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Infrastructure

Congressman Pallone understands that investing in all forms of infrastructure is necessary to ensuring a strong economy. That is why as Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, he introduced the LIFT America Act which would make comprehensive investments in New Jersey and the nation’s infrastructure. The bill would authorize over $80 billion to expand access to broadband, improve drinking water infrastructure, update our electric grid, cleanup and redevelop contaminated brownfield sites, and invest in hospital infrastructure. He also has announced a $760 billion plan to address some of the country’s most urgent infrastructure needs, from the massive maintenance backlog and designing safer streets to combating climate change by reducing carbon emissions and moving us toward a clean energy future. It also outlines major investments in surface transportation, rail and transit systems, airports, ports and harbors, wastewater and drinking water infrastructure, brownfields, and broadband.

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April 28, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) issued the following statement tonight on President Biden's first Joint Address to Congress:

March 31, 2021 Press Release

Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) issued the following statement today after President Biden announced his transformational American Jobs Plan:

“There is no better way to rebuild our economy for the future than to modernize our badly aging infrastructure, and President Biden’s American Jobs Plan is exactly what our nation needs right now to revitalize our communities. The President’s bold proposal will also combat the climate crisis by reducing carbon pollution and moving us towards a clean energy future.

March 11, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) introduced the Leading Infrastructure For Tomorrow’s America Act, or LIFT America Act. The sweeping legislation will modernize the nation’s infrastructure, rebuild the economy, combat climate change, and protect public health and the environment. The legislation invests more than $312 billion in clean energy, energy efficiency, drinking water, broadband, and health care infrastructure.

August 7, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today blasted Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corporation, for its “abysmal” response to electric power outages in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias. As of 4 pm yesterday, more than 289,000 people in JCP&L’s territory remained without power, and it may take until August 11 — a full week after the storm — to restore power to most of those customers.

July 1, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) issued the following statement following the passage of the Moving Forward Act:

June 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced the introduction of an historic $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that would rebuild America’s infrastructure, stimulate our economy, create millions of good paying jobs and make investments in clean energy initiatives to combat climate change. The Moving Forward Act invests in roads, bridges and clean energy to put the United States on a path toward zero carbon emissions while creating safer communities and roads.

May 26, 2020 In The News

A bill introduced by U.S. Reps. Frank Pallone and Andy Kim, both D-N.J., would prevent the federal government from trying to recoup aid from superstorm Sandy victims more than 7½ years after the storm struck the Shore. 

February 4, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ), chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee, joined fellow Democrats Peter DeFazio (Transportation and Infrastructure) and Richard Neal (Ways and Means) to announce a $760 billion infrastructure framework.

May 30, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-6th District, hosted a roundtable discussion on Wednesday with other politicians, environmental advocates, and civic leaders with a focus on improving infrastructure in New Jersey.

May 29, 2019 Press Release

New Brunswick, N.J. – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) hosted a roundtable with local leaders to discuss the urgent need to pass a broad infrastructure package to combat climate change, expand broadband access and protect public health and the environment. He was joined by local municipal leaders, environmental advocates, and public works experts.