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House Approves Bipartisan Amendment to Improve Airport Perimeter Security

WASHINGTON, DC – The House late Wednesday night adopted a bipartisan amendment offered by Reps. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) to put $10 million toward studying improvements to airport perimeter security in Fiscal Year 2018. The Swalwell-Fitzpatrick amendment to the Homeland Security section of H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, would provide these funds to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to pay for research, analysis, and testing of airport perimeter intrusion technology.

Fitzpatrick, Tsongas Anti-Fentanyl Bill Passes Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bipartisan legislation authored by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-MA) aimed at combating the opioid epidemic passed the Homeland Security Committee Thursday setting the table for consideration on the House floor. The International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology (INTERDICT) Act [H.R. 2142] provides U.S.

Fitzpatrick-Backed PFC Amendments Pass as Part of Defense Spending Measure

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amendments co-sponsored by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) relating to water contamination near active and former military installations were successfully added and passed as part of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2018/Make America Secure Appropriations Act of 2018 [H.R. 3219] Thursday evening.

Committee Advances Bipartisan Bill Strengthening First Responder Preparation for Terror Attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Homeland Security Committee passed bipartisan legislation on Wednesday introduced by Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) and Dan Donovan (NY-11) aimed at helping federal, state and local first responders prepare for terrorist attacks.

Fitzpatrick Backs Increased Sanctions on Russia, North Korea & Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement Tuesday regarding the House passage of legislation [H.R. 3364] increasing sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, while allowing Congress new power to block the easing of those sanctions by executive action:

Fitzpatrick, Homeland Security Continue Focus on Cybersecurity

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) joined members of the Committee on Homeland Security’s subcommittees on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection for a joint briefing on the cybersecurity of emergency communications systems. The roundtable brought together members of Congress with experts in public safety and cybersecurity to discuss the cyber risks facing emergency communications and public safety.