This week, the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) announced that U.S. Representative Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) is a winner of a Democracy Award, CMF’s honor recognizing non-legislative achievement and performance in congressional offices. Rep. Scanlon was selected for outstanding achievement in the category of "Life in Congress" Workplace Environment. The “Life in Congress...

Scanlon Statement on Afghanistan

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Chester, PA – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today issued the following statement about the ongoing situation in Afghanistan: "The situation in Afghanistan is absolutely devastating — there is no other way to describe the events we’ve seen in recent days. "Sadly, the tragedy unfolding today is the culmination of conditions and events set in motion long ago, in a conflict where the United ...

Congresswoman Scanlon Urges PA-05 Residents to Act Now to Take Advantage of Extra Health Care Savings Included in the American Rescue Plan

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Chester, PA – Today, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) released a new report prepared by the staff of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform highlighting health care savings available to residents of Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District, as a result of the American Rescue Plan. The American Rescue Plan lowers health care costs for millions of Americans who purchase private insurance...

Scanlon Co-Led “VOCA Fix” Signed Into Law By President Biden

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today celebrated President Biden’s signing of the VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act. The bill, which Rep. Scanlon co-led, passed the U.S. House of Representatives with bipartisan support in March and the U.S. Senate with unanimous support on Tuesday. President Biden signed the bill into law during a ceremony at the White House ...

Rep. Scanlon Secures More Than $8 Million for Community Project Funding in Appropriations Committee Bill

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today announced that all 10 of the projects she nominated as part of the Community Project Funding process, totaling $8,456,562, will be included in the House Appropriations Committee’s Fiscal Year 2022 funding bill. These projects are included in bills from two subcommittees: the Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Develo...

Scanlon Joins Bipartisan Lawmakers in Introducing Legislation to Restore DOJ's Office for Access to Justice

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Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon joined House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), and Don Bacon (R-NE) in introducing the Office for Access to Justice Establishment Act of 2021 to establish the Office for Access to Justice within the Department of Justice (DOJ). U.S. Senator...

Congresswoman Scanlon Announces $7.9 Million in Funding for Head Start Program at Delaware County Intermediate Unit

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Chester, PA – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today announced $7,984,616 in grant funding for the Head Start program at Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU). The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “Access to high-quality early childhood education is critical to young learners and their families,” said Rep. Scanlon. “By investing in programs like H...

Rep. Scanlon Secures Funding for Seven Projects in PA-05 as Part of House Democrats’ INVEST in America Act

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today applauded House passage of the “Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act,” which includes $20.8 million in funding for seven projects in Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District. Rep. Scanlon fought to ensure the projects were included in the INVEST in America Act, wh...

Congresswoman Scanlon, Port of Philadelphia Announce $49 Million Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation

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Philadelphia, PA – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) and the Port of Philadelphia (PhilaPort) today announced PhilaPort has been selected to receive a $49 million INFRA Grant award from the United States Department of Transportation. The grant will be used to build a multi-use berth to accommodate roll-on, roll-off vessels at the port. In March 2021, PhilaPort submitted an application for a 2...

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