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Congressional Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday December 29, 2019 ( 7 items )  

Gottheimer Meets With Sowore Family, Calls for Release, Return of Haworth Resident Omoyele Sowore
GLEN ROCK, New Jersey, Dec. 24 -- Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: On Friday, December 20, 2019, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) was joined by Ope Sowore, the wife of Nigerian journalist Omoyele 'Yele' Sowore, in calling for an immediate resolution of Yele's ongoing detention in Nigeria. Gottheimer has been working closely with the Sowore family and with the U.S. State Department since Yele was first detained to ensure he can be reunited with his wi  more

Gottheimer-backed Health Care Tax Cuts Signed Into Law
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 -- Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: * * * - President signs 2020 investment priorities for NJ-5 -- Repeal of Cadillac Tax, Health Insurance Tax, Medical Device Tax helps North Jersey families * * * U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer announced that bipartisan measures he co-sponsored and backed to keep health care costs down for North Jersey families have been signed into law. After passing both the House and Senate and with the Presiden  more

House Energy & Commerce Committee Issues Report on Lower Drug Costs Now Act (Part 1 of 2)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 25 -- The House Energy and Commerce Committee has issued a report (H. Rept. 116-324) Part 1 on the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3), to establish a fair price negotiation program, protect the Medicare program from excessive price increases and establish an out-of-pocket maximum for Medicare part D enrollees, and for other purposes, having considered the same, report favorably thereon with an amendment and recommend that the bill as amended do pass. The report was advanced by Re  more

House Energy & Commerce Committee Issues Report on Lower Drug Costs Now Act (Part 2 of 2)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 25 -- The House Energy and Commerce Committee has issued a report (H. Rept. 116-329) Part 1 on the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 5035), to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to extend expiring provisions relating to the retransmission of signals of television broadcast stations, and for other purposes, having considered the same, report favorably thereon with an amendment and recommend that the bill as amended do pass. The report was advanced by Rep. Frank Pallone, D-New Jers  more

Rep. Pascrell Bill Funds Gun Violence Research
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 -- Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: * * * - Landmark change will break decades-long Republican blockade on gun violence studies * * * U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) celebrated the passage in the House of $25 million to study gun violence included in his legislation, H.R. 1865. Congress ceased funding gun violence research in 1996 as a result of the infamous Dickey Amendment. House Democrats successfully fought to include a c  more

Rep. Smith Issues Statement on Political Situation in Liberia
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 -- Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, issued the following statement regarding worsening political conditions in Liberia: "Human rights advocates are increasingly alarmed by the deterioration of civil and political rights and the corruption that is occurring in Liberia under President George Weah. I am especially concerned by allegations surrounding Monrovia Mayor Jefferson Koijee and the thuggish behavior of the Congress for Democratic Change Security Force he heads. "Credibl  more

Rep. Smith, Local Officials, Vets & Law Enforcement Honor Marine Vet Presented W Keys to 'Smart Home'
HOWELL, New Jersey, Dec. 24 -- Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Congressman Chris Smith joined representatives from the Stephen Siller Tunnels to Towers Foundation, local elected officials, members of law enforcement and local veterans in honoring United States Marine Corporal Scott Nokes. Nokes received the keys from the foundation to a new "smart home" which was built specifically for him and his needs as a blind double amputee resulting from his service in A  more