With shutdown looming, centrist lawmakers introduce temporary bipartisan spending deal

BY: - September 25, 2023

Amid the looming prospect of a government shutdown, U.S. Rep. Jared Golden, a Democrat representing Maine’s 2nd District,  introduced Monday a bipartisan short-term spending bill dubbed the Bipartisan Keep America Open Act. “The only way to avert a shutdown is to come to the table to negotiate a bipartisan agreement,” said Golden, who introduced the measure […]


Pa.’s Boyle, Fitzpatrick back bill to study, prevent lung cancer in women | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 13, 2023

'Every eight minutes, an American woman loses her life to lung cancer,' U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-2nd District, said.

Black borrowers hold a disproportionate share of student loan debt, and many likely were recipients of Pell Grants.

Pa.’s Fitzpatrick, Dems launch bipartisan student loan refinancing bill | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 16, 2023

‘Our nation’s student loan crisis … should not be a partisan issue,’ the Bucks County Republican said.

Reducing nutrient pollution from the Susquehanna River, viewed here from the Pinnacle Overlook in Pennsylvania, is critical for restoring water quality in the Chesapeake Bay. (Bay Journal photo by Karl Blankenship)

U.S. House fails to override Biden’s veto on clean water legislation

BY: - April 19, 2023

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1st District, was the lone GOP crossover to vote with Dems.

Congressional Dems target Pa.’s Perry, Fitzpatrick for 2024 | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 4, 2023

They are among 31 GOP-held seats ID'd as Dems look to retake the House.

PJM, which coordinates the flow of electricity from power generators to utility companies in 13 states and the District of Columbia, is facing complaints about how it ensures it will have enough capacity to keep the electricity flowing during a winter storm or summer heat wave. (Photo by fhm/Getty Images)

A GOP bill aimed lowering energy costs will do anything but that. Here’s why | Opinion

BY: - April 2, 2023

Amendments proposed by U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1st District, will mitigate some of the damage.

Direct service providers rally for more money in the 2022-23 state budget at the Pennsylvania state Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa.’s Wild, Fitzpatrick press for full funding for mental health services | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 28, 2023

The request comes 'in recognition of the mental health and substance abuse crisis affecting our nation from coast to coast.'

As the U.S. reels from more mass shootings, a renewed push for reform on Capitol Hill 

BY: - February 16, 2023

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1st District, is among the backers of the effort

Lincoln Project puts Pa.’s Fitzpatrick on its 2024 wanted list | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 7, 2023

He's one of 18 pols whose voters backed Joe Biden, but sent a Republican to Congress.


Pa. Republicans help kill U.S. House bill honoring iconic Black judge | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 13, 2022

Eight of the state's nine GOP lawmakers joined the effort after a colleague raised an objection.

Ira Katz, owner and pharmacist at Little Five Points Pharmacy in Atlanta, shows Sen. Raphael Warnock some of the medical equipment used to treat diabetes, including syringes, test strips, glucose monitors and more. Ross Williams/Georgia Recorder.

U.S. House approves insulin price caps; Pa.’s Fitzpatrick among GOP crossover votes

BY: - April 1, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Thursday passed a bill on a bipartisan 232-193 vote that would limit the price of insulin, as congressional Democrats met throughout the day with health care advocates to make their case for the proposal. Democratic Sens. Raphael Warnock of Georgia and Patty Murray of Washington state held a virtual round table with […]

Pa.’s Capitol Hill Republicans vote against censuring Arizona’s Paul Gosar over threatening video

BY: and - November 18, 2021

Eight of of Pa.'s 9 GOP lawmakers, including Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, a frequent Democratic crossover vote, opposed the measure, which also stripped Gosar of his committee posts