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March 9, 2020 Press Release
Legislation Would Provide Student Loan Debt Forgiveness For Eligible Disabled Veterans

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, the For Country Caucus formally endorsed the bipartisan Federally Requiring Earned Education-Debt Discharges for Veterans Act (FREED Vets Act).  Introduced by Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) along with Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14), Joe Courtney (CT-02) and Andy Levin (MI-09), the legislation would require the U

March 5, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Representatives Conor Lamb (PA-17) and Denny Heck (WA-10) introduced H.R. 6101, the Ending Passenger Rail Forced Arbitration Act.   On January 1, 2019, Amtrak revised its requirement that legal action against the company be resolved through a mandatory arbitration process.  Under this change customers waive their right to sue Amtrak in a U.S.

March 4, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) issued the following statement after passage of H.R. 6074, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, which provides $8.3 billion in emergency funding to address the coronavirus:

February 20, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is now accepting applications for multiple firefighter grant programs: Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG); Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER); and Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S).  The application period for all programs closes on F

February 14, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) today urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to reject a new bill to “ban fracking” nationwide, and to allow a vote on the

February 11, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – The Upper Ohio Navigation Project has received $7.7 million in funding for the Pre-Construction Engineering and Design (PED) phase under the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) FY2020 Work Plan.  The Upper Ohio Navigation Project addresses lock condition and capacity issues at Emsworth, Dashields, and Montgomery Locks and Dams along the Ohio River.

February 6, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) issued the following statement following the House’s passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act:

January 30, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) issued the following statement following consideration of two measures by the House related to the ongoing U.S. military engagement in the Middle East:

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 8, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) released the following statement after top national security officials briefed members of Congress on the killing of Qasem Soleimani and rising tensions with Iran:

“I commend our troops for their unmatched professionalism and lethality.  They have reminded true enemies like Soleimani what we are capable of.