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  • Scanlon Votes to Impeach Donald Trump for Incitement of Insurrection
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2021 | Preview rr

    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 traumatized our nation. “Last week cemented the legacy of Donald Trump‘s presidency as the most destructive ... Read more

  • There Must be Accountability for the January 6th Attack on our Democracy
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2021 | Preview rr

    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 again I am on my way back to DC now to hold this president accountable and I just wanted to share my t... Read more

  • Scanlon Helps Pass Bill to Support Mental Health Treatment for Incarcerated Individuals
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2020 | Preview rr

    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 Dean (D-PA), Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), and Kelly Armstrong (R-ND), and Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and ... Read more

  • Scanlon, Garcia Introduce Bill to Facilitate Voter Registration in Subsidized Housing
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2020 | Preview rr

    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 National Voter Registration Act of 1993 or “Motor Voter Law,” which allows eligible voters to registe... Read more

  • Scanlon Introduces Bill to Protect Bankruptcy Filers From Employment Discrimination
    Posted in Press Releases on November 24, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress

    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 the prospect of a tidal wave of bankruptcies. Currently, private employers have the right to refuse em... Read more

  • Scanlon, Escobar, Garcia Introduce Dropbox Access Act to Improve Voting Accessibility in Future Elections
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    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 residents. Based on recommendations made by Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s Elections... Read more

  • Scanlon Introduces Bill to Crack Down on Fraudulent Online Gun Sales
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2020 | Preview rr

    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 persists, and has extended far beyond traditional websites and is now present on social media platforms,... Read more

  • Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Protect Individuals with Mental Illness, Disabilities from Police Violence
    Posted in Press Releases on October 21, 2020 | Preview rr

    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 enforcement when 911 is called because an individual is in a mental health crisis. “For too long, the problems... Read more

  • Service Academy Nominations Now Open
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2020 | Preview rr

    The honor of attending a service academy comes with the obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation. Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, NY. The fifth service academy, the... Read more

  • 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

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