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...

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's Justice For Juveniles Act, Introduced in Response to Glen Mills, Unanimously Passes House

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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 ...

Scanlon’s Bipartisan Justice for Juveniles Act Heads to House Floor

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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, ...

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 Demands Oversight of Questionable PPP Payment to Buca Restaurants Inc.

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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...

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 Leads Push for HUD to Extend Deadline for Critical Housing Program

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Today, Representative Mary Gay Scanlon took action to protect Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Housing Counseling Assistance Program which has faced significant challenges due to COVID-19. In a letter to HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Representative Scanlon led members of Congress in requesting that HUD delay the housing counselor certification deadline for at least one year, in light of ongoing i...

Scanlon, Schiff Introduce Resolution Denouncing Violence Against Press in U.S.

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Today, Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced their resolution to protect journalists and reaffirm the centrality of press freedom in light of violations committed during recent protests in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. “A free press is the lifeblood of democracy and the media’s role in covering recent protests calling for racial justice has been critic...

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