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Fitzpatrick Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Prepare for Future National Emergencies

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) on April 3 unveiled bipartisan legislation to require the creation of a national commission that would prepare America for future national emergencies.

Rep. Fitzpatrick sponsored the Made in America Emergency Preparedness Act, H.R. 6431, with six original cosponsors, including U.S. Reps. Tom Reed (R-NY), Will Hurd (R-TX), and Anthony Brindisi (D-NY) to authorize the creation of a National Commission on United States Preparedness for National Emergencies.

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Create a National Commission on National Emergencies

A bill recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives seeks to establish a National Commission on United States Preparedness for National Emergencies.

The Made in America Emergency Preparedness Act authorizes the creation of a National Commission on United States Preparedness for National Emergencies, which would be modeled on the 9/11 Commission. It would look at the national emergency response by the United States government and private sector to this pandemic.

Brindisi & Fitzpatrick Introduce Bill to Ensure Comprehensive Preparedness for Future Natural Emergencies

Congressman Anthony Brindisi and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), along with Tom Reed (NY-23), Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), Will Hurd (TX-23), Tom Suozzi (NY-03) and Dean Phillips (MN-03), introduced the Made in America Emergency Preparedness Act. This legislation aims to strengthen the manufacturing industry and bolster the supply chain of emergency resources for future crises. Additionally, the bill aims to make sure America is better prepared for national emergencies like a global pandemic moving forward.

Fitzpatrick, Quigley, and Lowey Urge USAID to Include Distance Learning in Response to COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01),  Mike Quigley (IL-05), and Nita Lowey (NY-17) urged the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to include education and distance learning opportunities for children in USAID’s response to COVID-19. In a letter to USAID Administrator Mark Andrew Green, the lawmakers argued that 1.5 billion student’s education has been interrupted by the pandemic.

Bill Would Federally Fund Senior Legal Hotline

Bucks County Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick teamed up with Congressman Matt Cartwright, PA-8 and introduced the Senior Legal Hotline Act. This bill would authorize the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to create a competitive grant program for statewide legal hotlines serving seniors.

The federal grant program would be authorized at $10 million per year for five years. Legal hotlines give older adults a way to get legal advice or referrals, but these hotlines are seriously underfunded nationwide.

Fitzpatrick and Cartwright Introduce Bill to Provide Federal Funding for Senior Legal Hotlines

LANGHORNE, PA—Today, March 30, Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and Matt Cartwright (PA-08) introduced the Senior Legal Hotline Act. This bill would authorize the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to create a competitive grant program for statewide legal hotlines serving seniors. The grant program would be authorized at $10 million per year for five years.

Fitzpatrick, Cartwright introduce bill to provide federal funding for senior Legal Hotlines

MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP >> U.S. Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and Matt Cartwright (PA-08) on March 30 introduced the Senior Legal Hotline Act. The bill would authorize the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to create a competitive grant program for statewide legal hotlines serving seniors. The grant program would be authorized at $10 million per year for five years.

‘We’re going to find you and prosecute you’: Lawmakers Look to Protect Elders from Coronavirus Scams

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Some seniors throughout the country are the targets of scammers who are now using the coronavirus outbreak as a way to exploit the vulnerable.

“This is the worst of the worst,” Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick said.

Now, members of Congress like Fitzpatrick and Pennsylvania Rep. Matt Cartwright are working to put a stop to it.

“You’re no good, we’re on to you, we’re gonna stop what you’re up to and we’re going to find you and prosecute you,” Cartwright said, addressing the scammers.

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