Michael G. "Mike" Fitzpatrick (born June 28, 1963) is the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district. He is a member of the Republican Party. He was reelected to Congress in 2010, and previously represented the district from 2005 to 2007, but lost to Patrick Murphy in 2006.
Early life, education, and law career
Fitzpatrick was born and raised in Bucks county. He graduated from Bishop Egan High School, now Conwell-Egan Catholic High School, in Fairless Hills. He moved to Florida to attend St. Thomas University with an academic scholarship where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1985 from the school's honors program. He then earned his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law at Penn State University. He was named business manager of the Dickinson ...
In November 2011, Congressman Fitzpatrick joined a bipartisan group of representatives in expressing his disapproval to Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius over a recommendation made by the United States Preventive Task Force (USPTF) on October 7, 2011. The USPTF had recommended that healthy men should not receive a blood test to screen for prostate cancer. Had this recommendation been accepted, tens of thousands of men over 50 who rely on Medicare coverage would have been denied blood tests.
“Today’s announcement is an important victory for men’s health ...
Three days after President Barack Obama delivered his third State of the Union address, Bucks County Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick delivered the "State of the Nation" to the members and guests of Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce.Fitzpatrick reflected on Obama’s remarks about the nation’s economy, manufacturing industry, energy sustainability and tax reform during the Jan. 27 event.“The president did cover many areas of agreement and suggested many of the same policies that you have shared with me in our meetings and I have tried to promote on your behalf in Washington,” ...
Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick, U.S. Congressman for Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District, visited Bucks County based Alpha Systems, an information technology company, for a special dedication ceremony of the company's newly renovated and expanded data operations center for healthcare and litigation support. The event included a tour of Alpha's operations by Brett Griffith, President, where the Congressman was introduced to Alpha's employees and concluded with the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony.
"We are excited to have Congressman Fitzpatrick join us in celebrating the opening of our ...
Fitzpatrick Credit Access Bill Gets Senate Partner LANGHORNE, PA – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) released the following statement Friday regarding the introduction of the Senate companion bill to his Credit Access and Inclusion Act [H.R. 2538] by Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mark Kirk (R-IL):
“In June, Congressman Keith Ellison, a Democrat from Minnesota, and I introduced a bipartisan bill to help those with little to no credit build their credit scores based on a true, full picture of the regular bills they pay every day.
This simple legislation would allow nearly 100 million Americans to establish, or raise, their credit score – increasing their ability to access credit and removing the often incorrect moniker of ‘High Risk’ from their borrowing ability. Millions of hardworking Americans would benefit from having their positive payment history made part of their credit score– this bill addresses that in a common sense manner.
I thank Senators Kirk and Manchin for their bipartisan leadership in the Senate and thei
Fitzpatrick Talks Education, Jobs with Souderton, Quakertown Students LANGHORNE, PA – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) visited students from both Souderton Area High School and Quakertown Community High School Wednesday for a discussion and question and answer periods about the issues important to them.
“Today’s teens are politically astute, well informed, and highly connected to the world around them – something that came across in our discussion today,” said Fitzpatrick following the events. “These young adults were focused on the future– identifying rewarding, family sustaining careers and the skills needed to reach their goals.”
Fitzpatrick focused his remarks to both class on his work on bipartisan projects that streamline the Federal government and efforts to reconnect American manufacturers with American consumers. He also touted his role in tying student loan interest rates to the market, removing them from the hands of Washington politicians – a plan that was signed into law by the president this summer.
Fitzpatrick Meets with Lower Bucks Business Group TREVOSE, PA – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) met with local business and community leaders Wednesday night where discussed the current state of the nation and bipartisan efforts to reform the government and grow a business-friendly economy.
“As business leaders, you understand how things get done in the real world – people have to work together to achieve a goal. That should be how Washington works, but right now it’s not,” said Fitzpatrick speaking at the Feasterville Business Association. “We, as leaders, need to work toward common goals on things we can all agree on – the biggest being strengthening our economy and growing American jobs.”
Fitzpatrick focused his remarks on the need to support an environment which empowers small business – including efforts to restore confidence in government fiscal policy – as well as removing roadblocks to innovation and increased hiring.
Earlier in the day Fitzpatrick had struck a similar tone when he spoke to high school
Fitzpatrick: Breast Cancer Awareness Shouldn’t End After October LANGHORNE, PA – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) released the following statement Thursday marking the end of Breast Cancer Awareness month and calling for continued research and funding:
“Today may be the last day of Breast Cancer Awareness month, but the goal of eradicating this disease must be a year round commitment.
Each year, approximately 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer- for them the battle does not end when the pink ribbons go away. In their honor, we must recommit ourselves to finding a cure and making sure every man, woman or family affected by this disease has the treatment they deserve.
As the son and brother of breast cancer survivors, and a cancer survivor myself, I understand the importance of legislation and funding that leads to increased care, better treatments, and ultimately, a cure. To that end I’ve been proud to work with leaders on both sides of the aisle to make sure we’re best utilizing research dollars for breast cancer, to increase f