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Pa.’s Fitzpatrick Leads U.S. House in Bipartisanship, New Rankings Show

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1st District, lives and breathes bipartisanship, down to the color of his clothes.

Earlier this month, the two-term lawmaker from suburban Philadelphia donned a purple tie and joined a group of Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. House to listen as President Donald Trump delivered the annual State of the Union address.

Fitzpatrick Welcomes Secretary Carson to Bristol Borough

BRISTOL BOROUGH, PACongressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) welcomed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson to Bucks County. Secretary Carson was visiting the district to tour the newly designated Opportunity Zone in the area. Following the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Opportunity Zone designation was created to aid communities fighting to right their course through economic stimulus.

Reps. Fitzpatrick, Schneider, Crow Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Enhance Cybersecurity of Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Brad Schneider (D-IL), and Jason Crow (D-CO) introduced legislation to better protect America’s small businesses, and their operational and customer information, from cyberattack. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.

Fitzpatrick Forms Joint Federal-State Task Force to Address Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment, Retention & Budget Crisis

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-1), Member of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, along with State Representative Frank Farry (R-142) and State Representative Jennifer O'Mara (D-165), Co-Chairs of the Pennsylvania House Fire and Emergency Services Caucus, launched a Joint Federal / State Task Force to address the immense budgetary and manpower challenges faced by volunteer Fire Companies in Bucks County and across Pennsylvania.  For decades, there has been a decline in volunteers across Pennsylvania.

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.