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=====Department of Homeland Security Appropriations=====
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{{Support vote}} Fitzpatrick voted in favor of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes">[http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/46971/mike-fitzpatrick ''Project Votesmart,'' "Michael Fitzpatrick Key Votes," accessed October 15, 2013]</ref>
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=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Fitzpatrick voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
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=====Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act=====
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{{Support vote}} Fitzpatrick voted in favor of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c113:4:./temp/~c113vMEvNq:e679: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name="votes"/>
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=====National Defense Authorization Act=====
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{{Support vote}} Fitzpatrick voted in favor of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Economy====
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=====Government shutdown=====
 
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Fitzpatrick declined to accept his salary while the government is on shutdown.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/government-shutdown-congress-donate-salary-97663.html?hp=lh_b1 ''Politico,'' "Hill pols plan to donate, halt salary," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref>
 
Fitzpatrick declined to accept his salary while the government is on shutdown.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/government-shutdown-congress-donate-salary-97663.html?hp=lh_b1 ''Politico,'' "Hill pols plan to donate, halt salary," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref>
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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====Immigration====
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=====Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition=====
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{{Support vote}} Fitzpatrick voted in favor of House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Healthcare====
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=====Health Care Reform Rules=====
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{{Support vote}} Fitzpatrick voted in favor of House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
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=====Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act=====
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{{Support vote}} Fitzpatrick voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013.  The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185.  The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Social issues====
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=====Amash amendment=====
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{{Support vote}} Fitzpatrick voted in favor of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217.  The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act.  Both parties were split on the vote.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Previous congressional sessions====
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=====Fiscal Cliff=====
 
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Fitzpatrick voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
 
Fitzpatrick voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>

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Michael G. Fitzpatrick
Mike Fitzpatrick.jpg
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 8
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorPatrick Murphy (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$9,042,120
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
United States House of Representatives
2005-2007
Commissioner, Bucks County Board of Commissioners
1995-2004
Chair, Bucks County Board of Commissioners
1995, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003
Education
Bachelor'sSaint Thomas University, 1985
J.D.Pennsylvania State University, 1988
Personal
BirthdayJune 28, 1963
Place of birthBucks County, PA
Net worth$420,019
Websites
Office website

Michael G. Fitzpatrick (b. June 28, 1963, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Pennsylvania. Fitzpatrick was first elected to the U.S. House in 2004 and served for a single term, from 2005-2007. He returned in 2010, elected by voters from Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district.

Fitzpatrick most recently won re-election in 2012.[1] He was unopposed in the Republican primary and faced Democrat Kathryn Boockvar in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Fitzpatrick is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Republican Party line more than his fellow members.

Prior to becoming a congressman, Fitzpatrick served as the Commissioner of Bucks County, Pennsylvania from 1995-2004.

Fitzpatrick is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 20, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014. Fitzpatrick has been flagged as vulnerable heading into his 2014 re-election campaign by the National Republican Congressional Committee, who named him as part of their fundraising program designed to help at-risk GOP members maintain their seats.[3] Democratic Super PAC House Majority PAC also listed Fitzpatrick among their top 10 targets in 2014.[4]

Biography

Fitzpatrick was the commissioner of Bucks County, Pennsylvania from 1995-1004. He holds a bachelor's degree from St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida, graduating in 1985. Three years later, Fitzpatrick received his law degree from Penn State's Dickinson School of Law.

During law school, Fitzpatrick was the Business Manager of the Dickinson Journal of International Law. He is certified to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.[5]

Career

  • 1985: Graduated from St. Thomas University, Florida
  • 1988: Graduated from Dickinson School of Law, Pa.
  • 1995-2004: Served as commissioner, Bucks County, Pa.
  • 2005-2007, 2011-Present: U.S Representative from Pennsylvania

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Fitzpatrick serves on the following committees:[6]

2011-2012

  • Financial Services
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[7] For more information pertaining to Fitzpatrick's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

National security

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Fitzpatrick voted in favor of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[9]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Fitzpatrick voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[9]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Fitzpatrick voted in favor of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[10] The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[9]

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Fitzpatrick voted in favor of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[9]

Economy

Government shutdown
See also:United States budget debate, 2013

Fitzpatrick declined to accept his salary while the government is on shutdown.[11]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Fitzpatrick voted in favor of House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[9]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Fitzpatrick voted in favor of House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[9]

Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act

Voted "Yes" Fitzpatrick voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[9]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "Yes" Fitzpatrick voted in favor of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[9]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Fitzpatrick voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[12]

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district elections, 2014 or United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2014

Fitzpatrick is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 20, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

He has been listed by the House Majority PAC as a target in 2014.[13][14][15]

Race background

Democratic Super PAC House Majority PAC listed incumbent Michael G. Fitzpatrick as 1 of 10 they are targeting as vulnerable incumbent Republicans in 2014, with the focus on those holding competitive seats.[4] In May 2013, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched Jumpstart, a program that “provides early financial, communications, operational and strategic support to help top-tier candidates get a head start in these highly-targeted races,” according to the DCCC memo. Kevin Strouse, who is running in Pennsylvania's 8th District, was one of the eight Democratic candidates on the list. He was chosen based on recent polling figures which indicate Fitzpatrick's vulnerability to losing re-election in 2014.[16]

Due to this vulnerability, Fitzpatrick, along with 11 other House Republicans, has qualified for financial assistance under the Patriot Program.[17] The program is run by the National Republican Congressional Committee and helps raise money to protect GOP incumbents deemed in danger of being unseated.[18]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district elections, 2012

Fitzpatrick ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Pennsylvania's 8th District. He was unopposed in the Republican primary and faced Democrat Kathryn Boockvar in the November 6 general election.[19]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House or Republicans would hold their majority in 2013.[20] Pennsylvania tied with Ohio for 9th on the list.[20]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Kathryn Boockvar 43.4% 152,859
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael G. Fitzpatrick Incumbent 56.6% 199,379
Total Votes 352,238
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Targeted

The liberal CREDO SuperPAC dubbed Fitzpatrick part of the "Tea Party Ten," and targeted him for defeat in 2012.[21]

Planned Parenthood's political action committee, Women Are Watching, placed Fitzpatrick on their "Toxic Ten" list. The PAC targeted Fitzpatrick because of his support in 2011 for the Pence Amendment to slash funding to Planned Parenthood by $363 million.[22]

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fitzpatrick is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Fitzpatrick raised a total of $9,042,120 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 18, 2013.[26]

Michael G. Fitzpatrick's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Pennsylvania, District 8) Won $2,672,026
2010 US House (Pennsylvania, District 8) Won $2,090,793
2006 US House (Pennsylvania, District 8) Won $3,009,937
2004 US House (Pennsylvania, District 8) Won $1,269,364
Grand Total Raised $9,042,120

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Michael G. Fitzpatrick's reports.[27]

Michael G. Fitzpatrick (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[28]April 15, 2013$114,083$302,152$(140,756)$275,478
July Quarterly[29]July 15, 2013$275,478$501,894$(96,707)$680,665
Running totals
$804,046$(237,463)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Fitzpatrick's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Fitzpatrick won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, his campaign committee raised a total of $2,672,027 and spent $2,586,004.[30] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[31]

Cost per vote

Fitzpatrick spent $12.97 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Fitzpatrick won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Fitzpatrick's campaign committee raised a total of $2,090,793 and spent $2,062,733.[32]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 8, 2010 - Michael G. Fitzpatrick Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $2,090,793
Total Spent $2,062,733
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $4,246,047
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $4,287,244
Top contributors to Michael G. Fitzpatrick's campaign committee
Crown Cork & Seal$15,100
Teletronics Technology$14,000
Gilmore & Assoc$12,350
Sandmeyer Steel$11,150
Fred Beans Auto Group$10,600
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$142,951
Retired$123,000
Leadership PACs$83,900
Construction Services$72,020
Real Estate$55,150

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Fitzpatrick is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of June 2013.[33]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[34]

Fitzpatrick most often votes with:

Fitzpatrick least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Fitzpatrick missed 32 of 2,922 roll call votes from January 2005 to April 2013. This amounts to 1.1%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of April 2013.[35]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Fitzpatrick paid his congressional staff a total of $668,157 in 2011. Overall, Pennsylvania ranked 34th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[36]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Fitzpatrick's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $115,038 and $725,000. That averages to $420,019.00, which is significantly lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 62.80% from 2010.[37]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Fitzpatrick's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $151,003 to $365,000. That averages to $258,001.50 which was lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[38]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2012

Fitzpatrick ranked 230th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[39][40]

2011

Fitzpatrick ranked 230th in the conservative rankings, making him the 10th most liberal Republican member of the U.S. House in 2011.[41]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Michael G. Fitzpatrick has voted with the Republican Party 88.4% of the time, which ranked 226th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[42]

2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Michael G. Fitzpatrick has voted with the Republican Party 81.0% of the time, which ranked 236 among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.[43]

Personal

Michael G. Fitzpatrick is married to Kathleen. They have six children.

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External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  2. Pennsylvania Department of State "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012
  3. The Washington Post, "11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program," April 22, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sunshine State News "Democratic Super-PAC Targets Steve Southerland" Accessed March 8, 2013
  5. Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick, "Full Biography," accessed August 6, 2013
  6. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 Project Votesmart, "Michael Fitzpatrick Key Votes," accessed October 15, 2013
  10. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  11. Politico, "Hill pols plan to donate, halt salary," accessed October 1, 2013
  12. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  13. Roll Call "House Majority PAC Announces Top 2014 GOP Incumbent Targets" Accessed July 16, 2013
  14. The Hill, "Dem super PAC hitting nine House Republicans on shutdown," accessed October 4, 2013
  15. KWTV, "Democratic Group Airs Shutdown Ads Targeting GOP Lawmakers," accessed October 4, 2013
  16. Roll Call, "Democrats Launch New Program for House Recruits," May 3, 2013
  17. The Washington Post, "11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program," April 22, 2013
  18. NRCC Patriot Program, "About," accessed April 23, 2013
  19. Pennsylvania Department of State "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012
  20. 20.0 20.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
  21. PoliticsPA "Liberal Super PAC Targets Fitzpatrick" Accessed April 7, 2012
  22. [ http://www.politicspa.com/fitzpatrick-member-of-toxic-ten/34364/ PoliticsPA "Fitzpatrick member of Planned Parenthood 'Toxic Ten'" Accessed April 18, 2012]
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  26. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Michael Fitzpatrick," Accessed April 17, 2013
  27. Federal Election Commission "Michael G. Fitzpatrick Summary Report," Accessed July 22, 2013
  28. Federal Election Commission " April Quarterly," Accessed July 22, 2013
  29. Federal Election Commission " July Quarterly," Accessed July 22, 2013
  30. Open Secrets "Michael Fitzpatrick's 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  31. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  32. Open Secrets "Michael G. Fitzpatrick 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  33. Gov Track "Fitzpatrick" Accessed June 19, 2013
  34. OpenCongress, "Rep. Michael G. Fitzpatrick ," accessed August 22, 2013
  35. GovTrack, "Michael Fitzpatrick," Accessed April 17, 2013
  36. LegiStorm, "Michael G. Fitzpatrick," Accessed September 24, 2012
  37. OpenSecrets.org, "Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R-Pa), 2011"
  38. OpenSecrets.org, "Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R-Pa), 2010," Accessed September 24, 2012
  39. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
  40. National Journal, "TABLE: House Conservative Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
  41. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  42. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  43. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Patrick Murphy
U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania District 8
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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U.S. House of Representatives- Pennsylvania District 8
2005–2007
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Commissioner, Bucks County Board of Commissioners
1995–2004
Succeeded by
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