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New Jersey Congressmen Frank Pallone, Jr. and Frank A. LoBiondo joined with representatives from Atlantic City’s casino industry and local elected officials on the Atlantic City Boardwalk in support of legalized sports betting.
A contractor has been selected to begin repairing levees and removing debris left in superstorm Sandy’s wake, according to an announcement from the office of Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced $1,036,717 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding to Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority (BRSA) to repair Superstorm Sandy damage to three of their facilities: the Main Pump Station, the Maintenance Building, and the Grit Facility.
With an assist from Congressman Frank Pallone, the borough has already received $7 million in federal funds from FEMA.
“SNAP is our nation’s most important anti-hunger safety net program and is one of the most effective and efficient federal programs, with one of the lowest – if not the lowest – rates of fraud, waste and abuse,”
“Millions of Americans benefit from Medicare’s drug coverage program each year, which is why it’s imperative that checks are in place to prevent fraud and abuse as well as to protect patients. We cannot allow Medicare’s prescription drug program to be compromised at taxpayer expense. My bill, the Part D Prescription Drug Integrity Act of 2013, will strengthen the Medicare law to help address potential factors contributing to prescription drug abuse.”
"The Supreme Court has held what I have been arguing for more than a decade — DOMA is unconstitutional," he said in a statement. "Yet it is still just one step in the march towards total equality for all Americans. I remain strongly in support of repealing DOMA in its entirety and passing the Respect for Marriage Act so that all marriages between two committed individuals in the United States are recognized by the federal government."
“These grants through HUD’s Housing Counseling Assistance Program will help to provide New Jersey’s families and individuals with the resources they need to be responsible tenants or homeowners.”
“Firefighters and first responders deserve the best equipment and training we can provide while they risk their lives to protect us every day,” said Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J. “I commend Deal Fire Company No. 2 for putting together this winning grant application, and I thank them for the high quality service the firefighters provide our community.”
“Unfortunately, superstorm Sandy made the conditions of some of our beaches go from bad to worse, but once this project is complete, our beaches will be replenished and wider than they were even before the storm,” Pallone said. “I have fought for these projects for years, and I’m pleased to finally see progress.”