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Ahead of Veterans Day, Fitzpatrick & Sinema Fight for Veterans Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) has introduced legislation ahead of Veterans Day to ensure veterans play a critical role in rebuilding America’s infrastructure. The Fairness to Veterans for Infrastructure Investment Act [H.R. 4319] levels the playing field in federal contracting for veteran-owned businesses by providing veterans access to existing preferences authorized for transportation projects.

Op-Ed: War on Terrorism Memorial will honor veterans of America's longest conflict

For a generation of Americans and military members, the Global War on Terrorism launched after the Sept. 11 attacks has been the defining military engagement of their lifetimes. Spanning numerous military operations across multiple continents, this conflict has dramatically changed the previously held understanding of war, both on the battlefield and in our society. Now, it is changing how we approach honoring those who have served.

It’s Time for Accountability at the VA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) joined the House Tuesday in passing bipartisan legislation that provides the Veterans Affairs Secretary the authority to remove, demote, or suspend any VA employee for poor performance or misconduct.

Prior to the vote, Fitzpatrick spoke on the House floor in support of the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act [S. 1094], saying:

Fitzpatrick, Boyle oppose plan to charge service members a fee for GI Bill benefits

A plan to increase benefits from the GI Bill by charging newly enlisted service members has been called "unacceptable" and a tax on troops. 

Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, R-8, Middletown, wrote a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan last week saying he could not support a measure proposed by House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe, a Republican from Tennessee. Under Roe's plan, new service members would pay $2,400 over two years, or $100 a month, to access the GI Bill's educational benefits.

Levittown woman fights for Rosie the Riveter Day in Washington

She joined the fight more than 70 years ago to help defeat the Nazis in World War II, and she joined the fight more than 30 years ago to have women recognized for their wartime work.

And now on the eve of her 91st birthday and the first national observance of Rosie the Riveter Day, Mae Krier, of Bristol Township, is heading to Washington, D.C. to fight some more.