Articles Posted in the " House " Category

  • Garrett stands alone after “clean” DHS bill vote

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog What do most House Republicans agree on today, Save Jerseyans? That the nominally GOP Senate is the problem. “Over seven weeks ago, the House stood with the American people by voting to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security, and to put an immediate stop to President Obama’s […]


  • 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 […]



  • Stender borrows from Bob McDonnell’s playbook?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell lost the public’s sympathy in the run-up to his felony sentencing when it was perceived (fairly or not) that he was throwing his wife under the bus. Oddly enough, guess who’s employing the tactic on Northern soil? Good ‘ole Linda “Habitat for […]



  • 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:


  • 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 […]


  • Lance: Obama budget is no plan at all

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog President Obama’s ABSURD Fiscal Year 2016 Budget proposal is out today, Save Jerseyans, and among other ridiculousness, it includes a SECOND death tax. Rep. Leonard Lance (R, NJ-07) isn’t amused. “The President’s budget proposal does nothing to tackle our record 18 trillion dollar national debt that is […]


  • Passaic GOP Chairman: Rep. Smith needs to “revisit” gay rights remarks

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Here’s something you don’t see often: On Friday, Save Jerseyans, a group of pro-gay marriage New Jersey Republicans called on Congressman Rep. Chris Smith (R, NJ-05), chairman of the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organization, to recant certain comments regarding […]


  • Lance to lead Israel Caucus for New Congress

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog FYI – we learned today that our very own Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) will serve as co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus for the 114th Congress, Save Jerseyans, along with fellow Congressmen Lee Zeldin (NY-01), Peter Roskam (IL-06) and Doug Lamborn (CO-05).  “Israel is the preeminent democracy in […]