Bucks Congressman Brian Fizpatrick, R-8, of Middletown, announced Friday that he'll try and compel the military to pay for a health study examining whether people exposed to perfluorinated compounds were sickened by the chemicals.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) has introduced a pair of bipartisan amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) relating to water contamination near the former Naval Air Warfare Center in Warminster, the former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Horsham, and the Horsham Air Guard Station.
The bipartisan heroin task force led by Brian Fitzpatrick and other representatives from Congress has released its newest agenda, which includes addressing the opioid epidemic from the law enforcement, prevention, treatment, and recovery perspectives.
The agenda mentions Fitzpatrick-led legislation like the Road to Recovery Act, which covers drug treatment, as well the International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology (INTERDICT) Act- which covers the law enforcement aspect of battling the epidemic.
"It's an issue that needs to be tackled in pieces," MacArthur said Wednesday about the broad range of bills the task force plans to push. "There's no one component."
The task force's agenda includes MacArthur's Addiction Recovery Through Family Health Accounts Act, which seeks to expand the ability of family members to use funds in employer-based health savings accounts and flexible savings accounts for drug treatment.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force led by Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH), Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Donald Norcross (D-NJ) released its legislative agenda for the 115th Congress which aimed to address the opioid epidemic from the perspective of law enforcement, prevention, treatment, and recovery.
(Washington, DC) – Today the leaders of Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH), Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Donald Norcross (D-NJ), released the following statements on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality study, which shows a national increase in opioid-related inpatient stays and emergency department visits.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), Patrick Meehan (PA-07) and Brendan Boyle (PA-13) are requesting information from the Pentagon after news reports exposed that the dangers posed by firefighting foams used on military bases – including those in Bucks and Montgomery counties – were discussed and considered by industry professionals as early as 2001.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), a former drug crime federal prosecutor and certified emergency medical technician, and Donald Norcross (NJ-01) have been named a vice chairs of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force.