An absolute honor to welcome Air Force Senior Airman Anthony Palio back home to ‪#‎Northampton‬ last week.

An absolute honor to welcome Air Force Senior Airman Anthony Palio back home to ‪#‎Northampton‬ last week.

LANGHORNE, PA – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) released the following statement Wednesday regarding reports that staff at the Philadelphia VARO referred to, and depicted, justifiably frustrated veterans attending town hall events as ‘Oscar the Grouch’: 

“The revelation of such tone-deaf training material only further highlights the level of disconnect and dishonesty operating within the Philadelphia VA system. Even after being exposed for allowing hundreds of veterans and family members to die while waiting for benefits, destroying mail and altering data to gain undeserved bonuses, the VA seems more concerned about protecting the managers who oversaw the wrongdoing instead of serving our veterans.
Once again, we’re forced to ask, ‘When will the VA learn?’
These reports provide an insight into an agency more concerned with appearances than addressing the root cause of the problems or even the legitimate concerns of the veterans affected. The culture of corruption and cronyism has to stop if the VA is serious about honoring its commitment to our nation’s veterans and their families – sadly though, these reports show that the VA has failed to change the way it sees its responsibilities.”

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 pair of House Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearings earlier this summer where he questioned VA staff and administrators in the wake of the explosive OIG report.
Fitzpatrick voted in favor of the bipartisan Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act [H.R. 3230] which was signed into law, and has called for a criminal investigation of the Philadelphia VA.

LANGHORNE, PA – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) released the following statement Wednesday regarding reports that staff at the Philadelphia VARO referred to, and depicted, justifiably frustrated veterans attending town hall events as ‘Oscar the Grouch’

“The revelation of such tone-deaf training material only further highlights the level of disconnect and dishonesty operating within the Philadelphia VA system. Even after being exposed for allowing hundreds of veterans and family members to die while waiting for benefits, destroying mail and altering data to gain undeserved bonuses, the VA seems more concerned about protecting the managers who oversaw the wrongdoing instead of serving our veterans.

Once again, we’re forced to ask, ‘When will the VA learn?’

These reports provide an insight into an agency more concerned with appearances than addressing the root cause of the problems or even the legitimate concerns of the veterans affected. The culture of corruption and cronyism has to stop if the VA is serious about honoring its commitment to our nation’s veterans and their families – sadly though, these reports show that the VA has failed to change the way it sees its responsibilities.”

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 pair of House Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearings earlier this summer where he questioned VA staff and administrators in the wake of the explosive OIG report.

Fitzpatrick voted in favor of the bipartisan Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act [H.R. 3230] which was signed into law, and has called for a criminal investigation of the Philadelphia VA.



Thanks to Sara and the whole team at Domino’s Pizza in #Souderton for the tour and letting me try my hand at pizza-making. Pepperoni with extra cheese - can’t beat it! #100biz100days
Thanks to Sara and the whole team at Domino’s Pizza in #Souderton for the tour and letting me try my hand at pizza-making. Pepperoni with extra cheese - can’t beat it! #100biz100days
What our nation needs now are common sense policies that empower the#AmericanSpirit and increase #opportunity for hardworking families and businesses.Read my plan: www.fitzpatrick.house.gov/BetterJobsMoreOpportunity#BetterJobsMoreOpportunity

What our nation needs now are common sense policies that empower the#AmericanSpirit and increase #opportunity for hardworking families and businesses.

Read my plan: www.fitzpatrick.house.gov/BetterJobsMoreOpportunity

#BetterJobsMoreOpportunity

"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein #MondayMotivation #Opportunity

"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein 

#MondayMotivation #Opportunity

Investing in the American worker. Rebuilding our infrastructure. Declaring energy independence.These aren’t partisan issues - they’re #bipartisan goals to create#BetterJobsMoreOpportunity.Read the plan: www.fitzpatrick.house.gov/BetterJobsMoreOpportunity

Investing in the American worker. Rebuilding our infrastructure. Declaring energy independence.

These aren’t partisan issues - they’re #bipartisan goals to create#BetterJobsMoreOpportunity.

Read the plan: www.fitzpatrick.house.gov/BetterJobsMoreOpportunity

Free Will Brewing Co. in Perkasie is expanding to 20,000/square feet to keep up with the demand for local craft beer. It’s time Washington pass the Small BREW Act and help them succeed 

Free Will Brewing Co. in Perkasie is expanding to 20,000/square feet to keep up with the demand for local craft beer. It’s time Washington pass the Small BREW Act and help them succeed 



LANGHORNE, PA – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) continued his economic focus Thursday addressing the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce and discussing his plan to invest in the American worker by strengthening American manufacturing to create opportunity for all.

“Americans and American business deserve policies and solutions that empower them - and common sense reforms that inspire innovation, job creation and opportunity,” said Fitzpatrick. “To achieve any of these worthy goals we need public-private participation, bipartisanship and commitment. By working together we lay the groundwork for the achievement of hard-working American families and the success of the American economy.”
Fitzpatrick was the keynote speaker at the chamber’s Business Connect meeting held at Cairn University. In his remarks, Fitzpatrick highlighted bipartisan legislation introduced and passed through the House, as well as initiatives focused on empowering workers and families through educational, regulatory and tax reform, advancement of American-made standards and investment in infrastructure.
“I have confidence in the American spirit and the resilience of Americans, knowing that is what will take us to the goal line,” added Fitzpatrick. “I’m working, each day, in the Capitol and in Bucks County to help remove some of the obstacles, we’ve talked about today, while helping provide the tools that will drive the economic engine and get us where we want to be.”     
Following the address, Fitzpatrick answered a series of questions, including on the topics of the need for increased bipartisanship, tax reform and declaring American energy independence.
”We are always excited and honored to have Congressman Fitzpatrick speak at one of our events,” said Dan Bates, president of the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce. “Our members come to this monthly morning breakfast meeting for pertinent information and the Congressman is always willing to give us updates on the most critical issues and what he feels are the top priorities of discussion for the business community here in Lower Bucks.”
The Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce consists of over 1,000 members representing small, medium and large business and professional firm across 22 municipalities in Lower Bucks County. 

LANGHORNE, PA – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) continued his economic focus Thursday addressing the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce and discussing his plan to invest in the American worker by strengthening American manufacturing to create opportunity for all.

“Americans and American business deserve policies and solutions that empower them - and common sense reforms that inspire innovation, job creation and opportunity,” said Fitzpatrick. “To achieve any of these worthy goals we need public-private participation, bipartisanship and commitment. By working together we lay the groundwork for the achievement of hard-working American families and the success of the American economy.”

Fitzpatrick was the keynote speaker at the chamber’s Business Connect meeting held at Cairn University. In his remarks, Fitzpatrick highlighted bipartisan legislation introduced and passed through the House, as well as initiatives focused on empowering workers and families through educational, regulatory and tax reform, advancement of American-made standards and investment in infrastructure.

“I have confidence in the American spirit and the resilience of Americans, knowing that is what will take us to the goal line,” added Fitzpatrick. “I’m working, each day, in the Capitol and in Bucks County to help remove some of the obstacles, we’ve talked about today, while helping provide the tools that will drive the economic engine and get us where we want to be.”     

Following the address, Fitzpatrick answered a series of questions, including on the topics of the need for increased bipartisanship, tax reform and declaring American energy independence.

”We are always excited and honored to have Congressman Fitzpatrick speak at one of our events,” said Dan Bates, president of the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce. “Our members come to this monthly morning breakfast meeting for pertinent information and the Congressman is always willing to give us updates on the most critical issues and what he feels are the top priorities of discussion for the business community here in Lower Bucks.”

The Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce consists of over 1,000 members representing small, medium and large business and professional firm across 22 municipalities in Lower Bucks County. 

Check it out: A larger than life version of ‘The Peaceable Kingdom’ by #BucksCoartist Edward Hicks (1780-1849) is on display in #TimesSquare as part of the Art Everywhere US program. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1orVqck

Check it out: A larger than life version of ‘The Peaceable Kingdom’ by #BucksCoartist Edward Hicks (1780-1849) is on display in #TimesSquare as part of the Art Everywhere US program. 

Learn more: http://bit.ly/1orVqck

I’m joining other lawmakers in calling on the president to stand up for‪#‎BuyAmerican‬ requirements in government purchasing.

Learn more » http://1.usa.gov/1oY8c0V 

I’m joining other lawmakers in calling on the president to stand up for‪#‎BuyAmerican‬ requirements in government purchasing.

Learn more » http://1.usa.gov/1oY8c0V 

No Labels is helping leaders on both sides of the aisle to advance goals we can all agree on. Step one on ‪#‎HowWeFixIt‬ is to agree on a national strategic agenda centered around:
✓ Creating 25 million new jobs over the next 10 years,
✓ Reforming Medicare and Social Security so they are secure for another 75 years,

✓ Balancing the federal budget by 2030, and
✓ Making American energy independent by 2035.
Read more: http://fitzpatrick.house.gov/no-labels

No Labels is helping leaders on both sides of the aisle to advance goals we can all agree on. Step one on ‪#‎HowWeFixIt‬ is to agree on a national strategic agenda centered around:

✓ Creating 25 million new jobs over the next 10 years,

✓ Reforming Medicare and Social Security so they are secure for another 75 years,

✓ Balancing the federal budget by 2030, and

✓ Making American energy independent by 2035.

Read more: http://fitzpatrick.house.gov/no-labels

BENSALEM, PA – At a ceremony Friday, Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) presented Mae Schlosser of Bensalem with five medals earned by her late father during World War II more than 70 years ago, but were never received.

Raymond Kelly served in the United States Navy during World War II from October 1943 to May 31, 1944, and saw action in multiple theaters. Kelly’s flotilla was active in Arawe, Cape Gloucester, Finschafen, Talasea, Saidor, Aitape, Hollandia, and the Schouten Islands.

“Americans from each generation have put their lives on the line in the name of freedom and the service of others. That service and sacrifice deserves to be recognized – including that of Mr. Kelly,” said Fitzpatrick. “I’m grateful to have the opportunity today to right a wrong and award these medals to Mr. Kelly’s daughter. Each veteran deserves the support and acknowledgment of a grateful nation.”

Kelly earned, never received, the Navy Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal & Four Bronze Star Appurtenances, and the European-Africa-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal. Each medal was presented to his daughter, along with a congressional certificate and an American flag flown over the Capitol Building.

“I really appreciate Congressman Fitzpatrick’s help, it’s a thrill,” said Ms. Schlosser. “The items from today will be passed down for generations; the flag to one daughter and the medals to the other.”

Fitzpatrick’s staff includes Military and Veteran’s Affairs caseworkers who are available to assist Bucks and Montgomery county veterans and families with military records, federal agencies requests, VA benefits and more. Please contact the Congressman’s Langhorne District office at 1717 Langhorne-Newtown Rd., Suite 400, Langhorne or by phone at 215-579-8102.

 

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