WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released a statement Monday on the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem:


“The United States first recognized Israel as an independent state seventy years ago. Since then, Israel has become the strongest democracy in the region. Today, America proudly opens an embassy in Israel’s self-determined capital, Jerusalem. A bipartisan majority of Congress has been calling for this important action since the Jerusalem Embassy Act overwhelmingly passed in 1995. As one of our closest security partners, the United States will not allow Israel to be isolated. Together we will continue to strengthen our relationship and promote peace and stability throughout the region." 


Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick is serving his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives and is a member of the Homeland Security, Small Business and Foreign Affairs committees. He represents Pennsylvania’s 8th District which includes all of Bucks County as well as a portion of Montgomery County. He is a former FBI Supervisory Special Agent, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).