Representative Susan Wild

Representing the 7th District of Pennsylvania

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June 21, 2019 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) announced House passage increased federal funding for education programs which directly benefit underserved schools across Pennsylvania’s Seventh district.
June 21, 2019 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) announced House passage over $3 billion in funding for projects that will help businesses and manufacturers develop their workforce and increase skilled workers in Pennsylvania’s Seventh district. The funding also includes funding for the (OSHA) to improve workplace safety standards.
June 19, 2019 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) announced House passage of an additional $300 million she requested for the Social Security Administration to address long wait times and backlog of disability hearings.
June 19, 2019 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) announced House passage of federal funding that she requested for multiple programs at the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Defense, and National Institute of Health (NIH) that will go toward research programs at Lehigh University and Pennsylvania State University.
June 14, 2019 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) led a letter, along with Reps. Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05), and Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) sounding the alarm over reports that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is using facial recognition technology to scan American citizens - raising concerns over privacy and potential misuse of the American people’s biometric data.
June 12, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) introduced a bill with Reps. Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), Madeleine Dean (PA-04), and Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) to require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide legal assistance to women veterans to help address some of their unique, unmet needs. The bill would require the VA to establish a partnership with an experienced organization that would help women veterans access services such as child care and dental care and assist with legal issues such as child support and eviction and foreclosure.
June 11, 2019 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) voted to advance H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, through the House Education and Labor Committee. H.R. 397 is bipartisan solution to address the multiemployer pension crisis which is putting the retirement security of millions of Americans at risk, threatening workers, businesses, and our economy.
June 5, 2019 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) joined her Freshmen Democratic colleagues in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging him to bring, H.R. 1/S.949, the For the People Act, to the Senate floor for debate and for a vote. The letter was signed by almost every Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representative’s freshman class. The For the People Act is transformative legislation that strengthens American democracy and empowers citizens by making it easier to vote, reducing the influence of big money bill was passed by the House and sent to the Senate in March.
June 4, 2019 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) voted to pass H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, landmark legislation that provides permanent protections to our nation’s Dreamers, as well as to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders, allowing them to contribute fully to Pennsylvania communities and our country while providing a pathway to citizenship.
May 20, 2019 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representatives Susan Wild (PA-07) applauded the House passage of key pieces of the SPEAK Up Act – Wild’s bill to improve the reporting process of child abuse and neglect to ensure the proper authorities are alerted as early as possible about children experiencing dangerous situations.

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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.

April 13, 2019 In The News

By Madeleine Dean, Chrissy Houlahan, Mary Gay Scanlon, and Susan Wild

Last November, Pennsylvanians from Philadelphia to Erie held a referendum on the type of government they want. With fairly drawn, constitutionally legitimate Congressional districts, voters ushered in a new, more diverse era of representation.

April 12, 2019 In The News

Women in Congress have been getting attention recently for calling out casual sexism on the Hill — and female staffers say it’s making their jobs easier.

April 11, 2019 In The News

Lawmakers are pushing yet another piece of new legislation that would make it easier for patients to gain access to home health care, specifically by widening the scope of who can certify the need for home health services under Medicare rules.

April 4, 2019 In The News

“Most of all, I just want my constituents back home to know that I’m working for them, and that I’m not thinking about contributions from a big corporation when I’m in a committee hearing and questioning witnesses and when we’re voting on matters that are important to the working families in my district.”

April 4, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON—The majority Democrats on the House Education and Labor Committee will push two key pro-worker safety bills this year, but the exact timetable is uncertain.

In an informal conversation after the first congressional briefing in years on worker health and safety, a top committee aide on the issue said he expects the legislation will hit the floor this summer.

April 4, 2019 In The News

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to reauthorize a 25-year-old law that helps victims of domestic and sexual violence, drawing support from nearly three dozen Republicans despite complaints that Democrats were politicizing the popular law by adding gun control provisions.

April 2, 2019 In The News

On a day designed to bring awareness to the discrepancy between what men and women make in the U.S. workplace, the far-reaching consequences of such inequality — including domestic violence, poverty and lower chances of success — found the spotlight.

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