Patrick Meehan

Patrick Meehan

PENNSYLVANIA's 7th DISTRICT

House Backs More Measures to Fight Human Trafficking

2014/07/25

House Backs More Measures to Fight Human Trafficking Legislation improves federal response... Read More

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

2014/07/17

Fear reports of destroyed, concealed correspondence could extend throughout VA Read More

"Mark It Zero!"

2014/07/16

Meehan Amendment to Defund White House Bowling Alley Upgrades Passes by Voice Vote Read More

Meehan Calls "Over the Line" on White House Bowling Alley Upgrades

2014/07/15

Meehan Calls “Over the Line” on White House Bowling Alley Upgrades WASHINGTON,... Read More

House Passes Meehan Homeland Security Bills

2014/07/08

House Passes Meehan Homeland Security Bills Unanimous support from both parties a bipartisan achievement... Read More

Meehan Visits VA Facility in Horsham

2014/06/17

Meehan Visits VA Facility in Horsham   NBC10: Meehan Visits VA Clinic Meehan: 'Incorrect... Read More

House Acts to Protect Veterans

2014/06/10

House Acts to Protect Veterans Meehan-backed legislation brings accountability to V.A., flexibility... Read More

Meehan Fights for Vets, Abuse Victims in Funding Bill

2014/05/30

Meehan Fights for Vets, Abuse Victims in Funding Bill Worked to Make Vets Courts, Anti-Trafficking... Read More

Meehan Statement on Shinseki Resignation

2014/05/30

Meehan Statement on Shinseki Resignation   WASHINGTON, DC– Congressmen Patrick Meehan... Read More

Meehan: "It's Time for New Leadership" at V.A.

2014/05/21

Meehan: “It’s Time for New Leadership” at V.A.   WASHINGTON,... Read More

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Contact Information

204 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-2011
Fax 202-226-0280
meehan.house.gov

Patrick Meehan represents Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District in the United States Congress.

Currently serving his second term in Congress, Meehan serves on the Oversight and Government Reform, Homeland Security, Transportation and Infrastructure, and House Ethics Committees. As a member of the Homeland Security Committee, Congressman Meehan was appointed Chairman of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies.

Prior to his election to the United States Congress, Meehan earned an impressive record as one of the Philadelphia area’s most respected prosecutors. Appointed by the President, Meehan served as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, a position that made him the top federal prosecutor in a district that spanned nine counties with a population of over five million residents.

Sworn in just six days after the September 11, 2001 attacks, Meehan immediately went to work combating the threat of terrorism. He set up an Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council to coordinate the region’s response to the attacks. The ATAC quickly became a national model for coordination among law enforcement agencies and ensured that critical information and intelligence on terrorist threats was disseminated to the appropriate federal, state and local law enforcement personnel.

While U.S. Attorney, Meehan took on nursing homes neglecting seniors, drug companies defrauding customers and pioneered innovative new strategies to combat domestic violence. Meehan also prosecuted cases under Operation Stolen Valor, an initiative that took in individuals who falsely claimed to have won military awards and decorations. He was appointed by the Attorney General to sit on the Corporate Fraud Task Force and prosecuted government contractors overcharging taxpayers.

During his tenure, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia became a national leader in prosecuting corrupt government officials. Meehan helped to put behind bars some of the biggest names in Philadelphia’s corrupt pay-to-play political culture, including former Philadelphia Treasurer Corey Kemp, Councilman Rick Mariano, and State Senator Vincent Fumo. Meehan earned praise from both sides of the aisle for his integrity and his commitment to rooting out political corruption.

Prior to his appointment as United States Attorney, Meehan served as the District Attorney of Delaware County. As D.A., he successfully prosecuted several high-profile cases, including the murder trial of millionaire John DuPont and the trial of the murderer of local college student Aimee Willard. Meehan formed the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, a working group dedicated to protecting children from online predators.

A native of Cheltenham, Montgomery County, Meehan is a graduate of Bowdoin College and the Temple University School of Law. Prior to entering public service, Congressman Meehan spent two years as a referee in the National Hockey League. Meehan, his wife Carolyn, and their three sons live in Drexel Hill, Delaware County.


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PENNSYLVANIA's 3rd DISTRICT

Scott Perry

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