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August 17, 2020 Press Release

(PITTSBURGH, PA) – Today, Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) launched the annual Congressional App Challenge for middle and high school students living or attending school in Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District.  Sponsored by the Internet Education Foundation, this nationwide competition recognizes and encourages the programming and app design skills of young constituents and is a great opportunity to showcase programming skills.

August 14, 2020 Press Release

(PITTSBURGH, PA) – Today, Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) announced that recent Hampton Township High School graduate Katelyn Januck is the winner of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for Pennsylvania’s 17th District for her pencil drawing “Class of…”.  Januck is enrolled to attend The Savannah College of Art and Design this fall.

July 31, 2020 Press Release

(PITTSBURGH, PA) – Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) is now accepting applications from qualified students in Pennsylvania’s 17th District who seek a nomination to one of the United States Service Academies.  Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2020.

July 30, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) introduced the bipartisan Supporting American Families, Employers (SAFE) Kids and Jobs Act with his colleagues, Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-1) and Linda Sánchez (CA-38).  The text of the SAFE Kids and Jobs Act passed the House yesterday on a bipartisan basis as part of the Child Ca

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.