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Congressman Ryan Costello

Representing the 6th District of Pennsylvania


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November 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – In light of the report that a Syrian militant used refugee status to carry out the terrorist attacks in Paris, Congressman Ryan Costello (PA-06) released the following statement about the U.S. accepting Syrian refugees:

November 15, 2015 Press Release

Costello and colleagues will honor victims of Paris attacks and condemn the indiscriminate terror attacks in Israel


November 10, 2015 Press Release

Royersford, PA – As we head into PIAA high school playoff season, Congressman Ryan Costello (PA-06) visited Spring-Ford Senior High School in Royersford to highlight his safe sports initiative. Costello, a former high school and college athlete, introduced H. Res. 112, a resolution supporting a Secondary School Student Athletes’ Bill of Rights.

November 9, 2015 Press Release

Legislation would allow more students enrolled in industry-recognized certification programs to receive federal student aid, helping them prepare for careers without accruing massive debts


November 6, 2015 Press Release

West Chester – Ahead of Veterans Day, Congressman Ryan Costello (PA-06) announced the launch of his Veterans Day Appreciation Project, an opportunity to recognize veterans in Pennsylvania’s Sixth Congressional District for their service to our nation.

November 6, 2015 Press Release

‘VET Act’ Creates ‘One Stop Shop’ for Veterans Seeking Help from Local VA Facilities


November 5, 2015 Press Release

Costello Amendments included in final passage


Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act, bipartisan, multi-year legislation to reauthorize and reform federal highway, transit, and transportation safety programs.  

November 5, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U. S. House of Representatives again passed the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), S. 1356. It was necessary for Congress to reconsider this bipartisan, bicameral legislation after President Obama vetoed it on October 22, 2015. 

November 3, 2015 Press Release

Costello: “It’s time for accountability and to get back to business”


October 26, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tonight, the U. S. House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 3033: the Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia (READ) Act.


In The News

April 16, 2015 In The News

Paige Cooperstein

As published in Reading Eagle

Pottstown High School junior Emmanuel Wilkerson came to his government class with a couple questions for U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello, who chatted with students during a recent visit to the school.

Wilkerson walked to the front of the room when the congressman arrived and gave him a firm handshake.

April 14, 2015 In The News

As published in the Daily Local News

Michael Rellahan 


West Chester >> On Friday about noon, on what may have been the first truly warm day of spring, a United States congressman visited a British native at the boyhood home of an American hero to talk about a Japanese cherry tree.

Smiles were abundant.

April 10, 2015 In The News

As published in the Reading Eagle

Paige Cooperstein

Pottstown Middle School students spent four days during one week this semester taking the reading portion of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment test, said Principal Gail Cooper.

The following week, she said the kids took the math portion of the test over three days.

April 3, 2015 In The News

As published in the Associated Press


Two Pennsylvania congressmen are expressing concern about delays in a government investigation into widespread mismanagement of disability claims at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' office in Philadelphia.

April 3, 2015 In The News

Letter: Lack of transparency at VA must end

Reading Eagle

Congressman Ryan Costello

April 3, 2015 



March 20, 2015 In The News

EAST WHITELAND >>The practice of human trafficking will be the subject of a forum organized by U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello, R-6th, of West Chester on Friday, along with experts in the field.

March 19, 2015 In The News

As published in the Associated Press


WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania lawmaker is calling on the Veterans Affairs Department’s inspector general to review the agency’s services for female veterans.

March 14, 2015 In The News

As published in the Daily Local News

Editorial Board

March 12, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON - A lawmaker who represents part of Berks County in Congress is calling on the Veterans Affairs Department's deputy inspector general, Richard Griffin, to review the agency's services for female veterans. In a letter Thursday, U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello, a Republican representing Pennsylvania's Sixth District, joined Democratic U.S. Rep.