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Pa.’s Fitzpatrick Leads U.S. House in Bipartisanship, New Rankings Show

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1st District, lives and breathes bipartisanship, down to the color of his clothes.

Earlier this month, the two-term lawmaker from suburban Philadelphia donned a purple tie and joined a group of Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. House to listen as President Donald Trump delivered the annual State of the Union address.

Guest Opinion: Thanks, Brian Fitzpatrick, for working to control drug prices

I’m writing to thank Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick for his yes vote on H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act.

The bill would allow Medicare to negotiate with drug companies for lower prices. This is a long overdue reform to Medicare Part D. Medicare patients need relief from high drug prices. In my own experience, my savings for retirement were severely depleted over the years by prescription medications.

The Global Child Thrive Act

WASHINGTON D.C. — In October 2019, Senators Roy Blunt [R-MO] and Chris Coons [D-DE], along with Representatives Joaquin Castro [D-TX] and Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA], introduced the Global Child Thrive Act to Congress. The act emphasizes the need for increased early childhood development interventions (ECD), integrating ECD into existing foreign assistance programs.

AARP PA Applauds 10 Pennsylvania U.S. House Members for Vote on Bipartisan Bill to Fight Age Bias

HARRISBURG, PA--AARP Pennsylvania today praised 10 Pennsylvania U.S. House members for voting to support bipartisan legislation to combat age discrimination – the "Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act" (POWADA).  The House of Representatives vote Wednesday approving the bill is the most important action yet in the long drive toward passage.

Fitzpatrick & Castro Statement on Global Child Thrive Act Markup

WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Co-Chair of the International Basic Education Caucus, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, and Commissioner of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission), and Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, today released the following statement on the markup

Fitzpatrick, Langevin, and Trone Urge Airlines to Make Travel Safer Ahead of Busy Holiday Season

WASHINGTON, DCCongressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) was joined by Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Congressman David Trone (D-MD) in issuing joint letters urging airlines to carry opioid overdose medication, such as naloxone, to make air travel safer ahead of what is projected to be a busy holiday travel season. The request to take this proactive public safety measures comes after a fatal overdose on board an airline over the summer.

Fitzpatrick & Kuster Introduce Bipartisan Extend Act

WASHINGTONCongressman Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), the Co-Chairs of the Bipartisan Heroin & Opioid Taskforce, introduced the Extend Act – a bipartisan bill that will help the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) continue to treat fentanyl-related substances as Schedule I substances. Currently, this provision is set to expire in February of 2020. This legislation will extend that deadline until February of 2022.

Fitzpatrick, Kuster, Murphy, Reintroduce Bipartisan Road to Recovery Act

WASHINGTON—Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), the Co-Chairs of the Bipartisan Opioid Taskforce, and Rep. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) re-introduced the Road to Recovery Act – bipartisan legislation that would remove barriers to substance use disorder treatment services under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Local Update: Progress on Mercer County Firing Range Noise Abatement Issue Affecting Bucks County Residents

LANGHORNE, PA – I am pleased to inform Upper Makefield residents that after months of working with officials on the federal, state, and local level, our office has gained traction with the Mercer County Prosecutor’s office who has graciously agreed to assist in limiting the amount of noise pollution coming from the Mercer County Firing Range.

Defense Department Inspector General to Evaluate Use of PFAS at Military Sites

Washington, D.C.—In response to efforts by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), there will be a review into the U.S. Department of Defense’s use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at military sites. Congressman Fitzpatrick and Congressman Kildee are co-chairs and founders of the bipartisan Congressional PFAS Task Force.