Fitzpatrick, House Fund Nuclear Weapon Security
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) released the following statement Thursday regarding the House’s bipartisan passage (248-176) of the Nuclear Weapon Security and Non-Proliferation Act [H.J.Res. 76]:
“As Congress and the Administration begin the process of negotiating a reasonable solution to our current budget impasse, the House took bipartisan action to protect our country by restoring funding to the National Nuclear Security Administration.
The critical program which is responsible for the management and security of the nation’s nuclear weapons, nuclear nonproliferation and naval reactor programs should not be at the whim of political time tables and stalled negotiations.
This legislation is just another good-faith effort by the House to lessen the effect of the partial government shutdown. I encourage the Senate and the Administration to act quickly to fund the programs we all know are important.”
To date, the House has passed the following clean funding measures:
- National Emergency and Disaster Recovery Act [H.J. Res. 85],
- Nutrition Assistance for Low-Income Women and Children Act [H.J. Res. 75],
- Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act [H.R. 3230],
- Honoring Our Promise to America’s Veterans Act [H.J. Res. 72],
- Open Our National Parks and Museum Act [H.J. Res 70],
- Provide Local Funding for the District of Columbia Act [H.J. Res. 71],
- Research for Lifesaving Cures Act [H.J. Res. 73],
- Food and Drug Safety Act [H.J. Res. 77],
- Head Start for Low-Income Children Act [H.J. Res. 84],
- Impact Aid for Local Schools Act [H.J. Res. 83],
- Flight Safety Act [H.J.Res. 90],
- Honoring the Families of Fallen Soldiers Act [H.J.Res. 91],
- Border Safety and Security Act [H.J.Res. 79], as well as
- Pay Out Military Act [H.R. 3120], and
- Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act [H.R. 3223]
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Pennsylvania’s 8th district which includes all of Bucks County as well as a portion of Montgomery County. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.