WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, joined the House this week to strengthen efforts to end human trafficking in the United States and abroad by passing a package bipartisan legislation.
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.
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.
LANGHORNE, PA - Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-8), a member of both the Foreign Affairs and Homeland Security Committees, released the following statement regarding U.S. missile strikes in Syria:
One of the newest members in Congress has spent the past decade and a half rising to the top of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's political corruption unit, and he is wasting no time putting his know-how to work through legislation.
In a telephone town hall meeting last week, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick addressed President Trump’s travel ban and the Affordable Care Act, occasionally speaking in opposition to the White House stances on these issues .
That was all in addition to discussing the opioid epidemic, which was billed as the meeting’s main topic.
Freshman Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick's modest Washington, D.C., office is not nearly as roomy as the one formerly used by his brother, retired three-term Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick.
He managed, however, to hang on to at least one feature: a giant Ferris wheel built with K'NEX, the construction toys manufactured in Hatfield Township, a Montgomery County piece of Fitzpatrick's 8th Congressional District that also includes all of Bucks County.
Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, R-8, will serve on two high-profile committees in the U.S. House of Representatives for the next two years. House Speaker Paul Ryan handed out assignments Wednesday, naming Fitzpatrick to the Homeland Security and Foreign Affairs committees.