Washington, DC—Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) and Josh Gottheimer joined the U.S. House Wednesday in advancing legislation requiring the installation of secondary barriers on new passenger aircraft.
Defense and National Security
LANGHORNE, PA – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) announced the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) plan to deploy cutting-edge security technology at the Philadelphia International Airport.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) joined the House Thursday in passing the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included five amendments authored or sponsored by the freshmen representative.
The amendments included:
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.
Secondary cockpit barriers would be required in all new passenger airplanes to deter hijackers under a measure led by U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) that was included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on April 27.
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.
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.
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.
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.