Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Local groups held rallies Monday outside Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick's office in Middletown and in Bristol Borough.
Events focusing on urging lawmakers to extent middle-class tax breaks that are set to end if a solution to avert the fiscal cliff is not found by the end of the year were held in lower Bucks County on Monday. The crowds gathered outside the building that houses Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick's office in Middletown and later on the streets of Bristol Borough. Outside the congressman's office, a group of more than 50 gathered to speak about how decisions by Republican lawmakers have impacted their lives. Later in the evening, many of the same people met at the Christmas tree on Mill Street in the borough to attend a "holiday-themed vigil," according to the group that organized the rally, Pa. Working Families. Doylestown businessman Det Ansinn …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick and Democratic challenger Kathy Boockvar are vying to represent the 8th Congressional District.
Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick and Democratic challenger Kathy Boockvar are vying to represent the 8th Congressional District, which includes Bucks County and parts of Montgomery County and Northeast Philadelphia. Fitzpatrick confirmed that he voted for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan this morning, according to Levittown Patch guest editor Tom Sofield. Watch video of Fitzpatrick at the polls in the media section of this article. Boockvar cast her ballot this morning at Pine Run Community Center in Doylestown. Patch was able to snap photos of her checking in and exiting the voting booth with her daughter, Colette Boockvar Yeager. Fitzpatrick is a former county commissioner who was first …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
It was a full house at the Bucks County Community College for Thursday’s for the debate between U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and Kathy Boockvar.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent BRISTOL — Even though they agreed on some issues, the two candidates for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District offered very different views on the role of the federal government. U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and Kathy Boockvar, the Bucks County attorney who hopes to unseat Fitzpatrick on Election Day, took part Thursday morning in front of about 200 people at Bucks County Community College. Fitzpatrick said he wants government to “do for individuals what they cannot do for themselves,” including investments in infrastructure and national defense. Other than that, he said, the role of government should be limited so people can make their own decisions. “We need a federal government that …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The debate between incumbent Mike Fitzpatrick, a Republican, and Democrat Kathy Boockvar lasted just over an hour and was held at Bucks County Community College's Lower Bucks Campus.
In a debate that mimicked the tenor of the national political climate, candidates for the 8th Congressional District discussed the economy, federal spending, national security, foreign policy and social issues during a debate Thursday at Bucks County Community College’s Lower Bucks Campus in Bristol. The debate between incumbent Mike Fitzpatrick, a Republican, and Democrat Kathy Boockvar lasted just over an hour and was moderated by BCCC faculty member Bill Pezza. Every seat in the college’s lobby was taken and onlookers spread to the balcony and throughout the surrounding hallways. It was the second of three debates between the two candidates. Boockvar aimed to align Fitzpatrick with the national Tea Party movement, saying he has “voted …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick will debate Democratic challenger Kathy Boockvar Thursday at Bucks County Community College's Lower Bucks Campus.
Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick will debate Democratic challenger Kathy Boockvar Thursday at the Lower Bucks Campus of Bucks County Community College. The Lower Bucks Campus is located at 1304 Veterans Highway, Bristol. The candidates are vying to represent the 8th Congressional District, which includes Bucks County and parts of Montgomery County and Northeast Philadelphia. The debate begins at 11 a.m. This will be the second of the three debates between the two candidates. The first was held Oct. 18 in Lansdale. A third debate is scheduled for Friday at 8 a.m. at The Water Wheel Restaurant, 4424 Old Easton Rd, Doylestown. That final debate is hosted by the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce, Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce and the …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The Warrington-Warwick Little League softball team moves on to the regional tournament this weekend.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08) offered his congratulations Wednesday to the Warrington-Warwick Little League softball team for its 3-0 victory over Minersville on Saturday in the state championship game. “Our community can be proud to be represented by this group of young women as they compete for the regional title in Bristol, CT this week," said Fitzpatrick. "As the father of three girls who are involved in our community, I understand firsthand the dedication required of the players and their families to achieve such success." The team will represent Pennsylvania when it heads to Bristol, Conn., this week to compete against state champions from nine other states for the regional title. The tournament starts Friday with an 11 a.m. …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Pennsylvania Working Families said the protests are part of the growing wave of voter discontent against the rich, big corporations and politicians who have created an economic emergency for the 99 percent.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Taxpayers are taking to the streets to demand the 1 percent pay their fair share during a protest on Tax Day, April 17. According to a Pennsylvania Working Families news release, the protests are part of the growing wave of voter discontent against the rich, big corporations and politicians who have created an economic emergency for the 99 percent. A group of protestors, who last month called on Rep. Fitzpatrick to reject the devastating Ryan Budget and instead support a fair budget for the middle class, will return to his district office in Langhorne on Tuesday at 11 a.m. to find out where he stands with on the Buffett Rule. Local taxpayers will line up outside of Rep. Fitzpatrick’s Langhorne office to share their stories and call of …
Saturday, March 10, 2012
The congressman visited the high-tech incubator near Doylestown on Friday to talk about a recently passed jobs bill.
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Bucks) on Friday visited a cradle of high-tech business development to talk about a package of legislation passed this week to benefit small businesses. Fitzpatrick stopped by the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County near Doylestown Friday afternoon. He was there to talk about the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act. The package of six bills passed the U.S. House on Thursday on an overwhelmingy bipartisan vote, 390 - 23. The Act is designed to help entrepreneurs and small business owners get the money they need to start a business. Business strategist Carol Roth save the bill good marks. "The overall Act is quite positive and while not every aspect will directly impact small business, it …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The Bucks County congressman presided over the morning session, closing it despite the protests of Maryland Democrats Steny Hoyer and Chris Van Hollen.
The congressional fight over the payroll tax cut continued this morning when Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), serving as Speaker pro tempore, adjourned a House session while representatives Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) requested a floor vote on the Senate bill that provides a two-month extension. “Mr. Speaker," Hoyer said, "I would like to ask for unanimous consent that we bring up the bill to extend the tax cut to 160 million Americans, as you walk off the floor Mr. Speaker, you’re walking away, just as so many Republicans have walked away from middle-class tax payers, the unemployed, and very frankly as well from those who will be seeking medical assistance from their doctors — 48 million senior citizens.” Fitzpatrick …
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick joined parents, students, teachers and administrators Friday afternoon for the official opening of the new school.