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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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PA Congressmen Brady, Boyle and Evans decry return of Syrian families
  PHILADELPHIA --- Congressmen Robert Brady, Brendon Boyle and Dwight Evans today decried the return of two Syrian families who were lawfully entering the United States through Philadelphia International Airport. Rep. Brady: “It is outrageous that after they were apparently vetted for years,  and finally having been approved for permanent residency in this country these families were held and returned to a third country within hours of deplaning. This action may be a death sentence for them and is another example of how brain dead policy is dangerous and destructive.”  Rep. Dwight Evans: “The Trump administration’s ban on immigrants most certainly qualifies as cruel and unusual. Today was a very sad day in the city of Brotherly Love. The Trump administration has turned its back on some of the most vulnerable people in the world. Philadelphia has welcomed immigrants from around the world for generations. President Trump’s Executive Order is Un-American and reprehensible. We
Congressman Brady joins House colleagues to demand President-elect Trump rescind proposed appointment of Steve Bannon
  Philadelphia --- Congressman Bob Brady (D., PA) and 168 Members of the House of Representatives have sent a letter to President-elect Trump demanding that the proposed appointment of Steve Bannon as White House Chief Strategist be rescinded. The letter states, “Immediately following your victory, many Americans were optimistic and hopeful that you would take the steps necessary to unify our country following the divisive and contentious election.  In your election night speech you said, ‘Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division.  It is time for us to come together as one united people.’  Unfortunately, your appointment of Stephen Bannon, whose ties to the White Nationalist movement have been well-documented, directly undermines your ability to unite the country.  As elected representatives of millions of Americans from diverse backgrounds, religions, and ethnicities, we strongly urge you to reconsider your decision to appoint Mr. Bannon to White House Chi
Congressmen Brady and Evans ask House Appropriations leadership to help find funding to alleviate major poverty issues impacting the Districts’ children
  PHILADELPHIA --- In a joint letter to House Appropriations Committee Chair Hal Roger (R., KY-5) and Ranking Member Nita Lowery (D., NY-17), Congressmen Bob Brady (D., PA-1) and Dwight Evans (D., PA-2)  outlined major poverty issues in their Districts that have a direct impact on children. They stressed, “We hope that in this drastically different new political climate  with several competing priorities, that we can still ascertain ways to both alleviate and find permanent solutions to the problems plaguing our Districts the most.” The issues highlighted are: Aging Home and Lead Paint Requesting restoration of Federal funding for lead abatement. Philadelphia has had to cut over 60% of positions used to monitor and enforce lead paint laws and restrictions. Nearly 2,700 children in Philadelphia tested positive for harmful lead levels in 2015. Child Nutrition Need to maintain or increase federally subsidized school meals. H.R. 5003, the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act
Congressman Brady to join Day of Action
  Philadelphia --- Congressman Bob Brady (D., PA) announced  that he stands in full support of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Fight for $15 Day of Action that is being held today. “I have and will continue to support family sustaining wages and union rights for hard working Americans. As a nation we cannot afford to have working people still not able to feed their families.” The Congressman, who will be in DC today, said he will tweet his support throughout the Day of Action. “I want to help get the message out that we cannot turn our backs on working families.”

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