Monday, April 22, 2013
Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, PennEnvironment and Heritage Conservancy submitted this opinion piece in support of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
- GOING GREEN
Monday, April 22
Editor's note: Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8), Adam Garber, field director for PennEnvironment and Jeff Marshall, president of the Heritage Conservancy, submitted this opinion piece on the importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund and conservation in general. Whether it's watching your kids sled for the first time, cooling off in a stream, or even casting a line at one of the best fishing spots in the country, our natural heritage in Pennsylvania is where some of our most treasured memories are formed. From Tyler State Park to Valley Forge and the Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvanians are blessed to live near such beautiful forests and parks. Without the help of one national program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, many of…
Friday, April 5, 2013
Kevin Strouse, a Bensalem native and veteran Army Ranger of Iraq and Afghanistan, will run for Congress in Pennsylvania's 8th District.
Former U.S. Army Ranger and Bensalem native Kevin Strouse announced Thursday that he is launching his campaign for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 8th District, according to a press release. The seat is currently held by Republican Mike Fitzpatrick, who's up for reelection in 2014. Strouse is a combat veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. After serving three tours of duty in Afghanistan and one in Iraq, he put his experience to use by continuing his service as part of the CIA’s counterterrorism center. Strouse, a Democrat, said he believes that the best way to continue serving Southeastern Pennsylvania is by bringing his commitment to public service and his track record of problem-solving in difficult chaotic situations to help fix a …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Four Northampton residents were among 27 young people recognized Tuesday in a ceremony at the Bucks County courthouse in Doylestown.
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick on Tuesday honored local high school students who earned his recommendation to the nation's service academies. The 27 students from across Fitzpatrick's 8th Congressional District were honored in a ceremony at the Bucks County courthouse in Doylestown. Included among them were four Northampton residents: Matthew Kasper of Holland; Jacob Sweed of Holland; Anthony Prato of Richboro; and James McCarron of Richboro. Each year, the congressman has the opportunity to nominate a select number of students to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Students must make it through a competitive application process to earn…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
President Obama signed Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick's "Danny Mac" legislation into law on Thursday, Jan. 3. The law is named after a Bucks County paramedic who died in the line of duty.
President Obama signed the "Danny Mac" Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Act into law last week. The new law will allow families of volunteer and non-municipal run emergency medical service unit workers to receive federal death benefits if they are killed in the line of duty. The law, named after Bensalem emergency medical staffer Dan McIntosh, was included as part of the government's annual National Defense Authorization Act. It was sponsored by Bucks County Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick. The 39-year-old Bensalem Rescue Squad EMS worker suffered a massive heart attack and passed away while chasing a suicidal man who needed assistance on Kiansas Avenue in March 2010. Macintosh left behind two young children and a wife. McIntosh's family was …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Local groups held rallies Monday outside Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick's office in Middletown and in Bristol Borough.
Events focusing on urging lawmakers to extent middle-class tax breaks that are set to end if a solution to avert the fiscal cliff is not found by the end of the year were held in lower Bucks County on Monday. The crowds gathered outside the building that houses Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick's office in Middletown and later on the streets of Bristol Borough. Outside the congressman's office, a group of more than 50 gathered to speak about how decisions by Republican lawmakers have impacted their lives. Later in the evening, many of the same people met at the Christmas tree on Mill Street in the borough to attend a "holiday-themed vigil," according to the group that organized the rally, Pa. Working Families. Doylestown businessman Det Ansinn …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick and Democratic challenger Kathy Boockvar are vying to represent the 8th Congressional District.
Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick and Democratic challenger Kathy Boockvar are vying to represent the 8th Congressional District, which includes Bucks County and parts of Montgomery County and Northeast Philadelphia. Fitzpatrick confirmed that he voted for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan this morning, according to Levittown Patch guest editor Tom Sofield. Watch video of Fitzpatrick at the polls in the media section of this article. Boockvar cast her ballot this morning at Pine Run Community Center in Doylestown. Patch was able to snap photos of her checking in and exiting the voting booth with her daughter, Colette Boockvar Yeager. Fitzpatrick is a former county commissioner who was first …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
It was a full house at the Bucks County Community College for Thursday’s for the debate between U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and Kathy Boockvar.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent BRISTOL — Even though they agreed on some issues, the two candidates for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District offered very different views on the role of the federal government. U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and Kathy Boockvar, the Bucks County attorney who hopes to unseat Fitzpatrick on Election Day, took part Thursday morning in front of about 200 people at Bucks County Community College. Fitzpatrick said he wants government to “do for individuals what they cannot do for themselves,” including investments in infrastructure and national defense. Other than that, he said, the role of government should be limited so people can make their own decisions. “We need a federal government that …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The debate between incumbent Mike Fitzpatrick, a Republican, and Democrat Kathy Boockvar lasted just over an hour and was held at Bucks County Community College's Lower Bucks Campus.
In a debate that mimicked the tenor of the national political climate, candidates for the 8th Congressional District discussed the economy, federal spending, national security, foreign policy and social issues during a debate Thursday at Bucks County Community College’s Lower Bucks Campus in Bristol. The debate between incumbent Mike Fitzpatrick, a Republican, and Democrat Kathy Boockvar lasted just over an hour and was moderated by BCCC faculty member Bill Pezza. Every seat in the college’s lobby was taken and onlookers spread to the balcony and throughout the surrounding hallways. It was the second of three debates between the two candidates. Boockvar aimed to align Fitzpatrick with the national Tea Party movement, saying he has “voted …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick will debate Democratic challenger Kathy Boockvar Thursday at Bucks County Community College's Lower Bucks Campus.
Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick will debate Democratic challenger Kathy Boockvar Thursday at the Lower Bucks Campus of Bucks County Community College. The Lower Bucks Campus is located at 1304 Veterans Highway, Bristol. The candidates are vying to represent the 8th Congressional District, which includes Bucks County and parts of Montgomery County and Northeast Philadelphia. The debate begins at 11 a.m. This will be the second of the three debates between the two candidates. The first was held Oct. 18 in Lansdale. A third debate is scheduled for Friday at 8 a.m. at The Water Wheel Restaurant, 4424 Old Easton Rd, Doylestown. That final debate is hosted by the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce, Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce and the …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The anti-Romney tour brought Bain employees and Big Bird to Sesame Place in Middletown to rally against Mitt Romney and Mike Fitzpatrick.
A bus filled with employees of companies owned by Bain Capital, a private equity firm founded by Mitt Romney, came to Sesame Place to hold a rally Wednesday evening. The bus met with a group of protesters from around Bucks County. The local group stiffly opposes Romney and 8th District Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick. The event was organized by Pennslyvania Working Families. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our newsletter | Blog for us