Articles Posted in the " House " Category

  • 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, […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • The Under-Discussed Democrat Empty Bench Crisis

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog At least until the email fiasco, Save Jerseyans, almost everyone talked about Hillary Clinton as inevitable in 2016. In the clear light of day, one can’t help but wonder if that attitude had more to do with the Democrats’ bench problems than Hilldawg’s actual virtues? Look back […]


  • 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 […]


  • Lance: FCC’s “Depression-Era” Net Neutrality regs are “job-killing”

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The FCC’s 400-page Net Neutrality monstrosity dropped on Thursday, Save Jerseyans, and Rep. Leonard Lance (NJ-07), New Jersey’s sole member of the House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee, seized the opportunity to condemn what he views as “Depression-era” rules. “The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has finally […]


  • 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: […]