My great-uncle, Philip Fitzpatrick, was a proud patrolman with the NYPD. He was also a poet, often writing about the world he knew as a “soldier of peace.” As we’ve recognized Police Week 2017, I’ve found myself thinking of him and a line from one of his poems where he wrote: “When he kisses his wife and children goodbye, there’s the chance he will see them no more.”
Defense and National Security
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) and the House of Representatives marked Police Week 2017 by passing several bills designed to honor the law enforcement community’s sacrifices and ensure that the brave men and women who serve have the tools needed to do their job and keep the public safe.
Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators have re-introduced an air travel safety bill named after a Bucks County pilot killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The Saracini Aviation Safety Act calls for the installation of a secondary barrier to the cockpit on commercial carriers.
LANGHORNE, PA – A deal struck to fund the government through September includes language regarding PFOS/PFOA water contamination at and around military installations.
Specifically, the proposed spending agreement directs Sec. of Defense James Mattis to:
Fentanyl, a prescription painkiller that is among the most popular and yet deadliest synthetic opioids sold on the illicit market, has been targeted by new legislation introduced Tuesday by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, R-8, Middletown.
Co-sponsored by Massachusetts Rep. Niki Tsongas, a Democrat, the International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology (INTERDICT) Act will provide more funding and equipment to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-MA) have introduced the International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology (INTERDICT) Act, a bipartisan bill to combat the opioid epidemic. The legislation would provide U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) the latest in chemical screening devices and scientific support to detect and intercept fentanyl and other synthetic opioids.
LANGHORNE, PA - Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-8), a member of both the Foreign Affairs and Homeland Security Committees, released the following statement regarding U.S. missile strikes in Syria: