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.
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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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amendments co-sponsored by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) relating to water contamination near active and former military installations were successfully added and passed as part of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2018/Make America Secure Appropriations Act of 2018 [H.R. 3219] Thursday evening.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), a member of the Homeland Security Committee and former FBI Supervisory Special Agent, addressed the House about the importance of a multi-pronged approach to securing our nation’s border:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Homeland Security Committee passed bipartisan legislation on Wednesday introduced by Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) and Dan Donovan (NY-11) aimed at helping federal, state and local first responders prepare for terrorist attacks.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement Tuesday regarding the House passage of legislation [H.R. 3364] increasing sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, while allowing Congress new power to block the easing of those sanctions by executive action:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) joined members of the Committee on Homeland Security’s subcommittees on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection for a joint briefing on the cybersecurity of emergency communications systems. The roundtable brought together members of Congress with experts in public safety and cybersecurity to discuss the cyber risks facing emergency communications and public safety.