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Bensalem Union Fire Company Receives $100,000 Grant, Fitzpatrick Announces

A Bensalem fire company is on the receiving end of a substantial grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

This $100,000 grant for the Union Fire Company, Station 37 comes as part of the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant program.

SAFER is designed to make recruitment and retention easier for volunteer fire companies. so they can maintain 24-hour staffing.

Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick announced the funding late last week.

Gottheimer Joins Bipartisan Members of Congress urging Congressional Leadership to Immediately Restart COVID Relief Negotiations

GLEN ROCK, NJ – Last week, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) joined a bipartisan group of Members of Congress in two letters to urge House leadership to immediately return to the negotiating table to work on a fifth COVID-19 relief package.

Bristol Twp. Fire Company Receives $357,400 Federal Grant

A Bristol Township fire company has received a large federal grant to fund a four-year firefighter retention and recruitment program.

The Third District Fire Company recently learned they received the $357,480 grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) 2019 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program.

According to the fire company and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick’s office, the grant will help the company keep up services to its core coverage area and surrounding fire company coverage areas.

Lawmakers urge postmaster general to fix 'troubling' delays of veterans’ medication

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers urged Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on Friday to reverse disruptive changes at the U.S. Postal Service, voicing grave concerns about veterans whose mail-order medications are delayed.

President Donald Trump appointed DeJoy, a former fundraiser for the Republican National Convention, to the job this summer as the coronavirus pandemic threatened the Postal Service’s financial viability. Staff hours have been cut and high-volume mail-processing machines were removed from post offices, according to multiple news outlets.

Pennsylvania representatives urge extension of relief funds

A group of five Pennsylvania lawmakers recently urged House leadership to extend the deadline for Coronavirus Relief Funds for an additional year.

The federal CARES Act appropriated $150 billion to states and localities, but some states have a balance. Funding is for expenditures not accounted for in the budget most recently approved as of March 27, expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency, and costs incurred between March 1 and Dec. 30.

Fitzpatrick, Brindisi, Hurd, Golden Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Police and Law Enforcement from “Defund the Police” Movement

LANGHORNE, PA—Today, July 16th, 2020, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), along with Reps. Anthony Brindisi (NY-22), Will Hurd (TX-23), and Jared Golden (ME-02), introduced the Defund Cities that Defund the Police Act.

PROBLEM SOLVERS CAUCUS ENDORSES BILL TO ENSURE PUBLIC LANDS ARE PROTECTED AND PRESERVED

WASHINGTON – Today, the Problem Solvers Caucus officially endorsed the Great American Outdoors Act, a landmark conservation bill that will help ensure public lands are protected and preserved. The bipartisan legislation passed the Senate 73-25 and if signed into law would provide full, permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at a level of $900 million every year and address the approximately $20 billion maintenance backlog on federal public lands.

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