Mary Gay Scanlon

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Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon is a life-long advocate for children and families. In November 2018, she was sworn into Congress following a special election victory, the first woman of the new wave of representation to be sworn in.

In her third full term in Congress, Mary Gay has continued her relentless advocacy on behalf of children and families in Pennsylvania’s 5th District and across the country. As a member of the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Rules, Mary Gay plays a key role in shaping laws that impact the lives of Americans. On the Judiciary Committee, she currently serves as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Limited Government, where she is a critical voice in pushing back on attacks on American freedoms. Mary Gay is a member of dozens of important caucuses, including as the chair of the Legal Aid Caucus and the Youth Mentoring Caucus, Co-Chair of the Foster Youth Caucus, and Vice-Chair of the LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus.

Mary Gay has cosponsored over 400 bills to improve the lives of families in our region and across the country. When roughly 4,000 jobs at the Boeing Plant in Ridley were on the chopping block, Mary Gay led the charge to successfully restore funding for this critical program in the National Defense Authorization Act. She also helped secure a $650 million contract to produce new ships at the Philadelphia Shipyard. Congresswoman Scanlon led House floor debate on critical legislative victories, including the Equality Act and the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women’s Act. Mary Gay also has brought significant resources back to southeast Pennsylvania thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act. Congresswoman Scanlon has been tirelessly fighting for the people, working closely with President Biden to restore faith in our democracy and build a fair economy for all.