Contact: Mike Saccone, Communications Advisor, NWF Action Fund, MikeSaccone@nwa.org, 202-797-6634
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 29, 2020) — The National Wildlife Federation Action Fund has endorsed U.S. Representative Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania for re-election, citing his unwavering commitment to wildlife conservation, drinking water protections, and common-sense climate action.
“Congressman Fitzpatrick has been an independent voice for Pennsylvanians in Washington, always working to find common ground and bipartisan solutions whether serving in the majority or the minority of the House. He has been an unwavering champion for wildlife, clean drinking water, our hunting and fishing heritage, and meaningful climate solutions,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund. “From protecting Pennsylvanians from dangerous perfluorinated compounds in their drinking water and pushing for bipartisan climate solutions to leading the charge for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Recovering America’s WildlifeAct, Congressman Fitzpatrick is true conservation champion.
“The people of Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District are fortunate to have Fitzpatrick representing them in Washington, and we are proud to endorse him for re-election this fall.”
Fitzpatrick has represented Pennsylvania in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2017. Prior to his time in public office, Fitzpatrick spent 14 years working for the FBI — including embedding with U.S. Special Forces as part Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Fitzpatrick has introduced a series of critical environmental bills and amendments, including the Market Choice Act, which reduces carbon emissions while investing in innovative clean energy and storage technologies, climate preparedness, and carbon removal strategies. He also led efforts to include an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to require a study of the health effects of exposure to perfluorinated compounds at military installations. Recently, he introduced bipartisan legislation to identify PFAS contamination at federal water infrastructure projects. The bill requires the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to determine if there is any PFAS contamination on any of their facilities or operating sites, identify the contaminants and create plans to clean up contaminated sites.
Fitzpatrick also has co-sponsored landmark conservation bills, including the Great American Outdoors Act, Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, Atlantic Coastal Economies Protection Act, legislation to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, legislation to permanently and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2019, the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act Amendments of 2019, and the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act.
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The National Wildlife Federation Action Fund (a 501(c)(4) organization) works to raise the visibility of key conservation issues with voters and elected officials. Through grassroots action and focused legislative campaigns, the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund advocates for wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts from all walks of life and political stripes to ensure they have a voice in the democratic process.
To ensure a big tent for our shared conservation values, we remain fiercely bi-partisan and put conservation of our air, water, land and wildlife above political party. We believe in bi-partisan solutions, and welcome all who are stewards of the earth to join us. We advocate for natural resource protection, wildlife conservation and outdoor education to meet our top goals of protecting wildlife and wild places and connecting people with nature.
The National Wildlife Federation Action Fund is the sister organization to the National Wildlife Federation (a 501(c)(3) organization), America’s largest wildlife conservation organization. The National Wildlife Federation has been on the front lines for wildlife since 1936, fighting for the conservation values that are woven into the fabric of our nation’s heritage.