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.
Economy and Jobs
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.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) reaffirmed his support for H.R. 24 – The Federal Reserve Transparency Act, also known as “Audit the Fed.” This bipartisan bill would require the Comptroller General to conduct a full examination of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Reserve banks.
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
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
As folks across Bucks and Montgomery counties opened their paychecks in February, most received a welcome and well-deserved bump in their take-home pay.
“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.
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.
By the White House's own admission, inadequate broadband access "stunts economic growth and prevents many rural Americans from engaging in the modern economy." But in President Trump's recently revealed infrastructure bill, the administration sets aside precisely zero funding for expanding broadband connectivity to the estimated 23 million rural Americans who currently live without it.