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July 1, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today the House of Representatives passed the Moving Forward Act (H.R.2), a $1.5 trillion plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure.  Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) voted in support of the legislation, which was passed on a bipartisan basis.  The bill provides funding for roads, bridges and transit systems, as well as schools, housing, broadband access, clean energy, water infrastructure, modernizes the Postal Service, and provides

May 11, 2020 Press Release

(PITTSBURGH, PA) – Today, Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) announced that due to the coronavirus public health crisis, the 2020 Congressional Art Competition is moving to an all-digital submission format and is open to all high school students in grades 9-12 living in Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District.  Lamb’s office is now accepting entries for the annual nationwide competition which is sponsored by the Congressional Institute and recognizes young artists across the nation.  All submissions are due by 5:00 p.m.

March 30, 2020 Page

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March 20, 2020 Page

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March 10, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, the House passed H.R. 3598, the bipartisan Federally Requiring Earned Education-Debt Discharges for Veterans Act (FREED Vets Act).  Introduced by Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) and Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14), Joe Courtney (CT-02) and Andy Levin (MI-09), the legislation would require the U.S.

March 10, 2020 Video

Rep. Conor Lamb (PA-17) delivers a floor speech on H.R. 3598, the bipartisan Federally Requiring Earned Education-Debt Discharges for Veterans Act (FREED Vets Act). Introduced by Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) and Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14), Joe Courtney (CT-02) and Andy Levin (MI-09), the legislation would require the U.S. Department of Education to automatically discharge federal student loan debt for eligible permanently disabled veterans.

January 28, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – This week the House unanimously passed S. 153, the Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act, the Senate companion to H.R. 425, a bipartisan bill authored by Representative Neal Dunn (FL-2) and co-led by Rep.

January 3, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) announced that a team of two students from Shady Side Academy, Nicholas Zana and Jason Wu, are the winners of the Congressional App Challenge for Pennsylvania’s 17th District for their math education app “Mathias.”

Lamb hosted the Congressional App Challenge to give middle school and high school students in PA-17 an opportunity to practice coding and computer science skills.  The winning app will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for the next year.

December 31, 2019 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) issued a report highlighting the work of his office in 2019 for the constituents of Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District.

October 15, 2019 Video

On October 15, 2019, the House passed H.R. 2385, a bipartisan bill authored by Representatives Conor Lamb (PA-17) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-1) to provide the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs with the authority to establish a grant program to conduct cemetery research and produce outreach materials for the Veterans Legacy Program (VLP), an educational initiative from the National Cemetery Administration (NCA).