Economy and Jobs
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 conomic 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.
LEVITTOWN, PA – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) chaired a field hearing of the House Small Business Committee Monday focused on the skills gap and workforce development efforts. The bipartisan event, held at the Boilermakers Local 13 hall, brought together labor, business and educators to examine the ways in which federal programs help or hinder workforce development programs aimed at supporting small business and local trade unions.
LANGHORNE, PA - Congressmen Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) released the following statement Monday regarding the White House’s release of its infrastructure plan:
“Investing in our roads, bridges, energy grid and IT infrastructure is an investment in our nation, our economy and our families. I look forward to working with Democrats, Republicans and the White House to advance a plan that brings each phase of infrastructure into the 21st century.
LANGHORNE, PA – Congressman Fitzpatrick released the following statement regarding the Treasury Department’s recent release of new withholding tables in conjunction with the new tax reform law:
“Tax reform was always about growing our economy and increasing take-home pay for hardworking Americans. In the weeks since being signed into law, we’ve already seen over $1.5T in economic investment by companies and, as early as next month, folks will see more of their hard-earned money in their paychecks.”