Fitzpatrick Video Conferences with Bucks Co. Students

Sep 17, 2013 Issues: Congressional Issues
Fitzpatrick Video Conferences with Bucks Co. Students

WASHINGTON, DC/KINTNERSVILLE, PA – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) digitally joined a class of 10th grade students at Palisades High School last week to discuss the developing situation in Syria and other current national events.

“Utilizing readily available technology allowed me to easily connect with students in my district from my office in the nation’s capital and discuss important current topics right in their classroom,” said Fitzpatrick. “Just as importantly, it gave me the opportunity to once again show that video teleconferencing is set to play a crucial role in a more efficient and effective 21st century government.”

In July, Fitzpatrick announced the bipartisan Stay in Place, Cut the Waste Act of 2013 [HR 2643] which would cut travel budgets for federal agencies by 50% annually, saving the government an estimated $50 billion over the next decade. The bill is part of the ‘Make Government Work!’ legislative package introduced by the bipartisan group No Labels, of which Fitzpatrick is a member.

“I was pleased to join this class for a frank discussion about what is happening with our nation- and our democracy- as it relates to the civil war in Syria, and international diplomacy,” continued Fitzpatrick. “Talking to students using this technology allows me to connect with students unlike ever before – something I will encourage all my colleagues to try.”

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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.