Scanlon, Jayapal, Schakowsky Lead Inquiry Into Unfair, Deceptive Digital Food Delivery Practices Hurting Small Restaurants And Consumers

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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 increa...

Scanlon, Wagner Introduce Legislation to Deliver Justice For Human Trafficking Survivors

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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 wom...

Scanlon Introduces Remote Worker Relief Act to Eliminate Tax Surprise for Remote Employees During COVID-19

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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 employee...

Scanlon Introduces COVID-19 Student Loan Relief Act

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Today, Representative Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-5) introduced the COVID-19 Student Loan Relief Act of 2020 (CSLRA), a bill that would expand current bankruptcy laws to allow Americans filing for bankruptcy due to the global pandemic to discharge their student loans. “A college degree should not be a debt sentence, and time and time again student borrowers have been left twisting in the wind,” said Rep....

Scanlon Advocates for PPE for USPS Workers, Letter Carriers

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Today, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon led a letter to United States Postal Service Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan inquiring about access and distribution of safety supplies to postal workers and letter carriers during COVID-19. Recent media reports have noted shortages of hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and cleaners, masks and gloves at postal facilities across the country. “I have confirm...

Scanlon Votes ‘YES’ on CARES Act

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Today, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) voted in support of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020 (CARES Act) which passed the U.S. Senate on March 25. The CARES Act as passed contains legislation authored by Congresswoman Scanlon that provides vital labor protections for professionals who provide care to people with disabilities. Congresswoman Scanlon released the f...

Scanlon, Boyle, Hughes, Kearney Lead Effort to Convert PA Distilleries into Hand Sanitizer Production Facilities

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EAST LANSDOWNE, PA — Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon and Brendan Boyle, and State Senators Vincent Hughes and Tim Kearney, announced today that they have successfully broken down the regulatory barriers preventing over 130 small craft distilleries in Pennsylvania from producing needed medical supplies such as hand sanitizer which has all but disappeared from local shelves in recent weeks. The fe...

Scanlon, Evans, Boyle Urge Dept. of Labor to Grant PES Workers Assistance

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Representative Mary Gay Scanlon led a letter, alongside Representatives Dwight Evans and Brendan Boyle, to Department of Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia is support of more than 600 workers applying for Trade Adjustment Assistance following the June 2019 incident at Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery. A copy of the letter has been made available below. “Dear Mr. Secretary...

Scanlon Releases Statement on Initial Findings from CSB Concerning PES Incident

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Today, the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released an initial report of the investigation into the incident at the PES refinery. Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon released the following statement in response. “Federal investigations concerning the safety and environmental impact of the June explosion and fire at the PES refinery are ongoing but today’s update from the CSB affir...

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