Thanks to the folks at Spurrier Medical in #Bristol for inviting me to tour te facility today and take some questions about everything from the medical device tax to closing the #skillsgap.

Thanks to the folks at Spurrier Medical in #Bristol for inviting me to tour te facility today and take some questions about everything from the medical device tax to closing the #skillsgap.

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: 
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.

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: 

  • 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.


Today in History: The #LibertyBell rings from the tower of #IndependenceHall in#Philadelphia , summoning citizens to the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, by Col. John Nixon
Today in History: The #LibertyBell rings from the tower of #IndependenceHall in#Philadelphia , summoning citizens to the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, by Col. John Nixon
I’ve introduced legislation to ensure members of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) have access to the option of internment at Arlington National Cemetery. Those exceptional individuals who guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier should be afforded the right to be buried in the same cemetery they so diligently keep watch over. This #bipartisan bill clears the way for that honor.#tbt #ThrowbackThursday

I’ve introduced legislation to ensure members of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) have access to the option of internment at Arlington National Cemetery

Those exceptional individuals who guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier should be afforded the right to be buried in the same cemetery they so diligently keep watch over. This #bipartisan bill clears the way for that honor.

#tbt #ThrowbackThursday

Simple, right?
Become a citizen co-sponsor: http://bit.ly/UFRsQy

Simple, right?

Become a citizen co-sponsor: http://bit.ly/UFRsQy

Congrats to #Pennsbury-grad Julia McGehean for winning this year’s#CongressionalArtCompetition. Her work - ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ - will be on display in the United States Capitol for the next year!

Read more: http://1.usa.gov/1ohXW2f

“It is with great pleasure I am able to announce the safe release of the six Americans wrongfully imprisoned in Honduras. The crew of the Aqua Quest – including the son of one of my constituents – is in the process of traveling back to the United States and being reunited with their families following the ordeal.This past Monday, I traveled to Honduras and met personally with Honduran administrative and judicial officials. Furthermore, I visited the Americans in captivity and witnessed the deplorable conditions in which they were wrongfully held for nearly two months. The strength and courage of these men in the face of uncertainty and danger in a far-away place is an inspiration to me and it was my duty advocate for their rightful release. United States Ambassador to Honduras Kubiske and her staff deserve recognition for their hard work, as do the countless American officials who came together to secure the release of these Americans. I am confident that Americans will continue to travel the world in efforts to better the quality of life for others, and I will persist in ensuring the safe passage for all who answer the call to serve in enterprise or mission around the globe.”

Read: http://bit.ly/VtEVjM 

“It is with great pleasure I am able to announce the safe release of the six Americans wrongfully imprisoned in Honduras. The crew of the Aqua Quest – including the son of one of my constituents – is in the process of traveling back to the United States and being reunited with their families following the ordeal.

This past Monday, I traveled to Honduras and met personally with Honduran administrative and judicial officials. Furthermore, I visited the Americans in captivity and witnessed the deplorable conditions in which they were wrongfully held for nearly two months. The strength and courage of these men in the face of uncertainty and danger in a far-away place is an inspiration to me and it was my duty advocate for their rightful release. 

United States Ambassador to Honduras Kubiske and her staff deserve recognition for their hard work, as do the countless American officials who came together to secure the release of these Americans. 

I am confident that Americans will continue to travel the world in efforts to better the quality of life for others, and I will persist in ensuring the safe passage for all who answer the call to serve in enterprise or mission around the globe.”

Read: http://bit.ly/VtEVjM 

Last Firday, I joined area volunteers and the #DV3 in placing over 58,000 flags to commemorate the Americans who never came home from the war in Vietnam. To all Vietnam veterans: Welcome home.

Last Firday, I joined area volunteers and the #DV3 in placing over 58,000 flags to commemorate the Americans who never came home from the war in Vietnam. 

To all Vietnam veterans: Welcome home.

WATCH: Sunday, I delivered the House Committee on Financial Services Video Message about the need to reduce the burdens of one-size-fits-all regulations on start-ups and emerging businesses. 

My ‘Fostering Innovation Act’ - which passed committee last week - gives these companies the room they need to research, develop, grow and hire. 

Today, the House #unanimously passed #bipartisan legislation which allows veterans to seek private health care to avoid backlogs at #VA facilities#VAaccountability #Access2Care

Today, the House #unanimously passed #bipartisan legislation which allows veterans to seek private health care to avoid backlogs at #VA facilities

#VAaccountability #Access2Care

One personnel change isn’t going to fix the way the #VA operates. Now’s the time for Congress to come together and talk about real solutions - starting with modernizing the way we transition members of the military from active duty to veteran healthcare.The #bipartisan ’21st Century Healthcare for Heroes Act’ [H.R. 2590] does just that. Sign up to be a citizen co-sponsor and join me in pushing for this common sense legislation: https://www.cosponsor.gov/details/hr2590-113

One personnel change isn’t going to fix the way the #VA operates. Now’s the time for Congress to come together and talk about real solutions - starting with modernizing the way we transition members of the military from active duty to veteran healthcare.

The #bipartisan ’21st Century Healthcare for Heroes Act’ [H.R. 2590] does just that. Sign up to be a citizen co-sponsor and join me in pushing for this common sense legislation: https://www.cosponsor.gov/details/hr2590-113

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