A year ago, Republicans promised to “Drain the Swamp,” riding the slogan all the way to unified control of the government. They talked the talk, and some, such as freshman Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania and Trey Hollingsworth of Indiana, even walked the walk, introducing legislation to begin drying out the Capitol’s marshier corners.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) is calling for an investigation into the reports that millions of dollars may have been expended by the federal government to compensate victims of harassment in Congress:
LANGHORNE, PA – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) announced Tuesday that he will travel to Puerto Rico this week to inspect hurricane recovery efforts and meet directly with affected residents, as well as with government and humanitarian professionals on the island. Earlier this year, the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 storm that destroyed nearly 80-percent of Puerto Rico’s agricultural industry, left millions without power for extended periods and was responsible for dozens of deaths.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) joined the House Tuesday in passing the Conference Report to accompany the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 [H.R. 2810] which included six amendments authored or sponsored by the freshman representative.
If you can’t get the New York state Legislature to act, you go to Congress. That’s where the crusade against corruption in Albany is heading now.
It’s hardly the place known for getting things done. But now that the former two most powerful figures in the state Legislature are both walking free after being found guilty of bribery and extortion, we can’t afford the sit-and-wait game anymore.
The Framers of our Constitution intended the House of Representatives to be the ‘People’s House’—an institution directly accountable to the electorate through more frequent, localized elections.
LANGHORNE, PA – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), co-chair of the Congressional Ukraine Caucus and a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement Thursday in recognition of Ukraine’s independence anniversary:
For a generation of Americans and military members, the Global War on Terrorism launched after the Sept. 11 attacks has been the defining military engagement of their lifetimes. Spanning numerous military operations across multiple continents, this conflict has dramatically changed the previously held understanding of war, both on the battlefield and in our society. Now, it is changing how we approach honoring those who have served.
LANGHORNE, PA – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), former FBI Special Agent and current member of the House Homeland Security Committee, today sent the following letter to Attorney General Sessions regarding the tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia:
“Dear Attorney General Sessions,
People are sick of politics and politicians. They have had it with the finger-pointing and blame games while the world is engulfed in chaos.