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Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick adds amendments to defense spending bill

North Korea, cybersecurity and ISIS financing are the topics of some amendments introduced to the defense spending bill by U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-8, Middletown, Tuesday.

Last week, Fitzpatrick proposed amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act dealing with local municipalities' water contaminated by the use of perfluorinated compounds on military bases.

Fitzpatrick Seeks U.S. Leadership in Defense Authorization

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, has introduced a series of amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) seeking to expand American leadership and protect the homeland. The foreign policy measures relate to China, specifically navigation rights in the South China Sea, North Korea, cybersecurity and ISIS financing in Syria.

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick Seeks To Ban Tourist Travel To North Korea

If you were thinking of a visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea this summer, think again. Not only is the autocratic nation among the most dangerous places in the world for Western travelers, but it will also be off-limits for Americans if a bill co-sponsored by Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) becomes law.

The bipartisan North Korea Travel Control Act (H.R. 2732) would toughen Treasury Department regulation of travel to North Korea by U.S. citizens, and ban tourist travel to the impoverished, isolated country entirely.

After 22-Year-Old's Death, Bucks Congressman Wants To Restrict Travel To North Korea

Bucks County's Congressman is co-sponsoring a bill that would set new restrictions on travel to North Korea by American citizens. The North Korea Travel Control Act would require a license for transactions related to travel to, from, and within North Korea by American citizens, according to the office of Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick.

Brian Fitzpatrick bill targets smuggling of deadly opioid fentanyl

Fentanyl, a prescription painkiller that is among the most popular and yet deadliest synthetic opioids sold on the illicit market, has been targeted by new legislation introduced Tuesday by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, R-8, Middletown. 

Co-sponsored by Massachusetts Rep. Niki Tsongas, a Democrat, the International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology (INTERDICT) Act will provide more funding and equipment to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

Fitzpatrick, Tsongas Bill Targets Synthetic Drug 50x Stronger Than Heroin

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-MA) have introduced the International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology (INTERDICT) Act, a bipartisan bill to combat the opioid epidemic. The legislation would provide U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) the latest in chemical screening devices and scientific support to detect and intercept fentanyl and other synthetic opioids.

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