WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) announced that Michael and Joey Mignogna of Buckingham, PA, would be his guests for the 2020 State of the Union address in Washington, D.C. On January 14, 2020, the Mignogna family lost their home in an explosion caused by a propane leak. While there were no injuries, the explosion erased a lifetime of memories, belongings, and their home of seventeen years. The Mignognas have received an incredible amount of support from their friends, family, and community as they try to return to normalcy.


“What happened to the Mignognas can only be described as tragic. After hearing their story, I knew I had to do whatever I could to bring attention to them and provide any relief to Michael and Joey that I could during this difficult time,” said Rep. Fitzpatrick. “I am incredibly proud of the way that our community has rallied around the Mignogna family, and seeing the amount of support they have received does not surprise me one bit.”


Rep. Fitzpatrick would like to give a special thanks to Shane Fitzgerald from the Bucks County Courier Times, and Jennifer Statler from the Pennsylvania State Education Association for helping to make this possible.