Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick
Congressional Champion Award
Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick has steadily emerged as a top champion for global health innovation by spearheading and supporting numerous bills to bolster health research and development (R&D) during his four terms in Congress. He introduced the Supporting Innovative Global Health Technologies (SIGHT) Act to establish a new disease-agnostic R&D program at the US Agency for International Development, as well as the Reach Every Mother and Child (REACH) Act to advance interventions to reduce maternal and child deaths and the Securing America From Epidemics (SAFE) Act to authorize US participation in the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations. He is also an original cosponsor of the End Tuberculosis Now Act to catalyze innovations for tuberculosis and a cosponsor of the PASTEUR Act to advance incentives for antibiotic development. Additionally, Rep. Fitzpatrick has spoken out against proposed cuts to health agencies, standing in opposition to his own party’s leadership.
Recognized for his ability to work across the aisle to forge bipartisan solutions as the Republican Chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus, Representative Fitzpatrick has continued to champion the importance of smart US leadership in global health. “We have seen firsthand the widespread devastating effects of a global pandemic…this will not be the last contagious and deadly virus our world will battle and confront, which is why it is of the utmost importance our country continues to be a leader in global health,” he has said.