Discussion, Q&A focus on future prospects for current high schoolers

Nov 6, 2013 Issues: Economy and Jobs, Education
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) speaks to students at Quakertown Community High School Wednesday
Fitzpatrick Talks Education, Jobs with Souderton, Quakertown Students

LANGHORNE, PA – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) visited students from both Souderton Area High School and Quakertown Community High School Wednesday for a discussion and question and answer periods about the issues important to them.

“Today’s teens are politically astute, well informed, and highly connected to the world around them – something that came across in our discussion today,” said Fitzpatrick following the events. “These young adults were focused on the future– identifying rewarding, family sustaining careers and the skills needed to reach their goals.”  

Fitzpatrick focused his remarks to both class on his work on bipartisan projects that streamline the Federal government and efforts to reconnect American manufacturers with American consumers. He also touted his role in tying student loan interest rates to the market, removing them from the hands of Washington politicians – a plan that was signed into law by the president this summer.

“They understand these issues aren’t Democrat or Republican issues – they are American issues,” explained Fitzpatrick. “They recognize importance of parties and their leaders working together to achieve common goals- something I advocate with my membership in the bipartisan group No Labels.”

“I was happy to take their questions and talk to them about what I am doing in our nation’s capital to strengthen our future,” added Fitzpatrick.

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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.