Articles Posted in the " congress " Category

  • REPORT: Scalia critiques Congress during Morristown visit

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The U.S. Supreme Court’s ranking conservative visited one of New Jersey’s most conservative counties on Friday, Save Jerseyans, and in characteristic fashion lambasted folks who he believes are mucking up the federal republic. Chief among them? Congress. “Once you get those people together, you never know what […]


  • MacArthur helps rescue KC-10 (and joint base) from retirement

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog As promised, Save Jerseyans, freshman Rep. Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) led the charge on behalf of thousands of his constituents employed by the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on Wednesday night, securing language in the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act safeguarding the KC-10 refueling tanker from efforts to retire it and, […]


  • MacArthur hits 2015 trail in Westampton

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog His own election is still over a year away, Save Jerseyans, but with the DCCC actively targeting him again in 2016 (at least for now), freshman Rep. Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) is doubling-down on his committment to being a party-builder in 2015. One focus? Westampton Townwship. Congressman […]


  • Save Jersey Poll: Which GOP Congressman is the Best?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Americans have never had a particularly high opinion of Congress. “It could probably be shown by facts and figures,” Mark Twain once quipped, “that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.” That doesn’t mean there aren’t good people out there doing good work, Save […]


  • MacArthur: Hillary is “Bad News”

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Unsurprisingly, Save Jerseyans, New Jersey Republicans aren’t enthused by Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for President of the United States. They do, however, appreciate a fundraising opportunity when they see one.  “I have to be honest with you, this is very bad news for South Jersey in 2016,” began […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • A Tale of Two Parties: Netanyahu Edition

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog I didn’t get to listen to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday congressional address live, Save Jerseyans, but wow, when I did, it’s not hard to understand how he’s remained one of the democratic world’s most enduring and resilient figures.  Missed it, too? Rectify your error: Something […]


  • 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: […]



  • 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? […]


  • 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: