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Two Bucks County lawmakers were recognized this week for their efforts to protect animals.
State Rep. Frank Farry, R-142, of Langhorne, on Monday was named 2017 Humane Legislator of the Year by the Humane Society of the United States. The organization also recognized animal advocacy efforts from U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-8, by awarding him the Legislative Leader Award.
Bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) to help protect children from cyberstalkers has gained overwhelming approval by the U.S. House of Representatives in a 409-to-2 vote.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month — a time dedicated to raising awareness of crimes against children and endeavoring to prevent them.
Madison Zezzo and her mom, Erin, were all smiles sitting in Pennsylvania Representative Brian Fitzpatrick's office on Tuesday. At age 13, Madison was cyberstalked by her former best friend's father— twice.
Inspired by her story, Fitzpatrick presented the Combat Online Predators Act to Congress.
The family of a Buckingham teenager twice victimized by an internet stalker during the course of more than four years initially was hesitant to speak publicly about the ordeal.
But the Zezzos have since decided to confront the issue in an effort to prevent others from becoming victims.
It's called the Combat Online Predator Act, and it passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday and now goes to the Senate.
A piece of legislation originally introduced by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick will benefit the children of fallen emergency responders who died in the line of service.
The children of first responders killed in the line of duty will be automatically eligible for the maximum amount of education funding from the federal Pell Grant, following the passage of a bill authored by U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-8, in Middletown. The Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act, introduced by Fitzpatrick and Rep.
U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) underlined the significance of his newly enacted bill, the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act, H.R. 949, during an April 5 event at the Langhorne-Middletown Fire Company in Pennsylvania with local first responders.
The opioid epidemic is wreaking havoc across the country and it’s destroying families and derailing lives right here in our community. Last year, 231 people died from opioids in Bucks County alone – a 35 percent increase from 2016. Since 2000, more than 300,000 Americans nationwide have died from opioid overdoses and thousands more struggle daily to stay in recovery and get back on track.