Press Releases

Jan 29, 2004

Brady, Hoeffel, Clean Air Council Force EPA Field Hearings On Mercury Contamination (1/29/04)

PHILADELPHIA --- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it would hold field hearings in Philadelphia in late February on the Interstate Air Quality Rules and Utility Mercury Reductions Rule proposed by the Bush Administration. The announcement comes after Congressmen Robert A. Brady (PA-1) and Joseph M. Hoeffel (PA-13) wrote to the EPA urging hearings on the controversial changes in the regulations.

Dec 10, 2003

Brady announces $1.26 million Emergency Food and Shelter Award for Philadelphia and Delaware County (12/10/03)

PHILADELPHIA -- First District Congressman Robert A. Brady announced today that $1.26 million has been awarded to Philadelphia and Delaware County by the Emergency Food and Shelter (EFS) Program.

Nov 24, 2003

Congressman Brady Condemns Pay to Play Medicare Bill (11/24/03)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Denouncing the Medicare conference report, Congressman Robert A. Brady (D., Pa.) said today he voted against the Republicans' plan to privatize Medicare because it doesn't do enough to control the rising costs of prescription drugs, privatizes Medicare and will result in 2.7 million retirees losing their existing health care coverage.

Nov 22, 2003

Brady and Weldon announce award of contract to Boeing for production of Chinooks (11/22/03)

WASHINGTON DC -- Congressman Robert A. Bob Brady (D-PA), a member of the House Armed Services Committee joined with Congressman Curt Weldon (R-PA), vice-chairman of the committee, to announce that the U.S. Army has approved the acquisition of seven new CH-47F Chinook helicopters.

Nov 3, 2003

Congressman Brady announces award of $750,000 Homeland Security /FEMA Grant to Philadelphia Fire Department (11/20/03)

PHILADELPHIA -- Congressman Robert A. Brady (D., Pa) today announced the award of a $750,000 Assistance to Firefighter Grant to the Philadelphia Fire Department. The one-year grant supports Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety; Fire Prevention; Emergency Medical Service; and, Firefighter Vehicles Acquisition Programs.

Sep 29, 2003

Congressman Brady supports Port Security grant proposal (09/26/03)

PHILADELPHIA ---- Congressman Robert A. Brady (D., Pa.) supports a request for a $2.6 million grant to enhance security at the Port of Philadelphia which has been designated as a Strategic Military Seaport.

Sep 24, 2003

Congressman Brady co-sponsors ENDA (09/24/03)

PHILADELPHIA ---- Congressman Robert A. Brady (D., Pa.) is a co-sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) which was re-introduced today.

Sep 3, 2003

Congressman Brady announces $6 million for Philadelphia International Airport (09/03/03)

PHILADELPHIA ---- Congressman Robert A. Brady (D., Pa.) announced to today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded the City of Philadelphia a $6 million dollar grant to enhance safety at the Philadelphia International Airport.

Jul 22, 2003

Congressman Brady and CRDF announce the award of a grant to fund research on early detection and protection against biological, chemical agents to a U of P researcher (07/22/03)

PHILADELPHIA ---- Congressman Robert A. Brady (D., PA) and the U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) announced that a University of Pennsylvania scientist is the recipient of one of five new Cooperative Research grants, totaling over $400,000, to joint teams of U.S. and former Soviet scientists who will be working on finding innovative solutions to minimize the impact of terrorist threats.