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Who would be happy about Fitzpatrick’s BIRDIE Act?


This month, Pa. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler introduced a bill to rename the Washington Dulles International Airport after Donald Trump. But the Pittsburgh-area Republican was not the only Pennsylvania lawmaker to use his legislative agenda to give a gift to his party’s presidential candidate.

Bucks County’s own Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick introduced the “BIRDIE Act” to grant copyright protections to golf course owners.

This may be a more subtle attempt to curry favor with Donald Trump than Reschenthaler’s brazen brown-nosing, but the purpose is identical.

Bucks County isn’t home to some massive golf-course-owning constituency. The BIRDIE Act does nothing to help the lives of people in Pennsylvania’s First Congressional District.

But this bill does show that Brian Fitzpatrick is just as ready as the next Republican lawmaker to kiss the boots of Donald Trump, even as he scurries away from reporters and refuses to answer questions about his support for the former president.

Kierstyn P. Zolfo, Yardley

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