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Ahead of Veterans Day, Fitzpatrick & Sinema Fight for Veterans Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) has introduced legislation ahead of Veterans Day to ensure veterans play a critical role in rebuilding America’s infrastructure. The Fairness to Veterans for Infrastructure Investment Act [H.R. 4319] levels the playing field in federal contracting for veteran-owned businesses by providing veterans access to existing preferences authorized for transportation projects.

OP-ED: The formula for ‘An America that Works’

Several economic indicators show us that our economy is growing. Unemployment is down, the stock market up, consumer confidence is at its highest level in over a decade, and businesses are starting to invest in their future again.

This is crucial. The fact is, the 1.6 percent GDP growth we’ve experienced over the past several years is simply unsustainable. If that trend continued, we would not be able to fund priorities such as bolstering our national security, taking care of our veterans or combatting the opioid epidemic.

Fitzpatrick Unveils Bipartisan Jobs Plan

BENSALEM, PA – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick delivered a major address Thursday morning at the Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce where he discussed the current state of the U.S. economy and unveiled his plan the empower American businesses and support American workers. The legislative agenda, ‘An America That Works: A common-sense plan to empower American businesses & support American workers,outlines measures Fitzpatrick has introduced or supported aimed at increasing economic opportunity.

From Congress, a diverse pair boosts tech start-ups in S. Philly

In 10 years, Cornell University Ph.D. Evan Malone has built NextFab into a for-profit chain of Philadelphia and Wilmington “makerspaces,” where high-tech materials scholars and start-up inventors pay to build stuff with 3-D printers and other digital machines. This week, Malone hosted a bipartisan mini-session of Congress at NextFab’s Washington Avenue flagship location in South Philadelphia.

Fitzpatrick, Blunt Rochester Announce Jobs Investment Bill

PHILADELPHIA, PA – This week, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) and Congresswoman Blunt Rochester (DE-AL) announced the introduction of the Startup Opportunity Accelerator (SOAR) Act – bipartisan legislation that incentivizes investment in new and underserved areas by directing a portion of funds toward applicants that fill geographic gaps in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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