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Congressional Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday September 08, 2019 ( 23 items )  

Communications and Technology Subcommittee Announces Hearing on Broadband Mapping Legislation
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- 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) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) announced today that the Communications and Technology Subcommittee will hold a legislative hearing on Wednesday, September 11, at 10:30 am in Room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building on broadband mapping. The hea  more

Environment & Climate Change Subcommittee Announces Legislative Hearing on Bill to Reauthorize Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- 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) and Environment and Climate Change Chairman Paul Tonko (D-NY) announced today that the Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee will hold a legislative hearing on Wednesday, September 11, at 10 am in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 Rayburn House Office Building on H.R. 3256, legislation that   more

GAO Issues Report on Prescription Opioids
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on patient disposal of unused opioids. The report (GAO-19-650) is titled "Prescription Opioids: Patient Options for Safe and Effective Disposal of Unused Opioids". The report was sent to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, chairman, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, chairman, and Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore  more

Gottheimer Demands Action to Keep Kids Safe in Schools From Gun Violence
FAIR LAWN, New Jersey, Sept. 6 -- Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: * * * - Gottheimer stands with Moms Demand Action to call for common sense gun safety measures * * * U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) called for action to protect North Jersey children from gun violence as students head back to a new school year. Gottheimer stood with Bergen County's Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, as well as local Fair Lawn and Bergen County leaders,   more

Gottheimer Visits Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area to Discuss Rockwall Along I-80
KNOWLTON, New Jersey, Sept. 4 -- Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: * * * - Gottheimer continues to work to find common ground on I-80 rockwall * * * U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) toured the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area with Delaware Water Gap Superintendent Sula Jacobs, Knowlton Mayor Adele Starrs, Hardwick Mayor Kevin Duffy, Hardwick Deputy Mayor Alfred Carrazzone, Knowlton Councilman Bob McNinch, and Knowlton Councilman Frank Van Horn, t  more

Health Subcommittee to Hold Legislative Hearing on Bills to Address Rising Maternal Mortality Rates
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 -- 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) and Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) announced today that the Health Subcommittee will hold a legislative hearing on Tuesday, September 10, at 10 am in 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building on several bills to improve maternal health and welfare. The hearing is entitled,  more

Lowey, Engel, Bipartisan Group of Members of Congress From New York, New Jersey Call on Verizon to Reinstate Fios1 News
WHITE PLAINS, New York, Sept. 3 -- Rep. Nita Lowey, D-New York, issued the following news release: Representative Nita Lowey, Chair of the House Committee on Appropriations; Rep. Eliot L. Engel, Chair of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and a bipartisan group of representatives from New York and New Jersey today sent a letter to Verizon to ask for reconsideration of the decision to cancel its contract with Fios1 News. Effective this November, RNN News will no longer be providing news co  more

Menendez Announces More Than $21M to Fight Opioids in NJ
NEWARK, New Jersey, Sept. 4 -- 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, today announced that the State of New Jersey has been awarded $21.5 million in federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services to help bolster the state's comprehensive efforts to tackle the opioid epidemic. "Opioid addiction does not discriminate, devastating lives an  more

Menendez Demands Senate Action on Common Sense Gun Safety Legislation, Urges Mitch McConnell to End Roadblock
MONTCLAIR, New Jersey, Sept. 4 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator, local leaders & gun safety advocates rally in Montclair * * * U.S. Senator Bob Menendez today led a rally for common sense gun safety reform with Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (N.J.-11), dozens of concerned New Jerseyans, students, local leaders and gun safety advocates in which they called on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to end his obstruction and allow the Sen  more

Menendez, Markey, Colleagues Urge Facebook to Enforce Gun Selling Rules on Its Digital Marketplace
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Following an investigative report by The Wall Street Journal which found that gun sales are being conducted on Facebook Marketplace, in clear violation of the company's policy banning such sales, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today led a group of colleagues in calling on the social media giant to monitor its own platform and enforce its own gun selling rules. "As   more

Norcross and NJ Leaders: Let's Address Inequality by Providing Tax Relief for Working Families
CHERRY HILL, New Jersey, Sept. 4 -- Rep. Donald W. Norcross, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: As working families start off the new school year juggling fulltime jobs and fulltime academics, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01), New Jersey Policy Perspective and the Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey called on Congress to pass the Working Families Tax Relief Act, H.R. 3157, of which Norcross is a co-sponsor. The Act increases the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Cred  more

Norcross Announces $3M for International Rutgers-Camden-Led Center for Ethics, Equity, Transparency
CHERRY HILL, New Jersey, Sept. 6 -- Rep. Donald W. Norcross, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that Rutgers University-Camden will receive $3,000,000 from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to help build up a Center for Ethics, Equity and Transparency at the National University of Asuncion in Paraguay. "From South Jersey to South America - collaborations are underway to promote democracy and fa  more

Norcross Announces More Than $2.6M for Scientific Research in South Jersey
CHERRY HILL, New Jersey, Sept. 5 -- Rep. Donald W. Norcross, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that South Jersey universities will receive a combined $2,626,453 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) for STEM research that will help us combat the opioid epidemic, find cures for diseases, train our future workforce and strengthen our local eco  more

Norcross, Kim, Sherrill React to Updated Move by Trump Admin to Fund Border Wall at Military's Expense
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- Rep. Andy Kim, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Today, New Jersey's three U.S. House Representatives who serve on the Armed Services Committee - Donald Norcross, Andy Kim and Mikie Sherrill - condemned the Trump Administration's most recent effort to pay for the construction of a wall on the southwest border by using funds originally authorized and appropriated for critical military construction projects. "President Trump failed to convince Mexico, a Repu  more

Norcross, Kim, Sherrill React to Updated Move by Trump Admin to Fund Border Wall at Military's Expense
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- Rep. Donald W. Norcross, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Today, New Jersey's three U.S. House Representatives who serve on the Armed Services Committee - Donald Norcross, Andy Kim and Mikie Sherrill - condemned the Trump Administration's most recent effort to pay for the construction of a wall on the southwest border by using funds originally authorized and appropriated for critical military construction projects. "President Trump failed to convince Mexi  more

Pallone Announces Federal Grant Award for West Long Branch EMS
LONG BRANCH, New Jersey, Sept. 6 -- Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced today that the West Long Branch EMS has been awarded nearly $50,000 in federal grant funding from the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. The grant will enhance West Long Branch's ability to protect the health and safety of the public through improved communication. The grant will fund the purchase of new multi-band, two-way r  more

Rep. Chris Smith, USPS, Dignitaries Honor Life of Local Scientist
BELMAR, New Jersey, Aug. 31 -- Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, issued the following news release: * * * - Belmar Post Office Renamed to Honor Brilliant, Local Scientist Dr. Walter McAfee * * * More than 200 people gathered outside the U.S. Post Office located on Main Street in Belmar Friday at a ceremony to rename the building in honor of Dr. Walter S. McAfee, a brilliant mathematician who spent several decades working at Camp Evans and Fort Monmouth on critical scientific and national secur  more

Rep. Pallone Issues Statement on Energy Department's Rollback of Lightbulb Efficiency Standards
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement blasting two rules from the Energy Department rolling back lightbulb efficiency standards: "Another week, another Trump Administration rollback that benefits industry at the expense of consumers and our environment. "Lightbulbs that adhere to Obama-era standards use 75 percent less energy and last ten to 25 times longer than traditional incandescent b  more

Rep. Sires Issues Statement on Military Projects to Fund Border Wall
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- Rep. Albio Sires, D-New Jersey, issued the following statement regarding the Trump administration's decision to take millions of dollars from military projects to fund a border wall: "Every single day, our servicemen and women work around the world to carry out their mission of defending our nation, our partners, and our values. That honorable work is as important today as it has ever been, and it is their government's responsibility to provide them with the tools they ne  more

Rep. Smith Issues Statement on China's Aggression Toward Hong Kong
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, issued the following statement: Representative Chris Smith, Co-chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC) and the prime sponsor of the bipartisan and bicameral Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, issued the following statement about the demonstrations in Hong Kong and the escalating threats by the Chinese Communist government against Hong Kong: "If the Hong Kong government is truly backing off its confrontational extradi  more

Reps. Pallone, Schakowsky Issue Statement on Auto Alliance & Global Automakers Hot Cars Announcement
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- Reps. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, chairman of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, issued the following joint statement after the Auto Alliance and Global Automakers announced a commitment to add rear seat reminder systems to vehicles by Model Year 2025 in order to help prevent children from dying in hot cars: "We appreciate that the automotive industry is finally re  more

Reps. Pallone, Schakowsky Issues Statement on FTC Settlement With Google, YouTube
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- Reps. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, chairman of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, issued the following joint statement after the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with Google, and its subsidiary YouTube, to settle allegations that YouTube collected personal information from children without parental consent: "YouTube's illegal exploitation of children'  more

Sires Celebrates CDC Grant to New Jersey Department of Health
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 -- Rep. Albio Sires, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Congressman Sires celebrated the announcement that the New Jersey Department of Health would receive $7,433,765 in federal funding from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "In New Jersey in 2017, there were a total of 2737 drug related deaths, with a combined total of 511 drug related deaths in Essex and Hudson Counties, parts of which I represent. Providing an effective response to the  more