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September 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (PA-04), Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03), and Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02) introduced the Protect Our Military Children Act, H.R. 4295, a bill that will require the Department of Defense (DoD) to carry out testing of children living at military facilities to track levels of perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS.

August 21, 2019 Press Release

GLENSIDE, PA – Today, Rep. Madeleine Dean spoke out about the Trump administration’s decision to force Planned Parenthood out of the federal Title X program, which funds affordable birth control and reproductive health services nationwide.

 

“The Trump administration offered Planned Parenthood a devil’s bargain: either withhold crucial medical information from patients, or stop receiving funds,” said Rep. Dean. “This is unacceptable – and dangerous.”

 

July 30, 2019 Press Release

GLENSIDE, PA – On Monday, July 29, Rep. Madeleine Dean hosted a group of leaders for a discussion on disability and employment – the second in her office’s Diversity and Inclusion roundtable series. Rep. Dean serves on the House Financial Services Committee’s newly-created Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion; the roundtable series provides a forum for local leaders to contribute ideas and legislative proposals that will inform Rep. Dean’s work in Washington.

 

July 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Rep. Madeleine Dean introduced legislation to create a Science Advisory Board (the Board) at the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) within the Department of Justice. The Board will be responsible for integrating scientific knowledge into crime-reduction efforts, as well as for using research, data, and evidence to guide the OJP’s grants, programs, and activities. The legislation is cosponsored by Rep. Dwight Evans (PA-03), Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05), and Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04). A companion bill in the Senate is sponsored by Sens.

July 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, S.998, the Supporting and Treating Officers in Crisis (STOIC) Act, was signed into law by President Trump. This bipartisan bill is the Senate companion to legislation introduced by Reps. Madeleine Dean (PA-04) and Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) and will improve mental health treatment and support for our nation’s law enforcement officers, especially as it relates to suicide prevention. 

 

July 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Friday, July 12, U.S. Representatives Madeleine Dean (PA-04), Mike Quigley (IL-05), and Greg Steube (FL-17) introduced legislation to require the FBI to establish a program to collect data on law enforcement and former law enforcement suicides and attempted suicides. Currently, the FBI tracks line-of-duty deaths through the Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted program, but there is no comprehensive government effort to track suicides or attempted suicides by law enforcement.

 

July 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 220-197. The legislation included two amendments sponsored by Rep. Madeleine Dean that address water contamination caused by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

 

June 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives passed Rep. Dean’s amendment to H.R. 3351, increasing funding for Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) from $3 million to $6 million in the coming fiscal year. This funding will allow CDFIs to offer increased financial and technical assistance for people with disabilities. The amendment passed by a vote of 373-51.

 

June 18, 2019 Press Release

GLENSIDE, PA – On Friday, June 14, Madeleine Dean hosted a roundtable discussion on how the Affordable Care Act has changed the health care landscape – and how patients and practitioners could be affected if it is overturned.  

 

May 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Rep. Madeleine Dean’s Toxic PFAS Control Act (H.R. 2600) picked up two key endorsements from powerful environmental advocacy organizations. NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) and EWG (Environmental Working Group) both offered their support for the bill during a hearing of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on the Environment and Climate Change.