Fitzpatrick Supports House Rules Package

Measure Seeks to Break Gridlock in Congress

January 3, 2019

Washington, DC—Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) today supported the House rules package [H. Res. 6] and released the following statement:

“We can and must bring bipartisanship and consensus building back to the United States Congress. Today, I upheld my commitment to the principles set by the Problem Solvers Caucus and I voted to support the House rules package. Under the new rules, bills with broad bipartisan support will be considered quickly and more transparently. I am hopeful these new rules create a more effective and bipartisan institution.

I continue to strongly oppose the attempt to dismantle the Affordable Care Act in federal court, which threaten patient protection provisions. Last Congress, I supported The Maintaining Protections for Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions Act, which protects Americans with pre-existing conditions from being denied coverage. The rules package that I voted for today allows the House to defend Americans with pre-existing conditions, and Democratic leadership must use this authority to protect patients with pre-existing conditions. I will continue to fight for affordable, accessible, and quality healthcare for all Americans.”