September 15, 2023

Watson Coleman and Fitzpatrick Introduce Bill to Rename Washington Crossing Post Office After July Flood Victim Susan Barnhart

Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) introduced a bipartisan bill to rename the Washington Crossing Post Office after Susan Barnhart, who tragically lost her life in the flooding that devastated Central Jersey and Parts of Eastern Pennsylvania in July. Susan touched countless lives throughout the Mercer County and Bucks County communities, treasured the various outdoor activities the Delawar River has to offer, and worked in multiple capacities throughout the community, including at the Washington Crossing and Newtown US Postal Service branches.

"Susan Barnhart was a model citizen who served with dedication and compassion. Her tragic passing has left a community in mourning," said Congresswoman Watson Coleman. "I'm grateful to Congressman Fitzpatrick for helping to honor Ms. Barnhart and I look forward to the Susan C. Barnhart Post Office standing as a symbol of her dedication to her community."

“Susan Barnhart was beloved in Bucks County and made various contributions to our community,” said Congressman Fitzpatrick. “The flooding that devastated parts of Bucks County this past July tragically took several members of our community from us, including Susan. I am honored to remember Susan’s lasting legacy through this bipartisan legislation, and I thank Congresswoman Watson Coleman for joining me.”

“My sister, Susan Barnhart, was very well known in the community. She was the first person to help anyone she could, in any way she could,” said Lynda Barnhart, Susan’s sister. “Susan has always done jobs working with people and was always very well liked and truly dedicated to her work.”

Read the text of the bill HERE.