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New Jersey

Hurricane Sandy

Many towns in the Sixth District were devastated by Superstorm Sandy, and many individuals, families, businesses, and communities are still recovering. Congressman Pallone fought hard for a robust Superstorm Sandy Emergency Relief Package to provide aid so New Jersey and other affected states could rebuild from the devastation caused by the historic storm. In total, the aid package that passed appropriated $60.1 billion to affected states to recover and rebuild. These funds have financed important flood control and beach renourishment projects in the Sixth District, as well as reimbursing the state and local governments for costs caused by the storm.

While New Jersey has made progress to recover from Sandy, much work remains to be done. Congressman Pallone has continued to work hard to support New Jerseyans as they continue to recover from the storm. He helped introduce the bipartisan SAFE NFIP Act to reform the National Flood Insurance Program to make it work for policyholders, not against them. His legislation would increase affordability, invest in mitigation efforts, cap the profits of flood insurance companies, and reform the appeals process to serve the needs of policyholders.

Congressman Pallone continues to monitor the rebuilding process and work with federal agencies to make sure funds are getting to New Jersey as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Community Health Centers

Community Health Centers provide vital health services to the local community, particularly to those who may not access health care otherwise. In New Jersey, there are 23 federally-funded Health Center organizations that serve 511,947 patients through a combined 144 delivery sites.

Congressman Pallone is proud to support community health centers so they may grow and expand. According to the National Association of Community Health Centers, community health centers in Congressman Pallone’s district leveraged $7,245,311 in federal investments and served approximately 63,135 patients in 2016.

Gaming

In 2017, Congressman Pallone introduced the Gaming Accountability and Modernization Enhancement Act, which would repeal the federal prohibition on sports betting and allow states to legalize online gambling. It does not create a federal framework for gambling and instead allows states that choose to legalize and regulate sports betting and/or online gambling to do so.

The bill would legalize sports betting in New Jersey and introduce a new source of revenue, potentially amounting in billions for New Jersey in revenues. A state-wide ballot measure to amend New Jersey’s state constitution to allow sports gaming was overwhelmingly supported by New Jersey citizens by a 2-1 margin.

 

More on New Jersey

December 2, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced that New Jersey will receive $168,949,000 from the bipartisan infrastructure bill that Congress passed and which was signed into law last month to clean up drinking water contamination and improve the state’s water infrastructure.

November 29, 2021 Press Release

Piscataway, NJ — Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) held a press conference in Piscataway today with local elected officials and health care advocates to highlight provisions in the Build Back Better Act that will lower prescription drug costs and make health care more affordable and accessible.

November 24, 2021 In The News

New Jersey has 114 Superfund sites – the most in the nation – and the pace at which these savagely polluted quagmires are cleaned up is unacceptably slow.

November 22, 2021 Press Release

Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today held a press conference with local environmental advocates to highlight how the Build Back Better Act that passed the House last week will help fight the climate crisis and protect the environment.

November 19, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today applauded a major grant that will be led by NY/NJ Baykeeper. Together with matching funds, the organization will use a total of $1,743,625 for the project, including support from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

November 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act:

“Today, the House passed once-in-a-generation legislation that invests in the American people, responds to the great challenges of our time, and builds a better future for generations to come. 

November 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) issued the following statement on Lisa Garcia’s selection to serve as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region II Administrator:

November 9, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced today that schools and libraries in New Jersey will receive $17,863,006 from the third and fourth rounds of funding from the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Emergency Connectivity Fund Program (ECF).

November 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act:

November 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today applauded the inclusion of his initiatives in the Build Back Better Act that permanently ban offshore drilling along the Atlantic Coast, bolster offshore wind, and invest in coastal resiliency. Specifically, the bill permanently bans new offshore oil and gas leasing along the Atlantic Coast, Pacific Coast, and Eastern Gulf of Mexico.