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Congressional Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday December 01, 2019 ( 20 items )  

Booker, Shaheen Introduce Legislation to Help NJ, NH Finance Transportation Infrastructure Projects
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: * * * - Bill would allow NJ to utilize $5.3 billion of unused told credits, most of any state * * * U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, which has jurisdiction over highway projects, and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Toll Credit Marketplace Act, legislation that would establish a program to help states increase resources for highway and   more

Congressman Andy Kim to Hold Town Hall in Florence Township
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- Rep. Andy Kim, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Andy Kim announced that he will host a town hall meeting in Florence Township on Monday, December 2nd at 8pm. "My priorities in Congress don't start in Washington, they start at home by listening to our neighbors at our monthly town halls," said Kim. "There are important issues facing our families every day; from protecting the Joint Base to ending the use of dangerous PFAS chemicals in ou  more

Foreign Relations Committee Democrats Demand Sec. Pompeo Recuse Himself From Ukraine Related Matters
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- 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 the entire Democratic bench of the Committee in penning a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to demand his immediate recusal from any proceedings and decisions related to the ongoing Trump-Ukraine scandal. The Senators' letter fo  more

Gottheimer Hosts 44th 'Cup of Joe With Josh' Town Hall
HACKENSACK, New Jersey, Nov. 27 -- Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) held his 44th "Cup of Joe with Josh" Town Hall at the Coach House Diner in Hackensack. Dozens of Fifth District residents joined the discussion with Gottheimer about everything from fighting for transparency for parents of lead water test results from their children's schools, reinstating the SALT and charitable tax de  more

Gottheimer Joins North Jersey Rabbis to Discuss Combatting Hate, Anti-Semitism in N.J.
PARAMUS, New Jersey, Nov. 27 -- Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Today, Wednesday, November 27, 2019, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) met with the North Jersey Board of Rabbis to discuss strengthening the historic U.S.-Israel relationship and combatting the rising tide of anti-Semitism and hate around the world, and in North Jersey. "I believe strongly that the bond between the United States and Israel will always be unbreakable. But, as ever, pres  more

Gottheimer Releases Report Highlighting Rising N.J. Taxes, Lower Home Values Due to SALT Cap
RIDGEWOOD, New Jersey, Nov. 26 -- Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: * * * - Calls on Congress to Reinstate SALT Deduction by Year's End; Focuses on Bipartisan Bill * * * Today, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) released a new Fact-Based Report on the State and Local Tax Deduction Cap and its Impact on New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District, citing rising taxes, decreasing home values, and massive outmigration from New Jersey. Right now, congressi  more

Gottheimer, Rose Pressure TSA to Prohibit Potentially Dangerous Cookers From Airplanes to Protect From Homegrown Terror
NEWARK, New Jersey, Nov. 26 -- Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: * * * - Congressmen call for pressure cookers, which have been used in ISIS-inspired terrorist attacks, to be included on list of prohibited carry-on items * * * Today, Tuesday, November 26, 2019, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Congressman Max Rose (NY-11), Chair of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence & Counterterrorism held a press conference at Newark Liberty I  more

Menendez, Booker, Colleagues Urge Amtrak to End Forced Arbitration, Ban on Class Actions
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: As thousands of Americans prepare to journey by train during the busy holiday travel season, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.) called on Amtrak to immediately end its anti-consumer arbitration and class action policy. In January, Amtrak implemented a broad new policy that not only prevents Amtrak riders, employees, and others from seeking justice in the courts, but also prohibits  more

Menendez, Booker, Colleagues Urge HUD to Reject Proposed Changes to the Fair Housing Act's Disparate Impact Standard
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: * * * - The Proposed Rule would effectively eliminate use of the disparate impact standard for fair housing enforcement, a key tool for rooting out and eliminating hidden discrimination * * * U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, a senior member of the Senate Banking Committee, and Senator Cory Booker today joined a group of over forty colleagues in sending a letter to Department of Housing and Urban Developme  more

Norcross, Wild Announce Nearly $300,000 for Collaborative Research Into Sustainable Technologies
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- Rep. Donald W. Norcross, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: U.S. Representatives Donald Norcross (NJ-01) and Susan Wild (PA-07), both members of the House Committee on Education and Labor, joined today in announcing grant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a collaboration between Rowan University and Lafayette College for research into environmentally sustainable materials. Rowan University will receive $138,000 from NSF and Lafayette Col  more

Pallone Gives Update on Legislation to Address PFAS Contamination
SOUTH AMBOY, New Jersey, Nov. 26 -- Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) updated the public on legislation to address PFAS contamination and exposure. Last week, Pallone's Energy and Commerce Committee passed comprehensive legislation to protect Americans from PFAS and clean up waste sites. The legislation is critical to stopping the flow of these harmful chemicals into our environment, drinking water, cooking pro  more

Pallone Joins Town Hall to Discuss Dangers of Vaping
METUCHEN, New Jersey, Nov. 26 -- Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) participated in a town hall to discuss the dangers of vaping and provide an update on his legislation to combat the youth tobacco epidemic. He was joined by Harry Carson, former New York Giants Team Captain as well as local public health and education officials. According to reports, the sharp increase in tobacco use in recent years could reverse yea  more

Rep. Pallone: Communications and Technology Subcommittee Announces Additional Details for FCC Oversight Hearing
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 -- Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following news release: Energy and Commerce Committee 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 hearing on oversight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with all five commissioners on Thursday, December 5, at 10 am i  more

Rep. Pallone: E&C Subcommittee Announces Hearing on Economy-Wide Approaches to Combating Climate Change
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following news release: Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Chairman Paul Tonko (D-NY) announced today that the Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Thursday, December 5, at 10:30 am in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building entitled "Building a 100 Percent C  more

Rep. Pallone: Health Subcommittee to Hold Legislative Hearing on Cosmetics Reform
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 -- 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 Wednesday, December 4, at 10 am in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled "Building Consumer Confidence by Empowering FDA to Improve Cosm  more

Rep. Pallone: Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Seasonal Flu
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- 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 Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO) announced today that the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Wednesday, December 4, at 10:30 am in the John D. Dingell Hearing Room, 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled   more

Rep. Smith Issues Remarks on President Trump's Signing of Hong Kong Human Rights & Democracy Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 -- Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, issued the following remarks after President Trump's signing of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which Smith first introduced in 2014: "The enactment of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act--which was expected and greatly welcomed--makes it abundantly clear that the Trump Administration, the United States Congress, and the American people stand in solidarity with the people of Hong Kong. "Xi Jining should understand th  more

Rep. Watson Coleman Issues Statement on Death of Mercer County Board of Elections Chair
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-New Jersey, issued the following statement on the death of Joanne Palmucci, chairwoman for the Mercer County Board of Elections: "Joanne Palmucci was a well-respected and widely-loved public servant who devoted herself fully to every role in which she served. "Her love for democratic values - not just the success of the Democratic party - were tangible. The mark that she made in Mercer, and her hometown of Hamilton, are a testament to that   more

Sen. Booker Issues Statement on N.J. Assembly Passage of Voting Rights Restoration for Formerly Incarcerated
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement on the New Jersey State Assembly's passage of a measure to reinstate voting rights for New Jerseyans on parole and probation: "Voting is a cornerstone of our democracy, and democracy functions better when more people can vote, not fewer. Those who have paid their debt to society shouldn't be blocked from participating in this most basic and sacred institution of our   more

Sens. Risch, Rubio, Cardin, Menendez Issue Statements on Signing of Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act Into Law
BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 27 -- Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Ranking Member Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, and Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following statements after President Trump signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act (S. 1838) into law: The Senate unanimously passed the bill on Nov. 19, with the House following on Nov. 20 by a vote of 417 to 1, sending the bill directly to the president's desk.   more