Bucks County Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick issued a statement Tuesday following the president’s State of the Union address, touching on civility, tolerance, unity and the economy. The congressman stressed the need to expand the fight against the opioid epidemic

“What is needed now more than ever is for our nation to come together, both Democrat and Republican, to tackle serious challenges facing our nation.  What’s more, is that we do so in a civil, dignified manner that is becoming of American values, viewing those with different viewpoints as a strength to be harnessed, not a quality to be criticized.  It is my hope that the President will embrace the bipartisan Problem Solver’s Caucus in 2018 as the vehicle for solutions that will unite our great nation. . .”.

 During his speech, President Trump threw his support behind Fitzpatrick’s Right to Try legislation that would ensure that physicians and pharmaceutical manufacturers are allowed to administer investigational treatments where no alternative exists — to terminally ill patients.

Fitzpatrick also demonstrated his bipartisanship by sitting with fellow Problem Solver Caucus member Tom Suozzi, a Democrat from New York during the State of the Union address. -PW