Congresswoman Scanlon Votes to Pass Legislation Confronting Pennsylvania’s Ongoing Mental Health Crisis

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) this week voted to pass the Mental Health Matters Act, a comprehensive proposal to confront Pennsylvania’s ongoing mental health crisis and help students, families, and educators thrive. The proposal takes wide-ranging steps to support the behavioral health of children and school staff, strengthen school-based behavioral health care, and im...

Scanlon Votes to Make PA-05 Communities Safer with Robust Public Safety Package

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today voted to pass a robust public safety package of four bills rooted in two of Democrats’ most cherished values: safety and justice. Included in the package is Rep. Scanlon’s Mental Health Justice Act, a bill to provide resources for state and local governments to make trained mental health professionals available to respond to 911 call...

Scanlon Releases Reports Showing How Inflation Reduction Act Will Lower Health Care Costs for PA-05 Families

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Chester, PA — Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today announced that families in Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District will soon see more affordable prescription drugs for Medicare recipients and lower health insurance premiums made possible by the Inflation Reduction Act. “For too long, families in PA-05 have been forced to choose between paying for life-saving medication or insurance c...

Congresswoman Scanlon Announces Additional $85 Million to Pennsylvania School Meal Programs

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Chester, PA – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today announced that school meal programs, as well as child and adult day care providers, in Pennsylvania will receive an estimated $85 million in additional funding for the 2022-2023 school year through the Keep Kids Fed Act. In June, Rep. Scanlon voted to pass the Keep Kids Fed Act to ensure that schools can continue providing meals for stude...

Statement on Reporting of Financial Transactions by Congresswoman Scanlon

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Chester, PA — The following statement was issued on Friday, August 26, 2022, by Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon’s spokesperson, Carina Figliuzzi: “In preparing her annual Financial Disclosure Report, Rep. Scanlon discovered that certain transactions in her husband's retirement account, which is managed by a financial advisor who has discretion over the account, had not been reported within the 45-...

Congresswoman Scanlon Reacts to Executive Order Canceling Student Debt

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Chester, PA — Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today issued the following statement on President Biden’s student loan debt forgiveness plan to cancel $10,000 of federal student loan debt for borrowers making under $125,000 annually, cancel up to $20,000 of federal student loan debt for Pell Grant recipients, extend the pause on student loan payments until December 31, 2022, and make the exi...

Congresswoman Scanlon Votes to Pass Sweeping Legislation to Lower Health Care, Energy, and Drug Costs for Pennsylvanians and Deliver Historic Climate Action

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Washington, DC – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today voted to send historic legislation to the President’s desk. The Inflation Reduction Act will deliver landmark investments to lower Pennsylvania families’ health care costs, create nine million good-paying union jobs, combat the climate crisis, and dramatically reduce the deficit. “Today, I proudly voted to fight inflation, slash Pennsy...

Scanlon Joins Pennsylvania, Delaware Colleagues in Letter to Local USPS Leadership Demanding Answers on Service Delays

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Chester, PA — Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today joined Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Chris Coons (D-DE) along with Representatives Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL), Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Madeleine Dean (PA-04), Dan Meuser (PA-09), and Dwight Evans (PA-03) in sending a letter to the United States Postal Service (USPS) Pennsylvania and Delaware District Manager...

Scanlon Announces $22.8 Million in Federal Funding for Philadelphia Works Inc.

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Philadelphia, PA – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) is pleased to announce the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $22.8 million American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge grant to Philadelphia Works Inc. to develop The Coordinated Southeastern Pennsylvania Workforce Development System, a tri-sector workforce training coalition involving health...

Scanlon Secures Proposal to Study Use of Chinooks to Respond to Wildfires in Landmark Disaster-Recovery Legislation

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) voted last week to pass the Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act, a package of 49 disaster-related recovery and response bills that will fund critical drought resiliency infrastructure improvements. Language secured by Rep. Scanlon in the package directs federal agencies to conduct a study on the usefulness of CH-47 Chinooks in res...

Congresswoman Scanlon Votes to Invest in America’s Economic Independence and Lower Costs for Pennsylvania Families

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) this week voted to pass the CHIPS and Science Act, a bipartisan bill to lower costs for American families, end our dependence on foreign manufacturers instead of American-made semiconductors, and turbocharge American R&D to ensure our economic and national security for generations to come. An amendment led by Rep. Scanlon directs the Natio...

Congresswoman Scanlon, Chairman McGovern Convene Panel to Examine Legal Aid's Role in Combating Hunger

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Washington, D.C. – Last week, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon, Co-Chair of the Congressional Access to Legal Aid Caucus, Congressman James P. McGovern, Chairman of the House Committee on Rules and Co-Chair of House Hunger Caucus, and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, Co-Chair of the Congressional Access to Legal Aid Caucus, convened a panel of experts to discuss how legal aid providers are able to sec...

Congresswoman Scanlon Votes to Protect Right to Marriage Equality, Contraception Amid Right-Wing Threats

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) voted this week to pass two bills to protect Americans’ fundamental rights to marriage equality and contraception in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and the suggestion that the justices may seek to overturn other settled civil rights precedents. The Right to Contraception Act and the Respect for Marriage Act...

Congresswoman Scanlon Votes to Invest in Pennsylvania Families, Economy with Government Funding Package

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today voted to pass a package of government funding legislation for the Fiscal Year 2023 focused on meeting the needs of American families. The historic investments in the legislation will lower the cost of living, create good-paying American jobs, lift up working families, and support small businesses. Funding secured by Rep. Scanlon for n...

Congresswoman Scanlon Announces $267.8 Million in New American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Pennsylvania Small Businesses

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today announced that Pennsylvania has been awarded $267.8 million in American Rescue Plan funding through the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) to support small businesses and underserved entrepreneurs as they emerge from the pandemic and spur economic growth across the Commonwealth. On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed th...

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