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Legislation authored by U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) to increase higher education financial aid for the children of public safety officers who died in the line of duty has become law as part of the nation’s larger federal funding bill.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has honored Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-growth policies in the first session of the 115th Congress.
A week after a bill aimed at giving terminally ill patients another way to access experimental medical treatments fell short of passing the U.S. House, federal lawmakers tried again.
As folks across Bucks and Montgomery counties opened their paychecks in February, most received a welcome and well-deserved bump in their take-home pay.
Bucks Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, R-8 of Middletown, received this week an inaugural “Champion” award from the Water Quality Association, a national trade association, for his work pursuing legislative solutions to drinking water contamination in Bucks and Montgomery counties.
Each year, millions of Americans are diagnosed with terminal illnesses. These people are fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, husbands and wives, grandpas and grandmas. More than anything else, these individuals hope to determine their own future.
One thing these people don’t have is time.
On his first day in Washington, newly elected Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick introduced a package of government reform bills that unfortunately remain in limbo. Still, the new congressman quickly asserted his desire to affect change as well as his devotion to good government, strong ethics and bipartisanship. It was a gutsy move that demonstrated his eagerness to lead by example.
A group of lawmakers are working to make “National Rosie the Riveter Day” a reality.
“The cruelest thing we can do to our kids is pressure them to go to a four-year university and graduate with mountains of debt, with bleak job prospects,” Fitzpatrick said.
Fitzpatrick and Evans said they will continue to work to see what role the government could have with filling the skills gap.
Two Pennsylvania Congressmen, local and state officials hashed out strategies Monday morning to diminish the “skills gap,” or shortage of candidates applying to work in industries like manufacturing.