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Fitzpatrick Legislation Included in Trump Commission on Opioid Epidemic Report

LANGHORNE, PA – Legislation authored by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) has been included in the interim report of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. The interim report includes legislative actions supported by Fitzpatrick, which would extend coverage for drug treatment and prevent fentanyl from crossing U.S. borders.

Congressmen’s letter presses DOD on water contamination

A trio of local congressmen continues to press the military about chemicals being found in drinking water across the country, including in Bucks and Montgomery counties.

Congressmen Brian Fitzpatrick, R-8, of Middletown, Pat Meehan, R-7, of Upper Darby, and Brendan Boyle, D-13, of Northeast Philadelphia, have been questioning the Department of Defense about a class of chemicals called perfluorinated compounds, which were ingredients in firefighting foams used for decades at hundreds of military bases.

Congressmen from Bucks, Montgomery counties ask Trump to speed up PFC investigations

Fourteen members of Congress representing seven states are calling on President Donald Trump's administration to hasten the Department of Defense’s investigation of drinking water contamination across the country.

Their call came in a letter to Trump that was signed by eight Democratic members and six Republicans — including three local congressmen.

Fitzpatrick, Meehan, Boyle Continue to Push Dept. of Defense for Answers on PFCs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), Patrick Meehan (PA-07) and Brendan Boyle (PA-13) are responding to information provided by the Department of Defense regarding a 2001 Aqueous Film Forming Workshop, which acknowledged the dangers posed by firefighting foams used on military bases – including those in Bucks and Montgomery counties. A copy of the Dept.

Fitzpatrick-Backed PFC Amendments Pass as Part of Defense Spending Measure

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.

Heroin Task Force Led By Congressman Fitzpatrick Announces Agenda

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.