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

  • MacArthurs celebrate wedding anniversary at People’s Pantry

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Thanksgiving week is officially underway, Save Jerseyans, and while football, turkey, and shopping will soon occupy everyone’s minds, many of you will remember that it’s our first duty – forever and always – to serve those who can’t take those things for granted. Our friend Congressman Tom MacArthur (R, […]

  • Pascrell gets weepy over refugee bill but adds little to the debate

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Well, the House overwhelmingly passed H.R. 4038 (by 287 to 147) on Thursday, Save Jerseyans, giving the “American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act” designed to stop the Obama Administration’s plan to continue resettling unvetted Syrian “refugees” in our county a veto-proof majority on the same day that DHS caught eight […]

  • Garrett wants SEC to ‘rearrange’ its priorities

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Rep. Scott Garrett (R, NJ-05), Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises, participated in a Financial Services Committee hearing entitled “Examining the SEC’s Agenda, Operations, and FY 2017 Budget Request” on Wednesday, Save Jerseyans. Unsurprisingly, his chief concern was the misuse of tax dollars […]

  • MacArthur joins chorus demanding Syrian resettlement program suspension

    By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Congressman Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) and a bipartisan coalition of House members have joined the growing chorus calling for a freeze to the Obama Administration’s resettlement program from Syria and Iraq. “My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and the entire nation of France,” said Congressman MacArthur in a […]

  • N.J. Congressman calls for suspension of Obama’s Syrian refugee program

    By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Ahead of a classified brief with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and FBI Director James Comey on the Paris terrorist attacks, Rep. Leonard Lance (R, NJ-07) issued a statement on Tuesday afternoon announcing his support for two bills he’s cosponsoring – H.R. 3314 and H.R. 3573 – designed to stop President Obama’s […]

  • Lance, Garrett, Smith oppose Ryan-backed budget deal

    By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Rep. Leonard Lance (NJ-07) spoke out against H.R. 1314 on Wednesday night, Save Jerseyans, a hugely controversial two-year budget deal suspending the federal debt limit until March 2017 and, what’s more, smashing the 2011 budget caps for both defense and non-defense federal programs. “Rather than taking meaningful steps to address the growing debt, […]

  • Sgt. Clinton for President

    By Scott St. Clair | The Save Jersey Blog I’ll admit I didn’t suffer through the entirety of this week’s testimony by Hillary Clinton before the House Select Committee on Benghazi – I had far better things to do with 11 hours of my time than go gavel-to-gavel listening to her. But I saw enough to […]

  • Lance: Obama’s veto “threatens our men and women in uniform”

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Just when you think our Commander-in-Chief couldn’t do something more outrageous to prove he doesn’t deserve the job, Save Jerseyans, he goes out there and vetoes a pay raise for our troops. Our friend Rep. Leonard Lance (NJ-07) had choice words for President Obama following his veto of the National Defense […]

  • Anti-Paul Ryan crowd needs to think about what it is they truly want

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog A ‘supermajority‘ of the conservative House Freedom Caucus is reportedly backing Paul Ryan for speaker, Save Jerseyans, including the fiercely-independent Justin Amash, explaining “Paul is a policy entrepreneur who has developed conservative reforms dealing with a wide variety of subjects, and he has promised to be an ideas-focused speaker […]

  • Garrett: Media ignoring Senate “logjam”

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ05), a member of the much-discussed House Freedom Caucus, appeared on Fox Business last week, Save Jerseyans, and I missed it live, but it’s a must-watch for anyone who’s tired of the media’s adopted narrative on the speaker drama and the whole “party of ‘no’” theme while […]

  • Lance: If Iran can sell oil, then why shouldn’t America?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Some regular business continues this beautiful, sunny Friday notwithstanding the speakership dysfunction plaguing your House of Representatives, Save Jerseyans, like today’s passage of H.R. 702 which, if signed into law, would end a 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports. Rep. Leonard Lance (R, NJ-07), a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, […]

  • Ahead of speaker election, Christie campaigns hard against Congress

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Campaigning in New Hampshire this week, Governor Chris Christie refused to commit to any particular candidate ahead of Thursday’s 10:00 a.m. speaker election to replace John Boehner. Here’s a nice little overview on the process if you’re interested. “No, I don’t have a dream candidate for Speaker. […]