Scanlon Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers in Recognizing January 2022 as National Mentoring Month

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) last week joined Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Roy Blunt (R-MO), along with Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) in introducing a resolution recognizing January 2022 as National Mentoring Month. Today, one-third of young people in the United States feel isolated from meaningful connections with adults outside their homes, re...

Scanlon Votes to Ensure National Guard and Reserve Members Receive Equal Access to GI Benefits

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) voted last week for the Guard and Reserve GI Bill Parity Act, which takes a strong step toward ensuring equal access to GI Bill benefits. This bill ensures that members of the National Guard and Reserve, who often serve side-by-side with their Active Duty counterparts yet do not currently receive the same access to vital GI Bill benefits, a...

Congresswoman Scanlon Highlights Largest Investment Ever in Bridges Under New Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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Chester, PA – On Friday, January 14, the Federal Highway Administration launched the largest bridge formula program in American history, made possible by the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The program represents the largest investment ever made in fixing bridges — dedicating $26.5 billion to states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico over the five years of the law an...

Congresswoman Scanlon Visits SEPTA Facilities to Highlight How New Infrastructure Law Will Improve Experience for Riders and Increase Accessibility for People with Disabilities

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Philadelphia, PA – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today joined SEPTA General Manager and CEO Leslie S. Richards to visit SEPTA facilities and discuss how the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), passed last fall, will benefit SEPTA riders in the Philadelphia region. During a press conference with Philadelphia elected officials, Rep. Scanlon and Richards specifically hi...

Congresswoman Scanlon Highlights Impact of Child Tax Credit on Pennsylvania Families

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Chester, PA – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today marked the untimely end of the expanded and improved monthly Child Tax Credit (CTC) by calling upon the Senate to extend those payments with the passage of the Build Back Better Act. For the past six months, 1,306,000 payments per month have been authorized by the American Rescue Plan to hardworking families across Pennsylvania. According ...

Congresswoman Scanlon Doubles Help for Pennsylvania Families to Cover Energy Costs This Winter

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Chester, PA – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today highlighted a new report from the White House outlining how she and fellow Democrats in Congress delivered more than double the annual investment to help Pennsylvania families afford their energy costs. In total, Rep. Scanlon helped secure $480.5 million for Pennsylvania through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in the...

Congresswoman Scanlon Rallies Support for Passage of Voting Rights Legislation

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today urged Senators to do whatever it takes — including changing their filibuster rules — in order to get critical voting rights legislation over the finish line. The Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, passed by the House of Representatives today, will ensure every American has equal freedom to make their voice and vote heard in our democ...

Statement from Congresswoman Scanlon on FDR Park Carjacking

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Philadelphia, PA – On Wednesday, December 22, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) was carjacked at gunpoint in South Philadelphia’s FDR Park following a meeting at that location. The Congresswoman and a staff member who was also present were physically unharmed. Today, Congresswoman Scanlon issued the following statement regarding her experience: “The past 24 hours have been a whirlwind, but I ...

Scanlon Joins PA Delegation Letter to President Biden Urging Extension of Student Loan Repayment Period

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) joined Representatives Connor Lamb (PA-17), Brendan Boyle (PA-02), Dwight Evans (PA-03), Madeleine Dean (PA-04), Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), Susan Wild (PA-07), Matt Cartwright (PA-08), and Mike Doyle (PA-18) in calling on President Biden to extend the student loan payment moratorium, which was implemented due to the continued impact ...

Congresswoman Scanlon Announces $2.1 Billion for Pennsylvania Roads and Bridges from First Round of Highway Funding Under New Infrastructure Law

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Chester, PA – Today, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) announced that Pennsylvania will receive $2,173,656,077 in new federal funding under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to create good-paying jobs for Pennsylvanians improving roads and bridges across the commonwealth. This is the first round of funding under the five years of federal investment in Pennsylvania highways authorized...

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