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Apr 2, 2013

Where do local lawmakers stand on same-sex marriage? | Philadelphia Inquirer

Issues: Equality

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.”

Apr 2, 2013

Impact of the Sequester on Autism Research | MyCentralJersey.com

Congressman Frank Pallone tours the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers to raise awareness about sequester budget cuts, and the impact on autism research.

Apr 1, 2013 | NJ.com

$14.5M earmarked for Atlantic Highlands to rebuild marina destroyed by Hurricane Sandy

Issues: Hurricane Sandy

“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.”

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