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Fitzpatrick’s amped-up travel screening, vetting bill passes House

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick’s (R-PA) bipartisan bill to keep American travelers safer overwhelmingly passed the House of Representatives on Jan. 9 by a vote of 415-1. The measure is Fitzpatrick’s fourth to be approved by the House during the 115th Congress.

The Screening and Vetting Passenger Exchange Act of 2017, H.R. 4581, calls on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary to establish best practices for using certain passenger data and to share those practices with nations such as those participating in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP).

House bill calls for drafting traveler vetting best practices, international collaboration

The Department of Homeland Security would be directed to draft best practices for using biographic traveler information and information about reservations and itineraries for counterterrorism screening under a bill introduced in the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

The Screening and Vetting Passenger Exchange Act of 2017, H.R. 4581, would also make the best practices available to other countries, including those that take part in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).

Bucks County Congressman spends Christmas with the troops in Afghanistan; extends thanks and unequivocal support from the homefront

Ten years ago, on Christmas Day 2007, then-FBI Special Agent Brian Fitzpatrick was deployed to Iraq as an Al-Qaeda Interrogator as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. A decade later to the day, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) returned to the region to spend Christmas Day with United States troops serving in Afghanistan - ground zero in the global fight against terrorism.

Congressman Talks About American Mission In Afghanistan After Visit

A ground-level view of American efforts in the war-torn country of Afghanistan offered fresh perspective for Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick last month.

Over the Christmas holiday, Fitzpatrick, a Republican, traveled to the nation to spend time with area soldiers and learn about the situation on the ground from military leaders. He traveled to the region with congressmen David Cicilline, a Democrat from Rhode Island; Mike Coffman, a Republican from Colorado; and Lee Zeldin, a Republican from New York.

BREAKING: Fitzpatrick to Spend Christmas Day with U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN –  Ten years ago, on Christmas Day 2007, then-FBI Special Agent Brian Fitzpatrick was deployed to Iraq as an Al-Qaeda Interrogator as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  A decade later to the day, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) is returning to the region to spend Christmas Day with United States troops serving in Afghanistan, ground zero in the global fight against terrorism.

Fitzpatrick’s bipartisan Ukraine cybersecurity bill advances to full House vote

Bipartisan legislation cosponsored by U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) that supports cybersecurity cooperation between the United States and the Ukraine on Dec. 14 unanimously passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

The bill, which has 25 cosponsors, awaits a vote by the full House of Representatives.

“Cybersecurity is a complex and serious national and economic security issue for any nation,” Fitzpatrick said, and the United States “must play an important role in this fight.”

Committee Passes Fitzpatrick-Boyle Ukraine Cyber Security Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C – Bipartisan legislation introduced by Congressmen Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-8) and Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) unanimously passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee Thursday, setting the stage for a crucial floor vote. The Ukraine Cybersecurity Cooperation Act [H.R. 1997] encourages cooperation between the United States and Ukraine on matters of cybersecurity and require State Department reporting to Congress on best practices to protect against future cyber attacks.

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