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ENG: Robert A. "Bob" Brady (born April 7, 1945) is the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district, serving since 1998, and the ranking Democrat on the United States House Committee on House Administration since 2007. He has been the Chairman to the Philadelphia Democratic Party since 1986, and is one of the few members of congress who are a county chairman. Early life, education, and pre-congressional career Brady was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father was an Irish American police officer and his mother was Italian American. He graduated from St. Thomas More High School and didn't go to college. Brady went to work as a carpenter and became a part of the leadership of the Carpenters’ union. He is still a member of the Carpenters' and Teachers' ...
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Brady joins Sen.Kitchen and other st.officials to protest...


Congressman Robert A. Brady (D., PA) today joined State Sen. Shirley Kitchen and other elected officials and advocates in blasting Pennsylvania’s proposed asset test for recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).“This proposed asset test will force families who are looking at poverty in the face choose between having a few dollars saved as a safety net and being able to feed their families,” the Congressman said. The Congressman said he has written to Gov. Corbett and asked him to reconsider implementation of the asset test. “As most of this in ...


A Quick Look at Bob Brady's 2011 FEC Reports


Normally I stay out of Philadelphia politics. When I was going over the quarterly FEC reports for the collar counties I dipped into the reports for Philadelphia’s congressional representatives. A few things surprised me so I’ve done a little more digging. Here are some observations on the reports from 1st district Congressman Bob Brady’s campaign, from the post-general 2010 election, year end 2010, first, second, and third quarter 2011 reports. To provide some context, I found a Dec. 20, 2010 article by Brad Bumstead and Mike Wereschagin in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, ...


Statewide Primaries Get Steamy


The big question is will we get a Democrat candidate from Eastern Pennsylvania or Western Pennsylvania in the high-stakes Attorney General race? The next two questions automatically follow. Will either Dan McCaffery or former Congressman Pat Murphy or Lackawanna’s Kathleen Kane get the nomination when the Democrat State Committee meets Jan. 14 to decide? The State’s Democrats from west of the Susquehanna always seem to be united when it comes to decisions such as this, though none of them has announced as of now. Obviously a powerful draw, Dan McCaffery showed he had the ...


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Congressman Brady joins in the unveiling of a POW/MIA memorial chair in Philadelphia City Hall
PHILADELPHIA --- Congressman Bob Brady (D., PA) joined Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and veterans for the unveiling of a POW/MIA  ceremonial chair located in Philadelphia City Hall. The chair will remain empty and will serve as a permanent reminder of the 91,000 Americans who are missing or have been prisoners of war. Congressman Brady said the chair will remain as a constant reminder that we can never forget the sacrifices of our the brave men and women who have given their all to protect us and our nation. ### (l – r) Jim Kenney, Mayor, City of Phila. Hershel Williams, Congressional Medal Recipient Michael Thornton, Congressional Medal Recipient Ralph Galati, POW, Vietnam Congressman Brady Scott Brown, Director, Phila. Veterans Advisory Commission
Statement of Congressman Robert Brady on the FY2017 Spending Bill
“I want to congratulate Democratic negotiators who were able to get the best possible deal for the American people in the delayed FY2017 Omnibus Appropriations Act.  I am especially pleased that Democrats were able to: ·         Fight off attempts to legislate cutting Federal funds to so-called ‘sanctuary cities’ similar to the Trump executive order which has been stayed by the courts; ·         Win inclusion  of $295.9 million to alleviate an emergency budget shortfall in Puerto Rico; ·         Allow the Treasury Department to provide financial planning and other technical assistance to the Puerto Rican government; ·          Deny President Trump’s request for US funding for a border wall which he claimed would be paid for by Mexico. I supported all of these provisions and I’m glad that our leadership was able to win their inclusion. This is not a perfect bill and we have a lot of work to do on FY2018 spending. But this deal is welcome news.” 
Congressman Brady's statement about the U.S. strikes against the Syrian government
PHILADELPHIA  – Today, House Armed Services Committee Member Bob Brady (D-PA) released the following statement about the U.S. strikes against the Syrian government: “After seeing the photos of children killed in the chemical attack, it is hard to disagree with the President’s decision to retaliate and strike the air base in Syria. The base, where U.S. officials say the Syrian military planes that dropped the chemicals took off from. But, the President should have conferred with Congress. He should have reached out and asked for support from our allies. Going it alone does not work in today’s world. And, he must come to Congress for all and any approval in the future.”
Congressman Brady condemns House passage of Trumpcare
Philadelphia --- Today, Congressman Bob Brady (D., PA) issued the following statement re the House passage of Trumpcare:    “This afternoon, the House GOP voted to make America sick again. And, I was proud to vote against this bill that takes away the basic right of our people to healthcare. It’s a sad day. My office has been inundated with calls from worried constituents. We heard their concerns loud and clear, but the GOP has turned its back to the very real concerns of these voters. Trumpcare gives states waivers from the requirement to sell plans that cover essential services, including preventive care, prescription drug coverage, and mental health and addiction treatment. It discriminates against older Americans who could end up being charged five times more than other consumers. It puts people with pre-existing conditions at risk and may force them to accept inferior coverage and pay catastrophic fees. The legislation also cuts Medicare and Medicaid by more than $1 trillio



 
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