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Sexually harassing behavior in the business, entertainment and political worlds won’t change overnight, but a pair of bills co-sponsored by Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick would change how resulting lawsuits are settled.
There may be no institution more disliked and distrusted by the American people than the U.S. Congress. By its actions and inaction it has earned an awful popularity rating — which it re-enforces almost daily.
In the wake of media reporting on millions of dollars paid for more than 250 settlements to federal employees, Republican Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick has called for an investigation into the matter.
A year ago, Republicans promised to “Drain the Swamp,” riding the slogan all the way to unified control of the government. They talked the talk, and some, such as freshman Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania and Trey Hollingsworth of Indiana, even walked the walk, introducing legislation to begin drying out the Capitol’s marshier corners.
While many will be home with their families on Thanksgiving, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick plans to be in Puerto Rico to take in the island’s recovery first hand.
U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) on Friday just before Veterans Day introduced legislation that would make it easier for veteran-owned firms to work on federally funded transportation and infrastructure projects.
A military spending bill that authorizes $7 million for a health study on U.S. citizens exposed to the toxic chemicals PFOS and PFOA, as well as tens of millions of dollars in cleanup funds, is headed for President Donald Trump’s desk for signing. Whether the measures actually will be funded remains an open question.
When Washington politicians talk about the tax code, it’s easy to get bogged down in numbers. But tax reform isn’t about percentage points or pie charts — it’s about people.
Gaps in federal and state legislation allowed a Plumstead man serving probation to secretly online stalk a Bucks County teenager for three years. And legislation introduced last week by U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick aims to plug some of those holes.
Today nearly 100 Americans will die from a drug overdose involving prescription drugs. Since 1999, deaths from prescription opioid overdose have more than quadrupled.