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Congressman Pallone stands with New Jerseyans  who are working to fight for better wages, benefits and conditions at their places of employment.  Congressman Pallone supports policies that would significantly raise the minimum wage, implement equal work for equal pay and paid family leave. Congressman Pallone has consistently voted against bad trade deals, including the original North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS), and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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December 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) issued the following statement on the NAFTA 2.0 trade deal:

“I voted against the original NAFTA because it was a bad deal for American workers. There has been a steep decline in U.S. manufacturing jobs over the past 25 years as a result of NAFTA’s lax enforcement rules that encouraged corporations to outsource jobs to Mexico. Unfortunately, NAFTA 2.0 does little to improve upon this corporate giveaway that fails to prioritize workers.

November 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (N-06) released the following statement after his legislation to completely ban asbestos was favorably reported, as amended, to the full House of Representatives. The Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019 would ban the production, use and importation of asbestos. Pallone’s bill also implements a complete ban on the toxic substance one year after the bill’s passage.

May 13, 2019 Press Release

Highland Park, N.J. – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) held a press conference with local leaders to discuss the urgent need to pass legislation he introduced that would fully ban asbestos. He was joined by Dr. H. Richard Alexander, Chief Surgical Officer at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, C.J. Gesemyer from the Insulators Local 89, Tom Klukosky from United Auto Workers Region 9, Council Member Stephany Kim-Chohan from Highland Park, and Mike Schneider from Insulators Local 32.

August 10, 2017 Press Release

Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced today that the South Plainfield Fire Department has been awarded a $192,473 in federal grants from the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. The grant will enhance South Plainfield’s ability to protect the health and safety of the public, as well as its first-responders, by updating its respiratory equipment. The equipment includes air packs, breathing apparatus, and face protectors.

February 17, 2016 Press Release

LONG BRANCH, NJ— Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) joined the New Jersey House delegation in sending a letter requesting that New Jersey Transit resolve the ongoing impasse with the rail workers contract. The letter asks NJ Transit to address the matter as quickly as possible in order to avoid any service disruption that would adversely affect New Jersey commuters.  The bipartisan letter was led by Congressmen Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-9) and Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ-2).

February 16, 2016 Press Release

Leaders Bring Together Older, Long-Term Unemployed Workers with Career Coaches & Employers

August 7, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced that the Allenhurst Fire Department in Allenhurst, NJ, has been awarded $24,863 through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program.  The AFG program is part of a coordinated, ongoing effort by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration to improve the nation’s ability to respond to emergency situations.

June 3, 2014 Press Release

EDISON, NJ – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) addressed attendees at the Edison Job Corps quarterly Community Relations Networking Luncheon in Edison, New Jersey.  With more than 100 corporate executives, community leaders, and educational representatives in attendance, Pallone spoke about the life-changing work that the Job Corps has done for over 50 years.  He also highlighted the important role that career and technical training programs play in the lives of young people.