Editor's note: Brian Fitzpatrick is a former FBI anti-corruption agent who has made government reform a priority. Alan Lowenthal led the charge on redistricting reform while in the California state Legislature, eventually leading to the citizens' referendum that created an independent redistricting commission.
A resolution introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon by Republican Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick attempts to shed light on what the lawmaker has said is the underlying cause for Congress' inaction on more prominent issues.
Co-sponsored by Democrat Alan Lowenthal, of California, the resolution calls on Congress to eliminate gerrymandering from the redistricting process. Fitzpatrick, R-8, of Middletown, said such a move would improve public confidence in the electoral process.
We rarely get good news from Washington or Harrisburg. So it is darn near miraculous that both capitals are considering measures that would flip-flop the perverted practice of elected representatives picking their voters as opposed to voters doing the picking.
Bucks County Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA8) and Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (D-NV3) have introduced the Strengthening Homeland Security, Intelligence and Essential Law Enforcement Departments (SHIELD) Act [H.R. 1536], legislation which would prioritize pay for members of the military and law enforcement community in the event of a budget impasse.
“I have no doubt that if confirmed, Judge Gorsuch would help to restore confidence in the rule of law. His years on the bench reveal a commitment to judicial independence — a record that should give the American people confidence that he will not compromise principle to favor the president who appointed him.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (D-AZ) have introduced the Strengthening Homeland Security, Intelligence, and Essential Law Enforcement Departments (SHIELD) Act [H.R. 1536], legislation which would prioritize pay for members of the military and law enforcement community in the event of a budget impasse.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) is calling on Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to allow a vote on Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch.
“It is critically important for the Senate to act on the vacancy at the Supreme Court. Ensuring faith in our governing institutions should be a priority of every elected official regardless of political affiliation,” wrote Fitzpatrick in part.