In The News
In 1996, when the Defense of Marriage Act passed, Joe Biden, then a Democratic senator from Delaware, was on the same side as Pennsylvania’s conservative Republican Rick Santorum – both voted for it. Democrats, in fact, joined Republicans to overwhelmingly vote in favor of the bill limiting federal marriage benefits to opposite-sex couples only. A Democratic President, Bill Clinton, signed the measure. Two exceptions in the House were Philadelphia’s Chaka Fattah and Jersey Shore Congressman Frank Pallone, who were two of just 67 House members to vote “no.”
Congressman Frank Pallone tours the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers to raise awareness about sequester budget cuts, and the impact on autism research.
“After Sandy, I saw boats thrown on land and piers broken in half,” Pallone, (D-6th Dist.), said in the announcement. “The amount of repair work required for Atlantic Highlands Harbor was unbelievable, but this funding means that visitors and residents will be able to enjoy the harbor in time for summer season.”