Articles Posted in the " U.S. House of Representatives " Category

  • LoBiondo casts sole N.J. GOP “No” vote on House Budget

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog If there’s ever a sole dissent vote on the GOP side of the aisle from New Jersey, Save Jerseyans, it’s usually Scott Garrett.  Not on Wednesday. Do you recognize a name from this list of 17 Republicans, an eclectic mix of conservatives and not-so-conservatives? 1. Justin Amash […]


  • Garrett, Lance stand behind GOP’s historic balanced budget plan

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog $5 trillion cuts over the next decade, coupled with an end to ObamaCare AND major changes to Medicare and the U.S. tax code, would lead to a balanced budget and long-elusive fiscal responsibility in Washington, D.C., for the American people, Save Jerseyans. At least that’s the plan endorsed by […]


  • MacArthur: latest VA scandal is “deeply troubling”

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Congressman Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) wants the Department of Veterans Affairs to release findings from 140 health care investigations going back to 2006 which, according to a March 2015 report, were never made available to the public. It’s just the latest component of a disgustingly-callous cover up; in light […]


  • Told You So: MacArthur demands FEMA Admin’s resignation

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog I hate being right about this stuff, Save Jerseyans. Sincerely and truly! We’ve now learned that there is evidence of MASSIVE alleged fraud in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) process; specifically, in the engineering reports utilized as a basis to deny insurance claims filed by victims […]


  • Will any N.J. Dems skip Netanyahu’s big speech? (UPDATED)

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Updated 3/2 @ 5:50 p.m. The Hill published an updated roll call late Monday afternoon, Save Jerseyans, and the list of Democrat abstentions is up to 53. New Jersey specific news: Definitely Attending: Donald Norcross (D, NJ-1), Cory Booker (D-Twitter) and Bob Menendez (D-Ecuador, Dominican Republic) Definitely Skipping: […]


  • Thank God it’s the weekend ’cause my party exhausts me

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Here’s the roll call, Save Jerseyans. And I’m frustrated. Much like I’m sure you are at the moment.  The majority GOP opinion? “President Obama’s illegal amnesty cannot be ignored. It’s why I voted against his actions back in January, and was so pleased to see that the […]



  • Lance: “I strongly support Judge Hanen’s decision”

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) is elated tonight, Save Jerseyans, after United States District Judge Andrew S. Hanen issued a preliminary injunction blocking/halting/shelving President Obama’s latest extra-constitutional immigration power grab. “I strongly support Judge Hanen’s decision that President Obama exceeded his authority under the law — an action that the […]


  • MacArthur assumes Vice Chairmanship of armed services subcommittee

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog He’s off to a strong start, Save Jerseyans.  Earning early accolades for setting a furious, district-centric work pace, including leading the effort to save the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst that’s fate is somewhat tied to the KC-10 refueling tanker, frosh Congressman Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-3) just took on another role: […]


  • DCCC omits MacArthur from 2016 top target list

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog National Democrats rolled out their 2016 list of top House targets on Friday, Save Jerseyans, which you can read for yourself here. They’re anxious to make a comeback in a higher-turnout presidential cycle after hemorrhaging seats during the Obama years. But who was conspicuously absent from the list? […]


  • Actually, Lassiter and Smith agree on some things

    By Bill Winkler | The Save Jersey Blog In a recent opinion piece (PolitickerNJ/ January 29, 2015) bashing Republican Congressman Chris Smith, Democrat political consultant Jay Lassiter is described as an “iconoclast.”  That’s a strange word to use for someone who personifies the fashionable opinions held by the icons of our celebrity culture.  In common with Hollywood […]


  • Lance touches base with Save Jersey

    By the Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Our Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney touched base with our friend Congressman Leonard Lance this week, Save Jerseyans, having a wide-ranging discussion on topics including the national debt, Keystone, Obamacare, Israel, Iran, N.J. politics and, of course, the presidential candidacy of Governor Chris Christie… Enjoy:


  • Congressman Smith: LGBT persons should be treated with respect and compassion

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ-4), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on Africa and Human Rights, responded to the controversy about a remark concerning homosexual rights and human rights that he made during a hearing last week on combating violence inflicted by the terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigera with a statement […]