February Recap: What You Might Have Missed Last Month

Legislative Activity

Passed the America COMPETES Act

Passed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act

Cosponsored the Preventing Pretrial Gun Purchases Act

  1. Amending federal gun laws to deny gun sales to any person subject to a pretrial release order from a court that prohibits the person from purchasing, possessing, or receiving guns.
  2. Prohibiting any person from knowingly selling or disposing of a gun to these individuals.
  3. Authorizing $25 million in additional funding for the next five years for states to report pretrial orders involving gun restrictions to the national background check system.

Called on DOD to include rapid COVID tests in TRICARE-covered benefits

Urged Congressional leadership to ensure PHL and Dulles Airports can be reimbursed for expenses incurred while supporting Operation Allies Welcome

Closed out Black History Month with votes on three important pieces of legislation related to racial justice and honoring Black Americans:

Committee Activity

House Judiciary Committee: Is there a Doctor in the House? The Role of Immigrant Physicians in the U.S. Health Care System

House Judiciary Committee: The Rise in Violence Against Minority Institutions

What Else You Might Have Missed

Hosted a tele-town hall and other constituent conversations

Celebrated and honored Black History Month

Connected with constituents of all ages at in-person events in the district

Visited Chester Community Clinic

Recognized Octavius Catto, one of Philadelphia’s great heroes, on the House floor

Honored Dr. Hal Wilkinson on the House floor



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Mary Gay Scanlon

Mary Gay Scanlon


Mary Gay Scanlon currently serves a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District.