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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.

Fitzpatrick Secures Millions in PFOA/PFOS Health Study, Clean Up Funding

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:

Legislation aims to boost accountability, collaboration of DHS fusion centers

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.

House advances Fitzpatrick bill boosting U.S.-Ukraine cybersecurity collaboration

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.

Fitzpatrick-Boyle Cyber Security Bill Passes House

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.