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.
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.
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Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $2,419,105 to the state of New Jersey to improve and enhance the state’s flooding mitigation infrastructure. Flooding and water damage as a result of Superstorm Sandy caused unprecedented harm to communities throughout New Jersey.
Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced that cities and towns in New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District will receive $4,469,297 in funding from the CARES Act. Middlesex County will receive $2,696,325 and Monmouth County will receive $4,061,870. The funding is allocated through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant Program and will help the localities respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced that 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc. in Monmouth County will receive a grant for $575,000 to expand legal assistance and support for women who are survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The funding will help pay for legal expenses related to final restraining orders, divorces, child custody cases, and housing. The award was made through the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. In March, Pallone wrote a letter of support for the organization’s funding request.
Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced that the dredging of Cheesequake Creek has begun. The project will last until the end of September assuming there are no weather delays or mechanical issues. In February, Pallone announced securing $4.1 million in federal funding for the dredging of Cheesequake Creek.
The postmaster general's plan to restructure the U.S. Postal Service three months before the election amounts to a "sabotage" that is an attack on democracy, Rep. Frank Pallone said Tuesday.
The Democratic congressman called on President Donald Trump's administration to end an overhaul that has put in jeopardy timely deliveries of prescription medicine, Social Security checks and, perhaps, mail-in ballots.
Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) led the entire New Jersey delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives in calling on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to extend its deadline for the State of New Jersey to finalize its Preliminary Damage Assessment in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias. In a letter to FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor, the lawmakers requested that the Agency honor Governor Phil Murphy’s request for a 30-day extension.
Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today called for an end to the Trump Administration’s sabotage of the U.S. Postal Service at a press conference at the Long Branch Post Office. He was joined by local elected officials and a representative from the New Jersey State Association of Letter Carriers.
Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today demanded JCP&L reimburse customers for food and medications lost due to widespread and prolonged power outages in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias. In a letter to the company’s executives, Pallone called on the company to provide the reimbursements in light of its failure to adequately respond to the widespread power outages. As a result of the storm, an estimated 1.4 million residents in New Jersey lost power, including 788,000 JCP&L customers.
Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) led the entire New Jersey delegation in the U.S. of Representatives in demanding that the Trump Administration reverse its decision to cut federal funding for the National Guard. In a letter to Department of Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, the Members expressed concern about the Trump Administration’s decision to end full federal support for the National Guard.