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  • Scanlon, Jayapal, Schakowsky Lead Inquiry Into Unfair, Deceptive Digital Food Delivery Practices Hurting Small Restaurants And Consumers
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education & Labor, Government Accountability, Congress

    Today, U.S. Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon, Pramila Jayapal, and Jan Schakowksy sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph J. Simons calling for an investigation into market consolidation and unfair and deceptive practices of food delivery platforms and their harmful impact on small businesses and consumers. In their letter, the members wrote: “COVID-19 has made restaurants increasingly reliant on food delivery platforms as measures to reduce the spread of the virus continue to ... Read more

  • Scanlon's Justice For Juveniles Act, Introduced in Response to Glen Mills, Unanimously Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress

    Today, Representative Mary Gay Scanlon’s Justice for Juveniles Act passed the House unanimously and awaits action in the Senate. This bill was introduced in part as a response to decades of abuse exposed at Glen Mills, the nation’s oldest reform school which closed in April of 2019. America’s prisons have been home to widespread abuse and mistreatment of youth. Young people are often subjected to systemic harms such as physical and sexual violence, solitary confinement, pepper spray, and harmful... Read more

  • Scanlon’s Bipartisan Justice for Juveniles Act Heads to House Floor
    Posted in Press Releases on September 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress

    Today, Representative Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA), Vice Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, helped lead the unanimous, bipartisan passage of the Justice for Juveniles Act out of the House Judiciary Committee. America’s prisons have been home to widespread abuse and mistreatment of youth. Young people are often subjected to systemic harms such as physical and sexual violence, solitary confinement, pepper spray, and harmful restraints from other youth and facility staff. The Justice for Juveniles ... Read more

  • Scanlon, Wagner Introduce Legislation to Deliver Justice For Human Trafficking Survivors
    Posted in Press Releases on August 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education & Labor, Government Accountability, Immigration, Congress

    Today, Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) and Ann Wagner (R-MO) introduced the Protecting Access to Justice for Survivors Act to improve access to legal representation for survivors through Department of Justice grants. According to the Human Trafficking Hotline, there were 11,500 cases of human trafficking reported in the United States in 2019. Of those cases, nearly 9,357 cases involved women. Too often, survivors of human trafficking are arrested, detained, prosecuted, convicted, and som... Read more

  • Scanlon Introduces Remote Worker Relief Act to Eliminate Tax Surprise for Remote Employees During COVID-19
    Posted in Press Releases on August 19, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education & Labor, Government Accountability, Congress

    Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon introduced the Remote Worker Relief Act to make it easier to file taxes as many workers have temporarily relocated due to COVID-19. During this pandemic, over one third of America’s workforce is working remotely as a result of closed workplaces, public safety orders and mandates, and to take care of loved ones and children. But, due to this remote work, many employees are currently working in a different location than where their employer is located. In many states... Read more

  • Scanlon Demands Oversight of Questionable PPP Payment to Buca Restaurants Inc.
    Posted in Press Releases on August 12, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Accountability, Congress

    Today, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon sent a series of oversight letters to the Small Business Administration (SBA), PNC Bank, and Buca Restaurants, Inc concerning the questionable approval of a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan for Buca Restaurants Inc, headquartered at the former location of Buca di Beppo restaurant in Wynnewood, PA which has been closed for seven years. The PPP Program was designed to support small business during the many challenges presented by the current global healt... Read more

  • Scanlon Joins Over 80 Members of Congress in Oversight Effort to Protect the Postal Service
    Posted in Press Releases on August 7, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon joined over 80 Members of Congress in sending a letter, led by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Congressman Peter King, to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy expressing deep concerns about operational changes at the U.S. Postal Service that could have negative impacts on service standards and cause significant delays in mail delivery. “It is vital that the U.S. Postal Service not reduce mail delivery... Read more

  • Scanlon, Raskin Introduce Accessible Voting Act to Expand Voting Rights for Older Americans, People With Disabilities
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2020 | Preview rr

    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 expand voting rights for older Americans and Americans with disabilities. This year, almost a quarter of the electorate will be 65 years old or older and an estimated 14.3 million citizens with disabilities reported voting in November 2018. Despite federal laws requiring fully accessible vot... Read more

  • Scanlon Helps to Secure NDAA Wins For PA-5 Workers, Families, Federal Firefighters
    Posted in Press Releases on July 22, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon secured wins for PA-05 workers, families, and firefighters in the final Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The FY 2021 NDAA passed the House Tuesday evening. For the second year in a row, Congresswoman Scanlon protected over 4,000 jobs in her district by ensuring the FY21 NDAA included continued advanced procurement funding for the Chinook and Osprey program, which are built in the PA-5 Congressional District. Congresswoman Scanlon also wor... Read more

  • Scanlon Releases Statement on Passing of Civil Rights Hero, Congressman John Lewis
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    "Congressman John Lewis embodied courage, resilience, determination and kindness. He led by example and inspired others to follow. He spoke with compassion and encouraged us to listen. He called out evil but welcomed reconciliation. His life and his legacy will forever be the moral compass of change — a lesson in good trouble. "But, there are moments when words will never be enough — this is one of those moments. "We honor his legacy through action, by looking our toughest challenges in the eye... Read more

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