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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

June 16, 2021 Press Release

Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced that New Jersey Community Capital in New Brunswick will receive $1,826,265 to respond to economic challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in underserved communities. The funding will be made through the Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Rapid Response Program (CDFI RRP).

June 11, 2021 Press Release

Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today held a virtual conversation with caregivers in New Jersey to discuss the importance of investing in the infrastructure of our care economy. President Biden’s American Jobs Plan includes $400 billion for home and community-based care, which will allow individuals to receive the care they need in their homes and communities while creating jobs and raising wages and benefits for caregiving workers – many of whom are women of color that are often underpaid and undervalued.

June 9, 2021 In The News

An incoming tide of federal dollars aims to lift a few boats, bait shops and seafood markets in the Garden State.

New Jersey is set to receive another $9.5 million in COVID-19 relief money for the state’s fishing industry, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-6th, announced Tuesday.

June 8, 2021 Press Release

Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced that New Jersey’s fishing industry will receive $9.5 million from the omnibus and coronavirus relief bill Congress passed and was signed into law last December. The bill included an additional $300 million for the fishing industry in the United States to support businesses with losses incurred in the second half of 2020.

June 8, 2021 Press Release

Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced that three transportation and infrastructure projects he requested for New Jersey’s Sixth Congressional District will advance in the House of Representatives. The project requests will be included in legislation that the House’s Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will advance on Wednesday.

The three projects include:

June 7, 2021 Press Release

Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) held a virtual roundtable to discuss his legislation to permanently authorize the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program to support the training of primary care medical and dental residents with a focus on supporting residents in high-need communities. He was joined by members of the medical community in New Jersey who highlighted how the legislation could benefit underserved communities in the state.

May 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today held a hearing in his Energy and Commerce Committee on the drinking water provisions in his CLEAN Future Act, which includes $45 billion to replace all lead service lines in the nation. In 2019, Pallone spearheaded House passage of the Water Infrastructure Fund Transfer Act that was signed into law and gave states like New Jersey the flexibility and resources they need to use federal funds to replace lead pipes.

May 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced that New Jersey will receive over $78 million to support mental health services and substance use disorder needs. New Jersey will receive $39,121,366 from the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) Program to provide comprehensive community mental health services and address needs and gaps in existing treatment services for those with serious mental illness.

May 14, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today highlighted the launch of the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program and urged eligible constituents to enroll to receive a discount on their monthly internet bill.

May 11, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced nearly $210 million in emergency funding for colleges, universities, and students associated with New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District under the American Rescue Plan. The funding will help local institutions cope with the severe financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and continue serving their students safely. The American Rescue Plan provides $36 billion for nearly 3,500 public and private, nonprofit colleges and universities nationwide.