Articles Posted in the " congress " Category

  • 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 […]

  • OPINION: Ex-Im is “a tool for corporate welfare”

    By Erica Jedynak Should New Jersey politicians put the interests of big businesses and Washington lobbyists ahead of New Jersey taxpayers? This is not a trick question. The answer is obvious to you and me, but apparently not to some of our representatives in the U.S. Congress. Republican Rep. Thomas MacArthur and Democratic Representatives Frank […]

  • 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, […]

  • REPORT: Boehner to resign at the end of October

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog That’s what The New York Times is reporting, Save Jerseyans… Developing… “Speaker Boehner believes that the first job of any Speaker is to protect this institution and, as we saw yesterday with the Holy Father, it is the one thing that unites and inspires us all,” a Boehner aide […]

  • LIVE: Pope Francis addresses Congress

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Chris Christie is there, as are our New Jersey members of Congress including Bob Menendez (tasked with helping escort the Supreme Pontiff into the House chamber)… What will Pope Francis say? Watch: ________

  • Christie will attend papal joint session of Congress

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog When Pope Francis addresses a Joint Session of Congress on Thursday at 10:00 a.m., Save Jersey, New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie will be in attendance as a guest of Rep. Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03). The speech is expected to make at least a few headlines given that the […]

  • Pallone thinks fantasy football players are more dangerous than Tehran

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The Monkey Court is back in session, Save Jerseyans… Frank Pallone (D, NJ-06), a far-left New Jersey Congressman who trusts Iran to police its own nuclear ambitions, doesn’t trust fans to make their own fantasy football decisions. “Anyone who watched a game this weekend was inundated by commercials […]

  • Bonnie strikes again, this time in wake of Trenton shooting

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The most irresponsible member of New Jersey’s congressional delegation? Maybe. And that’s really saying something in a group that includes Bob Menendez (D-Dominican Repulic, Ecuador). Bonnie Watson Coleman lies, which is nothing novel for politicians, but she’s also reckless. Remember when she had to resign from the Bridgegate […]