A piece of legislation originally introduced by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick will benefit the children of fallen emergency responders who died in the line of service.
Defense and National Security
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.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) released the following statement Thursday regarding the inclusion of nearly $100 million in funding related to PFOA/PFOS water contamination surrounding active and former military installations, including the former Naval Air Warfare Center in Warminster and Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Horsham, as well as the Horsham Air Guard Station:
WASHINGTON, D.C - Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the only former FBI Supervisory Special Agent in Congress, released the following statement Thursday regarding the Treasury Department’s sanctions against Russian individuals and entities – including Russian intelligence services FSB and GRU:
Legislation introduced in the House of Representatives on Friday aims to improve information sharing and engagement among the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) fusion centers, which collect and share information on threats with federal, state, local and private partners.
The DHS Field Engagement Accountability Act would also require that a system be developed to gather metrics to measure the progress of fusion centers and to hold field personnel from the Office of Intelligence and Analysis accountable for their performance at fusion centers.
WASHINGTON, D.C - Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), the only former FBI agent in Congress, released the following statement Friday regarding the indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian businesses who sought to interfere in the 2016 election:
The U.S. House of Representatives on Feb. 7 overwhelmingly passed the bipartisan Ukraine Cybersecurity Cooperation Act of 2017, championed by U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and fellow Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Brendan Boyle, on a 404-3 vote.
H.R. 1997, which was introduced on April 6, 2017, would support U.S.-Ukraine cooperation in cybersecurity protection. The bill now heads to the Senate for its consideration.
LANGHORNE, PA – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), a former FBI Supervisory Special Agent and the only FBI agent serving in Congress, released the following statement Saturday:
WASHINGTON, D.C – Cybersecurity legislation authored by Congressmen Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-8) and Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13), both members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, passed the House Wednesday evening. The Ukraine Cybersecurity Cooperation Act [H.R. 1997] aims to encourage cyber-security collaboration between the United States and Ukraine and requires State Department reporting to Congress on best practices to protect against future cyber-attacks.