Representative Susan Wild

Representing the 7th District of Pennsylvania

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August 20, 2019 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) held a press conference with the Pennsylvania Health Access Network announcing her support for their principles for lowering the costs of prescription drugs in the Greater Lehigh Valley. A recent poll of healthcare affordability burdens in Pennsylvania indicated that drug prices are harming adults in Pennsylvania. In response, the Pennsylvania Health Access Network formed the Pennsylvania Coalition for Fair Drug Pricing, endorsed by Wild.
August 16, 2019 Press Release
This morning, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) held a press conference with Protect Our Care as part of their “Health Care Emergency Tour” to call attention to the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs in the Lehigh Valley and the threat posed to Pennsylvanian’s health care by Texas v. United States, the lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Joined by health care advocates from her district and local elected officials, Wild discussed her agenda to improve health care and lower costs for all American families.
August 14, 2019 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) joined 124 Members of the House of Representatives in sending a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alexander Azar asking him to withdraw a proposed rule that would roll back key provisions of the Health Care Rights Law, Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The proposed rule would embolden widespread discrimination in health care, allowing insurance companies, hospitals, doctors, nurses, and other health care providers and entities to deny patients care because of who they are, what language they speak, their sexual orientation or gender identity, or because they are seeking reproductive care.
August 7, 2019 Press Release
Following the recent mass tragedies caused by gun violence this past weekend, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) joined 213 of her House colleagues in calling for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to bring the Senate back in session and urgently take up bipartisan background check legislation passed by the House of Representatives more than 150 days ago.
August 5, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07), a Jewish Member of Congress, will travel with a group of 42 House Democrats visiting Israel and the West Bank from August 5-11 to learn more about issues critical to the U.S. – Israel relationship and international security. The delegation will also be joined by the delegation of House Republicans for a portion of the trip.
August 1, 2019 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) led a letter, signed by 33 Members of Congress, to Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kevin McAleenan requesting the immediate resignation of Carla Provost, Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, citing the loss of the public’s confidence that she can faithfully execute the responsibilities of her position without bias or prejudice.
July 25, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman Susan Wild (PA-07) and Congresswoman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) introduced the Mental Health in Schools Excellence Program Act. This legislation addresses the critical shortage of mental health professionals, like school psychologists, social workers, and counselors. Specifically, authorization is granted to establish partnerships between the Department of Education and eligible graduate programs to cover up to 100 percent of attendance costs for students who complete five years of service as a school-based mental health service provider.
July 24, 2019 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07), a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, voted to pass H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, historic, bipartisan legislation to address the nation’s impending multiemployer pension crisis that has put the retirement security of millions of Americans at risk - threatening workers, businesses, and our economy.
July 22, 2019 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) requested a formal Health Consultation from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of ethylene oxide pollution levels in Lehigh County. Ethylene oxide (EtO), a gas commonly used to sterilize medical equipment, is linked to cancers including breast cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and others.
July 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) voted to pass the Raise the Wage Act, landmark legislation to gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 over six years and restore the value of work in our economy by lifting struggling workers and their families out of poverty.

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June 27, 2019 In The News
On Wednesday night, Pennsylvania Congresswoman Susan Wild gave a brief but impassioned speech in the House chamber. After revealing that her partner’s death, exactly one month earlier, had been a suicide, Wild called for legislators to address the “national emergency” of people coping with mental health issues. Read the full text of her speech.
June 27, 2019 In The News
Almost half of House Democratic freshmen have come out against the new North American trade pact in its current form, demanding that the Trump administration make the deal more worker-friendly before sending it to Congress for a vote. In a letter to President Donald Trump’s trade chief, 27 Democrats said the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement must be renegotiated to include stronger enforcement mechanisms and labor and environmental standards, as well as cut out a provision tied to pharmaceuticals.
June 26, 2019 In The News

It had been one month since Rep. Susan Wild’s “life partner,” attorney Kerry Acker had died, she told the House chamber on Wednesday night, as legislative business came to a close.

June 18, 2019 In The News

Climate scientists are increasingly connecting the dots between extreme weather events and the changing climate. Hurricanes are stronger, wildfires burn longer, heat waves are hotter and flooding is more extreme.

June 14, 2019 In The News

Congresswoman Susan Wild’s colleagues knew she was a former litigator, but most hadn’t seen her perform under pressure until one March afternoon.

June 13, 2019 In The News

Lawmakers continued making their arguments for and against a Department of Labor proposal to expand overtime pay protections at a Congressional hearing June 12.

June 10, 2019 In The News

Former U.S. Rep. Tom Marino left his job in Congress in January, weeks after being sworn in for the two-year term, citing health reasons and a pending job in the private sector.

June 10, 2019 In The News

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill were expected to vote this week on a spending proposal that would give legislators their first pay increase since 2009.

June 4, 2019 In The News

Tired of reading bad news? It takes some searching, but there is good news these days. We’re taking important steps in addressing the pressing need of acting on climate change.

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