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Fitzpatrick, Perry, and Smucker Vow to Fight for New Jobs at Philly Shipyard

Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) today toured the Philly Shipyard with Congressmen Scott Perry (PA-10) and Lloyd Smucker (PA-11). Fitzpatrick, Perry, and Smucker all pledged to redouble their efforts to help secure new federal shipbuilding work for Pennsylvania workers.

In addition to touring the facility, Fitzpatrick and his colleagues received a briefing on the future of the shipyard from Philly Shipyard CEO Steinar Nerbovik.

Fitzpatrick, Levin Introduce Legislation to Improve Private Housing for Military Families

U.S. Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and Mike Levin (CA-49) introduced the bipartisan Ensuring Safe Housing for our Military Act. The legislation would increase accountability and oversight over private contractor-provided housing for military families, which has suffered from serious health, safety, and environmental problems. The bill is cosponsored by Representatives Elaine Luria, Abigail Spanberger, and Katie Hill.

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.