Scanlon Leads Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers in Recognizing January 2023 as National Mentoring Month

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today joinedCongressman Don Bacon (NE-02) in introducing a resolution recognizing January 2023 as National Mentoring Month. Mentors provide youth with the support, encouragement, and guidance they need to succeed through academic and personal challenges, but one-third of young people in the United States feel isolated from meaningful connec...

Congresswoman Scanlon Secures Wins for PA-05 in Government Funding Package

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today voted to pass the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, a government funding package focused on lowering the cost of living, creating better-paying jobs, and supporting people in need. $20 million in funding secured by Rep. Scanlon for 15 community projects will directly benefit PA-05 residents. The legislation, which importantly als...

Representatives Scanlon and Evans Urge DHS to Halt Expansion of ICE Facilities in Pennsylvania

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Chester, PA – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today was joined by Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) on a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas urging him to terminate Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)’s contract for the Moshannon Valley Processing Center and decline to locate future ICE detention facilities in Pennsylvania, consistent with the spirit of Presiden...

Congresswoman Scanlon Votes to Enshrine Marriage Equality Under Federal Law

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today voted to send the Respect for Marriage Act to President Biden’s desk. The landmark legislation takes several key steps to defend marriage equality: officially repealing the bigoted and unconstitutional “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA), upholding couples’ right to equal protection under federal law, and requiring states to recognize v...

Scanlon, Casey, Coons, Boyle, Norcross, Fitzpatrick Announce Future Legislation to Address Skyrocketing RFS Compliance Costs

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today joined Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Representatives Brendan Boyle (PA-02), Donald Norcross (NJ-01), and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) in announcing plans to introduce legislation to bring down skyrocketing compliance costs associated with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “While we appreciate that the EPA is taking...

Scanlon, Durbin, Blumenthal Introduce Bill Requiring Justice Department to Publish Data on Federal Corporate Criminal Enforcement Actions

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Washington, DC – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today joined Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) in introducing the Corporate Crime Database Act, bicameral legislation that requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to collect, aggregate, analyze, and publish comprehensive data on federal corporate criminal enforcement actions. Currently, there is n...

Scanlon, Blumenthal, Casey Introduce Bill to Protect Consumers and Workers From Corporate Criminal Conduct

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today joined Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Bob Casey (D-PA) in introducing bicameral legislation to hold corporate wrongdoers accountable for knowingly withholding information that risked the lives or safety of consumers and workers. Irresponsible corporations repeatedly endanger their workers and the general public by covering up...

Scanlon Announces Largest Investment for Community Air Monitoring in EPA History Headed to Pennsylvania

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Chester, PA – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is selecting 11 projects to receive more than $4.27 million in funding for monitoring air quality in communities across Pennsylvania. The projects are among 132 air monitoring projects in 37 states which will receive $53.4 million from President Biden and Congressional Democrats’ Inf...

Scanlon, Durbin, Blumenthal Urge Justice Department to Publically Disclose Data on Prosecution of Corporate Crime

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today joined Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) in sending a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to expand its Department-wide corporate crime data collection. “Comprehensive Department-wide data collection and...

Congresswoman Scanlon Announces $2.6 Billion Headed to Pennsylvania to Strengthen Roads, Bridges Under Democrats’ Infrastructure Law

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Chester, PA – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today announced that Pennsylvania will receive more than $2.6 billion from the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to strengthen roads, bridges, and tunnels across the Commonwealth. “Decades of underinvestment have left the roads, bridges, and tunnels that Pennsylvania families rely on every day in poor condition: causing longer commute times...

Congresswoman Scanlon Introduces Bill to Ban Sale of Americans’ Health and Location Data

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today introduced the Health and Location Data Protection Act to ban data brokers from selling some of the most sensitive data available about everyday Americans: their health data and location data. Joining Rep. Scanlon in introducing the bill are Reps. Anna Eshoo (CA-18), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Nydia Velázquez (NY-07), Adriano Espaillat ...

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...

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