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ENG: 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 ...
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Fitzpatrick Fights for Men’s Health

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 ...

Mike Fitzpatrick delivers 'State of the Nation' address

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,” ...

Fitzpatrick Visits Infor. Techn. Company for Dedic. Ceremony

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 ...

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Fitzpatrick Letter to Vice President Urges Power Morcellator Review in ‘Cancer Moonshot’ Initiative
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) Wednesday called on Vice President Joseph Biden to take action on reforming medical device review and monitoring processes as part of the Administration’s “Cancer Moonshot” initiative – specifically highlighting power morcellators.  “As part of the Cancer Moonshot, we have the chance to protect others from the harm caused by dangerous medical devices. In 2016 there will be an estimated 595,690 cancer deaths in the United States. We must guard against unsafe medical devices from contributing to those staggering statistics,” wrote Fitzpatrick. “While supporting the development of new devices to target cancer, we must ensure that the FDA is able to review, monitor, and quickly take action should those devices do harm. Unfortunately, we are too late for many women who, because of morcellation, were not given a fair chance to fight and beat their cancer. But we have a chance to protect others.” The complete letter is
Fitzpatrick Questions FDA About Essure Reporting
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) sent the following letter to the Food and Drug Administration Tuesday regarding dramatic changes in the reporting of adverse events caused by the medical device Essure: Dear Dr. Shuren, Information has been brought to my attention that shows a dramatic change in how Adverse Event Reports relating to the permanent sterilization device Essure were submitted to the FDA coinciding with the agency’s announcement that it was reviewing the safety of the device. As you know, when a manufacturer submits an Adverse Event Report to the FDA one of the data fields to be filled is “Reporter Occupation.” Examples of how that field can be coded by the manufacturer include “Physician,” “Health Professional,” “Nurse,” “Pharmacist,” “Paramedic,” “Risk Manager,” and “Other.” As it relates to Essure, from January 2002 through June 2015, the manufacturer of the device submitted nearly 600 Adverse Event Reports in whic
Lawmakers Hail Commitment on Health Screenings
Washington, D.C. – Congressmen Patrick Meehan (R/PA-07), Brendan Boyle (D/PA-13) and Mike Fitzpatrick (R/PA-08) today secured a commitment from the chairman of the House’s defense spending panel to work with the lawmakers and the state of Pennsylvania to address the need for health screenings in communities surrounding the former Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base at Willow Grove and the former Naval Air Warfare Center in Warminster. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R/NJ-11), Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee’s Defense Subcommittee, pledged to work with the lawmakers and Pennsylvania’s government on the issue during debate on an annual defense spending bill. Frelinghuysen indicated that measures taken in Pennsylvania could be used as a national model for addressing similar groundwater contamination issues near former military installations. In addressing Meehan during the floor debate, Frelinghuysen said, “Our committee is certainly committed to working with him and
Fitzpatrick Statement on Orlando Terrorist Attack
LANGHORNE, PA – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8), chairman of the bipartisan Task Force to Combat Terrorism Financing, released the following statement regarding the terror attack in Orlando, Florida: “James Clapper warned that we must be prepared and vigilant for the possibility that ISIS will infiltrate our country.  As we continue to grieve and pray for those devastated by this attack, we must redouble our efforts and be clear in our resolve to protect our nation and her citizens from the radical Islamic terrorism that continues to target us. This fight must be carried out on multiple fronts: through diplomatic action, addressing terror financing and, when appropriate, the use of military force. We must never lose sight of the challenges we face nor the capacity, as Americans, to address them.” Speaker Paul Ryan ordered that flags at the U.S. Capitol be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims. ###

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