WirePOLITICS: Rep. Fitzpatrick helps pass terror financing, mental health legislation

Tom Waring, the Wire Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-8th dist.), chairman of the Financial Services Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing, led the House in passing a package of counter-terrorism financing legislation aimed at strengthening national strategy to combat terrorist financing activities. “Any terrorist organization or rogue actor needs access to the global financial system to sustain…

WirePOLITICS: Fitzpatrick introduces package of bills against terrorist financing

Tom Waring, the Wire U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick joined Reps. Stephen F. Lynch and Robert Pittenger in introducing a bipartisan package of bills to strengthen global anti-terrorist financing strategies and activities. The bills were introduced after two years of hearings and investigations. “Money is like oxygen to terrorists — they cannot survive without it,” Fitzpatrick said.…

WirePOLITICS: Senate passes Children of Fallen Heroes Act

Tom Waring, the Wire U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-8th dist.) released the following statement regarding the Senate’s passage of the Children of Fallen Heroes Act  – the companion legislation to his measure in the House of Representatives: “As we prepare to recognize the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers in this upcoming National Police Week,…

WirePOLITICS: Fitzpatrick holds terrorism financing hearing

Tom Waring, the Wire Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick last week held the first hearing of the newly reauthorized Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing. The hearing focused on trade-based money laundering. “In an increasingly connected world, trade-based money laundering allows terror and criminal syndicates to disguise their billions of dollars annually through the use of trade transactions…

WirePOLITICS: U.S. Reps. reintroduce legislation to improve accuracy of unemployment figures

Tom Waring, the Wire U.S. Reps. Mike Fitzpatrick and John Conyers, a Michigan Democrat, have reintroduced Labor Statistics Improvement Act [H.R. 3674] – bipartisan legislation to improve how the Bureau of Labor Statistics derives its unemployment figures in order to provide a clearer picture of the nation’s economy. “Unemployment numbers are carefully scrutinized and cited as…