Fitzpatrick Recognized For Bipartisanship and Leadership
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, June 9th, 2020, Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), was honored by the United States Chamber of Commerce for his leadership and bipartisanship with two awards, the Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award and the Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship. These awards are given to members of Congress who demonstrate the bipartisan leadership and constructive governing necessary to move our country forward.
“I am honored to receive this recognition from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The American people deserve commonsense solutions to kitchen table issues, and that is what bipartisanship gets you,” said Fitzpatrick. “Every issue we discuss in Congress has the ability to be bipartisan. I will continue to work with my colleagues across the political spectrum to make America healthier and safer, and to deliver results for the American people.”
“Now more than ever, our nation needs elected leaders with the courage to pursue common ground and bold, bipartisan solutions to America’s greatest challenges,” said U.S. Chamber President Suzanne Clark. “These awards honor the deserving members of Congress that are forging common-sense sense solutions, working across the aisle, to enact lasting and meaningful reforms. In the days ahead, Congress must work together and support our nation's free enterprise principles that will help bring our economy back to strength and put our people back to work. Last year, the U.S. Chamber pledged to heighten our focus and reward bipartisan leadership and constructive governing, and we are now making good on that promise today.”
For the Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship, Fitzpatrick was one of two members to score 100%. This award recognizes those members of Congress who in their actions have demonstrated a willingness to work across the aisle in support of common objectives. This award is earned by the 10 top scoring senators and 20 top scoring members of Congress, apportioned by party. Rating is based on the number of bills — except those formally opposed by the Chamber — a Member cosponsors introduced by a Member of the opposite party.
For the Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award, Fitzpatrick scored 99%. This award recognizes those members of Congress from both sides of the aisle who in their actions have demonstrated the leadership critical to advancing policies that support America’s free enterprise system. This award is earned by the 10 top scoring senators and 20 top scoring members of Congress, apportioned by party. Since the start of the 116th Congress, the Chamber has urged members to either cosponsor — or refrain from cosponsoring — specific bills important to advancing and maintaining the free enterprise system. The Leadership component measures the Member's alignment with the Chamber on these proposals. Members are ranked relative to the performance of all other members of their party.