Legislative Recap: What You Might Have Missed

Committee Activity

House Judiciary Committee — Oversight of the Bankruptcy Code, Part 1: Confronting Abuses of the Chapter 11 System

Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code is no exception to this rule. Through tricky corporate restructuring and a notable lack of regulation, we’ve seen debtors skirt their financial responsibility to their creditors and even seek to prevent their creditors from seeking other forms of relief.

Looking at how we can reform Chapter 11 to prevent this type of corporate abuse is essential to ensuring the victims of corporate malfeasance, sexual abuse, and other crimes are able to seek and be awarded an adequate financial award.

House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security — A Fine Scheme: How Court-Imposed Fees and Fines Unjustly Burden Vulnerable Communities

To correct this failed policy, I introduced the Driving for Opportunity Act. This legislation would further incentivize states to correct the failed policy of suspending driver's licenses for unrelated offenses by repealing the federal mandate to suspend driver’s licenses for certain non-driving-related offenses and authorizing targeted grants to states that repeal laws suspending driver’s licenses for unpaid fines and fees.

House Admin Committee — Election Subversion: A Growing Threat To Electoral Integrity

Other Legislative Activity

Joined President Biden at the White House while he signed a bill I helped lead to increase funding for crime victims into law

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Check out our press release on the bill:

Here is what else you might have missed

Hosted a roundtable with local economic development leaders

Welcomed my colleagues to the Philly Shipyard

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