For a generation of Americans and military members, the Global War on Terrorism launched after the Sept. 11 attacks has been the defining military engagement of their lifetimes. Spanning numerous military operations across multiple continents, this conflict has dramatically changed the previously held understanding of war, both on the battlefield and in our society. Now, it is changing how we approach honoring those who have served.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) joined the House Monday in passing bipartisan legislation to strengthen veterans’ educational benefits. The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 [H.R.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) joined the House Tuesday in passing bipartisan legislation that provides the Veterans Affairs Secretary the authority to remove, demote, or suspend any VA employee for poor performance or misconduct.
Prior to the vote, Fitzpatrick spoke on the House floor in support of the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act [S. 1094], saying:
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.
LANGHORNE, PA – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) is expressing concern regarding proposed legislation which would impose an increased enrollment fee of $2,400 for veterans to access Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits. In a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan, Fitzpatrick said he could not support a measure that includes a “tax on veterans.”
She joined the fight more than 70 years ago to help defeat the Nazis in World War II, and she joined the fight more than 30 years ago to have women recognized for their wartime work.
And now on the eve of her 91st birthday and the first national observance of Rosie the Riveter Day, Mae Krier, of Bristol Township, is heading to Washington, D.C. to fight some more.