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Congressional Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday August 04, 2019 ( 59 items )  

Del. Sablan: Medicaid is Focus for Member Day
WASHINGTON, July 28 -- Del. Gregorio Sablan, D-Northern Mariana Islands, issued the following information: Marianas Medicaid was the focus of my testimony for the Energy and Commerce Committee Member Day. I thanked Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-New Jersey) for including a 6-year, $360 million package for the Marianas in the Committee-approved REACH Act last week. But I also reminded the Committee that six years would go quickly and that a permanent fix for Medicaid in the Marianas and a  more

Democratic Health Leaders Seek Answers From Trump Administration on Refusal of Care Rule
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Change Permits Expansive Category of People to Refuse to Provide Health Care Services Based on Any Personal Belief * * * Democratic Health leaders sent a letter (https://energycommerce.house.gov/sites/democrats.energycommerce.house.gov/files/documents/HHS.2019.8.1..pdf) to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex   more

GAO Issues Report on Foreign Assistance
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on guidelines for monitoring and evaluation of U.S. foreign assistance. The report (GAO-19-466) is titled "Foreign Assistance: Federal Monitoring and Evaluation Guidelines Incorporate Most but Not All Leading Practices". The report was sent to Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, chairman, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Lindsey O. Graham, R-South Carolina, cha  more

GAO Issues Report on Medicare Physician Services
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on billing codes that may be used for longitudinal comprehensive care planning-type services for beneficiaries with a serious or life-threatening illness. The report (GAO-19-557) is titled "Medicare Physician Services: Spending On and Use of Billing Codes for Comprehensive Care Planning Services". The report was sent to Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, ranking member of the Senate  more

GAO Issues Report on Nuclear Security
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the International Atomic Energy Agency's nuclear security program. The report (GAO-19-429) is titled "Nuclear Security: The International Atomic Energy Agency Could Improve Priority Setting, Performance Measures, and Funding Stabilization". The report was sent to Sen. James E. Risch, R-Idaho, chairman, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Sen. Benjamin   more

GAO Issues Report on Wireless Internet
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on wireless internet access for school-age children in lower-income households. The report (GAO-19-564) is titled "Wireless Internet: FCC Should Assess Making Off-School-Premises Access Eligible for Additional Federal Support". The report was sent to Sen. Roger F. Wicker, R-Mississippi, chairman, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, ranking member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, Rep. Fra  more

Gottheimer and Local Mayors Fight for High-Speed Broadband in North Jersey
HOPE, New Jersey, July 31 -- Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: * * * - Speeds Doubling in Coverage Area - Gottheimer, North Jersey Mayors Recognize First Step Towards Expanding Access to High Speed Broadband in Sussex and Warren Counties * * * U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer, Hope Mayor Tim McDonough, Knowlton Mayor Adele Starrs, and Hardwick Mayor Kevin Duffy appeared in Hope Borough Hall with Service Electric CEO Bob Williams. Williams announced Servic  more

Gottheimer Announces ALYSSA Act - New Bipartisan Nationwide School Safety Legislation
WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey, July 30 -- Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: * * * - Stands with Alhadeff family to announce new law - Will require silent panic alarms in all public schools & increase access to School Resource Officers * * * U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) stood with the parents of Alyssa Alhadeff, who lost her life in the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in 2018, to announce the Alyssa's L  more

Gottheimer, Local Officials, Business Leaders Host Northwestern Jersey Tourism Task Force, Focusing on Boosting Tourism, Resources to Sussex, Warren Counties
LAFAYETTE, New Jersey, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: On Wednesday, July 31, 2019, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer, business owners, chambers of commerce, state and local elected officials, and tourism leaders came together for a Tourism Task Force roundtable to discuss how best to boost the tourism economy of both Sussex and Warren Counties. Gottheimer and stakeholders discussed improvements in local transportation, clawing back tourism invest  more

House Energy & Commerce Committee Issues Report on Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, Support Act
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- The House Energy and Commerce Committee issued a report (H.Rpt. 116-177) on legislation (H.R. 1058) to reauthorize certain provisions of the Public Health Service Act relating to autism. The report was advanced by Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, on July 23. Excerpts of the report follow: I. Purpose and Summary H.R. 1058, the "Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support Act of 2019" or the "Autism CARES Act of 2019", was introduced on Feb  more

House Energy & Commerce Committee Issues Report on Emergency Medical Services for Children Program Reauthorization Act
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- The House Energy and Commerce Committee issued a report (H.Rpt. 116-176) on legislation (H.R. 776) to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the Emergency Medical Services for Children program. The report was advanced by Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, on July 23. Excerpts of the report follow: I. Purpose and Summary H.R. 776, the "Emergency Medical Services for Children Program Reauthorization Act of 2019" was introduced on January 24, 2019, by Reps.   more

House Energy & Commerce Committee Issues Report on Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- The House Energy and Commerce Committee issued a report (H.Rpt. 116-175) on legislation (H.R. 2035) to amend title XXIX of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the program under such title relating to lifespan respite care. The report was advanced by Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, on July 23. Excerpts of the report follow: I. Purpose and Summary H.R. 2035, the "Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act of 2019" was introduced on April 2, 2019, by Reps. La  more

House Energy & Commerce Committee Issues Report on Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- The House Energy and Commerce Committee issued a report (H.Rpt. 116-174) on legislation (H.R. 2507) to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain programs under part A of title XI of such act relating to genetic diseases. The report was advanced by Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, on July 23. Excerpts of the report follow: I. Purpose and Summary H.R. 2507, the "Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2019", was introduced on May 2, 2019  more

House Energy & Commerce Committee Issues Report on Stopping Bad Robocalls Act
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- The House Energy and Commerce Committee issued a report (H.Rpt. 116-173) on legislation (H.R. 3375) to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify the prohibitions on making robocalls. The report was advanced by Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, on July 23. Excerpts of the report follow: I. Purpose and Summary H.R. 3375, the "Stopping Bad Robocalls Act", was introduced on June 25, 2019, by Reps. Pallone (D-NJ), Walden (R-OR), Doyle (D-PA), and Latta (R-OH), and   more

House Small Business Subcommittee Issues Testimony From NJ State Veterans Chamber of Commerce
MOORESTOWN, New Jersey, Aug. 1 -- The House Small Business subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access issued the following testimony by Col. Jeff Cantor, founder and CEO of the New Jersey State Veterans Chamber of Commerce, at a field hearing entitled "Expanding Opportunities for Small Businesses at Military Bases": "Thank you for allowing me to speak and offer testimony on the issues affecting small and diverse businesses here in New Jersey and beyond. "My name is Colonel Jeff Ca  more

House Small Business Subcommittee Issues Testimony From Sciacca Upholstery
MOORESTOWN, New Jersey, Aug. 1 -- The House Small Business subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access issued the following testimony by Paul Costello, vice president of Sciacca's Upholstery, at a field hearing entitled "Expanding Opportunities for Small Businesses at Military Bases": "Thank you for holding todays field hearing on "Expanding Opportunities for Small Business at Military bases" "Also, thank you to Congressman Kim for inviting me to be a part of this program as a repr  more

House Small Business Subcommittee Issues Testimony From Sheet Metal Workers Local 27
MOORESTOWN, New Jersey, Aug. 1 -- The House Small Business subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access issued the following testimony by Johnnie Whittington, business representative at Sheet Metal Workers Local 27, at a field hearing entitled "Expanding Opportunities for Small Businesses at Military Bases": "Good Afternoon, Thank you for the opportunity to speak today on an important subject, close to the hearts of the many members I represent in the Building Trades. "The Base prov  more

Menendez Bill to Support Families With Children With Special Health Care Needs Heads to President's Desk
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee that sets national health policy, announced that the Supporting Family-to-Family Health Information Centers Act passed in the House of Representatives today and is heading to the President's desk for his signature. The legislation, which Sen. Menendez introduced in May, ensures funding for family health centers through 2024. "P  more

Menendez Calls Out Republican's Hypocrisy After They Block Venezuela TPS Legislation in Senate
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the following remarks on the Senate Floor after Senate Republicans blocked a unanimous consent (UC) request to immediately approve the House-passed Venezuela TPS Act of 2019. Menendez was joined on the Senate Floor by Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL). The bipartisan legislation would provide Temp  more

Menendez Leads Colleagues in Introducing Legislation to Counter Profiling by Trump's Deportation Force
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: * * * - The PROFILED Act aims to protect people like Francisco Erwin Galicia, an 18 year-old Texas-born U.S. citizen detained for 3 weeks by border officials in Texas because they thought he was undocumented * * * U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), today was joined by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ron Wyden (D-Or  more

Menendez Raises Alarm Over Trump Admin's Failure to Adequately Respond to Ebola Outbreak Crisis in Congo
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today marked the one year anniversary of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by calling on the Senate to immediately take up and pass his bipartisan Ebola Eradication Act of 2019. Overwhelmingly approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in June, the proposal would direct th  more

Menendez Raises Alarm Over Trump Admin's Failure to Adequately Respond to Ebola Outbreak Crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Sen. Bob Menendez, D-New Jersey, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today marked the one year anniversary of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by calling on the Senate to immediately take up and pass his bipartisan Ebola Eradication Act of 2019. Overwhelmingly approved by the Senate  more

Menendez Urges Aggressive Action to Protect Beachgoers From Dangers of Flying Beach Umbrellas
MANASQUAN, New Jersey, July 29 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: * * * - Call for action follows Senator's push for Consumer Product Safety Commission to look into the dangers after a woman was impaled last summer at Jersey Shore, Virginia woman killed in 2016 * * * A year after a tourist was impaled by a flying beach umbrella at the Jersey Shore, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) stood on the beach in Manasquan to call on the U.S. Consumer Product Sa  more

Menendez, Booker Announce Over $10M to Support Veteran Homelessness Prevention Services
NEWARK, New Jersey, Aug. 2 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced $10,141,761 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to support homeless veterans and their families. "The best way we can honor our brave veterans is to take care of them after they have served our country. As a grateful nation, we must ensure our veterans have the resources and tools they need to live a   more

Menendez, Booker Announce Over $4 Million in Federal Funding to Expand Affordable Housing, Strengthen Communities
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced the awarding of a combined $4,137,734 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) to support the revitalization of communities across New Jersey. "We must continue funding these vital programs to ensure communities across our state can expand economic op  more

Menendez, Markey, Leahy, Schatz Urge Pompeo to Address China's Maritime Aggression at ASEAN Summit
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was joined by Senators Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) in calling on the Trump Administration to do more to deter further Chinese aggression in the South China Sea. In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the Senators urge the Administration to put China's expansionist  more

Menendez, Rubio, Colleagues Call on Kazakh President to Release Political Prisoner
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) were joined by fifteen of their Senate colleagues in sending a letter to President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of the Republic of Kazakhstan to convey their concerns about the detention of businessman Iskander Yerimbetov. Mr. Yerimbetov was arbitrarily detained on politically motivated char  more

Menendez, Rubio, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Commending the Inter-American Foundation on Its 50th Anniversary
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Sen. Bob Menendez, D-New Jersey, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following news release: Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, were joined by Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) in introducing a bipartisan Senate resolution commending   more

Norcross & NJ Environmental Leaders Call for More Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Camden County
PENNSAUKEN, New Jersey, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Donald W. Norcross, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) joined New Jersey environmental leaders, business owners and public officials to call for enhanced electric vehicle infrastructure. At an event at the Camden County Boathouse, which is home to an electric vehicle charging station, Environment New Jersey and Jersey Renews showcased electric vehicles. "Environment New Jersey is rightfully bri  more

Pallone Calls on ICE to Protect Rights of Transgender Asylum Seekers
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) sent a letter to Acting Director Matthew Albence at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regarding inhumane and illegal treatment of transgender asylum seekers. The Trump Administration has refused to uphold its legal duty to provide protection for transgender migrants who have a credible fear of persecution and has failed to adhere to the 2015 I  more

Pascrell, King Resolution Designates September as Campus Fire Safety Month
WASHINGTON, July 26 -- Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Peter King (R-NY-02), co-chairs of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, introduced H.Res.528, a resolution designating September as Campus Fire Safety Month to raise awareness about the importance of fire safety on college campuses. "As millions of students are preparing to return to school, now is the ideal time reiterate our commitment to educa  more

Rep. Kim Continues Military Employment Tour With Small Business Listening Session
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Andy Kim, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: As part of an ongoing effort to bring new resources to help military families and veterans access good-paying jobs, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) led a listening session today on how Congress can expand opportunities for small businesses in military communities. The event followed yesterday's military family and veteran employment roundtable in Ocean County. "Our Joint Base doesn't just directly employ tens of  more

Rep. Kim, Community Leaders Discuss Solutions for Veteran and Military Family Employment at Roundtable
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Andy Kim, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) was joined by local veteran leaders and advocates at a roundtable discussion yesterday to find solutions to reduce the military spouse unemployment rate and provide veterans with resources they need to find good paying jobs "Our goal here isn't just to talk about problems, but to find solutions that can help veterans and military families now," said Congressman Kim. "It's hard eno  more

Rep. Pallone Requests CDC Briefing on Shuttered Climate Change and Public Health Program
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following news release: Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) sent a letter (https://energycommerce.house.gov/sites/democrats.energycommerce.house.gov/files/documents/CDC.2019.7.30..pdf) to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D., today requesting a briefing following reports that the agency is reorganizing its e  more

Rep. Pallone: Bipartisan E&C Leaders Request FDA Briefing on Threat to U.S. Heparin Supply
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following news release: Energy and Commerce Committee leaders sent a letter (https://energycommerce.house.gov/sites/democrats.energycommerce.house.gov/files/documents/FDA.2019.7.30..pdf) to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Acting Commissioner Dr. Norman E. "Ned" Sharpless requesting briefings on the potential threat to the U.S. supply of heparin, the only anticoagulant   more

Rep. Payne Issues Statement on Impeachment Inquiry Against President Trump
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr., D-New Jersey, issued the following statement on an impeachment inquiry against President Trump: "After reading the 10 specific cases of obstruction of justice outlined in the Mueller report, I think there is more than enough evidence to support the impeachment of Pres. Donald Trump based on a Constitutional violation of "high crimes and misdemeanors." "However, I understand that some of my colleagues might need more information before they fee  more

Rep. Sherrill's Health Center Legislation Approved in House and Senate
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: * * * - Heads to the President's Desk for a Five-Year Reauthorization * * * The House of Representatives approved Representative Mikie Sherrill's (NJ-11) and Senator Bob Menendez's (D-NJ) bicameral and bipartisan legislation yesterday, introduced with Representative Fred Upton (R-MI) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), to reauthorize the Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2F HICs) program f  more

Rep. Sires Condemns Safe Third Country Agreement With Guatemala
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- Rep. Albio Sires, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, and Trade, joined Congresswoman Norma Torres (D-CA) and thirteen other members of Congress in urging Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan to rescind the "safe third country" agreement recently signed with Guatemala. "It is inhumane, illegal, and illogical to   more

Rep. Sires Issues Statement After Meeting With Venezuelan Ambassador to Argentina
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Albio Sires, D-New Jersey, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security and Trade, issued the following statement after his meeting in Buenos Aires with the Venezuelan Ambassador to Argentina Elisa Trotta Gamus: "The man-made crisis in Venezuela has left millions of victims, including the more than 4 million Venezuelans who have been forced to flee their home country. "I was glad to meet with Venezuela's Ambassador   more

Rep. Sires Leads Congressional Delegation to Argentina and Chile to Strengthen Bilateral Relations
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- Rep. Albio Sires, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: A bipartisan delegation of six members of the United States House of Representatives, led by the Honorable Albio Sires (D-NJ), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, and Trade in the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, traveled to Argentina and Chile to reinforce the importance of strengthening bilateral relations with both countries. While in Argentina, the delegation   more

Rep. Smith Named as Human Trafficking Lead for Int'l Parliament Organization
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, issued the following news release: The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE-PA) has again named Congressman Smith as the OSCE-PA Special Representative on Human Trafficking. In July, Smith's resolution Educating Schoolchildren to Avoid Human Trafficking was unanimously adopted by the OSCE-PA. He has authored five major trafficking laws in the U.S., including the law that created a comprehensive, w  more

Rep. Van Drew Kicks Off August District Work Period With Tour of 177th Fighter Wing
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, New Jersey, Aug. 2 -- Rep. Jefferson Van Drew, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Congressman Jeff Van Drew kicked off the August district work period with a tour of the National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing located at Atlantic City International Airport in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. The 177th Fighter Wing has been at this location since 1958, providing mission-ready citizen-airman, weapon systems, and equipment with rapid combat and support capabilities f  more

Reps. Engel, Sires Issue Statement on International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala Re-Establishment
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Reps. Eliot L. Engel, D-New York, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Albio Sires, D-New Jersey, chairman of the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security and Trade, issued the following joint statement calling on Guatemalan presidential candidates Sandra Torres and Alejandro Giammattei to support the re-establishment of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala: "As longtime advocates for enhanced security and prosperity in G  more

Reps. Pallone, Walden Issue Statement on Extension of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Demonstration Program
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Ranking Member Greg Walden, R-Oregon, issued the following joint statement after Congress passed an extension of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic demonstration program through September 13: "While we are relieved that the Senate acted on the request we made to restore funding for the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic demonstration program, we remain co  more

Reps. Walden, Pallone Issue Statement on Extension of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Demonstration Program
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, ranking Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Chairman Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, issued the following joint statement after Congress passed an extension of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic demonstration program through September 13: "While we are relieved that the Senate acted on the request we made to restore funding for the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic demonstration program, w  more

Sen. Booker Priorities Included in America's Transportation Infrastructure Act
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: * * * - New Jersey would receive investments to protect the environment, rebuild aging infrastructure * * * Several provisions authored by U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), passed out of the EPW Committee and were included in a broader highway bill. America's Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019 (ATIA) authorizes $287 billion in hi  more

Sen. Menendez Issues Floor Remarks on Venezuela Temporary Protected Status Act
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Sen. Bob Menendez, D-New Jersey, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following floor remarks after Senate Republicans blocked a consent request to immediately approve the House-passed Venezuela TPS Act: Menendez was joined on the Senate Floor by Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL). The bipartisan legislation would provide Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for approximately 200,000 eligible Venezuelans that currently reside   more

Sen. Menendez Issues Floor Remarks on Vote to Override Veto to Stop Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following floor remarks urging his colleagues to vote to override President Trump's veto of three joint resolutions of disapproval that would halt certain arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates: The Senate last month approved a total of 22 resolutions authored by Menendez blocking the Trump Administration's attempt to evade Congress and push through ov  more

Sen. Menendez on Vote to Override President Trump's Veto to Stop Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Sen. Bob Menendez, D-New Jersey, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following news release: Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke on the Floor of the Senate, urging his colleagues to vote to override President Trump's veto of three joint resolutions of disapproval that would halt certain arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The Senate last month approv  more

Sen. Menendez: Democrats Reiterate Concerns About Trump Admin's Lack of Strategy for Central America
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Sen. Bob Menendez, D-New Jersey, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Nearly Four Months After Abruptly Announcing the Suspension of Foreign Assistance to Central America, The Trump Administration Has Failed to Present a Plan to Mitigate the Conditions Driving Migration * * * Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and 23 Senators today sent a let  more

Sen. Menendez: Democrats Reiterate Concerns About Trump Admin's Lack of Strategy for Central America
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: * * * - Nearly four months after abruptly announcing the suspension of foreign assistance to Central America, the Trump Administration has failed to present a plan to mitigate the conditions driving migration * * * Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and 23 Senators today sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterating their concern ab  more

Senate Finance Committee Sets Executive Session on Treasury, U.S. Tax Court Nominations
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- The Senate Finance Committee issued the following hearing information: Open executive session to consider favorably reporting the nominations of the Brent James McIntosh, Brian Callanan, Brian McGuire and Travis Greaves at 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building at 10:30 a.m. on July 31: Agenda * Brent James McIntosh, of Michigan, to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury, vice David Malpass, resigned. * Brian Callanan, of New Jersey, to be General Counsel for the Department   more

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Menendez Publishes Report on Ambassador Kelly Craft
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today published a Committee Minority Report examining the nomination of Kelly Knight Craft to serve as U.S. Representative to the United Nations. The report lays out the case for Ms. Craft's nomination to be rejected by the Senate due to her lack of qualifications to lead the U.S. mission to the U.N., her rampant a  more

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Publishes Report on Ambassador Kelly Craft
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- Sen. Bob Menendez, D-New Jersey, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following news release: Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today published a Committee Minority Report examining the nomination of Kelly Knight Craft to serve as U.S. Representative to the United Nations. The report lays out the case for Ms. Craft's nomination to be rejected by the Senate due to her lack of   more

Sens. Menendez, Markey, Leahy, Schatz Urge Pompeo to Address China's Maritime Aggression at ASEAN Summit
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Sen. Bob Menendez, D-New Jersey, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following news release: Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was joined by Senators Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) in calling on the Trump Administration to do more to deter further Chinese aggression in the South China Sea. In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo  more

Sens. Risch, Menendez, Gardner, Markey Issue Statements on China Activities in South China Sea
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Ranking Member Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia and the Pacific, and Ranking Member Edward J. Markey, D-Massachusetts, issued the following statements regarding China's activities in the South China Sea as U.S. officials meet with ASEAN nations and other regional partners in Bangkok: "Surveying operations by a state-owned Chi  more

Sires, Engel Call on Guatemalan Presidential Candidates to Support Re-Establishment of CICIG
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Rep. Albio Sires, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Today, Representative Albio Sires (D-NJ), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, and Trade, and Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, released the following statement calling on Guatemalan presidential candidates Sandra Torres and Alejandro Giammattei to publicly support the re-establishment of the International Commiss  more

Sires, Pallone Lead Letter Urging ICE to Protect Transgender Asylum-Seekers
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- Rep. Albio Sires, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Today, Representative Albio Sires (D-NJ), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, and Trade, was joined by Representative Frank Pallone, Jr., Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and 32 other members of Congress in sending a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Mark Morgan expressing concern about the treatment of transgender asy  more

U.S. Senate Passes Booker's Small Business Disaster Relief Bill
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: The U.S. Senate late yesterday passed a bipartisan bill authored by U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and John Kennedy (R-LA) called the Rebuilding Small Businesses After Disasters Act. This legislation would help ensure families continue to have access to certain Small Business Administration (SBA) loans soon after a disaster. This legislation would prevent specific SBA disaster loans from decreasing from  more