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Congressman Conor Lamb

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania

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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).

October 15, 2019 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, 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).

August 22, 2019 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – In June 2019, Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17), Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14), Joe Courtney (CT-02) and Andy Levin (MI-09) introduced the bipartisan Federally Requiring Earned Education-Debt Discharges for Veterans Act (FREED Vets Act) to require the U.S.

August 5, 2019 Page

CONGRESSMAN LAMB ANNOUNCES 2019 CONGRESSIONAL APP CHALLENGE FOR PA-17 MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

--Submissions for the 2019 Congressional App Challenge must be registered and submitted online by Friday, November 1, 2019--

June 28, 2019 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) and Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14), Joe Courtney (CT-02) and Andy Levin (MI-09) introduced the bipartisan Federally Requiring Earned Education-Debt Discharges for Veterans Act (FREED Vets Act) to require the U.S. Department of Education to automatically discharge federal student loan debt for eligible permanently disabled veterans.  A companion Senate version of this legislation is also being introduced by Senators Jack Reed (RI) and Johnny Isakson (GA).

June 21, 2019 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – As part of the ongoing federal budget appropriations process for fiscal year 2020, the House adopted four amendments sponsored by Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) this week.

"These are smart investments in programs that protect jobs, protect our energy grid, protect our servicemembers and assist local farmers, and important examples of how our government can support the great work being done by Western Pennsylvanians every day," said Lamb.

June 19, 2019 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) joined Representative Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), the bill’s sponsor, as well as Rob Bishop (UT-01), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Michael Waltz (FL-06) in the introduction of H.R. 3266, the JROTC Cyber Training Act.  This bipartisan legislation directs the Secretary of Defense to carry out a program to enhance the preparation of students in the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) for careers in computer science and cybersecurity.

May 14, 2019 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) announced Mt. Lebanon High School student Alayna Hollist as the winner of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for Pennsylvania’s 17th District for her colored pencil piece “The Candy Shop.”  Hollist, a junior, was declared the winner during a reception hosted by Lamb at Chatham University’s Eden Hall campus in Gibsonia on Monday evening.

Lamb received 52 pieces of art for the contest, including paintings, photographs, drawings, mixed media and stained glass from more than 40 students from schools across PA-17.