"Thank you, Mr. Chairman. My opening remarks at last years budget oversight hearing expressed serious concerns about what was a disturbing trend in the Bush administrations priorities -- the apparent low priority given to the budgets of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Washington, D.C. --- U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today admonished the Bush administration for again slashing funding for beach replenishment and shore protection programs, calling the cuts "an insult to shore communities."
Long Branch, N.J. --- U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. today called on the U. S Department of Defense (DoD) Inspector General to investigate contract services provided by AT&T to our troops in Iraq.
"This Friday, President Bush plans to take his traveling White House to New Jersey in the hope of convincing New Jersey workers to support his Social Security privatization proposal. For six weeks, the President has been working to build support for his plan, but it has fallen flat with the American people and it will fall flat also in New Jersey.
"The issue we're talking about today hits home so easily with members of Congress because of just how revolting the very thought of sewage is. The notion that the Environmental Protection Agency -- the federal agency charged with keeping the environment clean -- would dirty our waters by allowing more sewage dumping is appalling.