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Fitzpatrick, Harder Introduce Legislation to Boost Employment for People with Disabilities

Washington, D.C.–Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and Congressman Josh Harder (CA-10) have introduced the Disability Employment Incentive Act to encourage businesses to hire and retain more workers with disabilities, including veterans. Fittingly, this bill was introduced in honor of the 29th anniversary of the passage of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This legislation would incentivize the employment of people with disabilities by doubling three existing tax credits for businesses that employ disabled workers.

Fitzpatrick, Sánchez Introduce Bill to Jumpstart American Apprenticeships

Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and Linda Sánchez (CA-38) introduced the bipartisan Apprenticeship and Jobs Training Act to strengthen and enhance training opportunities for American workers through participation in registered apprenticeships. Apprenticeship programs have been an integral part of America’s workforce development, allowing workers to increase their skills while also earning a paycheck.

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.

U.S. Chamber recognizes Bucks County Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick with Spirit of Enterprise Award

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has honored Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-growth policies in the first session of the 115th Congress. Fitzpatrick has been an outspoken advocate for economic growth efforts and has outlined his jobs plan at fitzpatrick.house.gov/anamericathatworks

U.S. Chamber Recognizes Fitzpatrick with Spirit of Enterprise Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has honored Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-growth policies in the first session of the 115th Congress. Fitzpatrick has been an outspoken advocate for economic growth efforts and has outlined his jobs plan at https://fitzpatrick.house.gov/anamericathatworks

‘Soft Skills,’ Drug Testing Among Problems Facing Employers

“The cruelest thing we can do to our kids is pressure them to go to a four-year university and graduate with mountains of debt, with bleak job prospects,” Fitzpatrick said.

Fitzpatrick and Evans said they will continue to work to see what role the government could have with filling the skills gap.

Fitzpatrick has supported legislation to allow employers to file for a tax credit of up to $5,000 for certain training of new employees and also supported grants to help states pay for pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs.

Brian Fitzpatrick, Dwight Evans address ‘skills gap’ plaguing small businesses at local hearing

Two Pennsylvania Congressmen, local and state officials hashed out strategies Monday morning to diminish the “skills gap,” or shortage of candidates applying to work in industries like manufacturing.

Developing that workforce means acknowledging where multiple areas — including infrastructure, the school and criminal justice systems — intersect, sometimes resulting in difficulty for local businesses looking to attract qualified workers, said Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-8, of Middletown, and Rep. Dwight Evans, D-2, of Philadelphia.

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