Congressman Brendan Boyle
By Irish Echo Staff
Congressman Brendan Boyle is not happy with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
He would be joining a long line stretching back some years to Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and now, as he sees it, in the City of Brotherly Love.
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Boyle, a Democrat representing Pennsylvania’s Second Congressional District, issued a statement in response to a recent FEMA decision to close COVID-19 testing sites in his city.
“I am deeply dismayed that FEMA is ending local testing for COVID-19,” said Boyle, who is the only member of Congress with an Irish parent, his father a Donegal native.
“Just yesterday, the White House declared Philadelphia as one of the projected ‘hot spots’ for the virus. There is no reasonable explanation for FEMA’s decision.
“FEMA has chosen a path of chaos, which will only make this crisis much worse. I call on FEMA to reverse its decision immediately.”