SELLERSVILLE, PA – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) joined the Pennridge Chamber of Commerce Friday to discuss tax reform and bipartisan efforts to support small businesses and grow the economy.
Economy and Jobs
As one of just 10 Certified Public Accountants in Congress I can tell you a secret: very few people – let alone many politicians - understand our current tax code and, if they do, they’re making a lot of money off it.
Standing at 70,000 pages, the United States tax code is nothing short of a roadblock to economic growth – punishing Main Street businesses and working families while corporations and the wealthy pay accountants to navigate the convoluted system. Simply put, the system is broken and we’re stuck paying for it.
WASHINGTON, DC - A bipartisan amendment to help research-focused small businesses introduced by U.S. Representatives Brad Schneider (D-IL) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) was approved by the House Small Business Committee yesterday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), a Certified Public Accountant and member of the Small Business Committee, released the following statement Friday regarding the House passage of the Financial CHOICE Act [H.R. 10]:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), a Certified Public Accountant and member of the Small Business Committee, took to the House floor Tuesday to call on Congress to take up tax reform as step one in a bipartisan pro-growth strategy:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) and Steve Knight (CA-25) introduced legislation Tuesday to ensure small business federal contractors get paid in a timely manner for change orders. The Small Business Payment for Performance Act [H.R. 2594] allows contractors to send an invoice once the change order is completed and request that they get paid 50% of the bill immediately to offset the extra costs. Currently, small businesses contract without this protection.
LANGHORNE, PA - Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-8), a member of the House Committee on Small Business, took to the House floor to mark Small Business Week 2017. Pennsylvania is home to over a million small businesses employing 2.5 million hardworking men and women, including more than half of those in Bucks and Montgomery counties.
Fitzpatrick’s remarks are below and available to view/download HERE.
A plan to increase benefits from the GI Bill by charging newly enlisted service members has been called "unacceptable" and a tax on troops.
Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, R-8, Middletown, wrote a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan last week saying he could not support a measure proposed by House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe, a Republican from Tennessee. Under Roe's plan, new service members would pay $2,400 over two years, or $100 a month, to access the GI Bill's educational benefits.
Freshman Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick's modest Washington, D.C., office is not nearly as roomy as the one formerly used by his brother, retired three-term Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick.
He managed, however, to hang on to at least one feature: a giant Ferris wheel built with K'NEX, the construction toys manufactured in Hatfield Township, a Montgomery County piece of Fitzpatrick's 8th Congressional District that also includes all of Bucks County.