WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) introduced the St. Patrick’s Day Act, to designate St. Patrick’s Day as a federal holiday.                                                                                                                                                                   

“St. Patrick’s Day commemorates the rich history and fighting spirit of the Irish people – including nearly 2 million in Pennsylvania - and the countless contributions that generations of Irish Americans have made to our nation,” said Congressman Fitzpatrick. “As a descendant of Irish immigrants and a friend of Ireland, I am proud to introduce this bipartisan legislation to properly recognize St. Patrick’s Day as a federal holiday.”