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 ...
No Labels: Building a bipartisan vision Having served nearly three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, I’ve taken part in drafting and sponsoring legislation that impacts American lives; in itself, a rewarding opportunity to serve. I also witnessed the dysfunction that comes from time-worn partisan politics.
The founding members of the new group, No Labels, believe, like most Americans, that partisanship has proved to be detrimental to the good of the nation. Today, No Labels is active and functioning with over 70 members from both parties who meet regularly to discuss and negotiate across party lines. As a proponent of bipartisanship, I was among the first to join.
There are those in Congress who are tired of partisan bickering and believe the only way to problem-solve is to build a consensus in the political arena by involving like-minded individuals from both parties. Obviously, we come from different points of view, but work together under the banner of No Labels to find solutions to national problems and negot
What the President SHOULD Say WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) released the following statement Tuesday ahead of President Obama’s annual State of the Union address:
“Tonight, President Obama will make an all-too-rare trip up the National Mall to address Congress and the American people about his vision for the direction of the nation over the next year.
Getting hardworking Americans back to work has been my focus. However, many of the President’s policies simply have not worked to our country back on the right track.
Here’s what the hardworking taxpayers of Bucks and Montgomery counties deserve to hear from the President in his State of the Union address:
Plans to roll back burdensome taxes and regulations that inhibit economic expansion and increased opportunity. For each new regulation the Administration proposes, an old, outdated regulation should be eliminated.
The adoption of policies to develop an ‘all of the above’ American energy strategy that makes us, finally, energy i
Fitzpatrick: SOTU Highlights Need for Bipartisan Cooperation WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) released a statement Tuesday night following President Obama’s State of the Union address:
“The President says that we need 2014 to be a ‘year of action’ – I agree, but he needs to work with Congress, not around it. There is room for agreement between both parties – something we saw glimmers of tonight.
The hardworking taxpayers of Bucks and Montgomery counties – and families nationwide - deserve a government with a common sense, bipartisan plan to kick start our nation’s economy and Americans back to work.
At the end of the day, increasing opportunity for everyone remains my number one goal and I hope the President will join me. By working together – across party lines - we can take action to lower the cost of health care, improve education, reduce tax and regulatory burdens on small businesses and put our nation on a path to energy independence.”
Fitzpatrick was joined at the State of the Union by fellow No
Fitzpatrick Responds to State of the Union Address WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) released the following response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:
“American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, ‘America is another name for opportunity.’
Opportunity to dream, to succeed, to raise your family, to buy a house, and to do a good, honest day’s work.
America is, and always has been, a nation of opportunity. And, while partisan bickering and governance by crisis have sullied many of your views of how Washington works, the simple truth is American opportunity has never stemmed from Washington.
I believe in a federal government that helps American families, businesses and students reach their full potential. For lawmakers, that comes from working together, across party lines, to make a national strategy we can all support – a strategy based on mutual respect, a limited government, and a commitment to the people we serve, not scoring political points.
In the State of the Union, the President