On Thursday, the U.S. House passed a bill backed by a Central Florida Democrat to fund workshops for federal, state and local first responders training them to respond to terrorist attacks.
Defense and National Security
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), member of the House Homeland Security Committee, successful added an amendment to the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act [H.R. 3354] to restore funding to the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, to meet their budgetary request, so they may fully execute their mission of identifying fraud, waste, and abuse. The amendment reduced funding for DHS’s troubled effort to modernize its financial systems.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Legislation authored by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) to help federal, state and local first responders prepare for terrorist attacks passed the House of Representatives Thursday by a vote of 398-4, just days after the 16th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Legislation introduced by Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) and Dan Donovan (R-NY) to help federal, state and local first responders prepare for terrorist attacks passed the House of Representatives Thursday by a vote of 398-4, just days after the 16th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.
The 16 anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks began the week while Washington, DC will end the week with hope.
“We remember the nearly 3,000 innocent people lost in the heinous act – including 18 from my home of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Additionally, we honor the more than 400 first responders who perished, and the countless more whose long-term health was impacted because of their courageous action,” Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick said on the House floor.
WASHINGTON, DC – The House late Wednesday night adopted a bipartisan amendment offered by Reps. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) to put $10 million toward studying improvements to airport perimeter security in Fiscal Year 2018. The Swalwell-Fitzpatrick amendment to the Homeland Security section of H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, would provide these funds to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to pay for research, analysis, and testing of airport perimeter intrusion technology.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bipartisan legislation authored by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-MA) aimed at combating the opioid epidemic passed the Homeland Security Committee Thursday setting the table for consideration on the House floor. The International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology (INTERDICT) Act [H.R. 2142] provides U.S.
LANGHORNE, PA – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), former FBI Special Agent and current member of the House Homeland Security Committee, today sent the following letter to Attorney General Sessions regarding the tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia:
“Dear Attorney General Sessions,
When the USS Gerald R. Ford was commissioned recently, a piece of Montgomery County went with it.
Thousands of pieces, in fact.
Hatfield Township's Inofast Manufacturing supplied fasteners used throughout the ship, from the pumps and valves to the aircraft launching and arresting systems.
As an FBI Agent, my job was to keep the American people safe from all enemies, both foreign and domestic. On the national security front, those components include a sound counterterrorism strategy, a sound counterintelligence strategy, a sound cybersecurity strategy, a sound foreign policy and a sound national border.