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Fitzpatrick and Boyle Request EPA Deploy Research Team to Bucks and Montgomery Counties

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Brendan Boyle (D-PA) sent a joint letter today requesting the EPA deploy a research team to Bucks and Montgomery Counties as the EPA develops a National PFAS Management Plan.

Fitzpatrick and Boyle are urging EPA Administrator Pruitt to send researchers to the communities surrounding the former Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove, the active Horsham Air Guard Station, and the former Naval Air Warfare Center in Warminster.

Boyle and Fitzpatrick Lead Bipartisan Demand To Release PFOS, PFOA Health Study

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA) and Brian K. Fitzpatrick (R-PA) led a bipartisan letter demanding the release of a study on the human health effects of perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) that was reportedly suppressed by EPA staff out of concern for negative public relations.  The letter also demands an explanation for the study’s suppression.

‘Saracini Aviation Safety’ language passes House in FAA reauthorization bill

U.S. House representatives have advanced an airplane safety priority inspired by a Bucks County, Pennsylvania, resident who lost his life during the 9/11 attack.

Lawmakers moved one step closer Friday toward enacting a requirement for lightweight wire-mesh cockpit barriers to be installed on new passenger aircraft. Language covering that requirement was part of a Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, which would grant the agency about $4.35 billion for each of the next five years. The House approved it by a 393-13 vote.

Fitzpatrick ‘Saracini Aviation Safety’ Language Passes House

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) joined the U.S. House of Representatives Friday in advancing airline safety language attached to legislation governing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Act [H.R. 4] includes language similar to Fitzpatrick’s Saracini Aviation Safety Act [H.R. 911] and mandates the installation of secondary barriers on new passenger aircraft.

Fitzpatrick bill eases education grant eligibility for children of fallen first responders

The children of first responders killed in the line of duty will be automatically eligible for the maximum amount of education funding from the federal Pell Grant, following the passage of a bill authored by U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-8, in Middletown. The Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act, introduced by Fitzpatrick and Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-13, in Northeast Philadelphia, was included in the omnibus spending package signed into law by President Donald Trump last week.

Fitzpatrick underscores new law’s merit during Pa. event with first responders

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) underlined the significance of his newly enacted bill, the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act, H.R. 949, during an April 5 event at the Langhorne-Middletown Fire Company in Pennsylvania with local first responders.

H.R. 949, which boosts higher education financial aid for the children of fallen police officers, firefighters and other emergency responders, became law on March 23 as part of the federal spending package, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, H.R. 1625.

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