Long Branch, N.J. --- U.S. Sen. Jon Corzine (D-NJ) and U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) held a special community briefing and forum last Friday night in Woodbridge, New Jersey to discuss their recent trip to South Asia to see relief efforts after the devastating December tsunami killed more than 140,000 people.
NEW DELHI, INDIA
Sri Lanka is one of the nations hardest hit by the tsunami. Reports indicate approximately 40,000 people were killed and over 70 percent of the island nation's coastline was impacted.
Today was our first opportunity to tour some of the areas hit by the tsunami. Like everyone, I have been watching television coverage of the disaster, but nothing prepared me for what I saw.
"It's nice to see so many people here this evening. I think tonight's turnout not only reflects the strong opposition to the proposals, but also the incredible amount of dedication by all anglers to conservation and management so we can all fish in the future.
"Chris Smith has been a strong Republican advocate for veterans in Washington. He put the needs of veterans before party politics, something the House Republican leadership is increasingly unwilling to accept.