Mike Fitzpatrick

Mike Fitzpatrick

PENNSYLVANIA's 8th DISTRICT

Fitzpatrick-backed Jobs Bill Signed by into Law

2014/07/22

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) released the following statement Tuesday regarding the signing of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act into law by the president:

The ‘Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act’ is a jobs bill in its truest form – a bipartisan approach to strengthen and modernize our workforce training programs while being responsible and accountable to hardworking taxpayers.

I was proud to support this jobs bill in the House and am glad to see the president make it a priority to address the concerns I've been addressing - closing the skills gap, eliminating antiquated programs, and training the unemployed and underemployed for the jobs of today.

It is my hope that the signing of this jobs bill will inspire action in the Senate to move on the dozens of other House-passed legislation that can help American workers and families succeed.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (previously the SKILLS Act) creates a more efficient workforce development system by eliminating 15 duplicative and under-performing programs; increasing the flexibility for states and communities to utilize job training funds; expanding access to on-the-job training opportunities, like apprenticeships; and increased outreach to groups like disconnected youth and those with disabilities looking for work.

The bill has been praise by workforce groups and local educators, including Bucks County Community College president, Stephanie H. Shanblatt, Ph.D:

Bucks County Community College is deeply committed to the education and training of our regional workforce. The opportunity to enhance partnerships between colleges and workforce systems, the streamlining of regulatory and delivery processes, and the focus on integrating basic skills and occupational instruction all will greatly help us achieve our regional and national goals of a highly trained workforce. 

The college applauds the efforts of Representative Fitzpatrick and the entire House and Senate to reach bipartisan consensus on this important legislative matter.

Fitzpatrick is a leader on efforts to close the ‘skills gap’ and get Americans back to work. He has sponsored the bipartisan Skills Gap Strategy Act [H.R. 4541] to require the Department of Labor to address a lack of trained workers, as well as supporting plans to extend unemployment insurance for those in need and offsetting the costs with pro-jobs legislation.

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Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Pennsylvania’s 8th district which includes all of Bucks County as well as a portion of Montgomery County. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

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If President Obama is Serious about Infrastructure, Here’s a Bipartisan Plan

2014/07/17

LANGHORNE, PA – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) released the following statement Thursday about the efforts to develop reliable and effective infrastructure funding in response to President Obama’s visit to the Port of Wilmington I-495 Bridge in Delaware:

I am thankful that the President has recognized the need to address the critical issue of infrastructure. With the recent closure of the I-495 Bridge, the estimated 90,000 vehicles that use the route every day have had to be diverted onto smaller roads, complicating commutes and slowing commerce around the I-95 corridor.

Because of bipartisan cooperation in the House and passage of the ‘Highway Transportation and Funding Act’, it now appears the highway trust fund will receive a short term funding measure until spring. While this funding is critical, we cannot accept a temporary fix and waste this opportunity to provide America the 21st century infrastructure it needs to remain competitive in an increasingly globalized world. 

I encourage the President and leaders of both parties to review my bipartisan ‘Partnership to Build America Act’. As an alternative to the tax-and-spend or cut-and-spend paths both parties have used in the past, this bill is an innovative and long-term solution to our infrastructure needs. It presents an opportunity to invest over $750 billion directly into American infrastructure without costing hardworking taxpayers more money. 

Fitzpatrick introduced the Partnership to Build America Act along with Congressman John Delaney (D-MD). The legislation would create an American Infrastructure Fund to provide loans or guarantees to state or local governments to finance qualified infrastructure projects.  These guarantees will use revenues from repatriated corporate earnings as a funding mechanism to provide a total of $750 billion in infrastructure financing for federal, state and local infrastructure projects.

Additionally, Fitzpatrick has introduced the Fairness to Veterans for Infrastructure Investment Act [H.R. 2906] which would provide veteran-owned businesses access to existing contracting preferences authorized for federal transportation projects to ensure that our nation’s veterans play an important role in revitalizing our infrastructure economy.

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Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Pennsylvania’s 8th district which includes all of Bucks County as well as a portion of Montgomery County. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

 

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Fitzpatrick-Backed Environmental Conservation Bill Clears House

2014/07/17

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) took to the House floor Thursday to support the passage of the Conservation Easement Incentive Act [H.R. 2807] – legislation co-sponsored by Fitzpatrick to boost land conservation efforts.

I remember coming here in 1999 as a local elected official – Bucks County Commissioner. I was asked to testify before the United States Senate on this topic – on the federal government helping to preserve land throughout our great nation.

In those 15 years since, in my community of Bucks County we’ve preserved over 10,000 acres of farmland, park land and critical natural areas. And it’s important for some many different reasons – not just for good land use and planning and quality of life, but also creating food security for our nation and reducing the cost of providing local government services.

So much good has come of the conservation easement program and this incentive act is part of the greater ‘America Gives More Act’ that we’re debating today.

It’s not only good tax policy, but it’s good environmental policy – these are issues that can bring us together as Democrats and Republicans in the House. By permanently removing the uncertainly for those communities who would set aside land through conservation easements, we’re going to help ensure we can pass on our open spaces and wild places on future generations of Americans not yet to be born.

Mr. Speaker, it’s my hope that this bill will pass the House today, will proceed swiftly through the United States Senate and we can come together around an American ethic of preserving and conserving our open spaces and get this bill to the president’s desk.

(WATCH FITZPATRICK’S REMARKS HERE)

The idea of making the conservation tax incentive permanent has also been endorsed by 65 national organizations and trade associations, ranging from National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited and American Farm Bureau Federation to the Environmental Defense Fund and National Audubon Society.

H.R. 2807 passed as part of the America Gives More Act [H.R. 4719] - a package of measures meant to support charitable giving. Fitzpatrick released the following statement regarding its passage:

Today, in bipartisan fashion, the House passed a package of bills meant to ensure Americans have the means and support to give freely to the charitable organizations that are on the front lines of supporting those in need in our communities. While the government can provide a safety net, charities and community groups remain the most effective method of offering a hand up to our neighbors and friends. I am pleased these measures moved quickly through the House, and it is my hope that the Senate and president move equally as deliberately to support America’s charitable instinct.

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Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Pennsylvania’s 8th district which includes all of Bucks County as well as a portion of Montgomery County. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

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Fitzpatrick, Meehan Release Photos of Concealed, Ignored Mail at Philly VA

2014/07/17

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressmen Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) and Patrick Meehan (PA-7) today questioned a pattern of destroyed and concealed mail from veterans at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities across the nation. Meehan and Fitzpatrick released photos obtained from a whistleblower that purportedly show filing cabinets and boxes full of unanswered mail from veterans.

In a letter to Undersecretary of Veterans Affairs for Benefits Allison Hickey, Meehan and Fitzpatrick wrote that reports of discarded or destroyed mail from veterans “suggest a pattern of misconduct that could well extend throughout the VA.”

Reports indicate that mail from veterans to VA facilities may have been mishandled, ignored or destroyed in:

  • Philadelphia, PA: Whistleblower testimony indicates that 96 boxes and 8 filing cabinets full of unanswered, ignored mail was brought to the attention of supervisors. The whistleblower testified that that mail “disappeared” after she alerted management and believed the mail was destroyed. Subsequent testimony by the Inspector General reports another 68 boxes full of mail from veterans were discovered during an unannounced inspection.
  • Baltimore, MD: Just this week, an Inspector General report determined that 9,500 veterans’ documents and 80 claims folders were “inappropriately stockpiled”, which potentially affected the processing of claims.
  • Oakland, CA: Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-1) has spoken on the House floor about reports he’s received from VA whistleblowers at the claims processing facility in Oakland. Whistleblowers told LaMalfa of thousands of claims requests and veterans’ documents “sitting on a cart or a janitor’s closet or in the hallway by the director’s office for years and even decades.”

In the letter, Fitzpatrick and Meehan accept the invitation by the Undersecretary to join her for an in-depth tour of and briefing by the Philadelphia Regional Office. Undersecretary Hickey invited the Congressmen during a House Committee on Veterans Affairs hearing on July 14.

The letter also requested answers to a number of follow-up questions in advance of his tour, including requests for information on internal controls on incoming mail from veterans and bonus payments made to the employees responsible.

Meehan and Fitzpatrick obtained the following photographs that show boxes and filing cabinets containing unanswered correspondence from veterans at the Philadelphia Regional Office:

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The full text of the letter is attached and a PDF is available here.

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Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Pennsylvania’s 8th district which includes all of Bucks County as well as a portion of Montgomery County. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

 

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Fitzpatrick Urges Federal Criminal Investigation into Philadelphia VA

2014/07/16

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) urged Federal law enforcement authorities to investigate potential criminal activity at the Philadelphia Veterans Administration (VA) Regional Office following reports of data manipulation and mail destruction brought to light in whistle blower testimony before the House Veterans Affairs Committee this past Monday.

“I urge you to consider opening an investigation into these allegations. The unlawful destruction of veterans’ claims and correspondence is a serious issue,” writes Fitzpatrick (letter attached). “The fact that data may have been manipulated so that certain VA supervisors and employees could get bonuses, at the expense of veterans’ pension and disability claims languishing in the backlog, is unconscionable and deserving of further investigation.”

The letter sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigations, U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania highlights the testimony of VA whistle blower Kristen Ruell and VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) findings that noted “[s]taff inappropriately shredding or destroying military and returned mail that could not be delivered” and “[s]taff hiding mail within the VARO.”

Additionally, the letter calls attention to the fact that “[b]y manipulating claims dates, many of these employees and supervisors financially benefited.” Fitzpatrick notes, “VA bonuses are tied to claims processing and performance and some employees received bonuses over $2,000” while improperly addressing veterans’ claims.

Fitzpatrick has been at the center of efforts to bring to light concerns about the benefits backlog at the Philadelphia VA after years of working with constituents and whistle blowers. He was invited to participate in a House Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing Monday where he questioned VA staff and administrators in the wake of the explosive OIG report.

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Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Pennsylvania’s 8th district which includes all of Bucks County as well as a portion of Montgomery County. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

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Fitzpatrick Pushes Mental Health Care System Overhaul

2014/07/16

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) joined Bucks County Commissioner Diane Marseglia, members of the Bucks County Suicide Task Force and Congressman Tim Murphy, PhD (PA-18) Wednesday to discuss the bipartisan Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act [H.R. 3717].

The legislation aims to reform the nation’s mental health system by focusing programs and resources on psychiatric care for those most in need of services. Measures include increasing access to trained professionals, strengthening communication between doctors and families, and ensuring federal funds support treatments, not bureaucracy.

“The stark reality is that millions of Americans who suffer from mental illness are going without treatment, and families are struggling to find care for loved ones. As a legislator and community leader who cares deeply about those I serve, I remain dedicated to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to follow through on the mending and strengthening of mental health services available in the U.S.,” said Fitzpatrick. “Individuals and families who have been touched by mental illness deserve a support system that empowers families and caregivers, fixes the shortage of resources available to those in need of treatment, and drives evidence-based care. That’s exactly what H.R. 3717 provides.”

The bill, written by Murphy – a clinical psychologist with over three decades’ experience – and co-sponsored by Fitzpatrick, is the product of a year-long committee investigation into the nation’s mental health system and has been described as the most comprehensive overhaul of the system since the Kennedy Administration.

“I commend Representative Fitzpatrick for his leadership and courage in working to bring attention to the plight of Southeastern Pennsylvania families in the throes of mental health crises,” said Murphy. “Each day, I hear from parents, siblings, sons and daughters from across the country whose mentally ill loved ones are unable to obtain the acute medical care they need from the current broken system. The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act will give these families the help and hope they need because persons with serious mental illness can get better and recover.”

“The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act is an extraordinary piece of legislation. The members of the Bucks County Suicide Task Force, as well as the Family Survivors Committee, believe this may be the most important legislation to be introduced in support of mental health and preventing suicide and similar tragedies in decades,” said Marseglia, the head of the task force. “We are grateful for Representative Murphy’s efforts and Representative Fitzpatrick’s support and will do all we can to assist in its passage.”

The bill is supported by the American Psychological Assoc., American Psychiatric Assoc., National Alliance on Mental Illness, LEAP Institute, National Assoc. of Psychiatric Health Systems among other organizations.

“Finding ways to make federally funded programs work more efficiently and effectively should be a priority of every member of Congress – especially when those programs were established to enhance the health and safety of those who need care the most,” added Fitzpatrick.

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Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Pennsylvania’s 8th district which includes all of Bucks County as well as a portion of Montgomery County. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

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Fitzpatrick Receives Prestigious Congressional Cancer Champion Award

2014/07/14

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) has been named the recipient of the 2014 Congressional Cancer Champion Award for his work to deliver a unified message to Congress and the White House on the need for increased cancer-related funding. The award is presented annually by One Voice Against Cancer, a collaboration of more than 40 national non-profit cancer advocacy organizations including the American Cancer Society – Action Network, Association of Cancer Institutes, American Association for Cancer Research and Susan G. Komen.

“As a federal representative and a cancer survivor, I am fully committed to providing a strong voice in Congress for cancer patients, survivors, advocacy organizations and families in my district and around the nation,” said Fitzpatrick. “The fight against cancer is one that transcends politics and I am proud to lead the bipartisan push for the awareness and funding we need to put an end to the despicable disease.”

Fitzpatrick, a member of the Childhood Cancer Caucus, Skin Cancer Caucus, and Rare Disease Caucus, has been a tireless advocate for cancer-related causes during his time on Capitol Hill. He has worked to solidify $29.9 billion in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for FY14 – a $1 billion increase from the previous year and has been a leader in supporting legislation to combat breast cancer and to prioritizing research efforts for pediatric diseases. In March, Fitzpatrick was the keynote speaker at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) congressional briefing on the state of cancer research funding and was featured in the group’s 2013 Cancer Progress Report.

“American science and innovation has changed the way the world thinks about and treats cancer; it is imperative that Congress does its part to encourage discovery and support those on the frontlines of life-saving research,” said Fitzpatrick. “I will continue to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to prioritize cancer research and prevention efforts as part of a larger, national health initiative that increases the quality of life for all Americans.”

The award was presented to Fitzpatrick by Ed Scholl of Quakertown, Bucks County, who has been involved with cancer advocacy on both the local and federal levels for years with the organization Cancer Action Network.

“Since 2005 when Congressman Fitzpatrick was first elected he has not just been a supporter of cancer research, prevention and early detection, he has been a champion of the cause. This OVAC award is a recognition from every major cancer organization in the country uniting in identifying Congressman Fitzpatrick as one whose support has been critical in leading the way in Washington, as well as every corner of the country, in finding a cure,” said Scholl. “It’s an honor and a privilege to have someone like Mike partner with volunteers in his district to take a national lead in fighting back against this disease that takes too many.”

“One Voice Against Cancer is proud to recognize Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick during this year’s lobby day with its 2014 Congressional Cancer Champion Award for his leadership and commitment to cancer research and prevention,” said Dick Woodruff, Chairman of One Voice Against Cancer and Vice President for Federal Relations for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. “Congressman Fitzpatrick has worked across the aisle to build Congressional support for lifesaving cancer research, prevention, and early detection programs.”

In 2014, there will be an estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases diagnosed and 585,720 cancer deaths in the U.S. Cancer remains the second most common cause of death in the US, accounting for nearly one of every four deaths.

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Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Pennsylvania’s 8th district which includes all of Bucks County as well as a portion of Montgomery County. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

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Fitzpatrick Introduces Tax Relief Bill for Areas Devastated by Natural Disasters

2014/07/11

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers Friday in introducing the Natural Disaster Tax Relief Act which will provided needed tax relief to communities across the country that have been devastated by natural disasters  - including Pennsylvania.

“As recently as Hurricane Sandy to storms back while I was county commissioner, I’ve long understood the damaging effects of natural disasters on Bucks County and our region,” said Fitzpatrick. “For thousands of our friends and neighbors these unforeseen disasters disrupt their lives, leaving homes and family budgets destroyed in their wake. This bipartisan bill aims to provide some needed assistance to those most affected by these acts of nature.”

The bill, sponsored by 15 Republicans and 15 Democrats, covers federally-declared disasters from 2012 through 2014 with a variety of assistance measures, including:

  • Allows deduction for disaster cleanup expenses;
  • Allows homeowners who lost their homes to qualify for financing provided under tax-exempt mortgage revenue bonds;
  • Waives the 10% penalty tax that would otherwise apply on an early withdrawal from a retirement plan for disaster victims;
  • Permits disaster victims to use prior year's income for purposes of calculating the earned income and child tax credits;
  • Increases the Low-Income Housing Credit allocation for states damaged by a natural disaster, based on the population of qualified disaster areas within the state; and
  • Allows businesses to create a natural disaster fund, whereby they could set aside pretax dollars for natural disaster expenses, including insurance deductibles and coinsurance.

“These policies transcend politics and offer a hand-up for those dealing with the life-altering effects of natural disasters,” added Fitzpatrick. “This bipartisan legislation will help families in Bucks and Montgomery counties make ends meet when dealing with the financial challenges of a devastating storm, and give all Americans peace of mind that there are policies to help them even in their darkest hour.”

In 2013, there were 7 weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States. These events included five severe weather and tornado events, a major flood event, and the western drought / heat wave. Overall, these events killed 109 people and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted.

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Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Pennsylvania’s 8th district which includes all of Bucks County as well as a portion of Montgomery County. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

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Fitzpatrick: Increasing Certainty in the Tax Code is a Must

2014/07/11

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) released the following statement Friday regarding the bipartisan House passage of H.R. 4718 which makes permanent tax policy that allows companies to deduct 50 percent of the cost of capital investments in the first year:

Today, the House once again acted in bipartisan fashion to pass a pro-growth bill that decreases the debt, creates jobs, strengthens the economy and increases take-home pay for hardworking American families. By removing uncertainty from our already confusing and burdensome tax code, we empower small businesses to expand and innovate – increasing opportunity for workers and communities.

Tax Foundation analysis shows that the legislation would add $182 billion to the economy, increase capital stock by more than 3%, increase wages by about 1% and create 212,000 jobs in the U.S. Furthermore, the non-profit Joint Committee on Taxation reports that the permanent extension offered in this bill could reduce the national debt by as much as $10 billion.

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Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Pennsylvania’s 8th district which includes all of Bucks County as well as a portion of Montgomery County. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

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Fitzpatrick Statement on Marine Held in Mexico

2014/07/10

LANGHORNE, PA – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) released the following statement Thursday regarding the continued incarceration of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi in Mexico:

For over 100 days, Marine Corps Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi has been detained in Mexico under circumstances yet to be resolved.  Sgt. Tahmooressi, a Afghanistan combat veteran, is being denied the treatment he needs in connection to his service for our country – a fact I and other lawmakers have sought to convey to Mexican authorities.

I am working with members of both parties from across the nation to advocate for his immediate release. While there is work to be done on his behalf from Congress, it is my hope that this administration takes a more active role in increasing diplomatic pressure on Mexico to expedite Sgt. Tahmooressi’s release and reunite him with his family.

There are Americans wrongfully detained all over the world - we should always remember them and work toward their freedom.

Fitzpatrick has joined lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to draw attention and action to Sgt. Tahmoorseei’s situation, including: (all documents attached below)

  • Letter to Jesus Murillo Karam, Attorney General of Mexico – Bipartisan letter to the Attorney General of Mexico calling on the Mexican legal system to deal with Sgt. Tahmooressi’s case expeditiously and fairly.
  • H. Res. 620 – Bipartisan resolution calling on the government of Mexico to immediately release Sgt. Tahmooressi and return him to the United States and compelling the President of the United States to do all that he can to secure that release.
  • Letter to Fernando Benitez, Defense Attorney – Bipartisan letter in support of Sgt. Tahmooressi’s defense attorney and calling for continued diligence and increased pressure in the case.
  • Letter to Victor Octavio Luna Escobedo, Presiding Judge – Bipartisan letter calling on the judge ruling in Sgt. Tahmooressi’s case to consider the specific, unique circumstances of the case and move to dismiss the case.

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Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Pennsylvania’s 8th district which includes all of Bucks County as well as a portion of Montgomery County. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

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Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is a lifelong resident of Bucks County, where he has been an active member of his community for decades.  In the 113th Congress, Mike’s number one priority is job creation.  Mike recognizes that government does not create jobs, but fosters an environment in which the private sector can create permanent, family sustaining jobs.

Mike graduated from Bishop Egan High School in Fairless Hills and earned his bachelor’s degree while working his way through St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida. Upon graduation, Mike was awarded the university’s highest service award.

Following graduation, Mike returned to Pennsylvania and in 1988, he graduated from Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law. While attending law school Mike was the Business Manager of the Dickinson Journal of International Law.  Mike is admitted to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

In 1995, Mike was appointed to the Bucks County Board of Commissioners where he served for ten years.  As a Bucks County Commissioner Mike was a champion of responsible county social service programs, job creation and efficient government administration.  He fought to preserve over 11,000 acres of beautiful farmland, parkland and critical natural areas. His record on open space earned him recognition from a variety of environmental organizations, including the Greenspace Alliance.

During his time as Commissioner, Mike led the fight to establish the county’s first Enterprise Zone, a project that eventually led to the creation of over 4,000 private sector jobs in Bucks County.

As a Member of the 109th Congress Mike demonstrated himself to be an independently- minded advocate for his constituents. He fought for stronger borders, lower taxes and smaller budget deficits. Locally he worked successfully to bring the National Veterans’ Cemetery to Bucks County.  Mike was also instrumental in flood mitigation efforts along the Neshaminy Creek watershed, which had been plagued by persistent flooding.

Mike returned to Congress in 2011 after practicing law in Bucks County focusing on representing small businesses and local governments.

Mike and his wife Kathy have been married twenty-four years and have six children – three girls (Katie, Maggie and Molly) and three boys (Jimmy, Mick and Tommy). An Eagle Scout, Mike has remained active in Scouting and is a past-President of the Bucks County Council of the Boy Scouts of America.


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