CCRA’s Government Relations Committee will be hosting a town hall meeting with United States Congressman Dwight E. Evans starting 6:30 P.M., Monday, December 4, 2017 at Plays and Players, 1714 Delancey Place, to tell us what’s happening in Washington. Since November 14, 2016, the Congressman has represented Pennsylvania’s Second District (which includes the CCRA neighborhood) in the US House of Representatives. He is well known in Philadelphia because of his long service (1980 to 2016) in the PA House of Representatives representing West Oak Lane. In the House of Representatives he serves on the Agriculture and the Small Business Committees, and he is Co-Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Economic Development and Wealth Creation Task Force.
During his brief tenure in the House of Representatives Congressman Evans has introduced six bills. They are H.R. 922, the Rehabilitation of Historic Schools Act of 2017; H.R. 1702, the Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act of 2017; H.R. 2655, the Small Business Innovation Protection Act of 2017; H.R. 2780, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Cyber Training Act; H.R. 3532, the No Conflict of Interest Presidency Act of 2017; and H.R.3660, the No Federal Funding for Confederate Symbols Act. Two of these bills are in response to the recent national events. H.R. 3532 would require the conversion of the Trump Organization’s businesses, which include real estate, golf courses, hotels, resorts and a range of other investments, into cash, with which President Trump would then be required to buy treasury bills and widely diversified mutual funds, that are considered conflict free under federal law. H.R. 3660, which the Congressman introduced with New York Congressman Adriano Espaillat, would prohibit Federal funds from being used for Confederate symbols on Federal public land. Of the 1,503 remaining symbols of the Confederacy in public spaces, more than 700 Confederate monuments and statues are on public property throughout the country.
The town hall meeting will give the audience an opportunity to discuss a myriad of topics on current legislative issues and other matters important to them.