Lawmakers’ Bill Would Protect Individuals with Mental Illness, Disabilities from Police Violence

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05), along with Congresswomen Katie Porter (CA-45) and Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), and Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), reintroduced legislation to reduce violence against individuals with mental illness and disabilities. The Mental Health Justice Act would make it easier for state and local governments to send trained mental health profess... Read more »

In Letter to New Administration, Scanlon Highlights Urgent for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Representative Mary Gay Scanlon took action to emphasize the urgent need in Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District for a national strategy to develop and distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. In a letter to President Joe Biden and Acting Secretary of Health Norris Cochran, Rep. Scanlon requested that vaccine allotments be weighed with attention to the number of vulnerable ind... Read more »

Scanlon Votes to Impeach Donald Trump for Incitement of Insurrection

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Today, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon voted in support of the bipartisan impeachment of Donald J. Trump, the current president of the United States, for inciting an insurrection. This vote came on the heels of a violent attack, incited by the current president, that took place at the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2020, and claimed the lives of six people, left countless injured, and traumati... Read more »

There Must be Accountability for the January 6th Attack on our Democracy

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Last week cemented the legacy of Donald Trump‘s presidency as the most destructive in our nation’s history, inflicting serious damage on our democratic institutions, our international standing, and our national psyche. Our task now is to prevent further damage and hold accountable those who participated in the attack on the US Capitol to make sure this kind of violent insurrection never happens ag... Read more »

Scanlon Helps Pass Bill to Support Mental Health Treatment for Incarcerated Individuals

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Yesterday, Representative Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) helped to pass The Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Act of 2020, a bipartisan bill led by Representative David Trone (D-MD), which would support mental health treatment for incarcerated individuals. This bill, which unanimously passed the House, was introduced with original co-sponsors Representatives John Rutherford (R-FL), Madeleine Dea... Read more »

Scanlon, Garcia Introduce Bill to Facilitate Voter Registration in Subsidized Housing

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On December 9, 2020, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) and Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) introduced the Our Homes Our Votes Act, a bill that facilitates voter registration for residents of federally subsidized housing by allowing them to register to vote as they sign their lease. The bill has 18 original cosponsors. The provisions of the Our Homes Our Votes Act mirror the popular N... Read more »

Scanlon Introduces Bill to Protect Bankruptcy Filers From Employment Discrimination

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Today, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) introduced the Ending Bankruptcy Discrimination Act of 2020 to protect bankruptcy filers from employment discrimination, a bill co-sponsored by House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (NY-10) and Congressman David Cicilline (RI-01). As COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly throughout the country, Americans face a multitude of economic crises, including th... Read more »

Scanlon, Escobar, Garcia Introduce Dropbox Access Act to Improve Voting Accessibility in Future Elections

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswomen Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05), Veronica Escobar (TX-16), and Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) introduced the Dropbox Access Act to improve voters access to dropbox locations in future elections. The Dropbox Access Act would prevent states from unfairly limiting voters’ access to dropboxes by requiring that counties provide, at a minimum, one dropbox per 15,000 voting age resi... Read more »

Scanlon Introduces Bill to Crack Down on Fraudulent Online Gun Sales

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Today, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-5) introduced the Stop Online Fraudulent Sales of Firearms Act, a bill to prevent gun sellers from circumventing technology companies’ terms of service by making it illegal to fraudulently sell firearms and ammunition online. “We hear time and time again from big tech companies that they are cracking down on illegal, online gun sales, yet this problem pers... Read more »

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Protect Individuals with Mental Illness, Disabilities from Police Violence

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Yesterday, U.S. Representative Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-5) joined Representatives Katie Porter, (CA-45), Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), and Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) in introducing legislation to reduce violence against individuals with mental illness and disabilities. The Mental Health Justice Act would support the creation of mental health first responder units that would be deployed in lieu of law enforcemen... Read more »

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