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Stimulus bill to aid independent restaurants hit hardest in pandemic

Millions of independent restaurant owners and employees displaced or struggling because of the pandemic could soon see relief through federal legislation that specifically targets them for help. 

A bipartisan bill introduced in both houses of Congress last month called the RESTAURANTS Act 2020 would provide $120 billion in grants to assist restaurateurs to rehire workers and for other operating expenses. 

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat, is the lead Senate sponsor along with Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker, a Republican.

Bipartisan Opioid Task Force Holds Virtual Discussion on Addressing COVID-19 and the Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, June 24th, 2020, the Bipartisan Opioid Task Force, led by Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01)Annie Kuster (NH-02), and Donald Norcross (NJ-01), hosted a virtual discussion on addressing the dual crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and the opioid epidemic.

PFAS bill would require Army Corps of Engineers test own sites

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers might soon need to test all federal drinking water projects for the same perfluorinated chemicals at the center of mass water contamination in Bucks and Montgomery counties.

A bipartisan bill introduced by Congressmen Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1, of Middletown, and Antonio Delgado, D-19, of New York, last week put the onus on the corps to determine if PFAS contamination is present at “any of their facilities or operating sites.”

Fitzpatrick legislation requires U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to determine if there is any PFAS contamination on any facilities

U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick and Antonio Delgado, both members of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced legislation to require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to determine if there is any PFAS contamination on any of their facilities or operating sites.

The bill also requires the Corps to identify the contaminants and their plan to clean up contaminated sites. The Corps, tasked with supporting water infrastructure across the country, has a research arm that monitors water safety during projects.

Fitzpatrick announces bipartisan bill to remove toxic chemicals from federal water project sites

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would be required to determine if contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exists at any of its facilities or operating sites under a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA).

“As co-chair of the bipartisan PFAS Task Force, I will never hesitate to hold the government accountable if it fails to follow through on its responsibility to protect public health,” Rep. Fitzpatrick said.

Fitzpatrick, Lamb introduce Never Again International Outbreak Prevention Act

U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick and Conor Lamb (PA-18) introduced H.R. 7132, the Never Again International Outbreak Prevention Act. This legislation would provide accountability with respect to international reporting and monitoring of outbreaks of novel viruses and diseases, sanction bad actors, and review the actions of the World Health Organization.

Fitzpatrick & Delgado Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Identify PFAS Contamination at Federal Water Infrastructure Projects

LANGHORNE, PA—Today, June 15th, 2020, U.S. Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and Antonio Delgado (NY-19), both members of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced bipartisan legislation to require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to determine if there is any PFAS contamination on any of their facilities or operating sites. The bill also requires the Corps to identify the contaminants and their plan to clean up contaminated sites.

House bill would require foreign nations to improve reporting on disease outbreaks

U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Conor Lamb (D-PA) introduced legislation that would require foreign nations to implement systems for reporting and monitoring outbreaks of novel diseases.

In addition, the Never Again International Outbreak Prevention Act (H.R. 7132) would sanction bad actors and review the actions of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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